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UBC Reports | July 22

UBC Reports | July 22

Rick Hansen on the Future of Accessibility

Rick challenges audiences to check their own attitudes and question the barriers to success that hold them back from reaching their full potential.

Three more WHLers join UBC Thunderbirds hockey

Three more WHLers join UBC Thunderbirds hockey

The UBC men’s hockey team continues to bolster its line-up in the lead up to the 2016-17 CIS season.

Facebook moves closer to light-based wireless communication

The New York Times interviewed UBC communications engineer Julian Cheng for a story on a Facebook internet initiative. The Facebook-led study used light to wirelessly transmit internet signals instead of wired optical […]

Why Canada’s top court should weigh in on electoral reform

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed by UBC law professor Benjamin Perrin on federal electoral reform. The government is looking at alternatives to the first-past-the-post system. “Holding a referendum on […]

Ailes’ downfall testament to rising power of women

Huffington Post reported on the downfall of Fox News executive Roger Ailes following a sexual harassment lawsuit. Jennifer Berdahl, a UBC business professor and harassment and discrimination expert, was interviewed for […]

Tail docking and ear cropping affect dogs, not just physically

Scientific American featured UBC animal welfare research for a story on the impacts of elective surgeries on dogs. The study by Marina von Keyserlingk and colleagues found that cosmetic surgeries […]

Gulf Island Brewery is B.C.’s first unionized craft brewery

CBC News interviewed Mark Thompson, a UBC professor emeritus at the Sauder School of Business, for a story on the first unionized craft brewery in the province. He said the […]

Gay, lesbian, bisexual youth ‘disordered eating’ rates troubling

The Canadian Press highlighted a UBC study which found that eating disorders are on the rise for young lesbian and bisexual girls, while such behaviours are declining among their straight […]

How to be a better patient to improve your own health

UBC’s medicine professor Dr. James Heilman was interviewed for a Globe and Mail story on how patients can make the best decisions when it comes to health care. The article […]

What Gen Z can teach us about a social-media vacation

The Globe and Mail cited UBC research for an article about social media use among Generation Z. A 2015 study by researchers at UBC’s Sauder School of Business found that envy drives Facebook. […]

Time to fix the PST

The Vancouver Sun cited a study by UBC economist Kevin Milligan for an op-ed on the Provincial Sales Tax. In his study commissioned by the Business Council of B.C., Milligan […]

B.C.’s highest paid public sector employees

The latest B.C. public sector compensation data shows that total compensation is up 2.3 per cent compared to last year, reports CKNW. The article mentioned the compensation package for former UBC […]

Health minister orders review of IHealth records system

The Times Colonist reported on the upcoming review of a controversial electronic health record system. The review will be led by a UBC professor. Dr. Doug Cochrane, patient safety and quality […]

UBCO going green

Castanet reported on UBC Okanagan’s reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 17 per cent between 2014 and 2015. “UBC’s commitment to sustainability has achieved ambitious emissions reductions that support federal, provincial and […]

When kids lose faith

Castanet reported on a UBC study looking into the experiences of parents when their adult child leaves the religious tradition they were raised in. PhD candidate Glendon Wiebe is working […]

The 50 best computer science schools in the world

Business Insider Singapore listed UBC as one of the 50 best computer science schools in the world. The article reported that some of UBC’s computer science and information systems courses […]

Buddhism in the Global Eye: Beyond East and West