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Vancouver property tax for foreign buyers

Foreign nationals buying Vancouver real estate would have to pay an additional tax of 15 per cent starting August 2, reports the Associated Press. UBC business professor Thomas Davidoff told AP […]

B.C. legislature convening to debate vacant home tax

CTV News published a Canadian Press story on the B.C. government addressing the housing issue. Tom Davidoff, UBC’s director of the Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate, said if the […]

Exhibition focuses on physicality of minimalist works

The Vancouver Sun highlighted an upcoming talk by UBC architecture professor Joe Dahmen. Dahmen will discuss AFJD public furniture on Aug. 12 at Western Washington University in Bellingham. Examples of […]

Painless, cheap system may help doctors monitor drugs

UPI reported on UBC research that may make monitoring a drug easier and less painful. Engineering PhD student Sahan Ranamukhaarachchi created a small microneedle patch that measures the drug vancomycin in a […]

Why would a pirate ship want insurance?

Slate cited a UBC fisheries study by Daniel Pauly for a story on illegal fishing. Pauly said that illegal fishing is still a big problem throughout the world and can have devastating consequences for […]

Smell, eye tests may be next step in diagnosing Alzheimer’s

Fox News reported on the potential use of two cheaper and simpler tests for detecting Alzheimer’s in patients and cited UBC research. The article cited research from UBC, the University of […]

Could this be the way to stop Kinder Morgan?

UBC political science professor Richard Johnston was interviewed for a Vancouver Magazine story on an HST-style referendum that could stop the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline. The Dogwood Initiative wants a province-wide […]

Buddhism and Global Secularisms


Discussing a drill to make medical procedures more economical

Florin Gheorghe, a UBC mechanical engineering student spoke on Roundhouse Radio about his social venture that received a $1 million investment to pursue market expansion across Africa and India. Gheorghe, […]

Electoral reform committee hears from trio of academics

The Ottawa Citizen reported on the special committee on electoral reform panel session that included a talk by UBC political scientist professor emeritus R. Kenneth Carty. “National general elections are one of the […]

Streetcar tracks increase risk of bike crashes

Science Daily reported on UBC research that found one-third of bike crashes in Toronto’s downtown involved the city’s streetcar tracks. “This would be a great time to create separated bike and […]

Lower Mainland families more in debt than ever

Metro News reported on a UBC geography study by David Ley that found home mortgages have put more people in debt, and personal consumer debt has also risen in the past decade. […]

McCue named new host of CBC Radio’s Cross Country Checkup

CBC News reported that UBC journalism professor Duncan McCue was named the host of Cross Country Checkup, CBC Radio’s call-in radio program covering current news and policy issues. McCue officially takes […]