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Can home cooking reverse the obesity epidemic?

A book exploring the link between poverty and processed foods, co-written by UBC sociology professor Sinikka Elliott, was reviewed in the New York Times. “The bottom line of what we […]

The real witches of Los Angeles

Sabina Magliocco, an anthropologist at UBC, was quoted in a Daily Mail article about the popularity of witchcraft. She explained that people turn to magic in high-stress situations. “And that […]

Gay stereotypes and the pressures that LGBTQ+ people can feel to either accept or rebel

iNews interviewed Amin Ghaziani, a professor at UBC’s department of sociology, about cultural signifiers, gay stereotypes, and the pressures that LGBTQ+ people feel to accept or rebel. “Drag, camp, gender […]

Thousands of Hong Kong-born people move back to Canada

An article in the South China Morning Post about the numbers of people from Hong Kong returning to Canada quoted Daniel Hiebert, a professor of geography at UBC.

‘Distracting kits’ reduce anxiety around immunization, says nurse who created them

CBC reported that Shannon Perger, a recent graduate of UBCO’s nursing program and nurse at Kelowna General Hospital, has devised kits to distract children during their immunizations.

Alberta premier singled out environmentalist. Death threats followed

The Huffington Post quoted Kathryn Harrison, a professor of political science at UBC, in an article about the language used by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney which resulted in online abuse […]

B.C. mother sues over breast-implant risks

CBC quoted Peter Lennox, a plastic surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital and head of plastic surgery at UBC, in an article about the risks of breast implants. “Breast implant illness […]

Having a cheat day on the keto diet could be detrimental to your health, say scientists

Men’s Health quoted Jonathan Little, a professor in UBCO’s school of health and exercise science, about his research findings that a cheat day in the keto diet can damage blood […]

Why one B.C. city is looking to reduce the use of glitter

A CTV article about the banning of glitter due to environmental concerns quoted Natalie Mahara, a lab technician at UBC.

The right cause: When giving at the cash register makes sense

Kate White, a professor of marketing and consumer behaviour at UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about charitable donations in retail stores. “If a company aligns […]

UCP’s education bill plays games with students’ lives

The Province cited a 2014 study by UBC’s school of nursing which found that gay-straight alliances in high schools reduce bullying and suicidal thoughts among both LGBTQ and straight students. […]

Why New West station’s Plaza 88 is one of a kind

The Tyee mentioned Neal LaMontagne, an adjunct professor at UBC’s school of community and regional planning, about Plaza 88, a residential and shopping development at New Westminster SkyTrain station.

University of British Columbia adds blockchain program for master’s and PhD students

Yahoo quoted Victoria Lemieux, UBC iSchool associate professor and Blockchain@UBC cluster lead, in a report that UBC will add a blockchain technology program.

Researchers find stress has potential to lead to heart failure

The Regina Leader-Post cited research by Filip Van Petegem, a professor in UBC’s department of biochemistry and molecular biology, which investigated the impact of stress on heart health. The article […]

Multibillion-dollar questions cloud Trans Mountain’s future

Kin Lo, a professor at UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to Business in Vancouver about the finances of the Trans Mountain pipeline project. The article also appeared in Kamloops Matters […]