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UBC Reports | May 12

UBC Reports | May 12

UBC Reports | May 18

UBC Reports | May 18

2017 Kootenay Healthcare Travelling Roadshow

A group of university students from across Canada recently spent a week in rural BC to inspire high school students to pursue careers in healthcare.

How to get the wealthy to donate

How to get the wealthy to donate

How to get the wealthy to donate The New York Times published an op-ed about UBC research that aimed to change the discussion about charities in order to encourage more […]

Four Thunderbird alumni named to Team Canada

Four Thunderbird alumni named to Team Canada

Volleyball Canada announced it’s Women’s National Team roster for 2017 and four Thunderbird alumni were amongst names called to represent their country.

Kinder Morgan treads minefield in post-vote British Columbia

Reuters quoted Jocelyn Stacey, a professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, about the impact of the B.C. election on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Stacey said the province could […]

Why exercise is the best medicine for your brain

The L.A. Times highlighted UBC research that found physical activity improves daily living and mobility in adults with Alzheimer’s and could also improve cognition. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, the study’s senior author and the director of […]

These 5-minute exercises will help you break out of a creative rut

Business Insider cited a 2009 UBC study in an article about activities to assist with creativity. A study by psychology researchers at UBC and the University of California at Santa Barbara […]

Online abortion services may be safe for some women

An editorial by Wendy Norman, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, and Bernard Dickens, of the University of Toronto, was mentioned in a New York Magazine story. Norman […]

Bad policy has played a role in Canada’s housing crisis

Joshua Gottlieb, a professor in the Vancouver School of Economic co-wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail about the role of policy in Canada’s housing crisis. Gottlieb, Kevin Bryan […]

Creative Destruction Lab expands startup program

The Globe and Mail highlighted the Creative Destruction Lab at the UBC Sauder School of Business. The tech startup, based at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, will expand […]

Call to Muslim boys and men to fight violence against women

Now Magazine reported on a UBC research paper that challenges stereotypes of domestic violence among Muslims. Ayesha Chaudhry, a professor of Islamic studies and gender studies, and Rumee Ahmed, a […]

Knuckleballer first woman in collegiate West Coast League

Various media outlets reported on Claire Eccles, a UBC softball player who will play in a men’s baseball league that attracts top collegiate players in North America. Stories appeared in […]

Kazakhstan to Canada, Hosain realizes football dream at UBC

Saeed Housin, who is joining the UBC football team, was featured on Daily Hive. The 6-foot-2 defensive tackle will suit up for the UBC Thunderbirds next season.

Vancouver foreign-buyers tax does not violate rights: B.C.

Joel Bakan, a UBC constitutional law professor, was quoted in a Globe and Mail article about a potential class-action lawsuit regarding the foreign-buyers tax on home purchases in Vancouver. Bakan said […]

Lawyers say man who spent 34 years in prison is innocent

UBC’s Innocence Project at the Peter A. Allard School of Law is helping a prisoner at the medium-security Mountain Institution appeal his conviction, the Vancouver Sun reported. The man continues […]

Staircase Theatre bites into new thriller

Stephen Heatley, the head of UBC’s department of theatre and film, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about a stage production written by UBC alumnus Scott Button. Button wrote The Hunger […]

Empower The Future helps youth tackle challenges

Indo-Canadian Voice reported on the group Empower the Future, which was founded by Shawna Narayan, a fourth-year science student at UBC. The program aims to partner high school students with post-secondary […]

Why texting may not be the best idea in times of stress

Kelowna Now reported on a study by Susan Holtzman, a psychology professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, that examines methods of emotional support. She found that digital communication lacks visual and […]

UBC international students ‘displace’ domestic students in some programs: Report

Daily Hive reported on a paper published by Peter Wylie, a professor of economics at UBC’s Okanagan campus, and University of Alberta law student Shaun Campbell. The paper suggests that international […]