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Ex-big pharma executive behind OxyContin sells medical marijuana

BBC mentioned UBC research that found marijuana use can help kick addiction. Zach Walsh, a psychology professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, discovered that cannabis can be especially helpful for those suffering […]

SFU to reduce investments’ carbon footprint, side-steps divestment

CBC mentioned UBC in a story about the decision by Simon Fraser University to reduce the carbon footprint of its investment portfolio. Many of Canada’s biggest universities, including UBC, Dalhousie, McGill, […]

Women share their best and worst fitness advice

Women’s Health Magazine featured UBC psychology research for an article about the best and worst fitness advice. The 2013 study found that when people were told that certain things, including foods, are specifically […]

Science World aims to help develop tots’ brains with new gallery

CBC featured the upcoming Wonder gallery at Science World that will be designed with guidance from experts at UBC. The gallery is targeted towards children aged five and under, and […]

Fears maverick Trump to build second wall to brick up Canada

Keith Head, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, was quoted in the Daily Star about how Canada’s trade agreement with the United States could be affected under President-elect Donald […]

Dogs have a better memory than you think

Work on dog intelligence by Stanley Coren, a UBC professor emeritus of psychology, was featured in a Global story about the complexity of a dog’s memory. According to Coren, the […]

All she wants for Christmas is cherry blossom funding

The Vancouver Sun mentioned a book by Doug Justice, curator of collections at UBC’s Botanical Garden, in an article about the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. Justice’s book, called Ornamental Cherries […]

Boiling mad over Canada’s water crisis

The Vancouver Sun mentioned work by William Rees, a UBC professor emeritus in the school of community and regional planning, for a story about Canada’s water crisis. Rees argued that […]

Softwood trade war could last years

News 1130 interviewed Harry Nelson, a professor in UBC’s faculty of forestry, for an article about the softwood lumber trade war. “If you look at what led to the last softwood lumber […]

Potential impact of Toronto tolls

Two UBC professors were interviewed about Toronto Mayor John Tory’s call for road tolls to pay for transit. Robin Lindsey discussed the topic on CBC’s On the Money. “If you don’t pay for […]

Tent cities show urgency for affordable housing needed

Penelope Gurstein, a professor in UBC’s school of community and regional planning, spoke to Surrey Now about the federal housing strategy. She said the strategy will address the housing inequality […]

Why does Black Friday get violent? UBC research has the answer

Roundhouse Radio featured UBC research on the aggressive nature of shoppers when it comes to Black Friday sales. The research, co-authored by UBC Sauder School of Business professor Darren Dahl, found that […]

Portfolio Day at UBCO

Castanet reported on Portfolio Day, hosted by the visual arts program at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Prospective applicants to the bachelor of fine arts program and artists in the community received […]

Nursing program reassuring for students

Kelowna Capital News reported on the nursing school bridging program between UBC’s Okanagan campus and Okanagan College. The program allows students to finish the first two years of the four-year […]

With collapse of TPP, Canada must turn focus to Asian bloc

The Globe and Mail mentioned UBC in a story about the importance of Canadian alternatives for access to free-trade relationships in Asia. The Canada-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Business Outlook […]

Five years to retirement, workplace programs make it less abstract

The Globe and Mail quoted Mark Thompson, a professor emeritus of organizational behaviour at UBC Sauder School of Business, about the concept of financial health as people near retirement age. Thompson supports the financial […]

Tree of Hope shines for children’s health

Kelowna Capital News featured a new partnership established by UBC researchers that aims to improve children’s health and well-being. Ali McManus, a professor at the school of health and exercise […]

Industry watchers question Freedom Mobile’s strategy

Marc-David L. Seidel, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, spoke to the Canadian Press about the launch of a new high-speed wireless network. Seidel said the restricted launch is […]

Animal welfare groups criticize aquarium after second beluga dies

The Canadian Press interviewed Andrew Trites, a professor at UBC’s marine mammal research unit, about the death of a second beluga whale housed at the Vancouver Aquarium. He said it […]

Vikes women lose after taking UBC to double overtime

The Times Colonist reported on the UBC Thunderbirds basketball teams which defeated the University of Victoria Vikes over the weekend. The women’s team came out on top 93-85 while the men’s […]