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UBC seeks perfectionists to ace perfectionism study

UBC researchers are looking for participants for a study on perfectionism, the Vancouver Sun reported. “Perfectionism is about correcting a perceived sense of being not good enough by being or appearing […]

How to plant a trillion trees

Nature quoted Cindy Prescott, a UBC forest ecologist, for an article about restoring woodlands. “If you don’t look at the soil at the start, you can spend a lot of […]

More boys report experiencing teen dating violence than girls: Study

Business Standard highlighted research from UBC and Simon Fraser University that found boys are more likely to report being the victim of violence than girls. Elizabeth Saewyc, senior study author […]

Treaty to regulate fishing on high seas laudable

The Province published an op-ed from Japan Times that mentioned work by Rashid Sumaila, director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at UBC, in a story about high-sea fishing regulation. […]

Therapy animals on campuses for back-to-school season

Inverse interviewed Stanley Coren, a UBC psychology professor emeritus, about the benefits of therapy animals on college campuses. Coren said spending quality time with dogs can have major mental health benefits. […]

Trump’s ‘divide-and-conquer’ tactic puts B.C.’s small dairy producers at risk

Star Vancouver quoted Werner Antweiler, an economist and professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, for a story about the impact NAFTA renegotiations could have on small dairy farms. Antweiler […]

Trans Mountain pipeline could be in peril if appeals court sides with First Nations

The Canadian Press interviewed George Hoberg, a UBC public policy professor, about the implications of a Federal Court of Appeal ruling in favour of Indigenous groups in a case related […]

Mindful sex: Could it put an end to unhappiness in bed?

The Guardian interviewed Lori Brotto, a UBC professor of psychology and the executive director of the Women’s Health Research Institute in Canada, about mindfulness and sex. Brotto explained how she realized mindfulness treatments […]

Langley woman’s petition calls for ban on smoking in condos

Chris Carlsten, a professor of medicine and head of the respiratory medicine division at UBC, was quoted in a CBC story about a woman’s call to ban smoking in condos. He said […]

UVic Vikes, UBC Thunderbirds have new cup to chase

The Times Colonist reported on a new university sports trophy called the Legends Cup. The prize will go to either UBC of the University of Victoria depending on which school earns the […]

Canada and the NAFTA negotiations

James Brander, an economics professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, was interviewed on CBC Radio’s BC Today about NAFTA negotiations. Brander discussed Canada’s role in the negotiations with […]

It’s time to get your child on school sleep schedule: Expert

CBC interviewed UBC nursing professor Wendy Hall (story and audio) about children’s school sleep schedules. Hall suggested methods to help children ease into their new schedules. The story also appeared […]

Robotic sailboat goes on display in Vancouver

Star Vancouver reported that an autonomous sailboat created by UBC students will go on display at Vancouver Maritime Museum. Ada the “sailbot” was created by an interdisciplinary team of UBC […]

Toddlers like winners, but how they win matters

Kiley Hamlin, a UBC psychology researcher, spoke to NPR about a study on how toddlers respond to winners. Hamlin said it’s the first study to suggest that babies prefer those […]

Top 5 B.C. public sector execs got $3.5M from taxpayers this year

Star Vancouver mentioned UBC president Santa Ono in an article about the top public sector earners in B.C. Ono was in the top five earners with an income of $595,848.

Hot yoga can help an athlete’s heart work more efficiently: Study

The Vancouver Courier reported on UBC research into the impacts of hot yoga on heart efficiency. Researchers from UBC and Simon Fraser University studied the Canadian Olympic women’s field hockey […]

In psychology, other social sciences, many studies fail reproducibility test

NPR interviewed Will Gervais, a former UBC researcher, about his earlier work examining whether people who are more analytical are less likely to hold religious beliefs. Gervais discussed the importance […]