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UBC Reports | October 27

UBC Reports | October 27

New wildfire early warning system could prevent spring blazes

New wildfire early warning system could prevent spring blazes

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new early warning system to predict when and where human-caused wildfires are most likely to occur in the spring.

Xi’s China a source of worry and wonder for Canadians

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed by two UBC researchers about Chinese-Canadian relations. Paul Evans, a professor in UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Xiaojun Li, a […]

Why teenage jobs are good for your kids

The Conversation published an op-ed by Marc-David L. Seidel, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor; Dennis Ma, a UBC PhD candidate in organizational behaviour; and Marjan Houshmand at the University of […]

Lonely? Short of friends? Try looking at it differently

The Guardian mentioned UBC research that suggests people believe their friends have more exciting social lives than they do. The study highlighted the effect of observability bias, which happens when […]

UBC student found not criminally responsible for dorm attack

Various media outlets reported that the UBC student who attacked another student has been found not criminally responsible. Stories appeared on CBC, CTV (also here), Global, News 1130, Vancouver Sun (also […]

43 per cent of Metro Van renters living in homes they can’t afford

Global interviewed Nathanael Lauster, a UBC sociology professor, about census results that show 43 per cent of renters in Metro Vancouver are living in homes they can’t afford. Lauster, the […]

Whitecaps’ fans pumped up for historic playoff battle with Seattle

Luis Aguiar, a sociology professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, was quoted in a Vancouver Sun article about the upcoming playoff battle between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders. Aguiar said […]

Canadians more supportive of deeper trade ties with China

Xinhua highlighted UBC research that found Canadians are becoming more supportive of deeper economic ties with China. UBC professors Paul Evans and Xiaojun Li found that 69 per cent of […]

Too high to break the law?

Castanet reported on UBC research that suggests psychedelic drugs may reduce criminal behaviour. “These findings add to a growing body of research suggesting that use of classic psychedelics may have […]

One look at privately run seniors care

Margaret McGregor, a professor in UBC’s department of family practice, was quoted in The Tyee about seniors residential care in Canada. McGregor estimates Canada will need to fund at least […]

Ministry downplaying damage done by health firings: Researchers

The Tyee mentioned the Therapeutics Initiative group at UBC in a story about drug research in B.C. The UBC research group provides independent evidence-based advice on pharmaceuticals.

Senate Democrats plan to cut child poverty nearly in half

Vox mentioned work by Kevin Milligan, a UBC economist, in an article about child poverty in the U.S. Milligan and Mark Stabile of the University of Toronto found that Canada’s […]

A birthday visit from the doctor

The Tyee published an excerpt from a book by Martina Scholtens, a clinical instructor with UBC’s faculty of medicine. Scholtens worked in B.C.’s only refugee clinic for 10 years, and […]

Scientists think they’ve spotted some ‘missing’ matter

CBC reported that astrophysicists from UBC and the University of Edinburgh independently reported that they found missing baryonic matter in the universe. Hideki Tanimura, then a UBC PhD physics candidate, and […]

UBC must beat Regina to earn right to host Rams in playoffs

The Vancouver Sun reported on the UBC Thunderbirds football team. The TBirds will play their Canada West football regular season finale at Thunderbird Stadium on Saturday. The story also appeared […]

Celebrating Diversity with International Student Development


Canada stays civil amidst the polarization of American media

The Globe and Mail interviewed Kirk Lapointe, a UBC journalism instructor, in a story about the polarization of American media. He said the large U.S. population means that fringe publications can profitably […]

Percentage of immigrants settling in B.C. still falling: Census

Henry Yu, a UBC history professor, was quoted in a Globe and Mail article about census results that show the number of immigrants settling in B.C. is decreasing. Yu said […]