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New type of retirement plans cut risk of outliving your money — but there’s a catch

CBC quoted Debbie Wilson, director of pensions at UBC, in an article about retirement plans. The article also appeared on Yahoo and MSN.

Canadian universities score big in new sustainable development rankings

University Affairs mentioned UBC in an article about the Times Higher Education’s world university rankings. UBC came in at number three in the inaugural University Impact Rankings.

Are you smarter than a tree?

Pique spoke to Suzanne Simard, a professor of forest ecology with UBC, about her research into the idea that trees communicate and collaborate with each other.

Wayson Choy, author of The Jade Peony, dead at 80

CBC reported on the death of UBC alumnus Wayson Choy. Choy’s novel The Jade Peony won the Trillium Prize in 1995. Similar articles appeared in the Vancouver Sun and Star Vancouver.

Parasites are helping California mussels beat the heat

Hakai reported on research from UBC which is looking at a parasite in Californian mussels. Alyssa-Lois Gehman, a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of zoology, explained the findings.

Island Voices: Time is short for species at risk

Tara Martin, a professor in UBC’s department of forest and conservation sciences, co- wrote an op-ed for the Times Colonist about B.C.’s policies for protecting wildlife.

How much screen time is too much for young children?

Global News interviewed UBC nursing professor Wendy Hall about the ideal screen time for young children, after the release of a World Health Organization guide outlining how much TV and […]

Do many of us really just want an open relationship?! A new study says yes

Chatelaine interviewed Nichole Fairbrother, a professor of psychiatry at UBC, about her research into open relationships. The article also appeared on MSN.