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UBC Reports | September 16

UBC Reports | September 16

Showdown as Homecoming 2016 promises all out offence

Showdown as Homecoming 2016 promises all out offence

Here we go! UBC Homecoming 2016 is upon us. The biggest night of the year for UBC sports fans with an all-important football game to be played at Thunderbird Stadium.

World’s tallest wood building nearing completion at UBC

Brock Commons is 18 storeys tall and was built faster than traditional concrete or steel construction.

Tips on getting Canadians engaged in electoral reform

Tips on getting Canadians engaged in electoral reform

Tips on getting Canadians engaged in electoral reform Megan Dias, a master’s student in political science at UBC, believes town halls aren’t working and the Liberals need to come up […]

Marijuana makes for slackers, now there’s evidence

The Wall Street Journal featured research by Catharine Winstanley, a UBC psychology professor, that found THC, a psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana, made rats lazy. “Whether they were workers or slackers […]

Is Vancouver’s vacant home tax going to rely on snitches?

CBC interviewed Thomas Davidoff, a UBC economist and real estate specialist, for a story on the proposed vacant home tax in Vancouver. “This is a step in the direction of […]

Why fentanyl is so deadly

CBC interviewed Dr. Evan Wood, director of addiction services at Vancouver Coastal Health and a UBC professor of medicine for an article on what makes the drug fentanyl so deadly. […]

Turning chopsticks into home decor

CBC featured work by Felix Böck, a PhD candidate in UBC’s forestry department. Böck studies bamboo as a building material and started the project ChopValue, which turns recycled chopsticks into home […]

‘Justice as entertainment’ means never having to say sorry

CBC interviewed UBC law professor Benjamin Perrin for a story on the phenomenon of vigilante groups like Creep Catchers who track and film alleged pedophiles before exposing them online. “This […]

Future of Delta video game

Huffington Post reported on the video game Future Delta 2.0 created at UBC. The game allows players to choose options to create a safer, better environment in the future. Alicia LaValle, the project […]

Rape victims say Canadian universities are failing them

Critics say Canadian universities are still ill-equipped to handle complaints of sexual violence on campus, according to a new Vice article. The article mentions reports of a serial predator on […]

World’s tallest wood building completed at UBC

The mass wood structure for UBC’s new student residence, Brock Commons, is now complete and construction is four months ahead of schedule, Global News and CBC reported. The building is the tallest […]

Why Starbucks is posting calorie information

Starbucks will begin displaying calorie information on their menu boards in November and Global interviewed Katherine White, a professor at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, on the topic. White said […]

BCIT launches app to enhance campus safety

CKNW quoted Barry Eccleton, UBC’s director of campus security, for a story on a new app that will allow BCIT campus security to interact directly with students in case of […]

Get your children good and dirty

The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed by UBC microbiologists Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta on the need to expose children to microbes. Finlay and Arrieta share how crucial microbes […]

Do stuff by appealing to your sense of pride

New York Magazine featured an upcoming book called Take Pride by UBC psychologist Jessica Tracy. Tracy, the director of UBC’s Emotion and Self Lab, studies various emotions including pride. “When […]

Grand Theft Auto used to train self-driving cars

MSN reported on the ways that Grand Theft Auto has had a positive outcome for researchers studying how people drive. Alizera Shafaei, a UBC PhD student who wrote a paper examining […]

What to do if your child is being bullied at school

The Globe and Mail referenced work by Shelley Hymel, a UBC specialist in educational psychology, for a story on how parents can deal with bullying in their children’s school. Hymel […]