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Denmark recovers top spot on world happiness ranking

The New York Times and other media outlets highlighted the results of the new World Happiness Report, prepared by an international panel of social scientists including UBC economist John Helliwell. Denmark […]

Technology meets traditional indigenous art

By using technology, aboriginal artists can reproduce their work–in this case, an intricately carved door–into more affordable pieces with wider market potential, reports CTV News. The creative business model was […]

UBC professor resigns from search committee for new president

The Globe and Mail reported on the resignation of UBC professor Jennifer Berdahl from the committee searching for a new UBC president. According to the article, Berdahl expressed a lack […]

Confronting the Fractures: A World Water Day screening

Five teaching-stream professors tell their stories

University Affairs featured teaching-stream faculty in a recent article, including Simon Bates, one of the first professors of teaching at UBC. Bates said the new teaching rank indicates a positive […]

Make me a match

Corporate Knights highlighted the value of industry internships for both the intern and the host company. The article mentioned a graduate student and a post-doctoral fellow from UBC professor Walter […]

Democracy concerns when campaigns look backwards

Social media gaffes and similar trends in the Saskatchewan provincial election campaign could affect the quality of future candidates, says UBC political scientist David Moscrop. Moscrop told the Regina Leader […]

Teen marijuana use in Canada in 12-year decline

A national study of Canadian teens has found that cannabis use is at its lowest level since 1990, reports the Vancouver Sun. Study co-author and UBC professor Elizabeth Saewyc told […]

UBC gets new $10-million data research grant

UBC has received $10 million to establish a new centre for innovative data in economics, reports the Vancouver Sun. A new economist has also joined the school to research big […]

UBC prof looks at role of recent immigrants in B.C. housing market

A new study by UBC geography professor Dan Hiebert examined the impact of recent immigrants on B.C.’s housing market. More than half of immigrants to B.C. become homeowners within five years […]