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Why we love reading about lottery winners

CBC News interviewed UBC psychology professor Elizabeth Dunn for an article on our interest in lottery winner. Dunn’s research has found that the human mind enjoys exploring potential futures rather […]

Vancouver mayor’s proposed vacancy tax raises red flags

CBC News quoted UBC Sauder School of Business professor Tsur Somerville for a story on growing criticism of Mayor Robertson’s plan to tax vacant homes. Some challenges of the proposed […]

Vancouver woman unable to end life after Bill C-14

Global News quoted UBC clinical professor Dr. Ellen Wiebe for a story on a woman with degenerative spinal condition who cannot end her life since the recent passing of the […]

Romance of the seas: Mating habits of the seahorse

National Geographic included research from UBC’s conservation group Project Seahorse for an article on mating rituals of the tiny sea creatures. Amanda Vincent, a UBC marine biologist and founder of […]

Premier addresses housing crisis, ignores foreign ownership

CTV News interviewed UBC economist Tom Davidoff for a story on housing affordability in B.C. Premier Christy Clark addressed housing concerns in a YouTube video. She said the province is […]

Electoral reform on the agenda at Vancouver roundtable

A UBC roundtable on electoral reform was featured in an article on MSN. The goal of the daylong panel with members of the federal government is to “kick start” the discussion, […]

This week’s curios: Significant others

The Huffington Post reported on UBC psychology research that found a link between the mental states of people and their partners. The research found that as couples grow older together, […]

How to meet someone at a wedding this summer

Glamour Magazine cited a UBC study for an article on how to get lucky at a wedding this summer. The UBC psychology research found that women tend to wear red or […]

B.C. entrepreneurs develop technology to improve health

The Globe and Mail published a Canadian Press story on innovative gadgets which are part of the growing market called “wearable technology.” Dr. Vahid Sahiholnasab, a UBC clinical instructor of community […]

Can electoral reform encourage better behaviour?

The Ottawa Citizen published an op-ed by Maxwell A. Cameron, director of UBC’s Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, on the potential for electoral reform to encourage better behaviour. “Democracy is enriched […]

U.S. gun violence defies a solution

UBC political scientist Arjun Chowdhury wrote an op-ed for the Vancouver Sun on the unique situation of guns and violence in the United States. “Foreigners marvel at how the U.S. […]

Metro Vancouver needs an affordable transportation plan

Research by UBC landscape and architecture professor Patrick Condon was highlighted in a Vancouver Sun article on affordable transportation in Metro Vancouver. Condon found that the region could have streetcars […]

Burnaby’s low-income residents face evictions

The Globe and Mail featured work by UBC geography professors David Ley and Craig Jones for a story on the Burnaby housing market. Ley and Jones published an article in […]

Substance abuse support designed for LGBT youth

The Toronto Star included UBC research from the school of population and public health for an article on substance abuse support for LGBT youth. After surveying 22,000 Canadians, researchers found that […]

31 things to do in Metro Vancouver

The Georgia Straight featured a UBC fundraiser on its list of things to do around Vancouver over the weekend. Joy of Feeding, the annual fundraiser for UBC Farm celebrated home-cooked […]

Searching for Huang Feng Zhu

The Globe and Mail interviewed UBC history professor Henry Yu for a story on the significance of Chinese restaurants in small towns across Canada. Yu explained how Chinese families came […]

Bullying and sexual harassment alleged in Galloway case

Huffington Post Canada published a Canadian Press story on the reasons why UBC creative writing professor Steven Galloway was dismissed. Former students and faculty involved in UBC’s investigation of Galloway […]

Post-Brexit analysis

UBC experts commented on political and economic prospects in the post-Brexit era. Professor emeritus of economics John Helliwell told Maclean’s that political leaders will need to reconsider the assumption that […]

Help to relieve for postpartum anxiety

Kelowna Capital News reported on a study co-authored by UBC researchers on the occurrence of anxiety during pregnancy and early motherhood. Patricia Janssen from UBC’s school of population and public health […]

Men in smaller cities reluctant to test for HIV

Kelowna Capital News reported on a UBCO study on HIV testing in rural areas compared to larger cities. The study, conducted in cooperation with the Living Positive Resource Centre, found […]