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B.C. budget measures on housing too little, too late

B.C. budget measures on housing too little, too late

B.C. budget measures on housing too little, too late In a Vancouver Sun op-ed, Penny Gurstein and Eveline Xia recommend linking the Canada Revenue Agency residency tax to all real estate transactions to help […]

B.C. housing measures fall short

Penny Gurstein, director of the school of community and regional planning at UBC, and housing advocate Eveline Xia criticised the lack of meaningful measures to address B.C. housing issues in […]

B.C. braces for arrival of powerful painkiller W-18

Mark Haden, an adjunct professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, commented on reports that a new opiate that’s up to 100 times stronger than fentanyl is spreading […]

5 reasons to flee the U.S. for Canada

UBC sociology professor Wendy Roth is quoted in a MarketWatch (via MSN) article on Canada’s international reputation as a place to live and for business. According to Roth, Canada offers […]

Sales of homes over $4 million up 67% in Vancouver

UBC real estate economist Tom Davidoff was quoted in a Vancity Buzz story on Vancouver’s housing market. The article featured a new report by Sotheby’s, which found that sales of homes over […]

Making a difference in the health of Vancouver residents

Georgia Straight named UBC members among its five women who are making significant contributions to public health in Vancouver: Lori Brotto, director of UBC’s sexual health laboratory; clinical professor Patricia […]

Six coffees a day ‘can cut risk of MS’

A study by U.S. and Swedish researchers suggests that drinking six cups of coffee a day may cut the risk of developing multiple sclerosis, the most common disabling neurological condition, […]

Music helping people with dementia reduce use of medication

Students from UBC Okanagan are working with a senior housing centre in Kelowna to use music therapy for seniors dealing with dementia, reports Kelowna Now. The project partners up to […]

This housing affordability indicator is a lot less rosy than Ottawa’s

A Globe and Mail personal finance column mentioned research by UBC population and public health expert Paul Kershaw. Kershaw says that millennials carry more debt than previous generations in the […]

Oncologists support earlier discussions on care planning

A UBC study shows that, contrary to popular belief, advance care planning and end-of-life discussions with cancer patients are empowering, reports Castanet. The study, led by UBC Okanagan nursing researcher […]

UBC preps for CIS Final 8

The Province highlighted the defensive strength of the UBC men’s basketball team heading into the 2016 CIS Final 8 men’s national basketball championships, slated for March 17-20 at the Doug […]

Heat trio make Canada West women’s volleyball All-Star team

Three players from the UBC Okanagan women’s volleyball squad have been named to Canada West women’s volleyball All-Star team, reports Global News. The players are Katy Klomps, Katie Wuttunee and Brianna Beamish.

Leveled up in a game? Kiip wants to ‘reward’ you for it

Yahoo highlighted mobile advertising startup Kiip, which offers companies a platform to reward people who use one of about 4,000 gaming, fitness, shopping and productivity apps that it supports. The […]

New wood building designs and 12th annual design awards

Radio Canada featured the 2016 Wood Design Awards, held March 2 in Vancouver. The article went on to say that a UBC student residence will be the world’s tallest wood […]