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Psychoactive plant may reduce need for opioids

Global reported on research from UBC’s Okanagan campus that suggests a psychoactive plant may be an alternative to opioids for pain medication. Researchers at UBCO and the University of Rochester […]

UBC researchers create device to detect what’s in your food

CTV highlighted UBC researchers who developed a quick and easy test to detect foreign products in meat. “Food fraud is a pretty large global issue,” said researcher Yaxi Hu.

It’s up to us to ensure British Columbia thrives in interesting times

Santa Ono, the president of UBC, wrote an op-ed for Business in Vancouver. “Our young people are willing and eager to solve the problems of this world – problems for […]

Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin showing no signs of slowing down

The Washington Post cited a UBC Sauder School of Business study in an article about NHL superstar Alex Ovechkin. The research examined when NHL forwards hit their scoring peak.

Can sadness be good for reading?

U.S. News and World Report highlighted a study about how sadness influences learning. “We found that deep learning was better with sadness,” said Caitlin Mills, a UBC psychology postdoctoral student […]

Learning to live with wildfire smoke in the west

City Lab cited an interview with Michael Brauer, a UBC professor of public health, in an article about living with wildfire smoke. He said researchers believe pollution negatively affects immune […]

Why you might feel guilty while everybody else celebrates

Jessica Tracy, a UBC professor of psychology, was quoted in a Reader’s Digest Best Health article about guilt. “Guilt can be an adaptive emotion and is associated with reparative behaviours […]

Blockchain technology

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation interviewed Victoria Lemieux, a professor in UBC’s school of library, archival and information studies, about blockchain technology. Lemieux sees the technology as a record keeping system […]

Journalism in the age of fake news

CBC Radio’s Ideas reported on a journalism panel moderated by Peter Klein, a UBC journalism instructor. The panel is centred on reporting in the age of fake news.

Facebook is manipulating our lives, threatening democracy

CBC Radio’s Ideas interviewed Taylor Owen, a UBC professor of digital media and global affairs, about the controlling nature of the internet. He argues how Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon are […]

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Outlook 2018: Calculating the cost of Site C dam

Business in Vancouver interviewed George Hoberg, a UBC political science professor specializing in environmental and natural resource policy for a story about the Site C dam. He said politically, the decision […]

Help wanted: Worker shortage hits Vancouver retailers

The Globe and Mail quoted Darren Dahl, a marketing professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, in a story about the retail worker shortage in Vancouver. Dahl mentioned the […]

How fraudsters can make millions off Canadian investors

The Globe and Mail interviewed Cristie Ford, a UBC law professor, for an article about financial crime. Ford is an expert on securities regulation.

Penny ends, rounding begins, profits made

Radio Canada reported on UBC research into penny rounding practices at grocery stores. Christina Cheng, a UBC economics and math student, found that a store raising a price by one […]