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National shipbuilding strategy has accomplishments worth highlighting

The Ottawa Citizen published an op-ed about the release of a UBC report about Canada’s national shipbuilding strategy. The report suggested the strategy is likely to fail.

Scientific information is the key to democracy

The Conversation published an op-ed by Scott McKenzie, a PhD candidate at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, about the link between scientific information and democracy. “Only a policy of openness […]

Abortion pill access in B.C.

Wendy Norman, a professor and chair of family planning and public health research at UBC, spoke on CBC Radio’s Early Edition about changes that allow greater access to the abortion […]

This is how much money it takes for millionaires to be happy

CNBC reported on a UBC psychology study that suggests spending money to on time saving purchases can lead to increased happiness. Ashley Whillans, now at Harvard Business School, carried out […]

Study: Facial cues indicate sickness

Mark Schaller, a UBC psychology professor, commented on a study that suggests facial cues indicate sickness, for an article on The Scientist. Schaller, who was not involved in the research, said […]

Spotlight on the UBC Symphony’s Jonathan Girard

The Vancouver Sun featured Jonathan Girard and the UBC Symphony Orchestra. Girard believes the university orchestra must serve the needs of players in training, the school of music, and the […]

B.C. keeping its own counsel on minimum wage

The Tyee interviewed Mark Thompson, a labour expert and professor emeritus at the UBC Sauder School of Business, about minimum wage in B.C. Thompson said workers getting a raise will […]

What will it take for Trudeau to split from Harper?

The Globe and Mail quoted Paul Evans, an international relations specialist at UBC, in a story comparing Prime Minister Trudeau’s foreign policy to Stephen Harper’s policy while he was prime minister. […]

Comment: Connecting the dots in family-violence cases

The Times Colonist published an op-ed co-written by Susan Boyd, a professor emerita at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, about family violence. “Not connecting the dots […]

Design magazine lists best buildings of 2017

The Aquatic Centre at UBC was featured for its pool on a list of the 10 best buildings of 2017, CKOM Saskatoon reported. The Remai Modern in Saskatoon was the […]

Bitcoin: From the computer to Abbotsford stores

Ivan Beschastnikh, a UBC computer science professor, was interviewed by the Abbotsford News about virtual currency ATMs in the Fraser Valley. Beschastnikh explained why bitcoin has value.

Gastropolitics and Contested Tastes


B.C. increases homeowner-grant threshold to $1.65-million

The Globe and Mail interviewed Thomas Davidoff, a UBC business professor who specializes in real estate, about changes to B.C.’s homeowner-grant program. He said raising property taxes while cutting income […]

They’re 50

Jeremy Shipper, Sébastien Roy and Jeremie Dussault-Lefebvre, master’s students at the UBC school of architecture and landscape architecture, assisted in a Canadian Architect retrospective. The article featured the Undergraduate Library […]