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UBC Reports | August 5

UBC Reports | Aug. 5

UBC Okanagan School of Nursing celebrates successes

Sheila Epp, acting director of UBC Okanagan’s School of Nursing, talks about the program’s recent successes.

New plan needed to save the world from itself

New plan needed to save the world from itself

New plan needed to save the world from itself Jonathan Down, a faculty of medicine member at UBC, writes an op-ed for the Times Colonist calling for Canada to be […]

Free admission for basketball fans when NCAA teams invade UBC’s War Memorial Gym

Free admission for basketball fans when NCAA teams invade UBC’s War Memorial Gym

It’s going to be an exciting August for men’s and women’s basketball at War Memorial Gym.

Bloor Street bike lanes, bike club attract female cyclists

CBC featured research from UBC’s School of Population and Public Health for a story on areas of Toronto that attract female cyclists. Research from the University of Toronto and UBC released in 2015 found […]

Spider colonies are cooperating themselves to death

Popular Science featured UBC zoology research that found spider colonies can get so big that they can no longer sustain themselves. Past studies have found that as colony size increases, spiders […]

Effects of new foreign homebuyer tax remain to be seen

Xinhua interviewed UBC economics professor Thomas Davidoff for a story on the effects of the new homebuyer tax. “I think it’s a good step and it’s politically very popular here,” he […]

Writer demonstrates growing confidence in her third novel

Quill and Quire profiled Jen Sookfong Lee, a UBC continuing studies creative writing instructor and author. “Understanding the city of Vancouver has always been really, really important to me,” Lee said. […]

Study of monks suggests meditation can improve brain activity

CBC News featured a study from UBC’s Okanagan campus and the University of Victoria on the effects of meditation on monks’ brain activity. Researchers found monks performed better when challenged […]

Toronto’s first PokeMaster drops 25 lbs in gaming blitz

CTV News cited an interview with Amori Mikami, a UBC psychology professor, for a story on a man claiming to be Canada’s first PokeMaster. Mikami said the Pokemon Go game […]

University boosts female faculty wages after discrepancy

CTV News published a Canadian Press article on the wage increase given to female faculty members at the University of Waterloo to correct a “systemic gender anomaly.” The article noted that […]

Poplar trees take recycling to a whole new level

The Globe and Mail highlighted a partnership between UBC’s Okanagan campus and a company that aims to pull natural and industrial chemicals out of hybrid poplar trees. Susan Murch, a […]

SFU the latest school to head south for accreditation

The Globe and Mail reported on several B.C. universities that sought quality assurance accreditation in the United States. Pam Ratner, UBC’s vice-provost and associate vice-president, said the university is not […]

Investors flock to medical marijuana’s new frontier

BNN mentioned UBC’s involvement with Veritas, a company that applies science to medical marijuana development, production and branding. Many members of the in-house scientific team are affiliated with UBC and the […]

Judge Marion Buller takes on Missing Murdered Women Inquiry

Shelly Johnson, a UBC social work professor, spoke to CBC after B.C. Provincial Court Judge Marion Buller was named chief commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous […]

UBC students test out automated robot cars

Global News featured a competition by UBC engineering students to develop miniature self-driving robots. The robots were designed to pick up and drop off “passengers”—in reality, stuffed toys. “[The students have] […]

The reign of the single family house needs to end

Metro News featured an interview with Nathanael Lauster, a UBC sociology professor, who argues detached homes are overrated. “Some of the research suggests that as you see greater development of single family […]

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UBC alum head to Olympics

CBC News featured volleyball athlete Blair Bann who played five years of volleyball at UBC. Metro News featured UBC alumnus Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson who will compete in the 200-metre women’s race in Rio […]