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New parents need flexible workplaces. Did the budget deliver?

Marina Adshade, a lecturer at UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics, discussed the new parental-leave policies announced in the federal budget in the Globe and Mail. She said the policy is […]

B.C. hopes for action on national pharmacare plan

CBC quoted Steve Morgan, a UBC professor of health policy, in a story about the national pharmacare plan. He said he’s pleased the government is starting a discussion on whether […]

Snow school instructors lead push to unionize at Whistler

Mark Thompson, a professor emeritus at the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to CBC about the push for snow school instructors at Whistler to unionize. He said Whistler doesn’t […]

Using phone at dinner is rude and makes you unhappy

Time Magazine highlighted UBC psychology research that examined the effects of smartphones on face-to-face social interactions. Ryan Dwyer, a PhD candidate, and professor Elizabeth Dunn found that people enjoyed a […]

Electric-assist trike pilot program rolls out at UBC

Vancouver’s VeloMetro unveiled the world’s first public electric-assisted velomobile-sharing service at UBC, CBC reported (also on Yahoo). Veemo is a three-wheeled vehicle that is a cross between a bike and […]

Why one loyal dog returns every day to the same train

Stanley Coren, a UBC psychology professor emeritus and dog psychology expert, spoke to National Geographic for an article about a loyal dog that returns to a train every day. Coren […]

Warren Buffett: Doubling net worth won’t make you happier

CNBC featured UBC research in a story about the link between money and happiness. Elizabeth Dunn, a UBC psychology professor, discussed her research that found “in terms of our happiness, […]

High-spending Canadian budget aims for equality and growth

Xinhua and Metro News interviewed Marina Adshade, a UBC economist, about the federal budget. Adshade discussed the pros and cons of the new measures related to paternal leave and said […]

Research Universities’ Council of B.C. laud Budget 2018

Indo-Canadian Voice reported on the recent research and science investments included in the federal budget, the largest in Canadian history. “This unprecedented funding is an important investment in the BC […]

Modern Slavery 101: What It Is, Where It Is, and How to End It with Dr. Karen Snyder


Canada to study national pharmacare, here’s how others do it

Global quoted Michael Law, the Canada Research Chair in Access to Medicines at UBC, in an article about national pharmacare. “If you look at the countries that provide universal hospital […]

How women and millennials will redefine ethical investing

Christie Stephenson, executive director of the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at the UBC Sauder School of Business, wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail about ethical […]