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Canada’s Trump? ‘Shark Tank’s’ O’Leary runs for Tory leadership

After celebrity investor Kevin O’Leary declared he would enter the federal Conservative leadership race, CNN quoted David Moscrop, a UBC political scientist, for a story comparing Donald Trump and O’Leary. Moscrop said both […]

How East and West think in profoundly different ways

BBC featured work from Joseph Henrich, the Canada Research Chair in culture cognition and evolution at UBC, for a story about the ways the social environment shapes our thoughts. In […]

UBC Vancouver ready to open new $39M aquatic centre

CBC reported on the new $39 million aquatic centre on UBC campus. Kavie Toor, the senior director of facilities, recreation and sport, led the seven-year project which includes features like a […]

Could oilsands be phased out? Here are the possibilities

CBC interviewed Kathryn Harrison, a UBC political scientist, about the possibility that oilsands could be phased out. Harrison said Canada’s tarsands have few unique features and the country’s oil will not […]

The best student conferences you can’t miss this semester

Huffington Post mentioned the UBC Sauder School of Business in a story about the top student conferences in Canada. In February, Sauder hosts miniEnterprize, which draws hundreds of high school students from across […]

Experts warn heavy rain, snow create ‘perfect’ landslide conditions

Erik Eberhardt, director of geological engineering at UBC, spoke to CBC about landslide triggers as weather in the Lower Mainland increases the risk of dangerous conditions. Eberhardt said melting snow […]

With globalism in retreat, have Davos elites gotten the message?

Yahoo published a Christian Science Monitor story about the World Economic Forum and quoted Yves Tiberghien, a UBC political science professor. Tiberghien said considering the increasing number of disillusioned citizens in […]

Are naloxone kits really necessary for funeral workers?

Global interviewed Michael Krausz, a psychiatry researcher and addiction expert at UBC, after a spike in fentanyl overdose deaths prompted the BC Funeral Association to issue a memo to its […]

World’s annual fishery catch is far more than reported

Daniel Pauly, the principal investigator for the Sea Around Us Project at UBC’s institute for the oceans and fisheries, found that global fish catches have been under-reported by at least […]

U.S. launches trade action vs. Canada over wine in grocery stores

The Vancouver Sun quoted John Ries, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, after the United States launched a trade enforcement action against Canada at the World Trade Organization, saying […]

Vancouver touts green, report finds living near park benefits health

The Vancouver Sun featured a report co-authored by Matilda van den Bosch, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, that found a link between human health and […]

Business students compete to design Coquitlam neighbourhood

Tsur Somerville, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to Metro News about a competition that allows business students to propose design plans for the community around […]

Rower Lorne Loomer won surprise Olympic gold medal

The Globe and Mail honoured the life of UBC alumnus Lorne Loomer, who died of esophageal cancer on New Year’s Day at age 79. Loomer was part of Canada’s first […]

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UBC students raise money for youth

The Kelowna Capital News highlighted an annual charity golf tournament hosted by second-year medical students at the UBC Southern Medical Program. This year $16,500 benefited the Canadian Mental Health Association.