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UBC Reports | November 25

UBC Reports | November 25

The W̱SÁNEĆ First Nation use eNunciate to help reclaim their language​​

UBC researchers created eNunciate, an innovative program that blends the best of linguistics and language teaching with ultrasound imaging.

Stavros Katsantonis named First Team All-Canadian by U Sports

Stavros Katsantonis named First Team All-Canadian by U Sports

Stavros Katsantonis, dubbed “The Bakersfield Bandit”, was a game changer in the defensive backfield for UBC.

Justice delayed: the law of unintended consequences

Justice delayed: the law of unintended consequences

Justice delayed: the law of unintended consequences Benjamin Perrin wrote an op-ed for The Globe and Mail about a Supreme Court decision that may now allow an accused murderer to […]

U.S. applications to Canadian schools soar after election

Global quoted a message posted on Twitter by UBC president Santa Ono about high traffic on a UBC graduate program website in the hours following the U.S. election. Canadian schools […]

Retired jet engines could help clear smog

Andreas Christen, a UBC geography professor, spoke to The Economist for an article about the concept of using a jet engine to help curb emissions. A researcher at the Massachusetts […]

Sex scandal author Galloway speaks about university sacking

BBC and other media outlets reported on a statement released by former UBC creative writing chair Steven Galloway. Galloway confirmed that he was accused of sexual assault but said the only […]

Kelowna’s Tree of Hope lights up for 19th year

Global reported on a $50,000 donation from Landmark Centre and TD Canada Trust to a UBC Okanagan research project that intends to build a health index of young people in Kelowna. […]

Private sector big source of waste in Canadian health care

The Vancouver Sun referenced an op-ed by Steve Morgan, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, for an article on public vs. private health care. Morgan estimated that […]

Entrepreneur alumni donate $1 million each to UBC seed fund

The Vancouver Sun reported on a $2 million donation from two UBC alumni. Greg Peet is a technology entrepreneur and UBC Sauder School of Business alumnus, and Glenn Walsh founded […]

UBC expert fears Vancouver subway is still far off

Metro News interviewed Patrick Condon, the chair of UBC’s school of architecture and landscape architecture, about the transit improvement plan for Vancouver. “I think you could say that the signals […]

First Canadian MDMA-assisted trauma therapy trial wraps up

Mark Haden, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, spoke to Metro News about Canada’s first-ever trial treating trauma using the drug MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy. […]

Housing strategy should target real estate’s investor allure

Metro News interviewed Penny Gurstein, director of UBC’s school of community and regional planning, about Canada’s national housing strategy. Gurstein believes the housing unaffordability issue in many Canadian cities requires […]

Climbing the social ladder can strengthen your immune system

Michael Kobor, a UBC medical genetics professor, was interviewed for Science Magazine about a study that found low social status among rhesus macaque monkeys is associated with poor health and a […]

Rousey may not heal mentally says UBC prof

MSN published a story on UFC fighter Rhonda Rousey that quoted David Klonsky, a UBC psychology professor. Klonsky believes the former champion could resume her dominance in the octagon depending […]

Retailers prep to keep the peace on Black Friday

The Chicago Tribune reported on UBC Sauder School of Business research that sheds light on why violence often occurs during Black Friday retail sales. The study discovered that when consumers […]

Vancouver looking to cash in on home-field advantage

Business in Vancouver reported on Sport Hosting Vancouver, a partnership including UBC that aims to bring more world-class sporting events to Vancouver. Tourism Vancouver partnered with UBC, the City of […]

What’s in your pot? Marketplace tests today’s weed

CBC interviewed Jonathan Page, a UBC botany professor, for an article about the average levels of THC present in marijuana at Toronto dispensaries. The pot tested by CBC had strains reaching as high at […]

Counsellor overbills $360K for care of First Nations patients

CBC mentioned a former UBC dentist for a story on a case of overbilling in Health Canada’s programs for First Nations and Inuit peoples.

The truth about trichotillomania, the hair pulling disorder

Evelyn Stewart, a UBC professor of psychiatry, was quoted in a CBC story about trichotillomania, a hair pulling disorder. Stewart said the disorder seems to be connected to genetics and […]