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Win tix to ‘Joy of Feeding,’ nourish your body and soul

Jun. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Daily Media Summary, Local News

Meeru Dhalwala, the co-owner of celebrated Vij’s and Rangoli restaurants and owner of Shanik restaurant in Seattle, has found her passion for food stems from seeing it as something to share with others, to support sustainability, and to celebrate cultural diversity.  She is in the middle of preparing a recipe book for the upcoming Joy [...]

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Climate change: New England crab chowder?

Jun. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Daily Media Summary, International/National

An editorial in the Boston Globe refers to a UBC study that found that global warming is causing some species of fish previously seen only in warm-water climates to push northward. In New England, surf clams are becoming more established, while a processing plant in their former home base of Virginia has closed. But it [...]

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The continuing decline of the ‘middle-skill’ worker

Jun. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Daily Media Summary, International/National

Canada’s “middle-skill” employment sector continues to erode alongside the growth of high-skill jobs, an indication that the labour market is splintering between well-paid, interesting, permanent jobs – and the rest. Virtually all industrialized economies, including Canada, are experiencing various degrees of polarization, said Henry Siu, a labour economist at UBC who has studied the issue. [...]

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New ideas fuel anxiety as parents expect more from their children and educators

Jun. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Daily Media Summary, International/National

More than 7,000 academics are gathered in Victoria, B.C., this week for the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The National Post showcases some of the most interesting research from the conference. Parents are feeling anxiety about recent changes to kindergarten, especially in Ontario and British Columbia where the transition to full-day kindergarten [...]

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Toronto Star reporter arrested, ticketed after taking photos of injured GO transit officer

Jun. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Across Canada, Daily Media Summary

GO Transit officials are reviewing an incident in which a Toronto Star reporter was arrested and ticketed with trespassing for taking pictures of an injured officer at Union Station. News photographers are not allowed to take photos without permission at Union Station, said Anne Marie Aikins, media relations manager with Metrolinx, which raises questions about [...]

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Toronto hospital uses new method to calm distressed dementia patients in the ER

Jun. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Daily Media Summary, International/National

A visit to the ER can be overwhelming and challenging for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s. A study is taking place at Toronto’s North York General Hospital to look at how Montessori Methods for Dementia, which uses a person-centred approach and multisensory activities, can calm and reassure an ER patient, preserve their abilities and improve [...]

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Shark tourism expected to double as fishing value declines

Jun. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Daily Media Summary, International/National

Sharks swimming free in the oceans may soon become more valuable as tourist attractions than when caught, sliced up and served in soup, according to a UBC study. The study urged better protection for the fish and to reduce catches of an estimated 38 million a year to meet demand for shark fin soup. Andres [...]

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British Columbia opposes planned oil sands pipeline

Jun. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Daily Media Summary, International/National

The Northern Gateway Pipeline, which would export oil sands bitumen to Asia-bound tankers, was dealt a severe blow on Friday when the province of British Columbia urged a federal review panel to reject the $6 billion plan. Kathryn Harrison, a professor of political science at UBC, said that any attempt to impose the pipeline on [...]

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Pills to boost sex drive? Natural alternatives to try instead

Jun. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Daily Media Summary, International/National

A New York Times magazine story about two new pills to boost a woman’s low libido has sparked a lot of interest. “My patients who read the story have been asking me about these drugs,” said Lorri Brotto, a psychologist at UBC who was quoted in the magazine story. “But the study data so far [...]

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Environmentalists celebrate as B.C. rejects controversial Northern Gateway pipeline

Jun. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Daily Media Summary, International/National

The B.C. government has formally rejected the $5.5-billion Northern Gateway project that would have piped Alberta oil sands bitumen across the province to a new export terminal on the northern B.C. coast. George Hoberg, a professor of environmental and natural resource policy at UBC and self-styled “climate hawk,” tweeted this reaction: “Epic. Government of BC [...]

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