UBC In The News

Here’s the weird thing about a post-Christian Christendom

Media highlighted a study by UBC psychologists Joe Henrich, Steven Heine and Ara Norenzayan, that pointed out the disproportionate reliance on members of modern industrialized societies for psychology research.
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An experiment to find teachers who perform better and stay longer shows promising results

Quartz mentioned research co-conducted by UBC using machine learning to develop measures of work experience.

Head games: Is a ban on heading the ball in youth soccer in our future?

Postmedia featured a UBC study on the effect of heading a ball in soccer and quoted the senior author Paul van Donkelaar, a professor and neuroscientist at UBCO’s school of health and exercise sciences.
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Canadian scientists closer to solving honeybee die-off mystery

The Weather Network highlighted a project co-launched by UBC which aims to create a health diagnosis tool for bees and mentioned the project co-lead Leonard Foster, a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at UBC.
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That time Canada had a public lab that made life-saving drugs

The Tyee mentioned Glybera, a gene therapy treatment developed by UBC medical researchers, in an article about the pharmaceutical industry in Canada.
The Tyee

Alberta to study 'compelling case' of withdrawing from Canada Pension Plan, Jason Kenney says

The Canadian Press spoke to Kevin Milligan, a professor at the Vancouver School of Economics, about Alberta’s possible withdrawal from the Canadian Pension Plan.
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Number of short-term rentals down in Vancouver after one year of regulations

Tsur Somerville, a professor at UBC Sauder School of Business and a senior fellow at UBC’s Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate, gave comments about the city’s effort to regulate short-term rental units.
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Council votes to study stricter vaping regulations in Vancouver

CBC quoted Christopher Carlsten, a professor at UBC’s faculty of medicine, about the addiction concerns around young e-cigarettes users.

Organizers of climate-emergency declaration verifying names after 'Micky Mouse' turns up as signatory

Kai Chan, a professor at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at UBC, gave comments about the fake entries on the list of signatories for climate emergency.

B.C. move to force transparency on gas supply unlikely to lower prices

Postmedia spoke to Werner Antweiler, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, about gas pricing in B.C.
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Everything you need to know about autism treatment

Suzanne Lewis, a clinical professor in UBC’s department of medical genetics, spoke to Today’s Parent about autism treatment.
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Delhi’s air pollution is a public health emergency, so why aren’t more people wearing masks?

Patrick Baylis, a professor at the Vancouver School of Economics, co-wrote an article about the air pollution in Delhi and protective mask adoption.
Indian Express

The importance of personal memory on Remembrance Day

Philippe Tortell, a professor in the department of earth ocean and atmospheric sciences, Margot Young, a professor at Peter A. Allard School of Law and Mark Turin, a professor in the department of anthropology, wrote an article about the importance of remembrance.
The Conversation

Climate change and overfishing are boosting toxic mercury levels in fish

Juan José Alava, a research associate at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, wrote an article about the risk of consuming mercury-contaminated fish and seafood growing with climate change and overfishing.
The Conversation

UBC leaders considered potential implications following Meng Wanzhou arrest, internal documents show

Postmedia published an article about UBC’s stance on the university’s relationship with Huawei amid Meng Wanzhou arrest.
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Can climate change change?

Castanet reported that Kai Chan, a professor at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at UBC, will be speaking at a climate change speaker series.

UBCO remembers

Castanet highlighted the Remembrance Day service that took place at UBCO and quoted Capt. Joshua Trowsse-Freeman, a UBCO history alumnus.