UBC In The News

New research says having a dog may help motivate kids to read more

Media highlighted a UBCO study which found that children who read with a dog are more motivated and engaged. Camille Rousseau, a PhD student in UBCO’s school of education, was quoted.
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More predators may have to be killed if caribou herds are going to recover in western Canada

A recent UBC study suggests restoring habitat may not be enough to save threatened woodland caribou. Study senior author Cole Burton, a professor at UBC’s faculty of forestry, was interviewed.
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Half of homeless people have experienced traumatic brain injuries, new UBC study suggests

Media featured a new UBC study that looked at the prevalence of traumatic brain injury in homeless or marginally housed individuals. The study authors William Panenka, a professor at UBC’s faculty of medicine, and UBC PhD student Jacob Stubbs, were interviewed.
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Artist rendering of how quake could damage actual Vancouver school conveys seriousness of risk

UBC seismic engineers and psychologists teamed up with a visual artist to create an image to show what a Vancouver elementary school would look like after a major earthquake. Elizabeth Dunn, a psychology professor at UBC’s faculty of arts, and Iris Lok, a UBC PhD student in social psychology and the study’s lead author, were quoted.
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The most important Canadian economic charts to watch in 2020

Maclean’s mentioned a graph by Kevin Milligan, a professor at the Vancouver School of Economics, which shows the proportion employed at ages 65-69.

Why climate alarmism hurts us all

Forbes mentioned comments by Justin Ritchie, a PhD candidate at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at UBC, about climate models and tipping points.

B.C. wants federal health funding lift before national pharmacare program

Steve Morgan, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, gave comments about health funding for the national pharmacare plan.
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Punjabi ideas of honour can lead to girl-shaming and prenatal sex selection

Sumeet Sekhon, a postdoctoral fellow at UBCO, co-wrote an article about manifestation of gender inequality and patriarchy in the Punjabi culture.
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Xinjiang boss known as a hard case

Media mentioned research by UBC law school graduate Shawn Zhang that used satellite imagery to track changes to Uighur camps in Xinjiang, China.
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