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Pet custody fights

CBC Radio’s On the Coast interviewed Victoria Shroff, a pet litigation lawyer and UBC law professor, about pet custody fights. The segment appears at the 37-minute mark.

Software developer’s experiment to get over smartphone pull

Peter Reiner, a UBC professor of psychiatry and neuroethics, spoke to CTV about problematic smartphone use. He said it can be “defined loosely as when you’re using technology more than […]

Michael McCaul says 1 in 100 people is a sociopath

Robert D. Hare, a UBC psychology professor emeritus, was interviewed by the Houston Chronicle about his work on psychopathy. Hare explained that “psychopathy is dimensional and not a diagnostic category.”

New program aims to turn students into forensic scientists

Metro News reported on a new bachelor’s forensics program, which is a collaboration between UBC and BCIT. “It’s a marriage of biochemistry and forensic sciences,” said Warren Williams, senior instructor […]

45 things to do in Vancouver on March 31

The Georgia Straight highlighted several events on UBC campus. The article featured the final performance of The Crucible at UBC’s Frederic Wood Theatre, a performance of St. John Passion by […]

We need to talk about cow welfare: what does the science say?

The Irish Times highlighted research by Daniel Weary, the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Animal Welfare at UBC. His research showed dairy calves express feelings, have individual personality differences and […]

Could this be social media’s Big Tobacco reckoning?

Taylor Owen, a UBC professor of digital media and global affairs, spoke to CBC about the impact of social media use following Facebook’s data breach. “Before last week most people […]

Before #MeToo, Anita Hill spoke out on sexual harassment

The Georgia Straight reported on a UBC event jointly presented by the urban studies program, Social Justice Institute, Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, Institute for Critical Indigenous […]

Reality check: Does pot have an expiry date?

Global interviewed Zach Walsh, a UBC psychology professor and cannabis researcher, about expiry dates on marijuana. He said the government is not wrong to say dried pot expires, since the […]

Helpful information for allergy sufferers

Joanne Yeung, a UBC clinical immunologist and clinical instructor in the department of paediatrics, spoke to Vancouver Courier about how people can prepare for allergy season. “The most common seasonal […]

Awards celebrate partnerships between business and academia

Fariborz Taghipour, a UBC chemical and biological engineering professor, won a BCIC Ignite Award for his work on a maintenance-free UV water purifier, BC Business reported.

Can enough ‘missing middle’ homes be built without land assembly?

The Vancouver Courier reported on a public debate about housing that involved two academics from UBC’s school of architecture and landscape architecture. Patrick Condon and Scot Hein discussed rezoning.

Using antipsychotic drugs for depression not best treatment

The Province published an op-ed by James Wright, the director of the Therapeutics Initiative with UBC’s faculty of medicine, about antipsychotic drugs. “For 24 years, the University of B.C. Therapeutics […]

For the record, April 3, 2018

Sonya Kashyap has been appointed reproductive endocrinology and infertility graduate fellowship program director at UBC, Business in Vancouver reported. Kashyap will direct, teach and mentor trainees.

Daily cannabis use could delay at-risk youth from moving to higher risk drug use: Study

The Globe and Mail mentioned a UBC study funded by licensed cannabis grower Tilray. The study found more than half of the 271 medical-marijuana patients interviewed said they use cannabis […]

Margaret Atwood, Susan Swan release joint statement on UBC Accountable

The Globe and Mail reported on a new development concerning an open letter signed by Canadian writers called UBC Accountable.

UBCO winners for the annual athletics awards banquet

Kelowna Now reported on the 10th annual Heat Athletics Awards Banquet celebrating varsity athletes at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The award for the men’s Most Outstanding Athlete of the Year was […]

Improved workplace ergonomics is just good business

The Toronto Star quoted Judy Village, a UBC professor and president-elect of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists, about workplace ergonomics. “A lot of people think that ergonomics is just physical, […]

Numbers show only small segment is living the Okanagan dream

The Kelowna Daily Courier published an op-ed by Shelley Cook, a PhD candidate at UBC’s Okanagan campus, about income and inclusivity. “The numbers tell a story, and what that story […]

Bridging Research, Policy, & Practice: Introducing the UBC Cluster on Migration