|Honeybees use odours to clean out deceased broods|
Scientific American quoted Leonard Foster, a UBC professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, for an article about honeybee health.
He said “diseases are by far the main cause of problems with honeybee health right now.”
|Breakthroughs in science|
Work by Rebecca Kordas, a UBC researcher, was featured in National Geographic.
She studied the importance of aquatic mollusks that graze on algae.
|Scientists find ways to recycle your old phone|
Popular Science highlighted recycling technology developed by UBC researchers that recovers previously unrecoverable fibreglass from cellphones.
Amit Kumar, a UBC PhD candidate, and Maria Holuszko, a mining engineering professor and leader of the research team, separated fibreglass from resin to make phones reusable.
|Doctor sees healing power in psychedelic plant as Peru investigates deaths|
The Canadian Press interviewed Mark Haden, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, about a psychedelic plant called ayahuasca.
Haden said the plant helps people gain insight and works toward healing but problems occur in impoverished communities where shamans aren’t accountable.
The CP story appeared on CTV, in the National Post and Times Colonist.
|3 history-making exhibitions of Indigenous art, culture in B.C.|
|Globe and Mail|
The Globe and Mail highlighted three Indigenous art and culture exhibitions in B.C. including one at UBC.
A new show at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology brings together work from six First Nations.
|Architectural excellence celebrated at AIBC awards|
The UBC Aquatic Centre won an architectural award from the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, Construction Canada reported.
The centre was designed to gold standards under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.
|UBC has a housing problem, not a transportation problem|
The Tyee published an op-ed by Patrick M. Condon, the UBC James Taylor Chair in Landscape and Livable Environments at the school of architecture and landscape architecture, about the need to address the housing problem at UBC.
“The university could build at least 23,000 units for the same cost as the UBC subway extension,” he wrote.
|Dozens of letters by interned Japanese-Canadian teens donated to UBC|
CBC reported that UBC acquired nearly 150 letters written by young Japanese-Canadians interned in camps during the Second World War.
The letters were written to Joan Gillis from friends she met at Queen Elizabeth Secondary in Surrey.
|Vancouver’s empty homes tax generates millions in revenue|
Tom Davidoff, director of the Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate with the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to News 1130 about Vancouver’s empty homes tax.
When combined with the province’s new speculation tax, he said it’s reasonable to think the owners of empty secondary residences will change their behaviour to avoid being fined.
|Five highlights of the Chan Centre 2018-19 season|
The Province reported on the 2018-19 Chan Centre Presents concert series and the 2018-19 Beyond Words series at UBC.
Performers include Cristina Pato Quartet and Aida Cuevas.
|Better sex is (almost) all in your head: UBC prof’s new book|
The Star Vancouver highlighted a book about the link between mindfulness and sexual desire and satisfaction by Lori Brotto, the Canada Research Chair in Women’s Sexual Health at UBC.
Brotto has explores her research findings in her book Better Sex Through Mindfulness: How Women Can Cultivate Desire.
A similar story appeared in the Vancouver Courier.
|Broaden labour market stats to include job quality indicators: Advocate|
Sylvia Fuller, a UBC sociology professor who specializes in work and labour, spoke to the Star Vancouver about new labour market statistics.
She said the labour indicators tracked by Statistics Canada are “critical.”
|Multiverse expert Michio Kaku to give public lecture at UBC|
The Georgia Straight reported on an upcoming public lecture at UBC by world-famous theoretical physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku.
Kaku is an authority on Einstein’s unified-field theory and the so-called superstring theory.