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UBC foreign students controversy

Global reported on a report by Peter Wylie, an economics professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, that suggests international students with lower grades than domestic applicants may be granted admission to […]

After month-long campaign, B.C. voters head to the polls

CTV interviewed Paul Kershaw, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, about the key issues for younger voters. He said one crucial point is the increasing gap […]

Final UBC election stock market betting projects Liberal victory

The Georgia Straight reported that traders at a UBC election stock market have put their money on a Liberal win in the B.C. election. Transactions at the prediction markets run […]

Hydra Energy hopes to make hydrogen the clean fuel of tomorrow

BC Business mentioned work by Steven Rogak, a UBC mechanical engineering professor, on hydrogen fuel. Rogak is working with hydrogen energy company Hydra to test the engine performance and emissions […]

Voters in B.C. head to polls in dead-heat race

Reuters Canada quoted Gerald Baier, a UBC political science professor, in a story about the provincial election. He weighed in on the impact of the softwood lumber dispute.

BC Liberals cut to minority with Greens holding balance of power

A number of UBC political science experts weighed in on the results of the B.C. election. Richard Johnston, the Canada Research Chair in public opinion, elections and representation, spoke to the […]

A primer on the Canada-U.S. softwood lumber dispute

Harry Nelson, a professor in UBC’s department of forest-resources management, spoke to the Globe and Mail about the Canada-U.S. softwood lumber dispute. He said Canada’s timber industry tends to operate on […]

The big math of Bernier’s vision for small government

CBC cited analysis by Kevin Milligan, a UBC economist, in a story about a candidate for the federal Conservative party. Milligan assisted the federal Finance Department with a review of […]

Study links fetal reduction in multifetal pregnancies, better birth outcomes

CTV reported on a UBC study that found reducing twin and triplet pregnancies conceived through fertility treatments meant fewer health complications for the baby. K.S. Joseph, a professor in UBC’s […]

Global Voices: Prison bars shouldn’t be barrier to maternal bond

Ruth Elwood Martin, director of the Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education at UBC and a former prison physician, was quoted in a Montreal Gazette story about prison childcare. She […]

Forest sector losing jobs — but needs more skilled workers

John Innes, UBC’s dean of forestry, spoke to CBC about the loss of jobs in the forest sector. He said the losses signal a transition to more efficient technology that […]

Mental health of LGBTQ youth

In an interview on Global BC 1, UBC nursing professor and youth health expert Elizabeth Saewyc talked about how research is showing that the higher rates of mental health challenges […]

Self-compassion vital key to dealing with exam stress

Psychology Today highlighted a UBC study that found self-compassion is the key to succeeding in freshman year at university. Researchers found that enhancing factors like autonomy and competence enriches well-being.

Foreign students squeezing out domestic applicants: Prof’s paper

The Vancouver Sun reported on a research paper co-written by Peter Wylie, an economics professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The story also appeared in The Province.

Canada 150: Caleb Chan contributed to Chan Centre at UBC

The Vancouver Sun named Caleb Chan to its list of 150 notable British Columbians. Caleb and his brother Tom, donated $10 million to build the $25-million Chan Centre for the Performing […]

Flood threat continues for B.C.’s Thompson and Okanagan

Brett Gilley, an instructor at UBC’s department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences, spoke to Metro News about the flood threat in B.C. He said heavy rain falling on snow […]

Brain injury causes impulse control issues in rats: UBC study

Metro News reported on a UBC study that found that mild brain injury can cause impulse control issues in rats. Cole Vonder Haar, lead author of the study and a […]

What’s with Vancouver’s weird obsession with Craigslist?

Darrel Dahl, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business and expert in consumer behaviour, spoke to Vancouver Magazine about the popularity of Craigslist in Vancouver. Dahl said it if everyone […]

Thermal coal exports could be B.C.’s Trump card

Business in Vancouver interviewed Elizabeth Edinger, a professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, about thermal coal exports. She said B.C. has “legislative jurisdiction to impose direct taxation within the […]

Why Canada needs universal pharmacare, how to make it happen

Steve Morgan, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, wrote an op-ed for Ottawa Life about the need for universal pharmacare after Ontario announced the province will […]