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UBC Reports | September 14

UBC Reports | September 14

NAFTA negotiations a threat to Canada’s push for universal pharmacare

NAFTA negotiations a threat to Canada’s push for universal pharmacare

NAFTA negotiations a threat to Canada’s push for universal pharmacare The Province published an op-ed about universal pharmacare co-written by Steve Morgan, a professor at UBC’s school of population and […]

Life at UBC is all about learning for Ben Hladik

The Province profiled UBC Thunderbirds football linebacker Ben Hladik. The article also highlighted soccer striker Danielle Steer and football linebacker Elliot Graham. The story also appeared in the Vancouver Sun.

If you think everyone else has more friends, you’re not alone

NPR reported on a UBC study that found believing you have fewer friends than others is enough to make people feel worse about themselves. Ashley Whillans, a professor at Harvard […]

No end to pine beetle battle in Alberta, experts say

Allan Carroll, a UBC forestry professor who studies management of mountain pine beetles in Alberta, was interviewed for a CBC Edmonton story. Carrol said the beetles are “pushing eastward and […]

Hot summer might have helped webs they weave

Wayne Maddison, a UBC professor and Canada Research Chair in biodiversity, spoke to CBC about the prevalence of outdoor spider webs. Maddison said they become more noticeable since the spiders, […]

Running group can help you to quit smoking

Hindustan Times and various media outlets reported on a UBC study that found half the people who completed a running program were able to successfully quit smoking. Participants showed improved […]

Fall arts preview 2017 music critics’ picks

The Georgia Straight featured a number of upcoming musical performances at UBC. The article highlighted the 20C Remix Concert, Yekwon Sunwoo, and Crosscurrents among others.

Fall Softball Classic


Tight timelines for electoral reform referendum

Maxwell Cameron, a UBC political science professor, was quoted in a Tyee story about preparations for the electoral reform referendum. He said he wants to see the electoral system change and […]

Good reason Ontario’s legal pot regime needs storefront dispensaries

Now Toronto discussed the role of Ontario dispensaries in the fight against opioid addiction and mentioned Zachary Walsh, a clinical psychologist and UBC psychology professor. A B.C.-based nonprofit, Eden, has partnered […]

New report says half of Canada’s wildlife species are in decline

Global interviewed Sarah Otto, a UBC professor of biology, about a report that found half of Canada’s wildlife species are in decline. Otto said relative to countries worldwide Canada’s species […]

The two most important days of your life

Pique Magazine profiled Philip Swift, a UBC alumnus, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Swift founded the Centre for Social Innovation and Impact Investing at the UBC Sauder School of Business and earned […]

Better, cheaper bio-ink may be used to create artificial organs

Castanet highlighted new UBC research on a bio-ink that could be used to fabricate human tissues and organs more efficiently. Lead researcher Keekyoung Kim, an engineering assistant professor at UBC’s […]