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Marijuana revenue should go towards B.C. social services

Global interviewed Penny Gurstein, a UBC professor in community and regional planning, about revenue from legalized marijuana. She said a portion of the revenue should go toward housing and services to address […]

Smartphone pedometers offer opportunities to monitor health

CKNW featured an interview with Mark Duncan, a UBC kinesiology PhD candidate, about his study that tested the accuracy of pedometers on iPhones. Duncan’s research was also featured on Roundhouse […]

B.C. doctor shortage to worsen as physicians near retirement

CTV Vancouver Island reported on a UBC study that suggests B.C.’s serious shortage of doctors is only going to get worse. The study found that the average age of retirement for doctors […]

Weighing proportional representation pros and cons

Business in Vancouver quoted Max Cameron, a UBC political scientist, for an article about the pros and cons of proportional representation government. Cameron said he thinks proportional representation is a more […]

Will NAFTA negotiations lead to heaven, vampire or zombie land?

Roundhouse Radio featured an interview with Paul Evans, the interim research director of UBC’s Institute of Asian Research. Evans analyzed Prime Minister Trudeau’s trip to China and Canada’s trade policies.

Precious gems bear messages from Earth’s molten heart

The New York Times quoted Philippe Belley, a UBC geologist, in an article about the scientific value of gemstones. The article also mentioned UBC researchers who analyzed newly discovered sapphire […]

The paradoxes of cognitive dissonance

The San Francisco Chronicle featured a UBC study on happiness for an article about cognitive dissonance. The psychology study found that parents report greater levels of happiness and meaning from […]

Cut down your own Christmas tree at UBC farm

The Vancouver Courier highlighted a Christmas tree sale at UBC. UBC’s Forestry Undergraduate Society is opening its Christmas Tree Farm to the public next weekend.

Canadian economy is booming, but not for immigrants

Vice interviewed David Green, director of the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC, about the gap between the average wage of a Canadian-born worker and the average wage of an […]

Bike ride to UBCO to be safer

The Kelowna Daily Courier reported on a new bike route to UBC’s Okanagan campus. The path will run along the abandoned CN rail corridor from Commerce Avenue to UBCO.

Column: Let’s really talk muni budget

The Squamish Chief cited an interview with Kin Lo, a UBC accounting professor, about the 2016 consolidated financial statements for Squamish. Lo estimated that the district is in good shape […]

K-pop sparks interest in Korean studies, but it’s not the end

Ross King, a professor and head of UBC’s department of Asian studies, was interviewed for a Korea Herald story about K-pop music. “K-pop is definitely a big motivation for students […]

Drug trial could lead to first Huntington’s disease treatment

CTV quoted Blair Leavitt, a UBC neurologist, about an experimental drug that has showed promise in lowering levels of brain toxins caused by Huntington’s disease. “We wish we could get these […]

Shigeru Ban interiors previewed for Vancouver’s Terrace House

Canadian Architect reported on a timber tower designed for Vancouver that will surpass the height of UBC’s Brock Commons student residence. Brock Commons currently holds the height record for a hybrid […]