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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.

B.C. sees biggest changes in maternal age — researchers blame housing prices

CBC spoke to Paul Kershaw, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health and founder of advocacy group Generation Squeeze, about the connection between the age of first-time […]

Gas prices and transit ridership at record highs in Metro Vancouver – and the two are related

Werner Antweiler, a professor of economics at UBC, spoke to CBC about high gas prices and transit use. The article also appeared on MSN.

Why we need to pause before claiming cultural appropriation

The Guardian quoted Daniel Heath Justice, a Cherokee professor of Indigenous studies at UBC, in an article about cultural appropriation.

Window changes on UBC campus reflect brighter future for birds

CBC reported on work by UBC to prevent birds dying by flying into windows. Penny Martyn, the manager of green buildings on campus, explained how the university is making the […]

How to get an “emotional boost” when giving to others

Elizabeth Dunn, a UBC professor of psychology, spoke to CBS about her recent TED Talk on spending money.

Peanut therapy for allergic kids may sound promising but has risks

CTV reported on a new study that found peanut therapy still carries more risks than doctors believe. The story cited similar research done at UBC.

The student guide to sustainability

Shakti Ramkumar, a member of UBC’s Sustainability Collective student group, contributed to a Times Higher Education article about how to live a sustainable life.

Chan Centre announces 2019-20 season

The Vancouver Sun reported on the 2019-20 season at the Chan Centre. The article also appeared in The Province.

Researchers study strategies for talking to teens about substance use

Several media outlets published articles about a UBC study which looked at teens’ response to messaging about alcohol and drugs. Emily Jenkins, a UBC professor of nursing, explained the findings. Articles […]

Tissue-printing firm muscles into B.C.’s top biotech

Business in Vancouver reported on Aspect Biosystems, a UBC spinoff startup specializing in human tissue technology.