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UBC acquires rare U.K. edition of first Harry Potter novel

The Vancouver Sun reported that UBC acquired the first edition of a rare Harry Potter book. Chelsea Shriver, UBC Rare Books and Special Collections librarian, compared the Harry Potter series with […]

Could fasting be a cure for Huntington’s?

UBC researchers established that mouse cells can be manipulated into “eating” excess proteins that cause symptoms of Huntington’s disease, the Daily Mail reported. Dale Martin, a study co-author, said “more […]

Home prices in the region far outstrip income

Paul Kershaw, a UBC professor and the founder of Generation Squeeze, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about home prices. He discussed the scarcity of affordable family-sized homes. The story also […]

Canadian women feel excluded from own childbirth decisions

Huffington Post reported on a study from UBC’s Birthplace Lab and the B.C. Women’s Hospital and Health Centre. Researchers, led by Saraswathi Vedam with UBC’s midwifery program, found few women […]

Better speed enforcement could help save ICBC: UBC prof

Werner Antweiler, a UBC economics professor, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about how speed enforcement could save ICBC. He said better enforcement of speed limits could help ICBC by reducing […]

Federal budget awash in red ink, critics charge

Kevin Milligan, a UBC economics professor, was interviewed by Business in Vancouver, about the federal budget. “The overall budget framework, I think, is a very sustainable one,” he said. “The […]

China’s two-child policy needs to come with child-care help

Yue Qian, a UBC sociology professor, wrote an op-ed for The Conversation about China’s two-child policy. “Chinese couples’ reproductive choices are profoundly affected by fertility policies, particularly the well-known one-child […]

Show me the money, Dix says on Ottawa’s pharmacare promise

The Tyee quoted Michael Law, Canada Research Chair in Access to Medicines at UBC, for a story about the federal pharmacare promise. His research showed about 23 per cent of people who […]

Diversity and inclusion give these firms a competitive advantage

The Globe and Mail reported that UBC was named to a list of Canada’s best diversity employees. UBC offers workshops for employees to learn how to use inclusive language and how […]

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