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Food Fraud in Canada: Can we control it?

Wall Scholar Xiaonan Lu explains how seafood fraud impacts our health, economies, and trust in governance. He proposes concrete solutions to address this widespread problem.

Loneliness, falls and over-medicating afflict seniors in B.C. care homes

Jennifer Baumbusch, a UBC nursing professor and an expert in long-term residential care, was interviewed for an Ottawa Citizen article about problems in B.C. care homes. She suggested questions people […]

Raptors 905 name Jama Mahlalela as new head coach

Jama Mahlalela, a UBC alumnus, was named the head coach of the Toronto Raptors’ NBA G League affiliate, Raptors 905, the Canadian Press reported. Mahlalela played basketball for five years […]

Men think a nice meal tastes better when waitress is attractive

Daily Mail highlighted research by SFU and UBC that found the presence of physically attractive people can affect consumers’ expectations about their consumption experience. Researchers found that when a restaurant […]

Male peacocks can make females’ heads vibrate by shaking tail feathers

Daily Mail reported on UBC zoology research that examined the behaviour of peacocks. They found that the pulsating sound created when a male peacock shakes his feathers causes the crest […]

B.C. ongoing teaching shortages

Charles Ungerleider, a professor emeritus in UBC’s faculty of education, was interviewed on CBC Radio’s BC Today about teacher staffing levels in B.C. The segment starts at 25:20. He also […]

Think you’re getting the fish you ordered? Not always

The Vancouver Sun highlighted UBC research into misleading fish labelling in Vancouver. “We have a lower rate (of mislabelled fish) compared to some inland cities, but it’s still high, especially […]

Smart stents can better prevent heart attacks

Various media outlets reported on a “smart stent” created by UBC researchers that can potentially prevent heart attacks by monitoring subtle changes in the flow of blood through the artery. […]

U of G to give each female faculty member $2,050 raise

The Canadian Press mentioned UBC after the University of Guelph announced a raise for its female faculty members. In 2013 UBC gave female faculty a two per cent raise across […]

Watch out for heat exhaustion, heat stroke in Vancouver: Advocates

Star Vancouver interviewed Michael Brauer, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, about ways to manage high temperatures. He explained that fans can be problematic because “there’s […]

Trump’s tariff threats could derail auto industry

John Ries, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to Business in Vancouver for a story about Donald Trump’s tariffs that were reportedly a result of Canada’s […]

No, Vancouver doesn’t have an insanely low property tax

Tom Davidoff, a UBC professor and housing expert, was quoted in a Huffington Post story about Vancouver property taxes. Davidoff commented on the city’s assertion that its property tax rates […]