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When perks don’t work: Unearned upgrades embarrassing for consumers

May. 27, 2013 | Filed under: Beats, Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

New research from UBC’s Sauder School of Business reveals that giving a free bump in service can backfire for retailers if the perk is given randomly in front of others.

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BC election events

Expert panel events for B.C. election

May. 13, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Hot Topics, Media Release

UBC experts on the B.C. election are holding two events – on election night, May 14, and the morning after, May 15 – where they will offer commentary and analysis of the 2013 provincial election.

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For tastier food, try a dash of workplace injustice

May. 13, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A new UBC study from the Sauder School of Business reveals that experiencing unfair treatment at work can sharpen the taste buds, providing evidence that stress has a physiological effect on people.

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Which B.C. party is better at fiscal management? UBC prof provides independent assessment

May. 9, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

A new study from UBC’s Sauder School of Business seeks to provide an independent assessment of the economic track records of British Columbia’s top political parties vying for the May 14th election. The study finds that no one party is significantly better at fiscal management than another. On average since 1991, according to the study, B.C. fiscal performance, compared to that of other provinces, has been modestly better under the NDP.

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Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending

Rich or poor, giving makes you happy: global research finds rare evidence of universal trait

May. 9, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

People around the world, with both modest and comfortable incomes, reported being happier when they spent money on others than on themselves, say University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School professors who have popularized their findings in a new book, Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending.

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Tim Krupa was recently voted most likely to change the world in a UBC Reports online contest. Don Erhardt Photograph

Seize the moment

May. 1, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories, University News

From international study to campus leadership, Tim Krupa makes the most of university

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Former hockey player and Sauder MBA grad Dustin Sproat’s app connects NHL players and their fans. Wendy D Photograph

Playing the numbers

May. 1, 2013 | Filed under: Beats, Business, Law and Society, Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Business grad and tech startup CEO Dustin Sproat scores NHL interest with hockey app

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Sauder grad Daria Panteleeva was hired by Goldman Sachs after outperforming the market with a $5-million stock portfolio. Mark Mushet Photograph

Trading up

May. 1, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, UBC Reports Stories

After helping a Sauder investment fund outperform the market, Daria Panteleeva is headed for London’s financial district

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Leah George-Wilson has tried to help younger aboriginal law students succeed. Martin Dee Photograph

Advocate for her people

May. 1, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, UBC Reports Stories

For former Chief Leah George-Wilson, law school was a natural choice

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UBC law grad Dustin Paul will be the first quadriplegic lawyer at Bull, Housser & Tupper. Martin Dee Photograph

Breaking barriers

May. 1, 2013 | Filed under: Beats, Business, Law and Society, UBC Reports Stories, University News | Tags: , , , , ,

A promising litigator, Dustin Paul aims to make a difference in the courtroom

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