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Life Sciences Startup Competition

Life Sciences Startup Competition February 23, 2017, 3-6 pm UBC Life Sciences Institute (2350 Health Sciences Mall), room LSC3 The teams were working hard for the last several months preparing […]

China nuclear ambitions seen stalled by next-generation reactors

Bloomberg interviewed M. V. Ramana, the Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security at the Liu Institute for Global Issues at UBC, about China’s nuclear programs. Ramana said there are indications […]

Redesign slot machines to be less attractive to problem gamblers

Various media outlets featured a UBC study that connects slot machines to addiction. Spencer Murch, a UBC psychology graduate student and lead study author, said slot machines are one of […]

UBC exchange student study

CBC Radio’s Daybreak South featured a UBC study about the experience of international students. Cary Wu, a UBC sociology PhD candidate, explained how the feeling of “home” for students can […]

Chart shows why U.S. and Canada need immigrants

Kevin Milligan, a UBC economist, was mentioned in a Global article about a chart that illustrates the need for immigrants in order to maintain economic growth in North America. Milligan said […]

Will there be a teacher shortage after the provincial budget?

CKNW interviewed Charles Ungerleider, a UBC education professor emeritus, for a story about a potential teacher shortage in B.C. Ungerleider said there will not be a shortage in the near future, […]

Twenty science-backed ways to reduce stress

Men’s Fitness cited UBC psychology research on the link between checking work emails and stress. The study found that people felt less stressed when they checked their email less frequently.

Unsafe to drink

Madjid Mohseni, a UBC engineering professor and scientific director at Res’eau WaterNet, a partnership that works with small communities to provide drinkable water, spoke to the Globe and Mail for a […]

Risk test could reduce unnecessary cardiac diagnostics

UBC research has found that thousands of people are needlessly given radiological exams and cardiac stress tests after suffering chest pains, the Vancouver Sun reported. Christopher Fordyce, study lead author […]

2017 Life Sciences Start-Up Competition


Black history month, important? Yes, but…

Annette Henry, the David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education at UBC, spoke to Radio Canada about Black History Month. Henry said we must “normalize” black history, and incorporate it into […]

Victims of crime pay the real price for unreasonable delays

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed by Benjamin Perrin, a professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, about how delays in the justice system harm victims of […]

Cleanliness could be a health hazard, researcher says

Various media outlets reported on UBC research that found a link between gut yeast in babies and the risk of developing asthma. Brett Finlay, a UBC microbiologist, said this research […]

Is Detroit really making a comeback?

CityLab mentioned work by Jamie Peck, a UBC geographer, in a story about uneven recovery in Detroit. Peck raised concerns about creative class-led gentrification. The article also appeared in The […]

Old particle accelerator tech might be what the doctor ordered

Smithsonian Magazine mentioned TRIUMF, the UBC-based laboratory leading the charge on technetium-99, commonly called the “workhorse of nuclear medicine.” The lab’s website notes that local cyclotrons are an improvement on the […]

Will development in neighbourhood lead to displacement?

Craig E. Jones, a UBC geography PhD candidate, spoke to CBC for a story about the impacts of development on communities in Metro Vancouver. Jones studied the Maywood neighbourhood in Burnaby, and […]

High school students explore their interest in medicine

CBC reported on Operation Med School at UBC, an annual one-day event that featured medical experts discussing global health topics. Approximately 200 high school students took part in the event.