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RCMP investigating after rainbow pride flag burned at UBC

The RCMP is investigating the burning of a rainbow pride flag at the UBC campus over the weekend, report CTV News and other media outlets. The incident has raised safety […]

Antidepressant raises risk of postpartum hemorrhage

UBC research has found that women taking a common antidepressant late in their pregnancy were 60 per cent more likely to suffer complications in childbirth, according to the Vancouver Sun. […]

Top 10 universities in Canada for future entrepreneurs

UBC is one of UniversityHub’s top 10 universities for entrepreneurship, according to the Huffington Post. The school offers e@UBC, a program that provides students with resources to launch their startups. […]

The 5 toughest undergrad programs in Canada to enter

UBC’s commerce program is one of the toughest undergraduate programs to enter, according to Yahoo Finance. The program is offered at the Sauder School of Business at UBC and receives […]

Air pollution exposure during pregnancy linked with asthma risk

A UBC study shows that children whose mothers were exposed to air pollution from traffic during pregnancy have more chances of developing asthma before age six, reports Shanghai Daily. The […]

31 UBC professors appointed Canada Research Chairs

Eighteen UBC professors were named Canada Research Chairs while 13 were renewed, representing $27.2 million in federal investment, reports the Vancouver Sun. The B.C. scholars, including seven new chairs for […]

Canadian campuses suffer from a lack of racial inclusion

UBC education professor Annette Henry wrote about the need for greater inclusiveness in Canadian universities in an op-ed for University Affairs. According to Henry, institutional racism in Canadian universities “promotes […]

UBC leaders set meeting to discuss governance issues

UBC leaders have invited faculty, student and staff representatives to a meeting to discuss their concerns over how the university is governed, according to the Vancouver Sun. UBC’s faculty association […]

Nova Scotia’s seniors’ pharmacare needs overhaul

Experts say proposed changes in Nova Scotia’s seniors’ pharmacare don’t go far enough and what the program needs is a complete overhaul, reports CBC News. “Tinkering with the status quo, changing […]

RRSP season: ‘CPP reform is needed’

A CBC News article on pension reform mentions Generation Squeeze, a campaign founded by UBC policy professor Paul Kershaw to advocate for Canadians in their 20s to 40s. The group […]

You don’t need fancy perks to motivate employees

UBC alumnus and president of BC Lottery Corp. Jim Lightbody wrote about the best ways to keep people motivated in an article for the Globe and Mail. Lightbody cited BCLC’s […]

Ghomeshi trial shouldn’t discourage other women

The Ghomeshi case shouldn’t discourage other women from seeking legal justice, according to a Tyee article. This is particularly important because sexual assaults are only reported to police about 15 […]

Packaging puts a dent in purchasing: expert

New UBC research suggests consumers will likely dismiss a product with torn or defective packaging, unless there are other factors at play–such as if the product is labelled organic, or […]

Generic drug prices remain high but are dropping

iPolitics highlighted a Patented Medicine Prices Review Board report, which found that domestic prices for generic drugs dropped significantly from 2010 to 2014, but prices in other countries are still […]

The Zika crisis — Ethics advisory meets travel advisory

Julie Robillard, Jordan Tesluk and Judy Illes, members of UBC’s National Core for Neuroethics responded to the growing Zika crisis with a call for prosperous nations to examine their responsibilities […]

(In)visible Forum: Art and Religious Diversity in Taiwan