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UBC Reports | October 20

UBC Reports | October 20

Master of Land and Water Systems

The Master of Land and Water Systems prepares students to meet the emerging global concerns of water resource conservation.

Thunderbirds take on Heat in season opener

Thunderbirds take on Heat in season opener

In a battle of the sister schools, the UBC Thunderbirds will take on the UBCO Heat in Kelowna to begin their 2017-18 Canada West seasons.

Police should not pose as journalists – it puts us at risk

Police should not pose as journalists – it puts us at risk

Police should not pose as journalists – it puts us at risk Police shouldn’t pose as journalists even for crimefighting purposes as it creates risks for journalists, says UBC journalism […]

More UBC trees get axed to make way for market housing

CBC reported that a woodland is being cleared on the UBC campus to make way for a new residential development. The university issued a tree removal warning for a forested area in front of the […]

Promise of universal public education unfulfilled for students with special needs

The Vancouver Sun published an op-ed by Charles Ungerleider, a UBC education professor emeritus, about students with special needs. “We cannot fulfill the promise of universal public education if there are […]

Activists vow ‘resistance’ as courts to rule on Canada pipeline

Agence France Presse interviewed George Hoberg, a UBC professor of environmental and natural resource policy, about eventual rulings on the Trans Mountain pipeline to Vancouver. “These court challenges are the […]

Declassified records show U.S. supported Indonesia massacre

John Roosa, a UBC history professor, was quoted in a Smithsonian Magazine article about the politically motivated mass murders in Indonesia in 1965-66. “We knew about these things more generally, but […]

First Nation, first surgeon

TVO featured an interview with Nadine Caron, a professor at the UBC Northern Medical Program and co-director of the UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health. She discussed her experience […]

Psychedelic drugs had surprising effect on crime in a new study

Inverse reported on a study by researchers at UBC and the University of Alabama at Birmingham that show evidence that people who use classic psychedelics are less likely than others […]

Modern graduates: citizens of the world or citizens of nowhere?

Santa Ono, UBC’s president and vice-chancellor, was on a panel at the 2017 Times Higher Education World Academic Summit, Times Higher Education reported. The panel members shared the roles and […]

UBC health students get training to help Indigenous patients

Various media outlets reported on a course designed to help UBC health students better connect with Indigenous patients. Carrie Anne Vanderhoop, the education coordinator at UBC’s Centre for Excellence for Indigenous […]

Catalonia walks the independence tightrope

Jon Beasley-Murray, a UBC professor of Hispanic studies, wrote an op-ed for The Tyee about Catalonia’s bid for independence. “Barcelona and Catalonia as a whole are now suffering increasing unemployment, […]

Woman plagued by bedbugs on airplane not surprising: Expert

The Canadian Press interviewed Murray Isman, a UBC professor of entomology and toxicology, after a B.C. woman noticed bedbugs on a flight to London. Isman said it’s not surprising bedbugs […]

Want healthier kids? UBC docs prescribe nature’s Rx

Metro News featured a free public event hosted by UBC medical experts that explains why kids should be “prescribed” more time in nature to benefit their health. UBC research recently confirmed […]

The Three Stages of Environmentalism


East Clayton’s history from prof who helped design it

Patrick Condon, a UBC urban design professor, wrote an op-ed for the Surrey Now Leader about Surrey’s East Clayton neighbourhood, which he helped design. Condon recalled his early concerns for the […]

Pot dispensaries may be illegal, but they work well: Study

Kelowna Daily Courier reported on pot dispensary research by Zach Walsh, a psychology professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, and Rielle Capler, a PhD candidate at UBC’s school of population and […]

How long it takes to get gender-affirming surgery across Canada

Vice reported on a study led by UBC nursing professor Elizabeth Saewyc that examined the experiences of transgender patients seeking gender-affirming surgery in B.C. and across Canada. The results showed […]

Foreign buyers impact on Vancouver housing market

Sing Tao Calgary highlighted research on Vancouver housing prices co-authored by Jack Favilukis, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor. Favilukis and New York University’s Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh found that […]