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Months before Canada can restore critical pollution monitoring site

The National Observer reported on a pollution monitoring site hosted by UBC’s Okanagan campus. UBC Okanagan spokesman Nathan Skolski said the university had been trying to accommodate the scientists who […]

Creating a whale sanctuary is not as easy as it sounds

A Vancouver Sun op-ed by UBC’s Casey Chiu and Kai Chan discussed creating a whale sanctuary for retired cetaceans. They wrote: “[A sanctuary] is a complicated project that needs careful […]

Universities join forces on research

The Kelowna Daily Courier highlighted a partnership between three B.C. universities. UBC’s Okanagan campus, the University of Northern B.C. and Thompson Rivers University will create an office to co-ordinate their […]

Philosophy is cool: Top 40 profile of Christopher Martin

The Kelowna Daily Courier profiled Christopher Martin, a professor and researcher in the faculty of education at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Martin uses technical and applied philosophy to debate deep questions […]

Richmond retailers ready for Christmas

Richmond News interviewed David Hardisty, a UBC professor of marketing and behavioural science, in a story about buying gifts for the holidays. He said some research shows the more time […]

Health Canada backs new B.C. plan to provide clean drugs

The Georgia Straight interviewed Mark Tyndall, a UBC professor of medicine and executive director of the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, about a new drug program in B.C. Tyndall said the program’s main […]

Male-to-female sponsorship post-Weinstein

Experts say it could become harder for women to find male sponsorship in the workplace in the aftermath of sexual-assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein and other public figures, according to […]

Give the gift of mindfulness this Christmas

The Vancouver Sun reported on a mindfulness study from the UBC Sauder School of Business. The study found that five minutes of mindfulness practice a day can make negative people […]

Will highs and lows of Bitcoin continue into 2018?

Marc-David Seidel was interviewed about Bitcoin on CKNW’s Simi Sara Show. He discussed the future trends of the cryptocurrency.

Amtrak train derailment

CBC Radio’s B.C. Almanac featured an interview with Garland Chow, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor and transportation economist. Chow weighed in on the impacts of the Amtrak train […]

B.C. Assessment warns 67,000 homeowners of big increases

CBC interviewed Tom Davidoff, a UBC economist, after B.C. Assessment warned homeowners of upcoming property tax increases. He said interest in the condo market has risen substantially over the last year as many […]

Polystyrene concrete blocks offer lightweight alternative to traditional concrete

Construction Dive highlighted work by UBC researchers to reinforced concrete with polymer-based fibers. The material is similar to the molecular make-up of steel.

3 stress-busting tips to get you through the holidays

Richard Carpiano, a UBC sociology professor, was interviewed for a Chatelaine article about ways to manage stress during the holidays. He said research shows that social support is critical for […]

Competitors, critics agree Barry Sherman will be tough to replace

The Canadian Press interviewed Steven Morgan, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, in a story about the late Barry Sherman, the chairman and founder of Canada’s […]

Price-fixing cases ‘common’ as rewards outweigh risks: Experts

The Canadian Press interviewed Jim Brander, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, about price-fixing. He said historically, fines for price-fixing were small compared to the gains companies could […]

Sexual harassment in the workplace

Jennifer Berdahl, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, was interviewed on CBC Radio’s The Current about sexual harassment in the workplace. She discussed what constitutes sexual harassment.

Why you should keep running during stressful times

Runner’s World interviewed Eli Puterman, a UBC professor of kinesiology, about the ways running can help manage stress. He explained his research, which measured the stress of people who regularly […]

Experts reveal what makes for a happier holiday

Elizabeth Dunn, a UBC psychology professor, was interviewed for a Slate article about happiness. Dunn and Ashley Whillans, a professor at the Harvard Business School, shared five strategies that social […]

10 positive things that happen to your body after a workout

Reader’s Digest quoted Kathleen Martin Ginis, a professor in the school of health and exercise sciences at UBC’s Okanagan campus, for a story about the benefits of exercise. She discussed […]

Japan might push through TPP without Canada

Business in Vancouver interviewed Yves Tiberghien, director emeritus at UBC’s Institute of Asian Research, for a story about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Tiberghien, who spoke with ministry officials and academics during a visit […]