UBC In The News – 07/04/2019

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A daily roundup of media mentions of UBC, compiled by UBC Media Relations



Old Money: Should the wealthy pay more tax?
Financial Times cited research by Elizabeth Dunn, a professor at UBC’s department of psychology, which explored the correlation between happiness and charitable giving.
Financial Times

Study links trauma from residential schools to overrepresentation of Indigenous youth in care
CBC highlighted UBC research which showed a link between residential schools and the child welfare system. Brittany Barker, an alumna from the school of population and public health, was quoted.

UBC prof helps create an online database of banned books
CBC interviewed Florian Gassner, a senior instructor at UBC’s department of central, eastern, and northern European studies, about an online searchable database of censored books.

Taking music class predicts better academic performance: study
Radio Canada featured research led by Peter Gouzouasis, a professor of music education in UBC’s department of curriculum and pedagogy, which found that students who take music courses perform better academically.
Radio Canada

Cross-border event raises awareness about dementia
UBC nursing professor Alison Phinney and collaborators from the University of Washington held a cross-border event to raise awareness about dementia.
GlobalSurrey Now-Leader, Peace Arch News

Showcase wood pavilion built at UBC’s Martha Piper Plaza Fountain
Daily Hive featured the sustainable timbre pavilion designed and built by UBC architecture and landscape architecture students as part of their studio course with professor Joseph Dahmen.
Daily Hive

Where matters: Study shows positive health outcomes in walkable, park-rich neighbourhoods
Georgia Straight highlighted research by UBC’s school of community and regional planning professor Larry Frank, which explores the benefits of walkable neighbourhoods and local parks on health.
Georgia Straight



Expert Comment

Canadian men gain twice as much weight as women in 1st year university, study says
Melissa Baker, a manager of nutrition and wellbeing for UBC student housing and hospitality services, commented on a study which looked at weight gains among first-year students.

Greater Vancouver home sales lowest June on record in nearly 20 years
Tom Davidoff, a professor at UBC Sauder School of Business, gave comments about the sales drop in Greater Vancouver’s real estate market.

What makes the Beatles the most influential band of all time?
David Metzer, a professor at UBC school of music, spoke about the Beatles and Paul McCartney’s music.
Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald




B.C. leads North America into next generation of biologic therapy
John Esdaile and Kam Shojania, professors at UBC’s faculty of medicine, co-wrote an article on transition of medication from biologic originator to the biosimilar version.
Vancouver Sun, The Province



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