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Keyes to suit up for hometown Heat

Kelowna Capital News reports that Owen Keyes, a KSS Owls forward who helped the Owls reach the B.C. high school boys 4A basketball championship last March, will be joining the […]

GW Graham football stars join university sports heavyweights

The Chilliwack Progress reported that reigning B.C. High School Offensive Player of the Year Gabe Olivares will be joining the UBC Thunderbirds in 2017.

Softwood war, beetle battle, loggers laid low: 8 things that mattered in forestry

UBC’s 53-metre high Brock Commons was included in a Business in Vancouver list of “8 things that mattered in forestry” in 2016. The article noted that Brock Commons put B.C. […]

B.C.’s new first-time homebuyer loans are a bad idea

UBC professors Tom Davidoff, Josh Gordon and Joshua Gottlieb penned an op-ed in the Vancouver Sun, arguing that the recently announced homebuyer loans program was counterproductive and ignored basic economics. […]

B.C. government not saying if Home Owner Grant qualifications will change

UBC accounting professor Kin Lo was quoted in a CBC exploring whether or not the threshold for the homeowner’s grant would rise from $1.2 million despite the assessed values of […]

Metro Vancouver municipal sick pay programs cost $90 million — business group

Mark Thompson, a professor emeritus of UBC’s Sauder School of Business, was quoted in a Province story about Metro Vancouver’s municipal sick pay programs. While the Canadian Federation of Independent Business […]

Shortest day of the year has some feeling blue

UBC psychiatry professor Raymond Lam spoke to CKNW about how the shortest day of the year, Dec. 21, can affect our brains. “Some people find it harder to do that […]

Senior realizes life-long dream, leads orchestra through O Canada

The life-long dream of a UBC alumnus came true after he was invited to conduct the UBC student orchestra through a performance of O Canada, CBC’s The National reports. Peter Louw, […]

Education as a business leads to poor learning conditions

Kelowna Capital News featured a study by UBC Okanagan researchers that found that developing education as a business can lead to over-worked faculty and poorly-trained students.

Politics of education

Castanet reported on the findings of a UBC Okanagan study which found that politics plays a big role in the classroom. Catherine Broom, an assistant professor in UBC Okanagan’s faculty […]

Does being wealthy make you more charitable?

UBC PhD candidate Ashley Whillans penned an op-ed that appeared in The Conversation and SFGate about her new research on what inspires individuals to donate. Whillans’ research suggests that tailoring messages to fit […]

Exercise may save you from dementia, according to new research

Bicycling magazine interviewed Teresa Liu-Ambrose, associate professor at the Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health at UBC about her recent study on how exercise may be able ward off dementia.

Montreal woman defends late-term abortion: ‘We want everyone to know the baby was having problems’

Wendy Norman, a leading researcher in women’s reproductive health at UBC was quoted in a story about a late-term abortion in the Ottawa Citizen. Norman said that abortions after 24 […]