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Insurance turns to coral reefs and mangroves as ocean risks surge

Reuters interviewed Rashid Sumaila, director of the Fisheries Economic Unit at UBC, for a story about the possibility that coral reefs, mangroves and fish could have their own insurance policies. Sumaila noted it […]

Declawing cats

CBC Radio interviewed Victoria Shroff, an adjunct UBC law professor who specializes in animal law litigation, about declawing cats. Segments appeared in a number of shows including CBC Vancouver, Victoria, […]

What parenting books don’t tell you

NPR cited a UBC psychology study in a story about parenting advice. The 2010 research explored a major limitation with many psychological studies.

Science Rendezvous event held at UBC in Vancouver

Xinhua reported on the Science Rendezvous event at UBC. The event aimed to engage young people in science. Similar stories appeared on CBC (also on Yahoo), Breakfast Television and News […]

Blaming Vancouver’s affordability crisis on foreigners ‘a red herring’: UBC prof

CBC interviewed Henry Yu, a UBC historian who studies race and immigration, for an article on Vancouver housing. He discussed how race and immigration are included in the discussion on […]

Record employment figures suggest key to happiness is holding down a 9-to-5

Daily Mail reported on happiness research involving John Helliwell, a UBC professor emeritus of economics. Helliwell said inflation was one useful predictor of happiness but unemployment had twice as powerful […]

Why some convicts serve only intermittent sentences

Isabel Grant, a UBC law professor, spoke to CBC for a story about intermittent jail sentences. She explained when such sentences are usually applied.

UBC psychology prof receives prestigious prize

News 1130 reported that Janet Werker, a UBC psychology researcher and Canada Research Chair, is one of five winners of the prestigious Killam Prize. She is being recognized for her […]

Employees from Costco, Walmart share worst horror stories

A UBC study on how consumers interact with retail workers was featured in an article on Business Insider U.K. The study found that people tend to treat retail workers poorly […]

Alarm bells should be going off in Canada’s STEM industry

Quartz mentioned UBC in an article about a study that detailed the number of graduates from three of the country’s top universities who are working outside of Canada. A survey […]

B.C. blueberry crops at the centre of cross-border bee fight

The Calgary Herald reported on UBC’s involvement in a study on bees pollinating blueberry crops. The B.C. Honey Producers’ Association partnered with UBC, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the National Bee […]

Victoria Day 2018: 65 things to do around Metro Vancouver

The Province highlighted several upcoming events on UBC campus. The article mentioned the Museum of Anthropology’s exhibit, Arts of Resistance: Politics and The Past In Latin America, and Rufus Wainwright’s […]

InSight lander will use seismology to see on Mars

CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks reported on a project involving Catherine Johnson, a UBC professor, and co-investigator of the international team measuring seismic activity on Mars. It is the first […]

Expensive dental problems holding back people in addiction recovery

Star Vancouver interviewed Amber-Anne Christie, a research assistant for UBC’s department of family practice, about her work with the UBC-based non-profit Women in 2 Healing, which works with incarcerated women. […]

Jailed Indian academic G.N. Saibaba wins support from human rights activists in Canada

Anne Murphy, a UBC Asian studies professor, weighed in on the incarceration of Delhi University professor G.N. Saibaba for the Georgia Straight. Murphy is one academic helping to raise awareness […]

U.S. Department of Energy to launch new dark matter experiment

Global reported that UBC scientists will take part in a new experiment to search for particles of dark matter. Canadian contributing scientists include academics from UBC, Queen’s University, Université de […]

Owners of multimillion dollar Vancouver home owners say they can’t stomach tax bump

The Canadian Press interviewed Tom Davidoff, a professor of strategy and business economics at the UBC Sauder School of Business, about a tax bump on homes assessed at over $3 million. […]

Study: Moms with flexible work arrangements make more money

Richmond News published an article featuring a study by Sylvia Fuller, a UBC sociology professor. Fuller discussed the need for employers to evaluate their hiring practices to make sure they […]

CBC housing forum tackles difficult questions

Richmond News quoted Tsur Somerville, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, who took part in a forum on housing. He discussed the market responses to an inflow […]