UBC In The News
Moving from a quiet to busy street raises risk of brain cancer by 10% due to air pollution, study finds
A Daily Mail article on new McGill research mentioned a UBC report that showed air pollution could reduce life expectancy by nearly two years.
Hello ladies! Wearing your boyfriend’s clothes can reduce your mental stress
Times of India highlighted a UBC psychology study on the calming effect of the scent of a romantic partner.
Times of India
Auto lock, facial recognition, fingerprint scan, swipe pattern, PIN: How you unlock your phone reveals your age
Hindustan Times featured a UBC study that looked at the link between age and smartphone authentications. Researcher Konstantin Beznosov, an electrical and computer engineering professor at UBC, was quoted.
Vancouver pilots new fentanyl-patch program to combat opioid crisis
The Globe and Mail highlighted a commentary on Vancouver’s pilot project on fentanyl patches and quoted the co-author Geoff Bardwell, a UBC postdoctoral research fellow with the B.C. Centre on Substance Use and the faculty of medicine.
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UBC sex researcher Lori Brotto promotes mindfulness to boost a woman’s libido
Georgia Straight featured Lori Brotto, a professor in UBC’s division of gynaecologic specialties and director of the UBC Sexual Health Laboratory, for her research on sex and mindfulness.
Hug a pal, it's Kindness Day
Castanet interviewed John-Tyler Binfet, a professor at the UBCO school of education, for his research on ideas of kindness in children and adolescents.
B.C. government grappling with multiple labour disputes by public-sector unions
The Canadian Press spoke to Tom Knight, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, about public-sector labour disputes.
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West of the oilsands, another sector suffers its own ’existential crisis’
Gary Bull, a UBC forestry professor, says B.C.’s forestry sector should look into value-added opportunities, like using trees for recyclable packaging and mass-timber buildings.
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Alberta is considering starting its own pension program. Here’s why economists say that won’t be easy
The Star quoted Kevin Milligan, a professor at the Vancouver School of Economics, in an article about Alberta’s possible withdrawal from the Canadian Pension Plan.
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Refugees coming to Canada want to contribute, Toronto job fair shows
Amira Halperin, a postdoctoral research fellow in UBC’s department of sociology, spoke about refugees’ integration into the Canadian job market.
B.C. finance minister moves toward single real estate regulator in bid to curb money laundering
B.C. Financial Services Authority chairman Stanley Hamilton, a professor emeritus at the UBC Sauder School of Business, was quoted in an article about creating a single regulator for B.C.’s real estate sector.
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British Columbia takes a historic step for the rights of Indigenous Peoples, but the hard work is yet to come
Sheryl Lightfoot, a political science professor and Canada Research Chair in global Indigenous rights and politics at UBC, wrote an article about B.C.’s implementation of the UN declaration recognizing Indigenous rights.
Inquiry needed into ‘gig’ work in B.C.
Mark Thompson, a professor emeritus at the UBC Sauder School of Business and a research associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, discussed the rights and protections of workers in an on-demand economy.
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Surrey hospital to start emergency physician residency program
Postmedia highlighted a new UBC program which aims to help with the shortage of emergency medicine doctors. The story quoted the assistant program director Thomas Green, a clinical professor in the department of emergency medicine.
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UBCO library exhibit traces history of homosexuality in Canada
The Daily Courier highlighted the exhibition “A Queer Century, 1869 – 1969” which runs to the end of the year at UBCO’s Special Collections Library.