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Psychopaths can’t manipulate as easily online: UBCO study

Psychopaths and narcissists are skilled at manipulating people in face-to-face situations, but they don’t do so well online, according to a UBC Okanagan study featured in the Huffington Post. “The […]

Brilliant: The science of how to get smarter

Brilliant: The science of how to get smarter May 5, 9:30am to 11:30am Room 1013, Earth Sciences Building, 2207 Main Mall, Vancouver A UBC Centennial Session (Part of Celebrate Learning […]

How a Hollywood film reveals the reality of drone warfare

Derek Gregory, a Peter Wall Distinguished Professor at UBC, explores the critical debate around drone warfare in a Guardian op-ed. Gregory noted that the use of drones predisposes crew “to […]

Opioids: A national crisis needs a federal response

A new Globe and Mail op-ed points out the U.S.’s concerted response to address prescription drug abuse and wonders when Canada will have its national strategy in place. The author, […]

Touch a human brain, talk to scientists who study it

UBC neurologist Jon Stoessl talked about brain health ahead of the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting from April 15-21 in Vancouver. Brain disease and related neurological and psychiatric conditions […]

Latin America’s ‘pink tide’ appears to be over

UBC political scientist and Peru expert Max Cameron was interviewed in a Toronto Star article about the Peru election. The frontrunner is Keiko Fujimori, a pragmatic politician who’s seen as […]

Opinion: A UBC we could all be proud of

UBC should be engaging in conversation about the future of the university now instead of waiting for a new president, says UBC history professor Anne Gorsuch in a Vancouver Sun […]

A common painkiller hits our ability to spot errors

The common painkiller, acetaminophen, could prevent the brain from spotting errors, according to new research from University of Toronto and UBC. The study was published in the journal Social Cognitive […]

Nanitch: A skookum collection of early B.C. images

A Vancouver Sun article highlighted a new photo exhibit at Presentation House in North Vancouver that includes striking prints from a collection donated by Vancouver antique dealer Uno Langmann to […]

Douglas Todd: The hidden dangers of moral posturing

The danger of moral righteousness was the theme of a Vancouver Sun column. As UBC philosophy professor Paul Russell explains, moral posturing can be used for personal advancement as well […]

Are you fit enough for interval training?

New UBC research shows you should start a high-intensity exercise regimen only if you’re already relatively fit–you’d be risking injury otherwise. “Although sprint interval training is very effective at improving […]

Canada’s deep offshore tax haven connections

UBC tax law expert David Duff was quoted in a Business in Vancouver article about the Panama Papers leak. Duff says offshore bank accounts are nothing new. “Any Canadian-based multinational […]

Dental should be available for all: UBC researchers

Dental care should be included in basic medical care, according to UBC researchers who surveyed low income and aboriginal people in B.C. and Ontario. UBC nursing researcher Annette Browne told […]

Canada ups its Arctic game

Vice highlighted Canada’s plans to build a new seaport in the high Arctic as part of efforts to assert its sovereignty in the Far North. The port will act as […]

Federal race could jeopardize Horgan’s chances in B.C.

UBC political scientist Ken Carty was interviewed for a Postmedia article analysing NDP leader Thomas Mulcair’s chances at the convention. This story appeared in the Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Regina […]

70-year-old bungalow sold for $1 million over asking

A 70-year-old Vancouver bungalow has sold for $1 million above the asking price, reports the National Post. UBC real estate professor Tsur Somerville says the home might have been listed […]

High-risk sex offender arrested at UBC

Vancouver police arrested a high-risk sex offender early Saturday morning at UBC, just blocks from where a year-end party with thousands of students had just concluded. Jason White is a […]

Tesla’s Model 3 and the electricity grid

The impact of Tesla’s much-hyped Model 3 on the electricity grid was the focus of a Business News Network article. The massive adoption of electric vehicles would require substantial modernization […]

New tools to save millions on road design

UBC Okanagan researchers are working with industry to design a program that saves engineers time in road planning by automating the process of deciding the exact path of the new […]