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UBC Reports | June 30

UBC Reports | June 30

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Despite FDA rule, teens may struggle to get morning-after-pill

Reuters interviewed Regina-Maria Renner, a clinical assistant professor at UBC, for a story about the morning-after pill. Renner said it could make sense for women to go to a pharmacy […]

UBC amateur rocket team beats out Caltech and MIT

CBC Radio’s Early Edition reported on the UBC Rocket team which won the Spaceport America Cup, an international rocket-launching competition. Joren Jackson, the UBC Rocket team leader, discussed the team’s […]

Deadline for landlords to rent homes, avoid empty homes tax

Thomas Davidoff, a UBC economics professor, was quoted in a Vancouver Courier story about the empty homes tax. He told city council that the empty homes tax was “good and […]

The logic of Trump’s sexist attacks

The Atlantic cited a study by Jennifer Berdahl, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, in a story about Trump’s sexist attacks. In a 2007 study, she found that the best […]

Yes, getting dirty can be a natural antidepressant

Reader’s Digest quoted Brett Finlay, a UBC microbiologist, about research that suggests dirt and its bacteria may help stave off depression. He said “there is pretty strong evidence that microbes […]

RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards include seven South Asians

Indo-Canadian Voice reported on Muhammad Morshed, a UBC professor, who was named to the RBC Top 25 Immigrants Awards of 2017. Morshed, a clinical professor in UBC’s department of pathology […]

Private schools’ role in offshore inspections raise questions

Wendy Poole,  a UBC professor of education studies, spoke to The Tyee about problems at B.C.-certified offshore schools. She said private schools’ interest in attracting international students leads to potential […]

Global fishing fleets waste ten per cent of catch

Smithsonian Magazine reported on UBC research that examined the amount of fish waste created by fishing fleets. Dirk Zeller, lead author of the study and senior research partner with UBC’s […]

Why do so many gay and bisexual men die from suicide?

Olivier Ferlatte, a postdoctoral research fellow of Men’s Health Research, at UBC, wrote an op-ed for The Conversation about rates of suicide among gay and bisexual men. Ferlatte wrote that […]

Two UBC hockey players get signed by KHL’s Kunlun Red Star

The Province reported on two UBC Thunderbirds hockey players who will play for the KHL’s HC Kunlun Red Star organization. Luke Lockhart and Derek Dun were signed to the team […]

Ontario gets it right with move to higher minimum wage

Craig Riddell, a UBC professor emeritus of economics, co-wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail about Ontario’s minimum wage increase. Riddell, Lars Osberg at Dalhousie University, Michal Rozworski at the […]

North Korea’s America-hating postage stamps

Quartz quoted Ross King, a UBC professor in the Asian studies department, about postage stamps that display anti-imperialist propaganda. King discussed past examples of propaganda that display cursing on a […]

Catron’s book asks if 36 questions make people fall in love?

The Globe and Mail featured a book by Mandy Len Catron, a UBC English lecturer. Catron’s new book, How to Fall in Love With Anyone, follows the theme of her popular New […]

Trebek, Messier and a brewing genius: 99 join the Order of Canada

The National Post highlighted the latest group of people who have been appointed to the Order of Canada, including a UBC alumna. Gloria Cranmer, the daughter of Kwakwaka’wakw chief Dan […]

Attention international researchers – Canada is hiring!

The Canada 150 Research Chairs Program invests $117.6 million to enhance Canada’s reputation as a global centre for science, research and innovation excellence.

Up to ten thousand campers will descend on UBC this summer

Up to ten thousand campers will descend on UBC this summer

Some of the thousands of students on UBC’s Point Grey campus are being replaced with nearly 10-thousand school age campers this summer.

Ocean conservation needs a Hippocratic oath –do no harm

Ocean conservation needs a Hippocratic oath –do no harm

Ocean conservation needs a Hippocratic oath –do no harm The Guardian published an op-ed about the need for a code of conduct for marine conservation co-written by Nathan Bennett, a […]