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Marijuana-using rats are lazy

Forbes featured UBC research that found THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, makes rats less likely to exert the cognitive effort needed for difficult tasks. Lead researcher Mason Silveira, a […]

UBC chemist turns lobster leftovers into batteries

Motherboard reported on work by Mark MacLachlan, a UBC chemistry professor, who found a way to turn the exoskeletons of lobsters, crabs and shrimp into biodegradable plastics and battery parts. The method involves heating […]

Is Trump a psychopath?

The Guardian featured Joel Bakan, a UBC law professor, for a story on the personality traits and psychopathic tendencies of presidential candidate Donald Trump. Bakan and Jonathan Aldred, an economics […]

Canadian researcher tackles toughness of flax straw

Agweek Magazine featured research by Michael Deyholos, a biology professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, who is working to engineer the toughness out of flax stems to make flax crops easier to […]

UBC proud owner of $202,000 rare book

Gregory Mackie, a UBC English professor, was interviewed for CBC’s As It Happens about the university’s acquisition of the Kelmscott Chaucer book. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer was printed in […]

Scientist fought for recognition in male-dominated profession

CBC featured the work and life of Maria Issa, a clinical education professor at UBC’s Pathology Education Centre. Issa’s PhD research found a key element in understanding how HIV affects […]

Vancouver region home sales continue to slide

The Globe and Mail interviewed Thomas Davidoff, a UBC economics professor, for a story on dropping home sales following the foreign-buyers tax. Sales of single-family homes in the first two […]

Challenging the North Atlantic-autonomously

Radio Canada reported on the UBC students who plan to send an autonomous sailboat across the Atlantic Ocean. The students, members of a UBC robotics team, will send their self-driving […]

How you could make cash on a Trump victory

CBC interviewed Werner Antweiler, a UBC economy professor and director of the Sauder School of Business Prediction Markets, for a story on the connection between Republican polling and stock prices. “A […]

How students can manage their budgets

Darran Fernandez, the associate registrar and director of enrolment services at UBC spoke to CBC’s Early Edition for a story on how university students can manage their money as they […]

Tax on foreigners leaves Vancouver real estate exposed

CBC published a Thomson Reuters story that quoted Tsur Somerville, a UBC business professor, for a story on Vancouver real estate. Since Canada’s economy is more dependent than the U.S. […]

Discussing climate change plan update from Premier Clark

George Hoberg, a professor at the Liu Institute for Global Issues at UBC, was interviewed on CBC’s On the Coast for a segment on the province’s new plan to tackle climate […]

British Columbia’s failed healthcare experiment

Kimberlyn McGrail, a professor at UBC’s School of Population and Public Health, co-wrote an op-ed published in Ottawa Life Magazine on the B.C. health care system. McGrail and Ruth Lavergne […]

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UBC students scrambling for housing

CKNW interviewed Andrew Parr, UBC’s managing director of student housing and hospitality services, for a story on the challenges university students face as they search for housing in Vancouver. “We’re in […]

Adults in late 20s, early 30s have it worse

Yahoo Finance Canada featured work by Paul Kershaw, a professor at UBC’s School of Population and Public Health, for a story on the challenges facing adults in their late 20s and […]

Considerable effort goes into rehabilitating seal pups

The Vancouver Courier interviewed Ben Nelson, a PhD candidate at UBC’s Marine Mammal Research Unit, for a story on how seal pup rehabilitation could impact salmon populations. Nelson found that […]