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UBC Reports | August 26

UBC Reports | August 26

THC makes rats lazy

New research from the University of British Columbia suggests there may be some truth to the belief that marijuana use causes laziness.

UBC and Manitoba to make CIS history in VI Thunder Bowl

UBC and Manitoba to make CIS history in VI Thunder Bowl

The exhibition game will make history as the first ever CIS football game played on Vancouver Island.

IV vitamins: Say it isn’t so

IV vitamins: Say it isn’t so

IV vitamins: Say it isn’t so Julie Robillard, a UBC neurology professor and Judy Illes, a UBC neurology professor and Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics, criticized the business of intravenous […]

Examining banks’ loan exposure backed by residential real estate

MSN published a Vancouver Sun article quoting Thomas Davidoff, a UBC economist, about Canadian banks’ exposure to loans backed by residential real estate. An analyst looked at all six major Canadian banks and found that […]

Female CEOs and senators disproportionately blond

Slate reported on research by Jennifer Berdahl and Natalya Alonso, professors at UBC’s Sauder School of Business. The researchers found that two per cent of the global population and five per […]

THC effects include sluggish behaviour

The International Business Times reported on UBC research that found THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, makes rats less likely to exert the cognitive effort needed for tough tasks. “Perhaps unsurprisingly, […]

World’s tallest timber tower topped off

Treehugger reported on UBC’s timber tower which was completed ahead of schedule. The 18-storey building is made of glue-laminated wood columns supporting cross-laminated timber floors. The final wood panel was installed […]

Can developing nations lead movement towards climate solutions?

CBC featured an upcoming UBC Dialogue program with moderator and CBC digital journalist Lisa Johnson. The program, taking place Sept. 19, will dig into the challenges and opportunities facing less […]

One-on-one with UBC President Santa Ono

UBC President Santa Ono discussed a range of topics in an in-depth interview with Global BC. Ono expressed optimism in UBC’s future, notwithstanding recent issues. He emphasized plans to involve […]

Metro house sales plummet after offshore tax introduced

Tsur Somerville, a UBC real estate economist spoke to the Vancouver Sun for a story on dropping home sales in Metro Vancouver. Official MLS data available only to realtors showed […]

Parents should ease up on war against bacteria

Work by UBC microbiologists Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta was featured in the Globe and Mail. The scientist urge parents to ease up on their fight against bacteria since early exposure can help young […]

Sex education should call body parts by their names

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed by Lori Brotto, a UBC professor of gynaecology, on the need for school-based sexual health education to include the scientific names for our […]

Vancouver readies to host inaugural Americas Masters Games

Business in Vancouver featured the inaugural Americas Masters Games, a 22-sport event that is expected to attract more than 10,000 people, including more than 5,000 athletes over age 30. UBC will host many […]

Rising rent prices in Canada remain tough to clearly track

Yahoo Finance quoted Thomas Davidoff, a UBC economist, for a story on rising rents in Vancouver. Vancouver rents jumped 15 per cent from April to August this year, according to rental […]

T-Birds prepare to defend their Vanier Cup title

The Province reported on the high expectations for the UBC Thunderbirds football team. Last season the team closed out their schedule with eight straight victories capped off by the school’s […]

CBSA improperly schedules border staff

24 Hours Vancouver highlighted UBC research which found border line-ups could move up to 18 per cent faster if Canada Border Services Agency would schedule shifts to anticipate traffic demand. Sauder School […]

Japanese sister city visits the city of sails

Kelowna Now reported on a group of officials from Chubu University who visited UBC’s Okanagan campus. The universities are building a “sibling relationship” as the professor and students toured the university […]

Gold medal should be end goal for climate race

The Vancouver Sun published an op-ed by James Tansey, the executive director of UBC’s Centre for Social Innovation and Impact Investing at the Sauder School of Business. Tansey, who served […]

Cross-genre novel sets werewolves in India

The Calgary Herald featured a novel written by Indrapramit Das, an alumnus of UBC’s creative writing program. The Devourers is a cross-genre literary fantasy novel exploring the migratory journeys of immortal […]