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Brazil’s deadly prison riots a warning for Canada

The Tyee published an op-ed co-authored by Ruth Elwood Martin, director of UBC’s Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education and a clinical professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, and […]

Preview: Heat to face Dinos in Canada West Quarter-final

Castanet previewed the upcoming volleyball match for the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s team. The Heat will travel to Calgary this weekend to face the fourth-seeded Dinos in a quarter final matchup.

Air-conditioning dependency pushing grid to breaking point

A study on air-conditioning co-authored by Patrick Baylis, a UBC economics professor, was featured in Fast Company. Baylis, Maximilian Auffhammer at the University of California, Berkeley and Catherine Hausman at […]

Sharing extra spots could ease West End parking woes featured a UBC study that examines how renting out parking spots can help with Vancouver’s parking shortage in the West End. Neal Abbott, who conducted the research for his master’s […]

Professors and politics: What the research says

Inside Higher Education mentioned research by a UBC student that examined possible political bias in the university application process. Joseph Ma, a UBC undergraduate, Neil Gross of Colby College and […]

Yeast found in babies’ guts increases risk of asthma

Brett Finlay, a UBC microbiologist, was interviewed on Superhuman Radio about his research on asthma. Finlay found a link between gut yeast in babies and the risk of developing asthma. […]

Kelowna instructor on shortlist to be Canada’s next astronaut

Richard Federley, a chemistry instructor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, is one of 72 shortlisted candidates to be one of the next two astronauts for the Canadian Space Agency program, CBC […]

UBC getting a big boost in funding

Breakfast Television featured a funding announcement from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to UBC. The university is receiving nearly $6 million for 27 projects. A similar story appeared on CTV.

Viagra may help pregnant women with rare condition

UBC is one of six institutions taking part in clinical trials of Viagra for women with early intrauterine growth restriction, News 1130 reported. Kenneth Lim, the head of UBC’s maternal-fetal […]

Canada 150: Frank Calder founded Nisga’a Tribal Council

The Vancouver Sun named Frank Calder, a UBC alumnus, to its list of 150 notable British Columbians. Calder studied theology at UBC and became one of Canada’s first aboriginal university graduates before […]

Radiologists to re-read thousands of imaging tests

The Vancouver Sun quoted Bruce Forster, head of radiology at UBC’s faculty of medicine, for an article about the re-interpretation of 275 cancer-related images of patients. Forster said radiologists in […]

NDP holds B.C. election poll lead, MSP could swing voters

Henry Yu, a UBC history professor, spoke to the Vancouver Sun after a provincial election poll found that the BC NDP party is slightly ahead of the Liberals. Yu said […]

Remembering John Howes

The Globe and Mail published an obituary for John Howes, a former professor emeritus in UBC’s department of Asian studies. A scholar of Japanese intellectual history, Howes came to UBC in […]

Vancouver churches promote ‘resistance’ in face of political fear

The Vancouver Sun reported on a multi-faith discussion series including a talk by Chris Erickson, a UBC political science professor. Erickson will discuss politics and hope at an event on […]

Stolen sisters not forgotten in Rachel Talalay’s On the Farm

The Georgia Straight highlighted, On the Farm, a film by a UBC professor about some of the women who were involved in the life of a B.C. serial killer. Rachel […]

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Can motorists tolerate cyclists and share the road?

The Globe and Mail cited UBC research that shows properly designed bicycle lanes reduce injuries to cyclists in a story about cyclists and motorists sharing the roads. Kay Teschke, a […]

Covering ‘essential’ drugs could fill health gaps, save billions

Various media outlets 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 save billions of […]

UBCO expert wades into Kelowna water plan issue

John Jammaat, a professor of economics and the RIC chair of water resources and ecosystem sustainability economics at UBC Okanagan’s I.K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, spoke to the […]