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WorkSafeBC said ‘no changes’ to COR program in 2018

Journal of Commerce cited a UBC study in an article about WorkSafeBC’s Certificate of Recognition (COR) program. Researchers found that between 2005 and 2012, COR-certified companies averaged a 12 per cent lower […]

Meditation can help you have better sex, study suggests

Evening Standard U.K. reported on a study co-authored by Lori A. Brotto, a UBC psychologist and professor. The study found that “women with meditation experience have higher scores related to […]

Chemical from marijuana could help prevent drug, alcohol relapse

United Press International cited a UBC study about cannabis as a pain treatment. Researchers at UBC and the University of Victoria found patients prefer cannabis over opioid medication to treat […]

Man shares sign of deadly infection triggered by trip to dentist

Metro U.K. reported on a study published by two UBC doctors about a man who found a lump in his hand and was diagnosed with a deadly heart infection. Bashaar […]

People celebrate Hindu festival of Holi in Vancouver

Xinhua reported on the recent UBC Holi Festival 2018. The Hindu festival of Holi is a celebration of the arrival of spring and the end of winter. A similar story […]

Princess Diana, Prince Charles commemorative stamps released; what about Meghan, Prince Harry?

Ross King, the head of UBC’s Asian studies department, was interviewed for a story in the International Business Times about commemorative stamps of Princess Diana released by North Korea. He […]

Finland is happiest country based on World Happiness Report

CBC reported on the 2018 World Happiness Report rankings, which was co-edited by John Helliwell, a UBC professor emeritus of economics. “Although immigrants come from countries with very different levels […]

Job creation and lingering activism: Experts on LNG tax breaks

CBC interviewed Kathryn Harrison, a UBC political scientist, after Premier John Horgan announced that tax breaks will be available for a potential $40 billion LNG terminal in Kitimat. “All governments […]

Why new moms often don’t get enough exercise after birth

Sarah Liva, a recent PhD nursing graduate at UBC, spoke to Global about her research into why new mothers often don’t get enough exercise. Liva found that women’s perspectives about […]

Canucks to stage fan blitz as team limps into final home stand

James Brander, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to Global about the Vancouver Canucks’ push to entice fans to games. Brander said the introduction of new […]

Sea-sponge derivatives inhibit, attack growth of HIV in infected cells

The Vancouver Sun reported on a study from Simon Fraser University that involved work by Raymond Andersen, a UBC chemist. Six compounds from sea-sponges identified as HIV inhibitors by SFU […]

Canada caught in the crossfire of Trump’s trade war with China

Paul Evans, a UBC professor at the Institute of Asian Research and Liu Institute for Global Issues, spoke to the Globe and Mail for an article about Donald Trump’s declaration […]

Disabled urged to exercise

Castanet reported on research by Kathleen Martin Ginis, a professor with UBC’s faculty of medicine and UBC Okanagan’s faculty of health and social development. Martin Ginis and colleagues outline the effects of […]

Why treating runner’s knee can be a simple fix

François Esculier, a physiotherapist UBC postdoctoral fellow, was quoted in a Globe and Mail article about runner’s knee. Esculier discussed research on exercise and gait-retraining programs.

North Van actor reflects on final school production of classic play

The North Shore News highlighted UBC Theatre’s production of The Crucible. The production can be seen at the Frederic Wood Theatre. The show is a modern production of Arthur Miller’s […]

Experts call for transparency around how political parties mine data

The Canadian Press quoted Alfred Hermida, a UBC digital media scholar, for a story about political parties mining data. He said political campaigns have been getting more targeted for years […]

Creator of ‘grand unified theory of mathematics’ wins math prize

Robert P. Langlands, a UBC mathematics alumnus, won the prestigious Abel Prize in mathematics, Space reported. He was awarded “for his visionary program connecting representation theory to number theory.”

Nearly 100 pipeline protesters were arrested this week

Hadi Dowlatabadi, a professor at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability who studies global markets and resources, spoke to Vice about the Kinder Morgan pipelines projects. Dowlatabadi said the […]

Voices of Muslim Women: VMW Awards Gala

Indo-Canadian Voice highlighted the upcoming Voices of Muslim Women Awards Gala co-hosted by Ayesha S. Chaudhry, Canada Research Chair in Religion, Law and Social Justice at UBC. The event will […]

UBC Fashion Week 2018