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Discussing youth mental health in B.C.

Shalini Lal, a former UBC PhD candidate, spoke to CBC’s On the Coast about her research that examined what is effective when it comes to treating mental illness among Metro Vancouver youth. […]

Canada 150: Masajiro Miyazaki became first Japanese-Canadian politician

Masajiro Miyazaki, a UBC alumnus, was named to the Vancouver Sun’s list of 150 notable British Columbians. Miyazaki and his wife were interned as enemy aliens at a camp near […]

Epilepsy drug relieves symptoms that cause blinding headaches

Stuart Cain, a researcher at UBC’s Michael Smith Laboratories, was quoted in the Daily Mail about research on the drug Lyrica. Cain said the drug, used to treat epilepsy, shows […]

What’s the environmental footprint of a loaf of bread?

NPR quoted Navin Ramankutty, a professor at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, for an article about a study that details the environmental cost of producing a loaf of […]

Microsoft donates $1M to a research partnership

Forbes reported on the a $1 million donation from Microsoft to fund a data science partnership between UBC and the University of Washington. The collaboration aims to solve issues in […]

Patients choose cannabis over prescribed opioids

Various media outlets featured UBC research that found people who suffer from chronic pain and those taking mental health medications would rather use cannabis in place of their prescribed opioid […]

The quest for one of science’s holy grails: Artificial blood

Mark Scott, a scientist at UBC’s Center for Blood Research, was quoted in an article in the Boston Globe about the development of artificial blood. Scott said the small size […]

MGM’s new problem gambling program to raise awareness

Las Vegas Review Journal reported that MGM Resorts International will introduce B.C.’s GameSense program that encourages responsible gambling. Research on the topic from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas will […]

UBC med students visit Victoria to lobby MLAs on opioid crisis

UBC students travelled to the provincial capital Monday to lobby the government about the ongoing opioid crisis, CBC reported. Emma Mitchell, senior chair of UBC’s medical student political advocacy committee, […]

Discussing the pain-free needle

Boris Stoeber, a UBC professor of mechanical, electrical and computer engineering and founder of Microdermics, was interviewed on CBC’s On the Coast. Stoeber discussed the pain-free needle, which is a […]

Gay, lesbian, bisexual teens half as likely to play sports: UBC study

A UBC study found that lesbian, gay and bisexual teens are playing sports less than they did 15 years ago, the Globe and Mail reported. Elizabeth Saewyc, the study’s co-author and a […]

Tristan Cleveland: Do away with ‘stupid’ Nova Scotia helmet law

Metro News mentioned UBC research for a column on the helmet law in Nova Scotia. According to the UBC study, the proportion of cyclists who die on any given trip […]

Elektra Women’s Choir


Student going to court over referendum boycotting Israeli products

CKNW reported on a UBC student who is is going to court in order to stop a student union referendum boycotting Israeli products. Ava Nasiri, the Alma Matter Society president says […]

Spring arts preview 2017 music critics’ picks

The Georgia Straight featured upcoming events at UBC’s Chan Centre including the Elektra Women’s Choir, pianist Paul Lewis, Anda Union, and Van/Man Male Choral Summit.

Time for pharmacare now

CBC Radio’s White Coat, Black Art, featured UBC research by Steve Morgan, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health. Morgan found that Canada’s health care system could […]

For Cubans who flee to America, freedom may be in peril

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed by Peter Klein, a professor at UBC’s school of journalism and executive director of the Global Reporting Centre, about the implications for Cubans […]

On-demand addiction treatment clinic opens in Downtown Eastside

Roundhouse Radio quoted Evan Wood, a UBC professor of medicine, about the opening of the new Downtown Eastside Connections Clinic for addiction treatment. Wood addressed the suggestion that the clinic […]

Author Deborah Campbell receives Freedom to Read Award

Deborah Campbell, a UBC creative writing lecturer, received the Freedom to Read Award, which recognizes work that is “passionately supportive of free expression.” The annual award is presented by the […]