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Remembering Barbara Howard

Barbara Howard, a UBC alumna who is believed to have been the first black woman to represent Canada in a major international competition, was remembered in the Globe and Mail. […]

International Women’s Day, lessons from front lines on battling sexism in tech

Andrea Palmer, a UBC mechanical engineering alumna, was featured in a Financial Post story about sexism in the technology industry. Palmer, who created a digital health startup that made a wearable device […]

Fukushima earthquake anniversary marked with workshop

CBC reported on a workshop at UBC’s Institute of Asian Research that focuses on current events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and the lives of evacuees in nearby communities. David Edgington, a […]

Victoria report details potential devastation of ‘Big One’

Carlos Ventura, the director of the Earthquake Engineering Research Facility at UBC, spoke to CBC after a report in Victoria showed the potential consequences of a big earthquake. Ventura said […]

Women-only English program in Metro Vancouver hopes to expand

Work by Amea Wilbur, a UBC alumna who earned a PhD from the faculty of education, was featured on CBC. Her PhD research, which examined how to increase inclusivity for […]

Amazonia: Rights of Nature at MOA and more

The Vancouver Sun featured a new exhibition at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology called “Amazonia: The Rights of Nature.” The exhibition aims to bring awareness to South American Indigenous forms of […]

Opinion: Access to legal services for women is an equality issue

A legal services clinic that involves upper year students from UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, was mentioned in an op-ed in the Vancouver Sun. The students help at […]

Reasons to keep belugas may be outweighed by cruel argument

The Vancouver Sun interviewed Andrew Trites, director of the Marine Mammal Research Unit at UBC, about cetaceans at the Vancouver Aquarium. Trites said it would be a loss for research […]

Artists hold ‘edit-a-thon’ for women’s equality on Wikipedia

Metro News highlighted the event “Call to Edit: Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon” created by Christine D’Onofrio, an artist and professor in UBC’s department of art history, visual art and theory. The free […]

B.C. CEO who sold fintech to PayPal aspires to be ‘impactreneur’

TIO Networks CEO Hamed Shahbazi, a UBC alumnus who sold his financial technology company to PayPal, was featured in a Business in Vancouver story. Shahbazi, who studied civil engineering at […]

T-Birds take title

Olympian Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson led the UBC Thunderbirds to another women’s team title at the U Sports swimming championships, the Ottawa Sun reported. She won five gold and two silver medals.

B.C. legislation to repeal historical wrongs against Chinese-Canadians

The Globe and Mail interviewed Henry Yu, a UBC history professor, about a report from the B.C. government on discriminatory legislation. Yu said many former discriminatory laws were used to […]

Impact Lab


Jordan Deshane digging the talent spike in UBC men’s volleyball

UBC volleyball player and the 2017 Canada West rookie Jordan Deshane was highlighted in The Province. The TBirds qualified for the 2017 U Sports men’s Final Eight nationals for the first time […]

Heat jump to 7 in Canada after advancing to Final Four

The UBC Okanagan Heat women’s volleyball team is now ranked 7th in the country, Castanet reported. The team has been ranked in the U Sports Top Ten for 44 straight […]

Universities come to grips with Canada’s opioid overdose crisis

University Affairs mentioned UBC in a story about how universities are dealing with Canada’s opioid crisis. UBC was one of the first to stock naloxone kits at its student health […]

Victoria’s coun. Isitt urges CRD to consider buying Owl Island

The Times Colonist cited UBC research that identified Owl Island as having “significant ecological value owing to its outstanding endangered Garry oak maritime meadow and coastal bluff ecosystem.” The 2015 survey […]

Women’s studies programs fight for recognition

University Affairs mentioned UBC in a story about the history of women’s studies programs. The first degree-granting women’s studies program in North America was at San Diego State University and […]

UBCO plays host this weekend to school district science fair

The Kelowna Daily Courier highlighted a science fair that will feature engineering and chemistry work by three professors from UBC’s Okanagan campus. Showcase tables will be on display on Friday and Saturday.

Even with pedometers, students don’t make time to exercise

A study by Cristina Caperchione, a professor of health and exercise sciences at UBC’s Okanagan campus, and researcher Paul Sharp was featured in the Kelowna Daily Courier. Sharp completed the […]