|Do dairy foods cause mucus production?|
|New York Times|
The New York Times interviewed Ran Goldman, a UBC professor of pediatrics, about the connection between lung function and consuming dairy.
He said particularly for children with asthma, avoiding milk could expose children to problems caused by reduced calcium levels and restricted growth.
|Certain bacteria protect against a disease that is a growing threat|
The Economist featured research by Brett Finlay, a UBC microbiologist, that found a link between gut yeast in babies and the risk of developing asthma.
Finlay said although cleanliness may be next to godliness, parents can go too far.
|UW, UBC’s Cascadia urban data project gets $1M from Microsoft|
UBC, the University of Washington, and Microsoft announced a data science partnership funded by a donation from Microsoft, Seattle Times reported.
The collaboration will use data to help cities and communities address challenges ranging from traffic issues to homelessness.
Similar stories appeared on Geek Wire, Xconomy, Metro News, Daily Hive, and Indo-Canadian Online.
|Canadian co-op programs blend classroom, work experience|
U.S. News & World Report featured UBC in a slideshow of the most global universities worldwide.
UBC was ranked second on the list among Canadian schools on the list.
|Is our view of romantic love too narrow?|
Vox featured a book on romantic love by Carrie Jenkins, a UBC philosophy professor.
Jenkins said our concept of romantic love is too narrow and exclusive.
|Why the Left Coast may be writing off Justin Trudeau|
Wade Davis, a UBC anthropology professor, was quoted in a story on iPolitics about the perception of Justin Trudeau on the West Coast.
Davis said he was shocked that every mega-development that people in B.C. took issue with has been endorsed by the federal government.
|Who belongs on Canada’s sex offender registry?|
Janine Benedet, a professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, spoke to Maclean’s for a story about Canada’s sex offender registry.
Benedet studied many cases in which convicted sex offenders avoided registration during the early years of the program and said people who belong on the registry can’t be determined by assumptions about what a “real” sexual assault is.
|Early Music Vancouver presents Choir of King’s College|
Broadway World mentioned UBC in a story about the upcoming event The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge at the Chan Centre on March 26.
Choral conductor Bruce Pullan was formerly a professor and head of choral music at UBC.
|International students’ concept of ‘home’ influences career plans: Study|
University Herald featured UBC research that found the perception international university students have about “home” significantly impacts their plans after graduation.
Cary Wu, the study author and a sociology PhD candidate, said this shows that international students are not a monolithic group.
|Despite NDP claims, the B.C. budget does indeed look after seniors|
|Globe and Mail|
The Globe and Mail published an op-ed by UBC professor Paul Kershaw, founder of Generation Squeeze, about funding for seniors in the provincial budget.
Kershaw wrote that new investments show the Liberal election budget will add more than $500 for every senior, compared with $165 for every person under age 45.
|Millennials aren’t coddled, they reject abuse as management tactic|
Breakfast Television Toronto mentioned UBC in a story about how millennials view management tactics.
UBC’s faculty of medicine circulated a video to make instructors aware of how to avoid “student mistreatment.”
|The 2017 Influential Women in Business Awards|
CBC featured the recipients of the 2017 Influential Women in Business Awards, including Martha Piper, a former president and vice-chancellor of UBC.
Piper will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award on March 8.
|Gay, lesbian and bisexual teens half as likely to play sports: Study|
Global reported on a UBC study that found in the last 15 years, lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are half as likely to play sports compared with straight teens.
The study is the first of its kind.
|Density map shows where Vancouver’s people live|
Metro News highlighted a tool developed by UBC architecture professor Joe Dahmen and mathematician Jens von Bergmann.
The forecasting model predicts the probability of detached homes being torn down based on their relative building value.
The model was also mentioned on CKNW’s Steele and Drex show, and Newstalk 770.
|UBCO nursing students are off to Africa|
Kelowna Now reported on a group of nursing students from UBC’s Okanagan campus who will travel to Africa.
The trip is part of a practicum in rural communities and nursing schools in Ghana and Zambia.
|To critics, Massey Bridge is an environmental and planning disaster|
The Tyee interviewed Michael Church, a UBC geography professor emeritus, about the potential ecological impacts of construction on the Massey Bridge if activities like dredging occur.
Church said dredging, river speed, channel erosion would increase the silt deposits in the Fraser estuary, and threaten the habitat of migratory shorebirds.
|Preview: Heat to play final regular season matches|
Castanet previewed the upcoming games for the UBC Okanagan Heat men’s and women’s volleyball teams.
The squads will look to finish the regular season on a high before the women’s team goes into the playoffs.