UBC In The News

Is gender bias really impacting the hiring of women in STEM

Media highlighted a new UBC study on the effect of explicit and implicit gender biases on promotion and hiring of women. “Our evidence suggests that when people recognize women might face barriers, they are more able to put aside their own biases,” said study author Toni Schmader, Canada Research Chair in social psychology at UBC.

UBC study shows link between teenage oral contraceptive use and depression in adulthood

Media highlighted a UBC psychology study which found the link between oral contraceptive use during adolescence and long-term vulnerability to depression. Study authors Christine Anderl and Frances Chen were quoted.
Radio CanadaNews 1130 and Georgia Straight

‘Value of Trees’ event to be held in South Surrey

Peace Arch News spoke to Lorien Nesbitt, a professor of urban forestry at UBC, about her research on urban forestry in Surrey.
Black Press Media via Peace Arch NewsSurrey Now-Leader and BC Local News

Why signing your kid up for team activities is a great idea, according to new study

Romper featured a UBC study on the positive effect team sports have on preteens’ mental health and quoted the lead author Eva Oberle, a professor at the school of population and public health.

Upset about Amazon wildfires? There's something you can do

Kai Chan, a professor at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, spoke about the difference individuals can make to ease the burden on the Amazon rainforest.

With Uber on the way, Metro Vancouver taxi boundaries called into question

Garland Chow, a professor emeritus at UBC Sauder School of Business, gave comments about eliminating municipal taxi zones.

Province won't take action until Chatham-Kent state of emergency is lifted, says MPP

Kai Chan, a professor at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, spoke about taking a proactive approach on climate change as a voter.

Hudson’s Bay Company to sell Lord and Taylor to Le Tote for nearly $100M 

Kai Li, a professor of finance at UBC Sauder School of Business, gave comments about the acquisition agreement between Hudson’s Bay Company and Le Tote.
The Canadian Press via GlobalKamloops Matters and Castanet

Using psychedelics to treat mental disorders

Mark Haden, an adjunct professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, was interviewed on Danielle Smith Show about treating mental health issues using psychedelic drugs.

Gas pricing-inquiry report ordered by B.C. gov't to be delivered Friday

Werner Antweiler, a professor at UBC Sauder School of Business, gave comments about the provincial gasoline pricing.
Postmedia via Vancouver Sun and The Province

The Amazon is approaching a tipping point

The Arlene Bynon Show interviewed John Innes, dean of the faculty of forestry,  to discuss the ongoing fires and deforestation affecting the Amazon rainforest.

What Asia can expect from the G7

Yves Tiberghien, director emeritus of the Institute of Asian Research, wrote an article about how G7 summit would affect Asia.
East Asia Forum

SkyTrain expansion project moves closer thanks to UBC funds

Globe and Mail reported on UBC’s contribution in the SkyTrain extension project and quoted Michael White, associate vice-president for campus and community planning.
Globe and Mail (subscription)