UBC In The News

How to make the best of your workspace

Forbes mentioned a study conducted at UBC which found that regular aerobic exercise appears to boost the brain area involved in verbal memory and learning.

Why Halloween is a dangerous holiday in America

Daily Mail highlighted a UBC study about pedestrian fatalities associated with Halloween.
Daily Mail

Thousands of animals around the world are at risk of extinction. But not jellyfish - they're thriving in warm, polluted water.

Business Insider India featured a UBC study on the increasing jellyfish populations.
Business Insider (India)

UBC researcher maps brain activity in patients with mood disorders

Media highlighted a study led by Sophia Frangou, a psychiatry professor at UBC’s faculty of medicine, which shows for the first time that patients with mood and anxiety disorders share the same abnormalities in regions of the brain involved in emotional and cognitive control.
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Standard time better for public health, B.C. researchers say

Black Press Media reported on an open letter co-written by UBC experts to the B.C. government about the health and safety effects of daylight saving time.
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Caught on video: How viral incidents can cause more harm than good

Rima Wilkes, a professor at UBC’s department of sociology, spoke to CBC about the call-out culture and shaming.

Should B.C. stop seasonal time change?

CBC interviewed Wendy Hall, a professor emerita from UBC’s school of nursing, about the health concerns related to seasonal time changes.
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B.C. tables time change law, but clocks still go back one hour Sunday

Werner Antweiler, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke about the proposed change in B.C. to end seasonal time change.
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Labour dispute could disrupt Metro Vancouver transit system

The Canadian Press quoted Lawrence Frank, a UBC professor at the school of population and public health and the school of community and regional planning, about the transit system and ridership in Vancouver.
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If you could erase the worst memory of your life, would you? Scientists working on a pill for that

Judy Illes, a neurology professor and Canada Research Chair in neuroethics at UBC, gave comments about memory manipulation.
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Significant increase in health spending planned for B.C.

Postmedia quoted Michael Law, a UBC professor at the school of population and public health, about health care spending.
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'We’ve seen China’s dark side': Experts urge overhaul of strategy to free two Canadians

National Post spoke to Paul Evans, an Asian and trans-Pacific international relations professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs, about Canada-China relations.
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Vancouver housing crisis could be addressed if public golf courses converted to residential property; expert

News 1130 mentioned Patrick Condon, a professor at UBC’s school of architecture and landscape architecture, about turning public golf courses into residential property.
News 1130

These Canadian janitors live to work

Luis Aguiar, a UBCO sociology professor, gave comments in an article about the working conditions for Canadian janitors.

Strata termination could force sale of Sushi Village, Black's and Mexican Corner for 'nickels on the dollar' 

Douglas Harris, a professor at Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, was quoted in Pique about strata termination.