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These Scottish islands may hold the secret to happiness

A BBC story on the Outer Hebrides, which recently gained fame as one of happiest places in Britain, quoted economist John F Helliwell, professor emeritus at UBC. Helliwell’s research found […]

B.C. teaching programs see increase in applications

A CBC story (reposted on Yahoo) on B.C.’s teacher hiring spree quoted Wendy Carr, UBC’s associate dean of teacher education. Said Carr: “For anybody who’s been considering teaching as a […]

Moving day for thousands of UBC students

CBC (12:27 mark), Global and other media outlets reported on moving day for thousands of UBC students Saturday. The CBC segment noted that 750 new beds have been added to the over […]

Smoking marijuana causes fertility problems

The Daily Mail and other outlets reported on UBC research that showed smoking too much marijuana could cause fertility problems because the drug caused sperm to “swim in circles”. UBC […]

Dear Houston, you will come out stronger after Harvey.

A Fox News op-ed on recovery after Hurricane Harvey quoted UBC professor of psychology Elizabeth Dunn. Dunn said research shows that people who donate money and supplies to disaster survivors […]

Alternative road pricing

Global reported on mobility pricing to fund infrastructure projects following the scrapping of tolls on the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges. UBC urban planning professor Patrick Condon  (at 01:15 mark) said […]

Who controls the Northwest Passage? It’s up for debate.

UBC Arctic expert Michael Byers was quoted in a Public Radio International story on the dispute over the legal status of the Northwest Passage. Byers, a professor of international law […]

Pre-emptive strike against North Korea

Don Baker, co-director of the centre for Korean research at UBC, was interviewed in a News 1130 story on the tension between the US and North Korea. Baker said a […]

UBC researchers explore red sage-based osteoporosis treatment

News 1130 reported on UBC research on a new osteoporosis treatment that uses a compound from red sage, a herb used in traditional Chinese medicine. The researchers are planning to […]

Surviving a harsh life on Buru Island

UBC historian John Roosa was quoted in a Jakarta Post review of a book written by a former political detainee in Indonesia, Mars Noersmono. Roosa said he hoped Indonesia would […]

Foreign students flock to Canada

CBC interviewed Pam Ratner, UBC’s vice-provost, enrolment and academic facilities, in a story on foreign students in Canada’s universities. The article noted that UBC has the second highest number of […]

When can my child walk to school alone?

The Vancouver Sun mentioned a website developed by Mariana Brussoni, a B.C. Children’s Hospital and UBC researcher, that aims to help parents let their children engage in more risky play. […]

As students head to campus, concern about opioids ramps up

CTV reported on how universities and colleges are preparing for possible opioid overdoses as students head to campus. The article mentioned the free naloxone kits offered to UBC students who […]

Is there a better way to farm fish?

A Hakai article republished on the Tyee discussed the search for a better way to farm fish after more than 300,000 Atlantic salmon escaped from their floating farm off Washington […]

Tips for making a healthier school lunch

A Vancouver Courier story on packing school lunches highlighted UBC research. The UBC study found that children consumed less fruit, vegetables and dairy products during school hours compared to the […]

Small businesses, Trudeau government headed for showdown

The Canadian Press interviewed UBC economist Kevin Milligan for a story on the expected backlash against the federal small business tax proposals. Milligan, who has advised the Liberals on tax […]

Parental alienation: Split in two

A Squamish Chief story on parental alienation–when a child is led to fear, hate or disrespect one parent–quoted Edward Kruk, associate professor of social work at UBC. Kruk said children […]

B.C. failed to reduce wildfire risk: communities

A Canadian Press story on government’s role in reducing wildfire risk quoted Lori Daniels, an associate professor of forest and conservation sciences at UBC. Daniels said government has spent billions […]

Trudeau to visit Kelowna Wednesday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will speak at a town hall at UBC’s Okanagan gymnasium at 7 p.m. Wednesday, reports Kelowna Capital News.