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Academic Rankings Of World Universities

CBS mentioned UBC in a story about the top universities in the world featured in the ShanghaiRanking Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018. UBC was ranked number 43 on the […]

Cellphone use puts pedestrians off-balance

Health Day reported on a UBC study that found cellphone use dramatically changes a pedestrian’s balance, coordination and movement. Mohamed Zaki, a research associate in UBC’s department of civil engineering, […]

Andrew Weaver wants B.C. to follow New Zealand ban on foreign homebuyers

Two UBC professors were quoted in various media outlets about foreign homebuyer bans. CBC interviewed Tsur Somerville, an economics professor, who said taxing foreign buyers is a more common approach to manage housing […]

Surgical masks offer little protection against wildfire smoke: Prof

Global interviewed Michael Brauer, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, for a story about the lack of smoke protection offered by surgical masks. “So you wear […]

Gamers flock to Vancouver for eSports tournament

The Vancouver Sun mentioned the UBC eSports Association in an article about a huge eSports tournament coming to Vancouver called The International Dota 2 Championship.

Why gender discrimination lawsuit against Nike is significant

A Vox article about a gender discrimination lawsuit against Nike cited a study by sociologists at UBC and Indiana University. Researchers discovered that court-mandated bias training and educational efforts were […]

Surfrider Foundation to hold cleanup at Jericho Beach

A Georgia Straight article about a beach cleanup in Vancouver mentioned a UBC study. The study found that cigarette waste accounts for up to 50 per cent of garbage found […]

Doing this could make you a better investor, and it’s free

An article on MSN about better investing cited UBC research. Researchers from UBC, York University and the University of Toronto found that the stock market’s returns are significantly below normal […]

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How to conserve half the planet without going hungry

The Conversation published an op-ed co-written by two UBC academics about rethinking agriculture and conservation. “If people manage landscapes so they are shared between agriculture and nature conservation… it may […]

Service refusals make headlines, experts say businesses usually wrong

The Canadian Press quoted Margot Young, a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, in an article about service refusals. She said retailers have a responsibility […]