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UBC Reports | March 17

UBC Reports | March 17

Measuring well-being using social media

Social media such as Twitter and Facebook provide a rich, if imperfect portal onto people’s lives.

Boughn and Saxvik shine as UBC triumphs over Queens

Boughn and Saxvik shine as UBC triumphs over Queens

The tournament host Queen’s Gaels put in a valiant effort but ultimately fell 2-1 to the No.1 seed UBC Thunderbirds in Thursday night’s championship.

How American democracy could slowly fade away

How American democracy could slowly fade away

How American democracy could slowly fade away David Moscrop, a UBC political science PhD candidate, wrote an op-ed for Maclean’s about the slipping away of democracy in America. Read more

Redshirting kindergarten: New data on when to start school

Breakfast Television Toronto published a Today’s Parent story quoting Charles Ungerleider, a UBC education professor emeritus, about data from the Toronto District School Board that suggests kids with late birthdays could start […]

Convicting cybercriminals no easy task, UBC prof says

Benjamin Perrin, a professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, was interviewed by CBC about the legalities of convicting cybercriminals. Perrin, the author of Victim Law: The Law […]

St. Patrick’s Day: Hangover cures that actually work

John MacNeill, a pharmacologist and UBC professor, spoke to Global News for a story about effective hangover cures. MacNeill said hangovers are the human body’s reaction to a poison and […]

Touch screens that you can fold?

Breakfast Television featured UBC engineering research that allows sensors in touch screens to be flexible. PhD student Mirza Saquib Sarwar said touchscreen phones or wearable devices in the future could […]

Trump pledges to appeal travel ban block

Efrat Arbel, a professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, spoke to News 1130 about Donald Trump’s travel ban. Arbel said the American border is “fundamentally transformed” and […]

UBC receives $2 million for security risk management

Various media outlets reported on Scotiabank’s $2-million donation that will fund cybersecurity and financial risk research at UBC. Stories appeared on Sing Tao Vancouver and Fairchild Television. Konstantin Beznosov, a UBC […]

Children who play outside more likely to protect nature as adults featured research by Catherine Broom, a professor in the faculty of education at UBC Okanagan’s campus, that found positive experiences in nature in youth can influence our attitudes towards nature […]

What can I do when I can’t afford my prescriptions?

The Globe and Mail quoted Steve Morgan, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, for a story about what to do if prescription drugs are too expensive. […]

UBC axes continuing studies amid debts, courses move

UBC is eliminating its loss-making continuing studies department by transferring its programs and courses to other faculties, the Vancouver Sun reported. UBC’s associate provost Hugh Brock said the change is […]

Top 7 millennial startup-marketers in 2017

Forbes featured UBC alumnus Brian Wong, the co-founder of Kiip, a mobile app rewards platform. Wong earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UBC at age 18.

Female entrepreneurs enter male-dominated tech startup world

The Globe and Mail featured UBC Sauder School of Business alumna Kerry Costello, the co-founder of HeadCheck Health. Costello and fellow UBC grad Harrison Brown developed the smartphone-based app that […]

BC Business’s 30 Under 30 winners

BC Business featured two UBC alumni on their list of 30 Under 30. Andrea Palmer, who studied mechanical engineering and commerce at UBC, founded Awake Labs and a created a […]

British Columbia unwelcoming for 25-40-year-olds

Radio Canada interviewed Julien Picault, an economics professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, about research that found B.C. has the worst performing economy for younger generations in all of Canada. Although […]

Researchers broach silence on suicide, LGBT issues with exhibit

The Georgia Straight featured research by Olivier Ferlatte, a postdoctoral researcher in UBC’s Men’s Health Research program. Ferlatte said that the Still Here exhibition aims to raise public awareness and […]

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