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UBC Reports | August 3

UBC Reports | August 3

Why kids need risk, fear and excitement in play

Why kids need risk, fear and excitement in play

Why kids need risk, fear and excitement in play? Mariana Brussoni, a UBC professor of pediatrics, wrote an op-ed for The Conversation about the need for risky play among kids. […]

Good Soil, Good Humans: Seed to Plate

What happens when the community connects with something larger at UBC Farm? Discover the UBC Farm market.

Twenty seasons and one play at a time for Blake Nill

Twenty seasons and one play at a time for Blake Nill

We sat down with Coach Nill to get his read on what it will take for the UBC Thunderbirds to make it to his 10th consecutive Hardy Cup.

Here’s how unicorns trick you into thinking they’re real

Bloomberg reported on a study from the UBC Sauder School of Business and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business that found unicorns, or companies valued at over $1 billion, are overvalued. […]

UBC experts comment on census results

Various UBC experts weighed in on the latest Canadian census results. Bonny Norton, a UBC professor and Distinguished University Scholar in the department of language and literacy education, spoke to […]

Therapy dogs for homesick college students?

Psychology Today highlighted the Building Academic Retention Through K9’s program at UBC’s Okanagan campus in a story about the impact of dog therapy for homesick college students. The UBCO program, […]

Watch A.I. teach itself to how to walk

Digital Trends featured work by computer scientists from UBC and National University of Singapore. Researchers created a bipedal computer model that uses a deep reinforcement learning artificial intelligence algorithm. The […]

Why you feel richer or poorer than you really are

New York Magazine quoted Elizabeth Dunn, a UBC psychology professor, about how wealth can be an emotional topic. She said “the extent to which we’re frequently reminded of our wealth really matters.” […]

Prof brings research on soldiers’ mental health to the stage

George Belliveau, a UBC professor of theatre education, was quoted in a University Affairs story about Contact!Unload, a play about mental health and war. Belliveau, who directs the play, said “I’m […]

After the rise of Trump, the rise of Trump studies

Times Higher Education cited research by Delroy L. Paulhus, a UBC professor of psychology, in a story about the increase in academic examination of Donald Trump. Paulhus co-wrote a paper […]

30 per cent of similar pension plans in Ont., Que. underfunded

Global interviewed Ronald Davis, a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, and a former associate at Koskie Minsky, the firm appointed as representative counsel for […]

Trudeau says Canada not looking to decriminalize harder drugs, experts call that ‘irresponsible’

Mark Haden, a UBC public health researcher, was quoted in a Global story about Canadian drug policy. In 2016, Haden said “if we allowed adults to access a range of […]

Pride resto roundup: UBC Pride Picnic, pancakes, and more

The Georgia Straight reported on the free Pride Picnic outside the UBC Bookstore. The event celebrates the 15th anniversary of The Positive Space Campaign, which aims to increase awareness and […]

Strong recruiting class for Heat women

Kelowna Capital News reported on six newcomers who will join the UBC Okanagan women’s basketball team. Anastasia Evans, Brianna Falk, Lindsey Bott, Sadie Beers, Claire Feasby and Kate Johnson will […]

UBC Aerospace Research & Innovation Showcase


Woodfibre LNG still a go

Pique Magazine quoted Kevin Hanna, director of the UBC Centre for Environmental Assessment Research, about plans to build a liquefied natural gas facility on Howe Sound. He said LNG is a good […]