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Want to be happy? Try moving to Finland

The World Happiness Report 2018, released Wednesday, shows that Finland is the happiest country in the world, followed by Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and […]

Poor, minority moms face tough judgments over kids’ weight

US News & World Report highlighted UBC research that showed low-income mothers who receive food assistance face close scrutiny over their children’s weight, whether the kids were overweight or underweight. […]

Internet giants should support local news, culture, Melanie Joly says

The Toronto Star interviewed Taylor Owen, a digital media and global affairs researcher at UBC, for a story about the role of internet giants in local news. Owen said he feels […]

Dear students, are you stressed out? Indulge in dog therapy

Hindustan Times reported on UBC research that examined the impacts of therapy dog sessions with university students. “Our findings suggest that therapy dog sessions have a measurable, positive effect on […]

The power and patterns of pipeline protests

David Tindall, a UBC sociology professor, was interviewed on CBC Radio’s On the Coast about social movements in light of recent pipeline protests in B.C. “Certain provinces like B.C. and […]

One plant can help us understand climate change

Quartz reported on a study supervised by a UBC researcher that involved sequencing and assembling the sunflower’s genome. “We are on the cusp of understanding sunflower adaptability,” said Loren Rieseberg, […]

Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote?

Richard Johnston, a UBC political science professor, was interviewed on CBC Radio’s B.C. Almanac about the voting age. He discussed the possibility of lowering the voting age in B.C. to […]

Big jump in voter turnout for young people in 2017 election

CBC interviewed Paul Kershaw, a UBC professor in the school of population and public health, about an increase in young voter turnout. Kershaw said this information would be helpful when […]

Blame Canada’s history for low rates of cancer screening among Indigenous women: Doctor

CBC interviewed Sheona Mitchell-Foster, an obstetrician-gynecologist and professor in UBC’s Northern Medical Program, about low rates of cancer screening among Indigenous women. Forced sterilizations and segregated hospitals created mistrust of […]

Downtown Eastside hotels see average rent increase by $139

The Vancouver Courier reported on research by William Honer, the head of UBC’s department of psychiatry. Honer and colleagues found that nearly three-quarters of tenants they surveyed who were living […]

Alix Ohlin: Ideal candidate to take over UBC’s creative writing program

The Globe and Mail profiled Alix Ohlin, the new chair of the creative writing program at UBC. Ohlin completed her undergrad degree at Harvard University, graduating magna cum laude, and her […]

How Kinder Morgan could make Trudeau a one-term PM

The Tyee quoted Phillipe Le Billon, a UBC geography professor, in a story about Prime Minister Trudeau’s oil politics. Le Billon discussed how Canada should follow an oil production model […]

Why Canada’s diminishing role in the heavens is a problem

The Globe and Mail quoted Jeremy Heyl, a UBC astrophysicist, for a story about the dwindling funding for space science in Canada. “It’s very difficult for anyone doing space research in Canada […]

Heat aims high at U Sports nationals

Kelowna Capital News reported on the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s volleyball team which is taking part in the USports national finals. UBCO is one of eight teams competing at the […]

March against racism in Vancouver this month

Daily Hive reported that Sunera Thobani, a professor at UBC’s institute for gender, race, sexuality and social justice, will be a speaker at an upcoming anti-racism march. The march is […]

UBC Mental Health Symposium 2018


Why is it so hard to get a good cup of office coffee?

The Globe and Mail interviewed Danielle van Jaarsveld, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, about coffee in the workplace. “It’s a perk in the workplace,” she said. “In the […]

Canadian CEOs are taking an ever larger share of pie

Thomas Lemieux, a UBC economist, was interviewed for a Huffington Post article about the pay gap between Canadian CEOs and average workers. “The fact that CEOs are paid more or even […]