|Nuclear experts head to China to test experimental reactors|
M. V. Ramana, a professor at UBC’s Liu Institute for Global Issues, was quoted in a Bloomberg story about nuclear power testing in China.
Ramana said “the outlook for nuclear power is brighter there than anywhere else in the world.”
The story also appeared in the Washington Post.
|The kids on the bus|
|Globe and Mail|
Mariana Brussoni, an injury-prevention researcher and professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, was quoted in a Globe and Mail article about injury rates for children in Canada.
She cited research that shows steep declines in deaths resulting from burns, choking and suffocation over the past few decades.
|Zakir Hussain, Dave Holland explore jazz and Indian music’s intersections|
Broadway World reported on an upcoming performance at UBC’s Chan Centre.
Virtuoso musicians Zakir Hussain and Dave Holland will collaborate at a show on Oct. 28.
|UBC’s SIERA program is an infrastructure research oasis|
|Journal of Commerce|
Journal of Commerce reported on work by Mohammed Farooq, a UBC PhD candidate in the civil engineering department.
He has been testing ways to optimize the composition of fibre-reinforced polymer.
|UBC Mexican Student Association acts fast after earthquake|
CBC reported on earthquake fundraising efforts by the UBC Mexican Student Association.
The student group is encouraging people to donate to organizations like the Red Cross and will also accept in-person cash donations.
|Realtor suspended, fined for attempted shadow flip of home|
Thomas Davidoff, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, spoke to CTV about a recent case of shadow flipping in the local real estate market.
He said in the current hot market “that’s when unethical realtors have the opportunity to pull some kind of shenanigans like the ones we see in this case.”
|The globalization of work|
Roundhouse Radio interviewed Jan Bena, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, about the globalization of work.
Bena discussed how limiting offshore labour may not be beneficial for job creation in the U.S.
|Developments in trade between Canada and U.K.|
Kurt Huebner, a UBC professor of European studies, was interviewed on Roundhouse Radio.
He discussed possible future trade agreements between Canada and the United Kingdom.
|Lake Country open to idea of eastern wildlife corridor|
|Kelowna Daily Courier|
Researchers from UBC’s Okanagan campus promoted “ecosystem connectivity” at Tuesday’s town council meeting, Kelowna Daily Courier reported.
The aim is to create dozens of new wildlife corridors between undisturbed natural areas in the Okanagan.
|EMV presents Monteverdi’s ORFEO history’s first operatic masterpiece|
Colin Balzer, an opera singer and UBC alumnus, was highlighted in a Broadway World article.
He studied music at UBC and will star in Monteverdi’s Orfeo.
|UBC rugby coach joining Seattle pro team|
Curry Hitchborn, a UBC rugby coach, was profiled in The Province as he prepares to coach in Seattle.
Hitchborn will join the Seattle Seawolves, a new Major League Rugby team.