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The surprising reason people change their minds

BBC cited work by Kristin Laurin, a UBC psychology professor, in a story about how people change their minds. Laurin studied attitudes toward plastic water bottles bans before and after […]

Your guide to summer sun protection and sunburn care

CNN interviewed Alexandra Kuritzky, a clinical instructor in UBC’s department of dermatology and skin science, about sun protection. She explained that SPF is basically a calculation of the additional protection […]

20 habits your 80-year-old brain will thank you for doing

Reader’s Digest highlighted UBC cognitive function research. Aging brains often develop small lesions that lead to impaired cognitive function and mobility, and the study found women who strength-trained twice a […]

Cutting support services at UBC sex assault centre concerns community members

CBC reported that UBC’s student-led Alma Mater Society will no longer provide support for a sexual assault support centre. The story also appeared on Yahoo and a similar story appeared […]

The toilet of the future is made of mushrooms

Fast Company reported on a group of UBC students who designed a toilet made of mushrooms that can become fertilizer when it is full. The MYCOmmunity Toilet won the 2018 […]

Antibiotic resistant research proving deadly for bad bacteria

UBC researchers are working to boost the effectiveness of antibiotics, News 1130 reported. “This is a new approach where you’re using the peptides to make the antibiotics work a lot […]

Fair referendum campaign more about sowing doubt: Expert

Max Cameron, a professor with the UBC Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, spoke to News 1130 about the B.C. electoral reform referendum campaign. He explained how the ballot […]

Paper Industry Hall of Fame announces new inductees

Richard Kerekes, a UBC professor emeritus in the department of chemical and biological engineering, was inducted into the Paper Industry Hall of Fame, Fox News reported.

ACLU’s diminishing interest in free speech

The Hill published a column by conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro, who is scheduled to speak at UBC. The column mentions opposition to Shapiro’s talk.

Editorial: Series dissected B.C.’s system of seniors care

The Vancouver Sun interviewed Jennifer Baumbusch, a UBC professor in nursing and an expert in long-term residential care, for a story about seniors care in B.C. “I think with so […]

Industrial land shortage looms

The Vancouver Sun interviewed Tsur Somerville, a UBC commerce professor, for a story about the decision by the Agricultural Land Commission to deny Abbotsford’s farmland exclusion request. He discussed how […]

Men think food is better when served by attractive waitress

The Irish Post featured research from academics at SFU and UBC that found the presence of physically attractive waitresses can affect men’s expectations about their consumption experience at a restaurant.

U of T prof attracts condemnation and support in Vancouver

Star Vancouver reported on reactions to an upcoming talk at UBC’s Chan Centre by University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan Peterson.

Smart stents can better prevent heart attacks

Various media outlets reported on a “smart stent” created by UBC researchers that can monitor changes in blood flow through the artery, potentially preventing heart attacks. Stories appeared on Economic […]

Geoff Johnson: Fake degrees are a growing problem

Times Colonist mentioned an education-verification service from UBC. AuraData is available to prospective employers, academic institutions and others.

Before dinosaurs, protomammals ruled the earth

The Toronto Star published a News and Observer article about protomammals that quoted Kirstin Brink, a UBC postdoctoral fellow. Brink explained how almost all mid-Permian fossils come from South Africa, […]

Royal Roads University names next president: Philip Steenkamp

Philip Steenkamp was named the next president of Royal Roads University, the Times Colonist reported. He has served as vice-president, external relations at UBC since 2015.

Want to fly with airline Swoop? Not through Expedia

Global quoted John Korenic, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, in a story about the discount airline Swoop. “A couple of years ago, I looked at the […]

Grieving loved one’s suicide emotional challenge for men

Huffington Post highlighted a study on the difficulties men have dealing with the suicide of a loved one. “There is a growing body of research about male suicide, but we […]

Turning STEM into STEAM at Richmond summer camp

Richmond News reported on science, technology, engineering and math camps that involved UBC-educated experts. This year art will also be incorporated in some camps.