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Leaders can end bullying

The Province published an op-ed by Larry Haberlin, a UBC professor of medicine, about the need for promoting kindness in schools. Haberlin said schools would be more positive environments if adults promoted […]

Speaking in tongues at Chan Centre

The Vancouver Observer featured the performance by Dianne Reeves at UBC’s Chan Centre. The jazz musician played to a full house on Feb. 22.

The reason why everyone thinks millennials are the worst

Business Insider published a Slate article on the negative perception of millennials and cited a UBC marketing study. Kirk Kristofferson, the study co-author and a PhD candidate, said people who […]

Most fish turned into fishmeal are species that we could be eating

A new UBC study has found that most of the fish caught for uses other than eating is actually edible, Science News reported. According to research from UBC’s Institute for the Oceans […]

Significant drop in LGB teens participating in sports: UBC study

A UBC study has found that sexual-minority youth are becoming less involved in sports that their heterosexual peers, CKNW reported (click to listen). The researchers also noted that the national […]

W-18, new fentanyl analogue in Surrey and Victoria street drugs

Mark Haden, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, spoke to CKNW after a potentially deadly ‘research chemical’ W-18 and a new and unknown fentanyl analogue were […]

Vancouver among cities challenging European shipping industry

MSN published a Vancouver Sun story which quoted UBC Sauder School of Business professor emeritus Trevor Heaver after Vancouver was named as the only North American city that is a leading international […]

UBC study on what works for young-adult mental health treatment

The Vancouver Sun reported on a UBC study that examines what does and does not work when it comes to treating mental illness among Metro Vancouver youth. Shalini Lal, a former […]

Scientists hope to tune up trees to thrive in changing climate

The Vancouver Sun featured research by Sally Aitken, a UBC forestry professor, that aims to increase timber yields and help trees thrive by searching for localized adaptations to heat, cold, drought, snow and […]

UBC hot water found to be contaminated with high nitrite levels

The Vancouver Sun reported that the hot water system at four UBC buildings was contaminated with high nitrite levels. UBC building operations manager Karyn Magnusson said the issues were unforeseeable […]

Canada’s only indigenous dance festival celebrates its 10th year

The Vancouver Sun highlighted the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology. The event runs from Feb. 28 to March 5, and features various dance and song […]

If you like wintertime coziness, you’ll love small government

MSN published a column on the link between small government and coziness, and cited a 2014 UBC and Harvard University study. The study, called “Unhappy Cities,” found that people living […]

Novelist says lonesomeness a ‘very privileged’ thing

The Vancouver Sun reported on an event at UBC’s Regent College that featured Pulitzer-prize winning novelist, theologian, essayist and thinker Marilynne Robinson. She discussed the theological virtues of hope, faith […]

Find out the best cities in the world for international students

Two Vancouver universities feature in the QS ‘World University Rankings’ including UBC and Simon Fraser University, Financial Express reported. UBC was ranked 45th in the world.

How big do you want your nest egg to be?

Malay Mail Online quoted Elizabeth W. Dunn, a UBC psychology professor, about her research on the connection between money and happiness. Dunn said her study found that wealthier people were […]

Can Vancouver crack feminism’s diversity problem?

Vancouver Magazine interviewed Sunera Thobani, a professor at UBC’s institute for gender, race, sexuality and social justice, about the feminist agenda in Vancouver. Thobani said activism by Indigenous women placed […]

Public may be more accepting of advocacy by climate scientists

Simon Donner, a climate scientist and UBC geography professor, was quoted on Phys.org about a study that found the public is more accepting of advocacy by climate scientists. Donner cautioned that the findings […]

Fentanyl trafficking presents new challenges for RCMP: Experts

The Canadian Press quoted Thomas Kerr, an addictions researcher and UBC professor of medicine, about the link between Vancouver’s geography and the overdose crisis. He said that port cities tend […]

UBC, No. 2 ranked men’s hoops team, sees season end

The UBC Thunderbirds men’s basketball team lost to the Manitoba Bisons, ending their season, The Province reported. The TBirds were swept in the best-of-three quarterfinals.