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Return to the teenage brain

A New York Times article on brain neuroplasticity highlighted a UBC study on musically “naïve” men. The 2013 study examined if it was possible to restore the ability to acquire […]

Link between Vancouver homelessness and high housing prices

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed co-written by Penny Gurstein, director of UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning, about the link between high housing costs and homelessness. Gurstein and Bernie Pauly, […]

Mysterious packages mailed to four philosophers

The New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education and Buzzfeed reported on excrement-filled packages mailed to four philosophy professors, including one at UBC. The sender of the packages remains […]

Bing Thom, 75, daring Canadian architect

The New York Times profiled the late Vancouver architect and UBC alumnus Bing Thom who died following a brain aneurysm last week. Thom completed a bachelor of architecture degree at […]

How mindfulness can save you money

Time Magazine featured work by Elizabeth Dunn, a UBC psychologist, for a story on the ways mindfulness can be financially beneficial. Dunn has shown that the act of spending money […]

UBCO looking at medical marijuana and PTSD

Zach Walsh, a professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus is preparing for one of the largest Canadian medical marijuana clinical trials, Global News reported. The research will examine if medical marijuana […]

Indian-Canadian professor tests road that self-repairs

Hindustan Times featured work by Nemkumar Banthia, a UBC civil engineering professor and scientific director of the Canada-India Research Center of Excellence IC-IMPACTS, also based at UBC. Banthia worked to install […]

Xenophobic comments rampant online after UBC assault

Adam Casey, the UBC student who came to the rescue of a fellow student who was being assaulted, said he doesn’t consider himself a hero and doesn’t want to be […]

Legalized pot set to spark new joint ventures in B.C.

The South China Morning Post featured Anandia Labs, which specializes in testing medical marijuana and using genomics for plant breeding. Since pesticide use is a concern for product consumed by […]

Push to include men in missing and murdered indigenous inquiry

Dr. Adam Jones, a professor of political science at UBC’s Okanagan campus, spoke to CTV News for a story on a movement to include men in the missing and murdered indigenous […]

The “great professor’s” blind spot

The Vancouver Sun published an opinion column about the lack of religion at universities. Former UBC president Stephen Toope is quoted as saying students and staff made it clear to […]

Internet of things helps B.C. industry unlock innovation

The Vancouver Sun interviewed UBC mechanical engineering professor Yusuf Altintas about advances in machine-to-machine communication and how these can regenerate the workplace. Altintas is an expert in manufacturing automation and […]

Aritzia IPO leads to warning from market watchers

Kai Li, a finance professor at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about the initial public offered by Vancouver clothing brand Aritzia. Existing shareholders hold 97 […]

Does the gig economy mean ‘endless possibilities’?

The Vancouver Sun interviewed Marc-David Seidel, a professor at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, for a story on the impacts of a technology-based job market. Seidel said tech giants that […]

Embracing gratitude on Thanksgiving

Mark Holder, a psychology professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about the link between gratitude and happiness. “The good news is that gratitude is linked to […]

Homophobia is killing gay and bisexual men

The Vancouver Sun published an op-ed on the danger of homophobia written by UBC postdoctoral researcher Olivier Ferlatte and UBC nursing professor John Oliffe. Ferlatte and Oliffe cited a study […]

Stress leaves exploit a medical and legal grey area

The Vancouver Sun quoted Mark Thompson, a professor emeritus at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, for an article on stress-related medical leaves. Leaves of this type are more common today […]

Trees form special bonds with ‘friends and family’

Inhabitat featured a documentary co-produced by Suzanne Simard, a UBC forest ecologist that explores the special bonds used by trees for communication. Simard and German forester Peter Wohlleben created Intelligent […]

Why we sometimes can’t tell you why SkyTrain service is disrupted

UBC psychology professor David Klonsky spoke to News 1130 about the reasons why SkyTrain service disruptions are not always fully explained. He said suicide attempts should not be made public […]