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Can psychology influence the way we recycle?

CNN cited a UBC psychology study that examined how money influenced recycling behaviour. Ashley Whillans, the study’s lead author, said putting a price tag on time leaves individuals to focus […]

‘Cantosphere:’ Sense of responsibility, identity under siege

UBC formally launched the Hong Kong Studies Initiative last month, South China Morning Post reported. The initiative is led by Leo Shin, a professor in UBC’s department of Asian studies, […]

Expelled by Beijing

The Toronto Star published a story co-produced by students and faculty at the UBC school of journalism. The project on children being shut out from Beijing public schools is a collaboration […]

Overfishing risks collapsing global fishing industry

Rashid Sumaila, director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, was quoted in a Voice of America story about overfishing. He said communities […]

Lost ‘Golden Age’ and decline of East Coast affluence

The Canadian Press quoted Doug Owram, a UBC professor emeritus, about Canada’s National Policy which imposed tariffs on imported goods. Owram said the 1879 policy was framed to help Central […]

Workshop: Doughgirls Downhome Summer Desserts


Do babies show bias? Researchers seek the roots of racism

CBC quoted Andrew Baron, a UBC professor of psychology, about a study from the University of Toronto that suggested racial bias may be present in babies between six and nine months old. […]

Why do I pee myself when I laugh or sneeze?

Reader’s Digest published an op-ed by Roxana Geoffrion, a professor in UBC’s department of obstetrics and gynaecology. She explained different reasons people experience incontinence and possible solutions.   The story also appeared […]

Float therapy trend grows, offering watery escape

CBC quoted Peter Suedfeld, a UBC emeritus professor of psychology, in a story about the growing trend of float therapy. As a researcher at UBC, Suedfeld studied sensory-restricted environments like floating, and […]

What factors influence running speed?

Chris Napier, a UBC biomechanics researcher, spoke to the Globe and Mail after a British study found that the fastest runners have better form. Napier said be cautious when applying […]

Sun safety survey

Harvey Lui, a UBC dermatology professor, spoke to Global about sun safety. He said if the UV index is three or higher, people should be particularly careful and seek extra […]

Health minister vows to bring down ‘unacceptably high’ drug costs

The Canadian Press quoted Steve Morgan, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, in a story about consultations on proposed regulatory changes related to drug prices. Morgan […]

Ranking best Canadian universities on how hard they work, party

Maclean’s surveyed over 15,000 students and released their 2017 ranking of the top 20 schools in Canada for studying and partying. According to the survey, UBC students study an average […]

UBC quake simulation shows need to upgrade old buildings

The Vancouver Sun reported on the earthquake simulator at UBC’s Earthquake Engineering Research Facility. Martin Turek, the facility’s manager, said the test was meant to simulate a large subduction quake […]

10 awesome Canadian museums to visit this summer

Canadian Geographic highlighted UBC’s Museum of Anthropology on its list of ten museums to visit in Canada. The article highlights the museum’s totem poles, artifacts of the Kwakwaka’wakw, Nisga’a, Gitxsan, […]

Project marks decade of investigating wrongful conviction claims

The Vancouver Sun reported on UBC’s Innocence Project at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. The project has been investigating wrongful conviction claims for ten years. The story also appeared in […]

‘Sacred’ single-family homes questioned

The Vancouver Courier quoted Neal LaMontagne, a UBC planning professor, in a story about housing development in Metro Vancouver. LaMontagne said “rules we’ve written over decades get in the way […]

RAIC Journal: Canada’s First Nations designers

Canadian Architect featured an interview with Jake Chakasim, a PhD candidate at UBC’s school of community and regional planning. Chakasim, who is affiliated with Attawapiskat First Nation, is interested in […]

Advancement in local health care

Kelowna Capital News reported on a donation that supports a partnership with the department of biology at UBC’s Okanagan campus and a co-op education program. The Colin and Lois Pritchard […]

Modular treatment system ends water advisory at Lytton reserve

The Journal of Commerce highlighted Lytton’s new water treatment system developed at UBC. Madjid Mohseni, a UBC professor in the department of chemical and biological engineering, worked on the project […]