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Report says Site C business case is ‘weak,’ calls for project to be suspended

A new report looking at the economic impact of Site C led by UBC researchers is calling for the B.C. government to hit pause on the project.

A lizard with scales that behave like a computer simulation

Leah Edelstein-Keshet, a UBC professor of mathematics, was quoted in a New York Times story about a lizard with scale patterns that may unfold like a computer simulation. Edelstein-Keshet, who […]

Why gamblers can’t help upping the stakes

The Daily Mail cited UBC research for a story on a new Japanese study concerning gambling. UBC researchers had found that problem gamblers may prefer slot machines because they immerse players […]

NDP’s opioid crisis plan short on details, says addictions expert

Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, a UBC professor in the school of population and public health, spoke to CBC about the NDP’s opioid crisis plan. She said the party’s promise of quick access to treatment is […]

Publisher’s dilemma

The Hindu highlighted work by UBC digital media professor Taylor Owen and Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism. Bell and Owen wrote that social media platforms and technology […]

Omega-6 fats may make girls lazy, up diabetes risk

The Times of India featured a UBC study that found eating a large amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids, or PUFAs, can lead to a sedentary lifestyle. Sanjoy Ghosh, a biology […]

Why one B.C. woman uses art and exercise to fight Parkinson’s

Martin McKeown, the director of the Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre at UBC, spoke to CBC about the impact of exercise when it comes to dealing with Parkinson’s. He said exercise […]

Kelowna killer recaptured after escaping B.C. prison on his birthday

Debra Parkes, a professor at UBC’s Peter Allard School of Law, was interviewed for a CBC story about a killer who escaped from a B.C. prison. She said Canada’s corrections […]

Can the NDP deliver on $10-a-day child care?

CBC interviewed Kevin Milligan, a UBC professor of economics, about the feasibility of the NDP’s proposed childcare plan. He said although the numbers seems to add up, it is crucial […]

Meghan Markle would have to give up a lot to be a princess

Sarika Bose, a UBC lecturer in Victorian literature and a royal family expert, spoke to the New York Post about Meghan Markle’s future if she were to marry into the […]

Mandrills sniff poop to avoid peers with parasites

Smithsonian Magazine cited research on the “behavioural immune system” by UBC psychologist Mark Schaller. Schaller wrote that behaviours such as social avoidance represent a type of anti-parasite defense.

Discussing the health of British Columbians

Farah Shroff, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, was interviewed on CBC’s Early Edition about the high rate of overdose deaths in B.C. Shroff discussed why […]

Summer Institute for Future Legislators

Maxwell Cameron, a UBC political science professor, spoke to Global about a program designed to teach the skills required to succeed in the legislature. Cameron said the program, which includes […]

Can cardiac screenings save the lives of young athletes?

Vice interviewed Jimmy McKinney, a UBC sports cardiologist, about the benefits of using cardiac screenings on young athletes. He said the EKG can catch about 60 or 70 per cent […]

UBC passes new sex assault policy, will create centralized offices

Various media outlets reported on the new sexual misconduct policy that was accepted by UBC’s board of governors. The policy will take effect in about a month. The Canadian Press […]

Future of Work Series: How transportation is moving forward

Werner Antweiler, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, spoke to CKNW about how transportation is moving forward in big cities. He said the ways we efficiently use available road […]

Decision BC: Will the youth show up to vote?

Richard Johnston, a UBC political science professor, spoke to CKNW about how the age profile of voters in the B.C. election will likely be similar to previous years. He said […]

The Charter at 35: The way ahead

Margot Young, a professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, was quoted in an iPolitics story about how Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms will likely include new environmental […]

Vancouver may be Canada’s 1st city without downtown gas station

Huffington Post quoted Tsur Somerville, the director of UBC’s Centre for Urban Economics, after it was announced that Vancouver’s last downtown gas station is up for sale. Somerville said gasoline […]

Climate change stole a Yukon river almost overnight, scientists say

Garry Clarke, a UBC professor emeritus in the department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences, weighed in on the disappearance of a Yukon river for a Globe and Mail story. […]