UBC In The News

The world's supply of fresh water is in trouble as mountain ice vanishes

Media mentioned a new report by Michele Koppes, a professor of geography at UBC, which highlights the importance and vulnerabilities of the world’s water towers.
National GeographicRadio Canada

How to get skeptical employees to try group meditation

Fast Company mentioned research from UBC Sauder School of Business that suggests conflicts can be reduced or avoided through team mindfulness.
Fast Company

The science behind giving good gifts

BBC quoted UBC psychology professor Elizabeth Dunn about gifting.

Brain injury from domestic abuse a 'public health crisis,' says B.C. researcher

Media highlighted work by Supporting Survivors of Abuse and Brain Injury through Research (SOAR), founded by Karen Mason, the former executive director of the Kelowna Women’s Shelter, and UBCO professor Paul van Donkelaar. SOAR is studying traumatic brain injuries from intimate partner violence.
The Canadian Press via CTV, Ottawa MatterYahooMSN, Vancouver CourierNorth Shore News, Burnaby NowRichmond News, Tri-City NewsTimes Colonist, Daily Courier

UBC develops virtual reality conducting tool

Global National featured UBC’s new virtual reality tool that simulates the experience of conducting an orchestra and interviewed director of orchestras Jonathan Girard and assistant conductor Zane Kistner, with the UBC school of music.

University of Victoria chemist develops 'super glue on steroids'

CTV highlighted a new “hyper glue” formula developed by UBCO and UVic researchers.

How customer behaviour affects turnover in the service industry

A new UBC Sauder study linked a specific type of customer interpersonal injustice to voluntary turnover on the service industry. The study co-author Daniel Skarlicki, a marketing and behavioural science professor and the Edgar F. Kaiser chair of organizational behaviour at UBC Sauder School of Business, was interviewed.
Business in Vancouver

Full SkyTrain service shutdown planned for Tuesday, union says

CBC spoke to Mark Thompson, a professor emeritus at the UBC Sauder School of Business, about the SkyTrain strike.
CBC, Yahoo

Should Canada's public golf courses be converted to parks and affordable housing?

UBC professors at the school of architecture and landscape architecture Patrick Condon and Scot Hein were quoted for a Tyee article they wrote about turning public golf courses into residential property.

Stakes high for Indigenous women still waiting for action after MMIWG inquiry

Sarah Hunt, Tłaliłila’ogwa, a professor at the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies and the department of geography, commented on the portrayal of Indigenous women.

Vancouver mayor promises more police in wake of downtown violent shoplifting spike

Global interviewed William MacEwan, a clinical professor in UBC’s department of psychiatry, about the potential link between methamphetamine and violent incidents.

Can hair dye actually cause cancer? Experts weigh in

Trevor Dummer, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, commented on a recent study that showed hair dye and chemical straightener use may be associated with a higher risk of breast cancer.
Global, Jump Radio

The sad saga of men and suicide

Daniel Bilsker, a clinical professor in UBC’s department of psychiatry, commented on interventions for men experiencing mental health issues.
Postmedia via Toronto Sun, Ottawa Sun, Regina Leader Post, Edmonton Sun, Calgary Sun

An inside look at Indian students in Canada

Sumeet Sekhon, a UBCO postdoctoral research fellow who specializes in gender, caste and rural development, co-wrote an article about some challenges facing Indian international students in Canada.
Postmedia via Vancouver Sun, The Province, Calgary HeraldWindsor Star

Upgrades announced for childcare centre in Kelowna

Global highlighted UBCO’s upgraded child care services.

Union representing SkyTrain employees has yet to reach agreement with management

Fairchild TV interviewed Matthew Ramsey, director of university affairs, about commuting to campus if the SkyTrain strike takes place.
Fairchild TV (1:29 mark)