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UBC Reports | August 18

UBC Reports | August 18

Charlottesville: White educators need to fight racism every day

Charlottesville: White educators need to fight racism every day

Charlottesville: White educators need to fight racism every day Michelle Stack, a UBC education professor, wrote an op-ed about the role of education in fighting racism following the terrorist attack […]

Therapy Dogs Lower Student Stress

New research from UBC Okanagan has found that students who interact with therapy dogs report lower stress levels.

From Mexico to Point Grey with Diego Alatorre

From Mexico to Point Grey with Diego Alatorre

UBC’s training camp has an international flare this year as recruit Diego Alatorre fights for a stating spot on the T-Bird offensive line.

Bird Survey: Vancouver Natural History Society

Bird Survey – Vancouver Natural History Society Sunday August 20 2017 8:00 a.m. UBC Farm We welcome people with all levels of birding knowledge to join in the Nature Vancouver […]

Canadian trade experts blast Trump’s trade deficit complaints

Xinhua interviewed two UBC experts in a story about NAFTA negotiations. Werner Antweiler, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, said some people in the Trump administration “don’t […]

Be careful, shopping on smartphone influences what you buy

Fast Company featured UBC research that found people are more likely to make frivolous purchases when shopping online using a touchscreen compared to a desktop computer. Ying Zhu, the study […]

Partial loss of research forest to fire leads to research opportunities

CBC reported on the UBC research forest near Williams Lake after it was burned by wildfire. Ken Day, a UBC forest fire researcher, said areas where the forest floor has […]

One-third of Seattle drivers ‘cruising’ for parking, rides, study finds

King 5 reported on a study about Seattle drivers based on information collected by sensors. The researchers found that more than one-third of drivers in the city are either searching […]

An inconvenient truth about An Inconvenient Truth

Dominik Stecula and Eric Merkley, UBC PhD candidates in political science, wrote an op-ed for The Conversation about the impact of the climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth. They wrote […]

Detente in US-North Korea crisis may not last long

Sputnik News quoted two UBC professors in a story about the political situation between the United States and North Korea. Donald Baker, a professor in UBC’s department of Asian studies, […]

Former UBC student-athlete helps others find unclaimed scholarships

The Vancouver Sun reported on a student financial aid project created by Madison Guy, a UBC alumna. Guy, a graduate of the UBC Sauder Business School and former member of […]

Looking back from 2037: How Canada’s food revolution began

Sophia Murphy, a PhD candidate at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, co-wrote an op-ed for The Tyee about future food democracy. Murphy and Anelyse Weiler from the University […]

Bird Survey – Vancouver Natural History Society


Talking to kids about Charlottesville

A Canadian Press article discussed a former neo-Nazi from Vancouver who is now helping others exit a similar lifestyle. The story also quoted a UBC education professor, Michelle Stack, who […]

The high cost of pharmaceuticals: Canada’s drug problem

CBC’s Fifth Estate featured an interview with Steve Morgan, a professor in UBC’s school of population and public health, about the Canadian pharmaceutical industry. He said “we really need to […]

Four places in Vancouver to take in the solar eclipse

The Vancouver Courier highlighted two UBC events related to the upcoming solar eclipse. The UBC Astronomy Club is hosting a gathering at Robson Square, and in Point Grey, UBC students […]

49 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Friday, August 18

The Georgia Straight highlighted three exhibitions at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology. The article featured Amazonia: The Rights of Nature, Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia and In a Different Light: Reflecting […]

Robot designed to help seniors at home

Richmond News highlighted a robot built to help people with disabilities that is being tested at a seniors’ assisted living home. Aether, a “collaborative service robot,” is a collaboration among post-doctoral […]

Opinion: Reconciliation at 150 — Canada’s Great Challenge

The Vancouver Sun published an op-ed about Indigenous reconciliation co-written by Sheryl Lightfoot, a UBC professor in First Nations and Indigenous studies, and Jason Tockman, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of […]