|Will Republican infighting stall Trump’s agenda?|
The Canadian Press interviewed Kevin Milligan, a professor at UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics, about the upcoming U.S. tax reform debates.
He is skeptical that the government will succeed in completing “deep reform” within six months.
The CP story appeared on Maclean’s and Surrey Now.
|These UBC students invented an overdose detection device|
Vice featured an overdose detection device created by UBC engineering students that will soon be tested at an overdose prevention site.
Sampath Satti and his team hope to make the device available to people who need them.
|Mitacs fellows pursue science policy in the halls of government|
University Affairs quoted Sally Otto, a UBC zoology professor who won a “genius grant” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 2011.
She said that some of the money that went toward a public policy fellowship program helped give a boost to those interested in the field.
|Abandoned rail line to become safe cycling route to UBCO|
CBC reported on funding for a cycling route between downtown Kelowna and UBC’s Okanagan campus.
The provincial government is giving the City of Kelowna more than $777,000 to help convert a part of abandoned rail line into a bike path.
|Saje owners says they plan to repay investors in defunct company|
James Brander, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about investing in private companies.
He said it can be lucrative but risky since investments are generally “not very liquid.”
|Second complaint against judge to be filed|
The Vancouver Sun mentioned a complaint filed by Benjamin Perrin, a professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, in a story about another complaint against the same judge.
The story also appeared in The Province.
|UBC research uses genomics to help cystic fibrosis patients|
UBC research on possible cystic fibrosis treatment that involves sequencing the genome of a microbe responsible for dangerous infections, was featured in Metro News.
Corey Nislow, a UBC pharmacy professor, said he began the project since the average family isn’t able to afford new treatment options for the disease.
|For the record, March 28, 2017|
|Business in Vancouver|
Business in Vancouver featured Scotiabank’s $2 million donation to UBC in support of cybersecurity and risk analytics research.
UBC’s Creative Destruction Lab West will also benefit from the funding.
|Stars of the Week: Alex Morrison takes flight at CFL combine|
Alex Morrison, a wide receiver for the UBC Thunderbirds, was featured in The Province after taking part in the Canadian Football League combine in Regina.
Rachel Vukovich, a UBC rower, and baseball player Griffy Goyer were also mentioned in the story.
The story also appeared in the Vancouver Sun and Montreal Gazette.
|UBCO golf team needs more cash to continue|
|Kelowna Daily Courier|
The Kelowna Daily Courier reported on fundraising efforts for the varsity golf team at UBC’s Okanagan campus that was cut due to lack of funding.
Several thousand dollars are still needed for the team to participate in the upcoming season.