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Immigrants help drive Metro Vancouver’s housing market

A new study by UBC geographer Dan Hiebert shows immigrants are an important driver of housing markets in Metro Vancouver and Toronto, reports the Vancouver Sun. Hiebert compared housing and […]

Body works: The ‘small-steps’ approach to better eating

UBC Okanagan clinical psychologist Lesley Lutes proposes a better approach for weight loss, reports the Vancouver Sun. Lutes’s recommendations include understanding your eating patterns, making just one nutritional change at […]

For drones, the sky’s the limit in B.C.

The use of drones in research, forestry, farming and other industries was the focus of a new article in the Vancouver Sun. According to UBC forest researcher Nicholas Coops, drones […]

UBCO Heat pick up national hardware

The UBC Okanagan women’s team finished their first national tournament with a bronze medal after they beat fifth-ranked UBC Thunderbirds Sunday. The news was reported by Global BC, Castanet, Kelowna […]

Saskatchewan election issues 2016: Privatization

In Saskatchewan, the jury’s still out on whether public-private partnerships are good for residents, reports the Regina Leader Post. UBC professor Tom Ross studies this funding model and notes that […]

Richmond considers adding more risk to playgrounds

Delta, B.C. could introduce design features with an element of risk into the Annieville playground, reports CTV News. These features could include ziplines, swings, and hills–elements which allow kids to […]

Douglas Todd: The dangers of a ‘postnational’ Canada

Vancouver Sun columnist Douglas Todd questions the value of promoting the idea of Canada as a “postnational” state, citing a few experts who still see value in healthy nationalism. Todd […]

Drillers made ‘rookie mistakes’ after breaching aquifer: expert

The unlicensed drillers who breached an aquifer on Vancouver’s west side made the mistake of pulling out their casing after the breach was made, according to an industry expert interviewed by […]

Daylight saving: Is it time to abolish the time shift?

Articles on CTV News, Yahoo and Business in Vancouver focused on concern that daylight saving time is no longer doing the job it was meant to do. “When you do a cost-benefit […]

Poking holes in Vancouver’s housing vacancy study

The limitations of Vancouver’s vacant housing report was the focus of an article in the Globe and Mail. Some members of the media said the report proves that there is […]

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‘Frozen’ can teach us about productivity

The making of the film Frozen shows that productivity boosts don’t need to come from apps; often the answer is in one’s own mind, says a new Maclean’s article. Gail […]

The perfect basketball storm

UBC hosts the Final 8 tournament this week, bringing Canada’s top basketball teams to the west coast for the first time in 44 years, reports The Province. Eight teams from […]

Two fish species are becoming one in a small Island lake

The Times Colonist highlighted a UBC study on the evolutionary collapse of two species into one in a Vancouver Island lake. Seth Rudman, a PhD zoology student at UBC, found […]

Donation leads to quantum leap

An $11 million donation from alumnus Stewart Blusson will fund expansion of UBC’s quantum research, reports Vancouver 24 Hours. The gift will finance four underground quantum physics test labs, according […]

Engineering professor named UBCO researcher of the year

Engineering professor Mina Hoorfar has been named UBC Okanagan’s researcher of the year, reports Kelowna Now. Hoorfar’s research focus lies in fluid mechanics, physical chemistry, biochemistry, electrochemistry, and advanced imaging.

Increased density OK, just not near me

A UBC Okanagan study shows that residents in Kelowna support increased density as long as it doesn’t happen in their backyards, reports the Kelowna Daily Courier. “Residents in Kelowna showed […]