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The happiest country in the world is not the U.S. — it’s Denmark

An international study on happiness co-authored by UBC economist John Helliwell was highlighted in the New York Daily News, Shape, Metro US, and Vancity Buzz. Denmark was ranked number one, with […]

UBC law profs debunk divestment decision

A Vancouver Sun blog featured two UBC law professors’ criticism of the university’s logic in rejecting student and faculty calls for divestment. UBC’s decision was based on a “misleading and […]

Negotiate with a narcissist online, UBCO study says

A new UBC study shows that if you have to do business with a psychopath or narcissist, it’s better to do so online, where you would be less vulnerable to […]

Trudeau’s OAS announcement dumps big bill back on millennials

Ottawa’s plan to restore Old Age Security eligibility from 67 to 65 years old will burden millennials, reports the Huffington Post. UBC economist Kevin Milligan said the reversal could cost […]

Federal budget: Is a projected $18-billion deficit justified?

Indo-Canadian Voice featured a Q&A with UBC Sauder professor James Brander on the projected $18-billion federal budget deficit. Brander approves of increasing spending, but only on infrastructure. “Conditions aren’t bad […]

Opinion: Federal leadership is essential for a working climate change policy

UBC political science professor Kathryn Harrison urged the federal government to take the lead in shaping climate change policy as the provinces vary in their “carbon intensity.” In a Vancouver […]

Group messaging apps are stressing some people out

Slack, the group messaging app touted as an alternative to email, was the focus of a new article in Fast Co. The article also mentioned a 2015 study on email […]

Shakespeare offers insight into trans struggles, scholar says

A character in the Shakespeare play The Tempest undergoes experiences that echo those of trans individuals, according to UBC English professor Mary Ann Saunders. Saunders will present her analysis at […]

UBC board member resigns amid his corporate tax dispute

Greg Peet, the chair of UBC’s finance committee and member of its board of governors has resigned pending the outcome of a court case involving taxes assessed for his company. […]

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