2017 leaves behind a number of surprising events and developments from the business world. In the first of this two-part series, UBC Sauder professors predict how Blockchain technology, a surge in Vancouver’s condo prices and the Paradise Papers will continue to shape business, politics and society in 2018 and beyond.
Whether it’s greenhouse gas emissions, collisions with wildlife or the introduction of invasive aquatic species, the environmental impacts of the maritime industry often go unseen. In this Q&A we speak with UBC Sauder’s Jane Lister about a new international research network spearheaded by the school, and how it will contribute to more sustainable maritime practices.
When the mercury drops and daylight hours dwindle, winter blues set in for many people. In this Q&A, Kin Lo explains the effect of SAD on financial analysts and why investors should consider the season when making investment decisions.
Waitlists for life-saving kidney transplants are long and every donated kidney is precious. That’s why patients on the waitlist are screened regularly to ensure their suitability for transplant. But is the screening process as effective as it could be? We speak to Professor Steven Shechter about how screening costs in B.C. could be reduced.
In the age of fake news, less scrupulous businesses are using deceptive tactics to smear their competition. But new research from UBC Sauder has found that these companies ultimately experience the brunt of negative publicity and reputational damage.