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UBC Reports | February 5

UBC Football Pump-Up 2016-17

Fan video chronicling the UBC Thunderbirds’ Vanier Cup Run.

Bank of Canada’s inflation targeting has evolved a commodity currency

Bank of Canada’s inflation targeting has evolved a commodity currency

Bank of Canada’s inflation targeting has evolved a commodity currency A new op-ed in the Globe and Mail by two UBC economists criticizes the Bank of Canada’s focus on inflation […]

Super Bowl ads: Are companies getting their money’s worth?

UBC researcher Charles Weinberg, who studies the economics of the movie industry, has found that Super Bowl ads are worth it for the films that advertise during the game. Another […]

Canada has signed the TPP. Now should we ratify it?

Kurt Hübner, director of the Institute for European Studies at UBC, says Canada may have made too many concessions to join the Trans Pacific Partnership and should think twice before […]

UBC gets $1 million donation to expand Asian Garden

UBC Botanical Garden has received a $1 million donation that will allow it to expand its 12-hectare Asian garden and support more research and educational opportunities, reports the Vancouver Sun, CTV News, […]

Legislate B.C. care home staffing, advocates demand

Advocates are calling for legislation to require better staffing for care homes, according to the Vancouver Sun. Margaret McGregor, director of primary care and geriatrics with UBC’s family practice department, […]

Student society speaks out on divestment decision

The Vancouver Sun featured the UBC student society’s response to the UBC board’s divestment decision. The society said the board’s proposed sustainability fund “does not go far enough to address the concerns raised […]

UBC faculty say university in ‘governance crisis’

The UBC Faculty Association is calling for an external review of the UBC board of governors to resolve what the association called a “governance crisis”, reports the Vancouver Sun. The […]

What’s the difference between $300 moisturizer and a jar of mayo?

UBC pharmaceutical sciences professor James McCormack is featured in a National Post article on the big claims made by skin care companies. “It probably is of some value to put […]

Black in Vancouver: identity hard to build

A growing number of people from Africa are settling in B.C. but because they’re from different places, they’re finding it difficult to find a unified black identity, according to Handel […]

Cost is biggest challenge for UBC wood project

Cost was the biggest concern for designing UBC’s 18-storey student housing project, reports the Journal of Commerce. Eventually, the solution was to build to a simpler design, according to the […]

Kelowna poverty simulation shows how others struggle

Kelowna Now featured a poverty simulation to be held March 1 by UBC Okanagan and United Way. The activity will replicate a month in the life of a family living […]

UBC Opera Ensemble – Strauss: Eine Nacht in Venedig