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UBC experts on NASA discovery of potentially Earth-like planets

UBC experts on NASA discovery of potentially Earth-like planets

Today, NASA announced that scientists have found seven potentially Earth-like planets orbiting a star about 40 light years away. UBC experts are available to comment.

Hogan’s Alley advocates push for black cultural centre in place of viaducts

Metro News featured an interview with UBC alumnus Lama Mugabo, a Hogan’s Alley advocate and urban planner. Mugabo, who has a master’s degree in urban planning from UBC, said there is […]

Don’t let seniors’ care become a private equity money maker

The Toronto Star published an op-ed by Margaret McGregor, a professor and director of community geriatrics with the UBC department of family practice and Lisa Ronald, a postdoctoral fellow with the faculty of […]

Wooden ‘plyscrapers’ challenge concrete and steel

Reuters mentioned UBC’s Brock Commons student residence building in a story about timber towers around the world. John Metras, managing director for infrastructure development at UBC, said the tower’s construction site […]

Property transfer tax threshold adjusted for first-time home buyers

Thomas Davidoff, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, spoke to CKNW about an adjustment to B.C.’s first-time home buyers program that allows buyers to save as much as $8,000 […]

Slot machines lull gambling addicts into a trance, researchers find

The Daily Mail featured UBC research that found gamblers who feel as though they enter a ‘trance’ while playing slot machines are more likely to have gambling problems. Spencer Murch, […]

Here are the health benefits of Pilates

Marie-Louise Bird, a postdoctoral research fellow in the UBC’s physical therapy department, was quoted in a Time Magazine article about Pilates. Bird’s research shows that the small movements involved in […]

Workouts that take minutes attract fans and critics

Mary Jung, a professor of health and exercise sciences at UBC’s Okanagan campus, spoke to USA Today for an article about high-intensity interval training. Jung said changes in tempo keep […]

Why can whale nerves stretch and turn like bungee cords?

Popular Science reported on a UBC study that examines how whale nerves stretch without causing permanent damage. Margo Lillie, a zoology researcher, said that the stretch is possible because of two […]

Tiny house? McMansion? How much space a person really needs

Elizabeth Dunn, a UBC psychology professor, was quoted in the Boston Globe about the link between happiness and space. She said studies show that having more space per person seems […]

Antarctic’s melting glaciers: More than warmer temperatures?

Australian Broadcasting Corporation quoted Christian Schoof, a UBC professor of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences, about melting Antarctic glaciers. Schoof is the Antarctic project leader that will be surveying the Sorsdal Glacier […]

Drug addiction ‘could be genetic’, researchers say

A UBC study of genetically engineered mice that were able to resist cocaine addiction due to manipulation of brain proteins, was featured on Yahoo U.K. Shernaz Bamji, a professor in […]

After 4 years, student paper has scoop on UBC entrance exam

After four years of information requests, the UBC student paper received information on what is believed to be the rubric for grading entrance exams to the school, CBC reported. UBC […]

When the messenger attacks

The Baltimore Sun mentioned work by Delroy Paulhus, a UBC psychology professor, in a story about the role of Twitter in politics. Paulhus found that Hillary Clinton’s tweets centred on […]

Breaking economic barriers for aboriginal women

Business in Vancouver quoted Shelly Johnson, a UBC social work professor, about economic barriers for indigenous women. She said the lives of First Nations’ women will not change until every […]

Donald Trump is a threat to the press and to freedom of speech

David Moscrop, a UBC PhD political science candidate, wrote an op-ed for Maclean’s about Donald Trump’s leadership. Moscrop wrote that free speech supported by a free and robust press is […]

Speaking of science policy

B. Brett Findlay, a UBC microbiologist, was mentioned in The Scientist for a story on quotes from the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting.

One-quarter of detached Vancouver homes could be torn down by 2030

Various media outlets reported on work by Joseph Dahmen, a UBC architecture professor, that suggests a quarter of detached homes in Vancouver could be torn down in the next 13 years. […]