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Winemakers worry wildfires will leave whiff of ashtray in wine

NPR reported on researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus who created a chemical test to detect the level of compounds in grapes. “We feel we have a much better approach to […]

B.C. gains world-renowned scientists as part of new federal hiring initiative

Margo Seltzer, the new Canada 150 Research Chair in Computer Systems at UBC, was interviewed on CBC Radio’s Early Edition. “We’re seeing an influx of really high tech companies into […]

Is Canada closer to declaring housing a human right?

City Lab quoted Penny Gurstein, a UBC professor of social policy, in an article about the new housing strategy in Canada. “What this strategy is about is really focusing on […]

Community mourns doctor who focussed on health care in north

CBC mentioned the Northern Medical Program associated with UBC’s medical program in an article honouring the late Bert Kelly. Kelly helped create the Northern Medical Program and bring better cancer […]

Pokemon Go may help you become an extrovert

Hindustan Times featured UBC research that found augmented reality games, such as Pokémon GO, could help introverts. The study is the first to examine how players’ personalities, social competence, and social […]

Do you have the flu or something worse? Here’s how to tell

Yahoo interviewed Michael Curry, a UBC clinical professor of emergency medicine, about identifying symptoms of the flu. “The big way you tell the difference between the flu running its regular […]

Site C dam project special

Two UBC professors were interviewed on CBC Radio’s B.C. Almanac about the Site C dam project. George Hoberg, a professor of environment and natural resource policy at UBC’s Liu Institute […]

Grocery stores are making over $3M from penny-rounding

Global featured research by Christina Cheung, a UBC economics and math student, about penny rounding practices at grocery stores. The research by the third-year economics and math student was also featured […]

Who is Michael Wolfson?

Kevin Milligan, a UBC economics professor, was quoted in a Maclean’s profile of Michael Wolfson, a retired Statistics Canada data guru. Milligan discussed an economics database spearheaded by Wolfson.

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The China connection

The Squamish Chief interviewed Robert Falls, a UBC forestry professor, for a story about the future of LNG in B.C. Falls called natural gas a “transition fuel” since it produces […]

Tyler Duncan in Handel’s Messiah with the New York Philharmonic

Broadway World reported that Tyler Duncan, a UBC alumnus, will perform in the remaining shows of Handel’s Messiah with the New York Philharmonic. Duncan earned a music degree from UBC.

Hundreds of Indigenous human remains at Canadian universities

An APTN News article about the hundreds of Indigenous human remains that are housed in universities across Canada mentioned UBC. According to the article, UBC will help with the paperwork […]

Anne Cormier receives 2017 Margolese National Design for Living Prize

Canadian Architect reported on the winner of the Margolese National Design for Living Prize. The award was created by an estate gift to UBC.

‘Phenomenal’ trial results may lead to Huntington’s disease treatment

The Washington Post reported on the discovery of a drug that may treat the fatal Huntington’s disease. Blair Leavitt, a UBC researcher and the lead study investigator, said: “This is the culmination of […]

The World War Two guide to office warfare

BBC interviewed Sandra Robinson, a UBC professor of organisational behaviour and human resources, about office sabotage. She discussed ‘sabotage behaviour’ that may come from toxic colleagues.

Holding infants, or not, can leave traces on their genes

Time featured a UBC study that found holding a child can have an impact on their genes and developmental progress. Researchers showed how comforting contact impacts children at the molecular […]

Want to be happier in 2018? Spend more money

Forbes highlighted UBC research that found money can buy happiness if it is spent on items or activities that save time. Study participants who reported spending money on time-saving investments […]

Thai fishing fleet under-reporting catch by 600 percent

Radio New Zealand featured a new report from UBC researchers that shows catches by Thailand’s distant-water fleet, fishing in the Indo-Pacific region, are almost seven times higher than what the […]