Integrated UBC News site launches today

Assignment editors and journalists:

UBC’s Public Affairs office has launched the UBC News portal today bringing onto one dynamic site the latest media releases, story ideas, expert commentary and resources for journalists.

Portal site:

UBC’s Public Affairs office launches the UBC News portal today with new stories that include:

  • UBC dentistry post-doc discovers teeth genes in B.C.’s western painted turtle
  • UBC’s Theresa Hanson prepares to lead athletes to Universiade 2013 as Canada’s chef de mission
  • An expert spotlight on horticulturalist Christopher Bale, on what needs to be done in your garden in June

The UBC News site includes the ability to view and subscribe to news by beat areas, more visuals, more expert profiles and commentary, and more multimedia. The site is responsively designed for mobile devices.

Journalists can also receive a weekly UBC Reports e-mail with highlights of the past seven days’ stories, releases and expert profiles. Subscribe here:

The site provides easy access Public Affairs media contacts, an expert directory, UBC map, campus photos, facts and figures, and TV and radio studio information.

UBC Public Affairs stopped producing the print version of its UBC Reports publication in March, ending a 58-year print run. Background:


Randy Schmidt
UBC Public Affairs
Tel: 604.822.1266
Cell: 604.828.0787