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19 science-backed ways men can appear more attractive

The Independent published a Business Insider story citing UBC research on how man can appear attractive to women. The UBC study found that men displaying pride were found to be […]

How 23andMe won back the right to foretell your diseases

Wired quoted Steven Heine, a UBC psychologist, after the FDA approved that a genetic testing company can sell customers information about their susceptibility to certain diseases and other heritable genetic traits. He said […]

Keeping the blood supply Zika-free

Steven Kleinman, a UBC clinical professor, spoke to The Scientist about the practice of American blood donation centres screening samples for Zika virus. He said there is no evidence that […]

Putting names to people

The Hindu reported on the Reconciliation Pole installation on UBC campus in a story about the issue of naming and social rights. The article explains the details and creation of the […]

Hunting child predators with Canada’s freelance vigilantes

Benjamin Perrin, a professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, spoke to Esquire for a story about Canadian vigilante groups that aim to expose child predators. Perrin said […]

Ontario politicians don’t know definition of ‘genocide’

A Vancouver Sun article on the definition of genocide quoted Robert Krell, a UBC professor emeritus of psychiatry. Krell, founder of Vancouver’s Holocaust Education Centre, said the organization teaches thousands […]

Museum of Anthropology announces ‘Traces of Words’

Broadway World featured the new exhibition Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia, at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology. The multimedia exhibition will show how artists reimagine written words as […]

Discounts for seniors under scrutiny

The Canadian Press quoted Paul Kershaw, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, about the need for a policy shift in Canada. Kershaw said outdated logic presumed […]

Science is still hazy as legal pot looms

M-J Milloy, a professor in UBC’s department of medicine, spoke to the Toronto Star about marijuana research. Milloy said he hopes when marijuana is legalized in Canada many research barriers […]

Why we should give up on the detached home dream: Matt Elliott

Metro News highlighted a book by Nathanael Lauster, a UBC sociology professor. The Death and Life of the Single Family House examines how detached homes are becoming less available.

UBC students narrowly reject Israel boycott in referendum

Metro News reported that UBC students voted against their Alma Mater Society “boycotting products and divesting from companies that support Israeli war crimes, illegal occupation and the oppression of Palestinians.” […]

Into the Silicon Valley North: Film Screening and Panel Discussion


Why drugs like these for ‘orphan’ diseases are a booming business

The Globe and Mail interviewed Michael Law, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health and Canada Research Chair in Access to Medicines, about new pharmaceuticals for rare […]

After Syria, is there still a taboo against use of chemical weapons?

Richard Price, a UBC political scientist, wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post about the use of chemical weapons after Donald Trump launched a cruise missile strike to punish the […]

Help pollinators this spring

Kelowna Capital News reported on Border Free Bees, a province-wide research project that supports space for bees. The project is led by Nancy Holmes, a professor of creative studies at […]

Updated dictionary compiles ‘Canadianisms’

CBC Calgary featured an interview with Stefan Dollinger, a UBC linguistics professor, who led the project to update the Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles. He said some words in […]