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Researchers gave homeless people money and what they did with it might surprise you

Media highlighted the New Leaf project, a research initiative by UBC and Foundations for Social Change that evaluated the impact of giving direct cash transfers to homeless individuals. Principal investigator Jiaying Zhao, a professor in UBC’s psychology department, was interviewed.
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These simple farming techniques can curb greenhouse gas emissions

Sean Smukler, a professor at UBC’s faculty of land and food systems, gave comments about how measuring and managing nitrous oxide emissions is complicated.
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Want to know about John A. Macdonald’s racist past? Don’t ask the government of Canada

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, director of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC, says Canada’s first prime minister Macdonald’s profile should mention his role as the architect of the residential school system in Canada, which led Canada to have to acknowledge massive human rights violations.
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Momentum grows to force corporate boards and pension-plan trustees to disclose climate risks and opportunities

Carol Liao, a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, discussed the common misconception that corporate directors have a legal duty to maximize profits for shareholders, even if this comes at the expense of the planet. Liao, along with UBC law professor Janis Sarra, is a principal investigator with the Canada Climate Law Initiative, which focuses on fiduciary obligations related to climate change.
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Leaked video of BC Liberals insulting NDP's Bowinn Ma shows sexism, observers say

Joe Tong, an adjunct professor at UBC’s faculty of education, says the attack on NDP candidate Bowinn Ma, who is a young woman of colour, will be painful for other young people of colour to witness.

B.C. Liberals, NDP and Greens make big promises for child care

Paul Kershaw, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, gave comments about major political parties’ commitment to childcare.
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The West is being left behind as it squanders COVID-19 lessons from Asia-Pacific

Heidi Tworek, a professor of international history and public policy at UBC, discussed democratic health communications during the pandemic.
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Trump’s new claims on coronavirus immunity are ‘extremely dangerous,’ experts say

Michael Curry, a UBC clinical professor of emergency medicine, gave comments about the experimental antibody treatment on U.S. president Trump, and said it may be creating a false sense of immunity and when the artificial antibodies leave his system, he may not be protected.

Parents eager for a vaccine, UBC research finds

Ran Goldman, a professor in UBC’s department of pediatrics, was interviewed about his latest study regarding parents’ willingness to accept less rigorous testing of a COVID-19 vaccine.
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'Over by Christmas'? Why it's OK that our internal pandemic timelines keep shifting

UBC psychiatry professor Steven Taylor spoke about having hopes that the world would be back to normal by Christmas and said it’s a form of optimism bias that people create to protect themselves.

Pandemic squeezing younger generation

Paul Kershaw, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, says the pandemic exposes generational inequity and shows what solidarity could achieve.
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Gandhi and his relevance today – Post-COVID

Nemy Banthia, a professor in UBC’s department of civil engineering, and Arun Garg, a clinical professor of pathology, spoke at a virtual panel discussion on the relevance of Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings in today’s society.
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Dilution of efficiency-based principles has implications for all borrowers, not just the chronically unhealthy

Amartya Lahiri, Royal Bank research professor at UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics, wrote about the sustained hollowing out of the financial architecture in India.
Indian Express

Care is the secret ingredient in school lunch programs

UBC professor of sociology Sinikka Elliott and Jennifer Black, a professor of food, nutrition and health, discussed food as a source of care and how school food programs work better when they actively nurture care and connection.
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Best universities in British Columbia

UBC is the best university in B.C. according to Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2021.
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This fall, many instructors are teaching the pandemic

University Affairs mentioned the COVID-19 and society course developed by UBC’s department of sociology, which examines how the pandemic is affecting our families, work lives, and health and education institutions.
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How this UBC Okanagan grad is turning the pandemic into something positive

UBCO alumna Trina Kushnerik spoke about her calendar project that provides 366 days of science-backed tips to help people live a happier life.
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