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How Nick Kouvalis turns candidates into winners

An op-ed by Eric Merkley, a UBC political science PhD candidate, was featured in a Maclean’s article on a Canadian political campaign manager. Merkley wrote that one Conservative politician is […]

Broken foot dampens debut of UBC’s dual-sport star Parker Simson

The Province featured three UBC athlete in an article about Thunderbirds freshmen. The article highlighted the progress of basketball players Parker Simson and Gabrielle Laguerta, and volleyball player Nick Mickelberry. The […]

‘Routine’ jobs are disappearing

The Wall Street Journal highlighted research by Henry Siu, a UBC economics professor, that shows jobs based on a narrow set of repeated tasks are declining. The study, a collaboration between researchers at UBC, the […]

How DNA testing for your ancestry works

The Washington Post featured a lecture by Wendy Roth, a UBC sociology professor, on the impacts of DNA testing. Roth explained how the tests influence the way people understand race and how the […]

19-year-old B.C. inventor makes 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Forbes named UBC student Ann Makosinski to the list of their Top 30 Under 30 for her work as an inventor. Makosinski, who was also named in Time’s 30 Under 30 list in […]

Archeologists dug up 3,800 year old potato harvest

The Daily Mail featured the discovery of an ancient potato crop led by UBC archaeology researchers. The remains prove that indigenous peoples tended gardens in the prehistoric era. Similar stories appeared on […]

Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2016

Huffington Post featured research by Aaron C. Weidman, a psychology PhD candidate at UBC’s emotion and self lab. In five separate studies Weidman and colleagues found that when people discuss “humility,” they may be […]

Excessive sweating linked to mental health

Youwen Zhou, director of the Vancouver Hyperhidrosis Clinic at UBC, spoke to the Huffington Post for an article about the link between excessive sweating and anxiety and depression. Authors of […]

Problem gambling triggers same part of brain as addiction

CBC featured UBC psychology research that shows gambling triggers the same part of the brain as addiction. Lead study author Eve Limbrick-Oldfield, a psychology postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre […]

France implements ‘right to disconnect’ from work emails

The Jakarta Post mentioned UBC psychology research in an article about a new French law that gives people the right to unplug from their emails after work. The UBC study found […]

B.C. reviews homeowner grants amid rising property assessments

Two UBC Sauder School of Business professors discussed the recently released B.C. property assessments which have risen significantly compared to last year. Tsur Somerville spoke to the Canadian Press, saying […]

Vancouver tops tree canopy coverage ranking among major cities

Metro News quoted Cecil Konijnendijk, a UBC forestry professor, after a new analysis of trees in major cities around the globe ranked Vancouver at the top of list for the most green canopy. Konijnendijk […]

UBC’s Ono ‘deeply regrets’ cancellation of Furlong speech

Various media outlets reported on an apology from UBC president Santa Ono regarding the cancellation of a speaking engagement with John Furlong. Ono said the decision was made without his knowledge and […]

UBC program aims to increase number of indigenous doctors

The Globe and Mail reported on UBC’s Aboriginal admissions program in the faculty of medicine, which aims to increase the number of First Nations doctors in B.C. The program set […]

What I wish I knew as an early-career professor

University Affairs interviewed Brian McIlroy, a UBC film studies professor, for an article about advice for early career professors. McIlroy said he has learned the best visibility for his work comes from writing […]

Why do men account for 80 per cent of B.C. overdose deaths?

Elizabeth Saewyc, a UBC nursing professor, spoke to Vice about the different ways men and women use drugs after statistics showed men accounted for the majority of overdose deaths in […]

Opinion: Princess Leia ultimately killed by the real Darth Vader

The Vancouver Sun published an op-ed by Stuart H. Kreisman, a UBC endocrinology clinical professor, about Carrie Fisher, who died after a lifetime of smoking. Kreisman wrote that Fisher’s death can […]

UBC brings activist and author Temple Grandin to Kelowna

Temple Grandin, a well-known author and animal rights activist will be speaking at UBC’s Okanagan campus, the Kelowna Capital News reported. Grandin will discuss her experiences working on construction projects […]

Parking crunch at Montreal-area AMT stations a bane for commuters

The Montreal Gazette interviewed Larry Frank, a professor at UBC’s school of community and regional planning, about urban space around train stations. He said high-density residential developments near train stations would […]