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Canada’s youth are clear losers from higher minimum wage

Maclean’s cited research by Marc-David Seidel, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, about youth employment. Seidel and two co-authors tracked Canadian youth and detailed benefits associated with teenaged employment. […]

Government funding for contraceptives

Marina Adshade, a UBC economics professor, was interviewed on CBC Radio’s On the Coast. She discussed the need for provincial governments to fund contraceptives. The segment starts at 45:41.

The weird trick that will help you de-stress in seconds

Women’s Health highlighted UBC research that found the scent of your significant other’s clothing is associated with lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol in your blood. “Our findings suggest […]

Crown seeks jail term for man who sexually assaulted UBC student

The Vancouver Sun reported on a man convicted of sexually assaulting a female student at a fraternity house at UBC.

Women’s rights leap ahead in new B.C. judge nominations

Metro News quoted Margot Young, a UBC law professor, for an article about increasing the diversity among B.C. judges. “To have judges who worked in these areas, who have experiences […]

Google Doodle honours DNA researcher Har Gobind Khorana

Har Gobind Khorana, a former UBC researcher, was honoured by Google with a doodle, The Hindu reported. In 1952, Khorana moved to Vancouver and began his research on DNA at UBC. The […]

Why connecting with nature elevates your mental health

Psychology Today reported on UBC research that found any form of immersion in the natural world heightens overall well-being. The study was conducted by Holli-Anne Passmore, a PhD psychology candidate […]

Online design startup joins generally overvalued ‘unicorn’ club

Australian Broadcasting Corporation featured research by Will Gornall, a finance professor at UBC. Gornall and researchers at Stanford University found that “the average highly valued venture capital-backed company reported a […]

Free bus service won’t work in Lower Mainland: UBC prof

Metro News quoted Robin Lindsey, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, about the feasability of free bus service in the Lower Mainland. Lindsay said it likely wouldn’t work “partly […]

Ottawa urged to consider environmental impacts of legal marijuana

The Canadian Press interviewed Jonathan Page, a UBC botany professor, for an article about environmental impacts of marijuana legalization. Page said if illicit pot growers join the legal industry some […]

For the record, January 9, 2018

Barbara Meens Thistle has been appointed vice-president, human resources, at UBC, Business in Vancouver reported. Meens Thistle’s five-year term begins on Feb. 5.

‘It’s time to end the need for food banks’ says UBC prof

Global reported on an open letter by Graham Riches, a UBC professor emeritus, to Premier John Horgan asking for food to become a basic right. Riches, the former director of UBC’s school of […]

UBCO hosts portfolio workshop

Kelowna Capital News reported on Portfolio Days at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The event helps prospective students cultivate a body of work they can submit to the visual arts program at […]

Is Germany’s foreign minister having a Chrystia Freeland moment?

Heidi J.S. Tworek, a UBC professor of international history, wrote an op-ed for The Conversation about German foreign policy. Tworek compared a speech by German’s foreign minister to a speech […]

Why B.C. might actually get proportional representation this time

Maclean’s quoted Max Cameron, a UBC political science professor, about a referendum on proportional representation in B.C. government. Cameron, a member of a panel created to guide public engagement on […]

UBC buys first edition of Vancouver’s first newspaper

The Vancouver Courier reported that UBC purchased the first edition of Vancouver’s first newspaper. “It’s so fun to learn about the history of your city this way,” said Katherine Kalsbeek, the head […]

35 things to do in Vancouver this week: January 8 to 12

Daily Hive highlighted UBC’s Recreation Free Week on its lists of things to do in Vancouver this week. No registration is required to sample various fitness classes.

Governments should fund birth control, as they do HIV prevention

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed co-written by Marina Adshade, a professor at UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics, about the need for government-funded birth control. “There is an overwhelming economic and […]

Kids commuting to school: What’s driving the conversation?

CBC interviewed Mariana Brussoni, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, in a story about how children commute to school. Brussoni discussed the benefits that are associated […]