Monday, 23 October 2017

Remai Modern Opens in Saskatoon

The Remai Modern hopes to position its $84 million venue as an international art destination.

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Flaw in Canada’s healthcare system: Prescription drugs aren’t free

The Guardian quoted Steve Morgan, a professor in UBC’s school of population and public health, in an article about Canadian pharmacare.

He said recent research suggests that a national pharmacare scheme could save Canadians as much as $11 billion per year.



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Discredited vaccine paper from UBC highlights retraction process issue: Experts

CBC mentioned a retracted UBC paper in a story about issues in the study retraction process.

UBC’s vice president of research said she cannot comment on specific cases, but the university can investigate allegations of scholarly misconduct if they’re warranted.

The story also appeared on Yahoo.



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People with arthritis more likely to develop a deadly lung disease

A UBC study on the link between arthritis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, was featured in the Daily Mail.

“These findings are novel because it has only recently been recognised that inflammation plays a role in the development of COPD, and clinicians treating people with rheumatoid arthritis are not aware that their patients are at increased risk of developing COPD,” said Diane Lacaille, the lead study author and a UBC medicine professor.

A similar story appeared on Express U.K.



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Foreign buyers’ effect on Vancouver’s housing prices is ‘modest’

Global reported on a study about Vancouver housing prices co-authored by Jack Favilukis, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor.

Favilukis and New York University’s Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh found foreign buyers have only “slightly” increased the price of real estate.



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What being asexual means to me

Lori Brotto, a professor in UBC’s department of obstetrics and gynaecology, spoke to Teen Vogue for a story about asexuality.

Brotto, also executive director of UBC’s Women’s Health Research Institute, published a paper that classified asexuality as a distinct sexual orientation.



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Hussain’s and Holland’s Crosscurrents project plays Chan Centre

An upcoming performance by jazz icons Zakir Hussain and Dave Holland, was featured in the Vancouver Sun.

The event takes place at UBC’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. The story also appeared in The Province and other Postmedia outlets.



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