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UBC Reports | March 31

UBC Reports | March 31

B.C. leads Canada’s largest-ever effort to improve kidney disease care

A B.C. team will co-lead Canada’s largest-ever effort to improve care for people with kidney disease.

Over-the-counter remedies aren’t a good choice for preschoolers

Health Canada is reminding people not to give children under six over-the-counter cold medications, reports the Vancouver Sun. These medications aren’t very effective, according to Health Canada. Parents shouldn’t look […]

How our favorite fish could recover in a decade

UBC fisheries scientist Daniel Pauly commented on new U.S. research (featured in National Geographic) that showed adopting sharing rights could restore most of the world’s fish populations in just 10 years […]

Watch Shadow the dog fly a PLANE

UK broadcaster Sky 1 has shared a video clip proving that dogs are capable of flying a plane, reports the Daily Mail. The clip is part of a TV programme […]

To catch someone on Tinder, stretch your arms wide

Your posture can affect your chances on dating apps like Tinder, according to a new U.S. study reported on NPR. Researchers found that open body language and occupying more space […]

11 science-backed reasons running is really good for you

A Shape Magazine article on why running is good for you discussed a 2014 study at UBC which showed that regular aerobic exercise can increase the size of the hippocampus. This […]

Space rock smashing into Jupiter captured by amateur astronomers

Two amateur astronomers captured the impact of a comet or asteroid that smashed into Jupiter earlier this month, reports CBC News. UBC astronomer Brett Gladman said the object was probably […]

UBC plans to select new president by June

UBC is on track to select a new president by June, Philip Steenkamp, vice-president of external relations told the Globe and Mail. The search committee is meeting in the second […]

The Scout List: Sausage Night, gin tasting and a Kimono show

UBC’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum and Odd Society Spirits are presenting a learning/tasting event on Friday. If you go, bring an ID and some bus fare, recommends the Globe and Mail.

The Highest Bidder

A new article in The Walrus highlights how foreign money is not only changing Vancouver housing ownership but also shaping the future of the city. As more average-income residents are […]

Common sleep disorders keeping Canadians awake

Sleep apnea and restless legs syndrome are some of the sleep disorders that affect Canadians, UBC professor John Fleetham told Global News. “Having a good sleep is fundamental in terms […]

UBC Student Union Building is a 2016 Wood Design Winner

The Journal of Commerce highlighted winners of the 2016 Wood Design Awards in B.C. Among them is the Student Union Building at UBC, winner of a Jury’s Choice award for […]

How to Love a Child – Janusz Korczak Lecture Series Summary Lecture

Ways to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s

A Huffington Post blog is recommending simple lifestyle changes that could reduce Alzheimer’s risk, including eating healthful foods and doing brain exercises. The article also mentioned UBC research which showed […]

Real estate developer’s mixed legacy

UBC architecture professor Sara Stevens was interviewed on NPR affiliate KCUR in Kansas City about real estate developer J.C. Nichols and his contentious legacy. Nichols gave Kansas City its first […]

New study finds “ag-gag” laws erode trust in farmers

Modern Farmer and East Oregonian highlighted a new UBC study that shows “ag-gag” laws reduce people’s trust in farmers. Ag-gag laws are farm protection laws that prohibit the use of […]

UBC faculty vote no confidence in board amid leadership struggle

UBC’s faculty association passed a non-confidence motion against the school’s board of governors, according to the Globe and Mail and other media outlets. The vote is largely symbolic but is […]

UBC students back in class as fears about sex predator linger

Global News reports that some UBC students returned to class March 29 with some anxiety following reports of a sexual assault in the south campus Friday night. Police are still […]