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Parents are ignoring screen time recommendations for kids

A UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health survey of Vancouver parents shows that many are ignoring the latest recommendations on screen time for young children, reports Global (22:04 mark). The study found that parents […]

Olympians rely on their tunes, and science backs them up

Research by Matthew Stork, a UBC PhD candidate who studies the relationship between music and performance, was featured in a Washington Post story on Olympians’ personal soundtracks. “There is an […]

These are the most-loved film locations

UBC is ranked ninth on GoCompare’s list of the 20 most frequently used movie locations. The 19 other locations are in the U.S. and United Kingdom. The list, prepared using […]

Social media accusers take aim at music industry

Janine Benedet, a professor of law at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, was quoted in a Vancouver Sun article about sexual assault allegations involving the band Hedley. She […]

Money really DOES buy happiness

The Daily Mail featured a new U.S. study showing that an annual income of $60,000 to $75,000 is the ideal amount for emotional satisfaction. The article cited previous UBC research […]

Canada’s psychologists urge marijuana vigilance

A Vancouver Sun column on the legalization of marijuana cited UBC research led by psychology professor Zach Walsh. The UBC study says preliminary research suggests “cannabis may be effective for […]

B.C. government says budget measures will address affordable housing

UBC professor Paul Kershaw was quoted in a Canadian Press article on B.C.’s budget, which is expected to include measures to address affordability. Kershaw, of UBC’s school of population and […]

When the food bank will always be your only option

The Vancouver Courier highlighted a UBC study that showed a certain segment of food bank clients will always rely on the food bank. “They didn’t see their circumstances improving over […]

Loblaw price-fixing offensive seen as winning strategy

David Silver, a UBC business ethics professor, was quoted in a Globe and Mail story on the fallout from Loblaw’s role in alleged bread price-fixing. Silver said Loblaw seems to […]

Study finds working men eager to keep bodies working

Kelowna Daily Courier reported on UBC Okanagan research on health promotion for men who worked in male-dominated industries like trucking. The research showed that men are more likely to participate […]

Mining led to mass production, says UBCO prof

Kelowna Capital News reported on a Feb. 19 event that will feature Eagle Glassheim, a professor of history at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Glassheim will talk about the role of mining […]

UBC Okanagan students give up reading week to give back

Students from the student experience office and community services learning program at UBC’s Okanagan campus have volunteered their time during reading break to help local charities through the Pushor Mitchell […]

The threat to democracy? It’s on our screens

A Globe and Mail article discussed the role of social media platforms in spreading disinformation and endangering democracy. The article quoted UBC digital media and global affairs professor Taylor Owen […]

Hosting the Olympics has become the contest no one wants to win

UBC professor and sustainability expert Robert VanWynsberghe was quoted in a Global story about the growing challenge of finding a city willing to host the Olympics. “In combination with the […]