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Montreal police rebuffed effort to retrieve stolen merchandise

CBC Montreal interviewed Carson Woo, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, for an article about a Florida-based merchant who was the target of an online scam. Woo said many people are not careful […]

Becoming a mother may change the brain to read baby’s mind

New Scientist interviewed Liisa Galea, a UBC neuroscientist, for an article about changes to the brains of new mothers. Galea said mothers intuitively know they feel different and now the […]

Kiwi research explores emotions in farm animals

The New Zealand Herald featured UBC research that examined the emotions of livestock. The dairy calf project, a collaboration between the UBC animal welfare program and New Zealand’s AgResearch institute, […]

Inhuman greed and dishonesty?

The Korea Times highlighted UBC research that used puppets to demonstrate that even eight-month-old babies can understand fairness and promoting punishment for misbehaviour. The majority of children who watched one […]

Homebuyers grant only serves the ‘privileged:’ UBC prof

Nathanael Lauster, a UBC sociology professor, spoke to CBC’s Early Edition about B.C.’s new program to give loans to first-time homebuyers to cover their down payment. He said the grant […]

Canada has housing supply crisis, so why punish homebuyers?

Thomas Davidoff, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, was quoted in a Huffington Post story about Canada’s housing supply crisis. Davidoff said an increase in home prices should be […]

Lecturing ineffective in developing problem-solving skills

24 Hours Toronto highlighted a study from UBC’s Okanagan campus that found traditional university lectures may not be an effective method to help students acquire problem-solving skills. Heather Hurren, manager […]

‘This is crazy’ for Vancouver drivers, and congestion’s worsening

The Vancouver Sun interviewed Clark Lim, a UBC transportation engineer, after nearly three-quarters of people who responded to a BCAA survey said traffic is getting worse in Vancouver. Lim said planners […]

Air pollution killed over 336,000 people in China

Data from a partnership between UBC, Tsinghua University, the Health Effects Institute, and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation found that air pollution killed 336,000 people in China in […]

UBC welcomes national sustainability research chair

The Edmonton Journal highlighted the appointment of Nathan Pelletier as the latest national research chair at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Pelletier has been named the Egg Industry Chair in Sustainability/Endowed Chair in Bio-economy […]

Canada’s move to ban asbestos ‘win for public health’ but overdue

The Globe and Mail quoted Mieke Koehoorn, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, about the federal government’s move to ban asbestos. Koehoorn said the decision is […]

UBC becoming a new frontier for family housing

The Vancouver Courier published a Business in Vancouver story about Wesbrook Village housing on UBC campus. The Wesbrook community, which opened in 2009, had a population of about 4,000 as […]

A scientific analysis of how cold it is in Canada

An Edmonton Journal story comparing Canada’s freezing winter climate to temperatures in our solar system quoted Brett Gladman, a UBC astronomer. Gladman told the National Post that if the sun […]

Culled dairy cows can face tough journey

The Western Producer highlighted a UBC study on the need for improved management of culled dairy cows. Jane (Yanne) Stojkov, a UBC PhD candidate, found many farmers were not informed […]

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Historically, B.C. education reform politically controlled

A study from UBC’s Okanagan campus found that several B.C. curriculum revisions were significantly controlled by people with political power, Kelowna Capital News reported. Catherine Broom, a UBCO education professor, […]

Here’s how Canadian news media created a ‘Trump of the North’

Eric Merkley, a UBC political science PhD candidate, wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post about the rise of a Canadian Conservative politician who can be compared to Donald Trump. […]

‘Now that you know, you can’t turn a blind eye’

The Tyee featured an interview with Bev Sellars, a UBC law school alumna and award-winning author. Sellars was chief of the Xat’sull First Nation for 12 years and has written […]

Carbon offset: Will Canada buy its way to climate finish line?

DeSmog Canada quoted Simon Donner, a climate scientist and UBC geography professor, for an article about the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. Donner said Canada was leading […]