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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.