UBC in the News

Do budgeting apps really work?

The Financial Times reported on a new study on the effectiveness of budgeting apps. The research was co-led by Chuck Howard, a PhD student at UBC Sauder School of Business.
Financial Times

UBC researchers develop 'exercise prescriptions' for cancer survivors

UBC associate professor Kristin Campbell discussed her new study that provided specific exercise prescriptions for cancer patients and survivors.

HPV vaccine cuts rates of cervical pre-cancer by 57% in B.C. women

Media reported on a new study by UBC researchers and others that found a drop in cervical pre-cancer among women who took part B.C.’s HPV immunization program. The CBC story quoted Dr. Gina Ogilvie, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health.

People are willing to pay higher airfare for this reason–and it’s not extra legroom

CNBC highlighted a Sauder School of Business study which found that people are willing to pay more for airline tickets if it meant helping the environment.

Are India’s parks for looking at or playing in?

Forbes quoted UBC developmental psychologist Mariana Brussoni in an article about common restrictions applied to public parks in Indian cities.

UN rights experts criticise London climate protest 'ban' before court hearing

UBC environmental lawyer David R. Boyd, who’s also the U.N. special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, was quoted in a story on a police ban on public gatherings by the Extinction Rebellion group.
Thomson Reuters

First case of ‘probable’ vaping-related illness in B.C. ‘not surprising’: UBC prof

UBCO psychology professor Marvin Krank commented on the rise of vaping-related illness.
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Richmond bans ads for vaping products on city property

UBC medicine professor Christopher Carlsten discussed how vaping ads provide insufficient warnings on vaping’s negative health effects.

More than $20 million slipped through the fingers of B.C. lotto players in last decade

Peter Graf, a professor of psychology and cognitive scientist at UBC, was interviewed for a story on unclaimed lotto winnings.
Vancouver SunThe ProvinceMSN

'This weed is so much better': Cannabis legalization in B.C. at one year

UBC Sauder School of Business Werner Antweiler commented on B.C.’s licensing process for a story on cannabis sales.
Vancouver SunWindsor Star

Canadian television networks fail to broadcast Canada's historic soccer win over the U.S.

Canada’s recent historic soccer win over the U.S. wasn’t broadcast in Canada. UBC Sauder lecturer and sports marketing expert Aziz Rajwani discussed why this is a missed opportunity.
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Canadian breakthrough that became the world's most expensive drug, then vanished, gets second chance

CBC highlighted the potential return of Glybera, the world’s first approved gene therapy, and quoted UBC scientist Michael Hayden.

One in nine Vancouver buildings would be ‘unusable’ after a severe earthquake, city warns

UBC instructor Brett Gilley was interviewed for a story on the potential impact of a massive earthquake on Vancouver buildings.
Star Vancouver

In likely tight Canadian vote, deciding who governs could take weeks

UBC political science professor Gerald Baier was quoted in a Reuters story on what happens after the election.

The Green Leader’s great expectations: How Elizabeth May nearly quit after 2015, but stayed for a showdown on climate change

UBC political scientist Richard Johnston was quoted in a Globe story on Green Leader Elizabeth May.
Globe and Mail (subscription)

Pipeline expansion project remains sticking point for B.C. voters

Gerald Baier, a political science professor at UBC, discussed how B.C.’s opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline could affect the outcome of the election.

The blind and visually impaired can help researchers by getting their genes tested

Ruanne Vent-Schmidt, a PhD candidate in cell and developmental biology at UBC, authored an article on how people living with genetic eye conditions can advance vision research by enrolling in a patient registry for genetic testing.

Politicians aren't solely to blame for nasty election discourse

Derek Gladwin, an assistant professor in education at UBC, co-wrote an op-ed on hostility in Canadian political discourse.
Ottawa CitizenThe Guardian (PE)

Leaf Environmental Products puts the focus on zero waste

Calgary Herald featured the work of a UBC Sauder School of Business graduate who now supplies compostable bags to businesses.
Calgary HeraldThe Province