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Loans for Vancouver down payments may fuel Canada debt binge

The Washington Post published a Bloomberg story on B.C.’s first-time homebuyers loan program. Tsur Somerville and Thomas Davidoff, professors at UBC Sauder School of Business, weighed in on the program. […]

How to help kids learn to love giving

The Huffington Post interviewed Kiley Hamlin, a UBC psychologist, for an article on how parents can instil a fondness for giving in their children. Hamlin said a crucial element is […]

Mystery man gets $16K windfall from accounting error

CBC quoted Hasan Cavusoglu, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, about a trading company that is going to B.C. Supreme Court in a bid to take away a $16,323.50 windfall […]

How to be a better spender

Scientific American interviewed Elizabeth Dunn, a UBC psychology professor, about how we can experience more joy from our purchases. She said humans are enthralled by flashy, new objects in the short […]

Portraits show complex legacy of Canada’s residential schools

PBS cited research from UBC’s Indigenous Foundations website for an article on a portrait series of residential school survivors. The website mentions a government medical inspector from 1907 that found […]

Snowstorm moves in across Metro Vancouver Monday

Various media outlets reported on morning exam cancellations at UBC following unexpected overnight snowfall. The 8:30 exams were cancelled and will be rescheduled for January. The school said students should […]

Robots to get run of the road as driverless cars arrive

Clark Lim, a transportation engineer at UBC, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about the ways technological advances like driverless cars can make roads more efficient, free up people’s time, save […]

How to convince the rich to donate money

Research by Ashley Whillans, a UBC psychology PhD candidate, was featured in a Pacific Standard story on ways to encourage wealthy people to donate to charity. The study found lower-income individuals were more likely to […]

Prescription drug spending reaches $29.4B in Canada

Steve Morgan, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, was interviewed for a CBC story on reports that indicate growth in health spending across the country is […]

Spectre of withdrawal drives some opioid users

Christian Schutz, a UBC psychiatrist, spoke to the Canadian Press about substance dependency as the fentanyl crisis in B.C. claims more lives every day. Schutz said opioids like fentanyl induce […]

UBC mine waste research aims to clean up mining industry

Metro News featured research by Lee Groat, a professor in UBC’s department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences, that could eliminate the need for tailing ponds and help power plants […]

Vancouver Courier’s Top 10 stories of 2016

An obituary for John Dumont, a former UBC basketball star, made Vancouver Courier’s list of top ten stories of 2016. Dumont, who died after a battle with cancer at age […]

For depressed men, holiday season can add unwelcome pressures

UBC Men’s Health Research founder and nursing professor John Oliffe spoke to the Georgia Straight about the added pressures that can accompany the holiday season for men with depression. He […]

Art goes on the line at UBC Okanagan

Kelowna Capital News highlighted Art on the Line, a gala and fundraiser event at UBC’s Okanagan’s campus, which is celebrating its 15th year in 2017. The gala, which takes place on Feb. […]

Year in Review: Young Entrepreneur Series gets notice in Kelowna

Kelowna Now featured an interview with Julien Picault, a professor of economics at UBC’s Okanagan campus, after Kelowna was ranked the top entrepreneurial city in Canada by the Financial Post. […]

Have we been playing match play incorrectly?

MSN published a story that featured research by Martin Puterman, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, and Timothy Chan from the University of Toronto. They found that in […]

Taxing homeowners could pay for better health care system

Paul Kershaw, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, wrote an op-ed for the Vancouver Sun about the link between health and housing and the need to […]

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