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Real history behind greyscale treatment on Game of Thrones

Robert Rouse, a UBC professor of medieval English literature, spoke to Time Magazine  about the fictional disease greyscale in the fantasy TV series Game of Thrones. The disease has been compared to leprosy. Rouse […]

Money can buy happiness after all, says study

The Independent reported on a study by Ashley Whillans, now with Harvard Business School, and senior author and UBC psychology professor Elizabeth Dunn. The researchers “provide evidence that using money […]

Is dirty air the cure for climate change?

Huffington Post cited work by Michael Brauer, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, in an article about air pollution. The article detailed a map that shows […]

Forestry prof discusses wildfire weather

Lori Daniels, a UBC forest ecology professor, was interviewed on CBC Radio’s Early Edition about wildfires and the impact on the weather. She discussed the high levels of fire danger […]

It’s possible to be in love with two people, says philosopher

Carrie Jenkins, a UBC philosophy professor, was interviewed about the complexities of love on CBC Radio’s The Current. Jenkins argued that we need a better understanding of the social and […]

Foreign buyers’ tax under review: B.C. housing minister

The Canadian Press interviewed Tsur Somerville, the director of UBC’s Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate, about the foreign buyer’s tax. He said the tax may have dampened foreign […]

B.C. Liberals need to move fast to replace Clark: Experts

Kathryn Harrison, a UBC political science professor, was quoted in a National Post article about Christy Clark’s resignation. She said “it speaks volumes to Christy Clark’s feistiness and never-say-die attitude […]

Study reduces wait times

Castanet reported on a study from UBC’s Okanagan campus that found the Rapid Access Clinic for Endoscopy reduced the average wait time for urgent endoscopy by almost 90 per cent. […]

After Saudi video, Canada has a choice to make on human rights

Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC, wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail after videos apparently showing Canadian-made armoured vehicles being […]

Editorial: A positive power shift at BC Hydro?

Business in Vancouver mentioned an economic analysis of the Site C dam that was spearheaded by Karen Bakker, the director of UBC’s Program on Water Governance. The report concluded that […]