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UBC Reports | September 30

UBC Reports | September 30

Dr. Claudia Krebs

Dr. Claudia Krebs is collaborating with colleagues around the world to transform medical anatomy education for thousands of students everywhere.

T-Birds look to show that West is best

T-Birds look to show that West is best

UBC will host Ottawa at War Memorial Gym on Saturday night in a preseason tilt with the Gee Gees.

Charter challenge to B.C. Mental Health Act long overdue

Charter challenge to B.C. Mental Health Act long overdue

Charter challenge to B.C. Mental Health Act long overdue Isabel Grant, a UBC professor of law, co-wrote an op-ed for the Vancouver Sun on a challenge to the B.C. Mental […]

Liberals plan Arctic co-operation with Russia

Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC, was quoted in a Canadian Press story on an upcoming conference on Arctic co-operation with Russia. […]

Climate change this week

Huffington Post highlighted a video game designed by UBC researchers that imagines a dystopian future where leaders have failed to address climate change. The game, called Future Delta 2.0, allows […]

Thailand suspends seahorse trade amid conservation concerns

ABC News published an Associated Press story on Thailand’s seahorse trade suspension and quoted Amanda Vincent, the director of UBC’s marine conservation group Project Seahorse. “It’s a way station to […]

Royal couple continues tour of Canada

Coverage of the royal couple’s visit to UBC’s Okanagan campus continued in various media outlets including ABC, Daily Mirror, AOL, Maclean’s, Globe and Mail, CBC New Brunswick, Vancouver Sun, and […]

The high rises of tomorrow are ‘plyscrapers’

Smithsonian Magazine mentioned UBC’s new student residence Brock Commons for an article on the emergence of wood towers. The record-setting 18-storey structure is mostly made up of CLT, a material invented […]

Pre-screening for young athletes at risk of sudden cardiac death

Science Daily featured UBC cardiology research describing a new screening protocol that shows the electrocardiogram (ECG) is the best single screening method for young athletes at risk of cardiac death. UBC […]

Fitness apps require personalization

A UBC Okanagan study on the factors that contribute to people using fitness apps was featured on Tech Vibes. Study author Mary Jung, a professor at UBC Okanagan’s School of […]

Creative Destruction Lab opens second accelerator in Vancouver

Tech Vibes featured CDL-West, a new accelerator program from UBC’s Sauder School of Business. The program is Western Canada’s version of the Creative Destruction Lab, a seed-stage program based at […]

Kellogg proving to be a big catch for UBC Thunderbirds

The Province featured UBC athlete Trey Kellogg, a freshman receiver for the university and second-generation competitive football player. Kellogg is the son of former Calgary Stampeders cornerback Jackie Kellogg. In last […]

LNG project’s 190 conditions ‘not onerous’

CBC interviewed Kevin Hanna, director for the Centre for Environmental Assessment Research at UBC’s Okanagan campus, for a story on the 190 environmental assessment conditions attached to the Pacific Northwest […]

Traditional Naming and Pole Raising Ceremony


Discussing Canadian electoral reform

Maxwell Cameron, a UBC political scientist, spoke to City TV about Canadian electoral reform. Cameron provided an example of potential changes to our current system. “We could mix the single-member transferable […]

School board appoints acting superintendent

The Vancouver Sun reported that UBC education professor Steve Cardwell has been named the acting superintendent of schools by the Vancouver School Board. Cardwell has worked in the public school […]

The low interest rate trap

Metro News quoted cited work by UBC professors Paul Kershaw and Thomas Davidoff for a story on the challenges associated with low interest rates in real estate. Kershaw, a professor at […]

Microbiologist advice to parents: Let them eat dirt

Work by UBC microbiology professor Brett Finlay and University of Calgary scientist Marie-Claire Arrieta was featured on Southern California Public Radio. The researchers have published a book focusing on the […]

Airbnb not to blame for Vancouver’s difficult rental market

Thomas Davidoff, a UBC economics professor was quoted in a Globe and Mail article on Airbnb’s role in Vancouver’s rental market. Airbnb released a report stating that only a tiny […]