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Why this year’s flu season is off to a slow start

Global News examines why the flu season doesn’t seem to have started up across the country. It’s possible that last year’s intense flu season has given the population some immunity […]

Gadget that ‘eavesdrops’ on water warns you of waste

LiveScience featured a new gadget for water conservation developed by Nascent, a Silicon Valley startup, in partnership with UBC’s Behavioural Sustainability Lab. The device incorporates a bar of light that […]

Vancouver’s urban-beaver plan focuses on enhancing habitats

The Globe and Mail highlighted Vancouver’s new strategy to restore 25 hectares of natural land by 2020. “The problem comes when beavers start working on natural water courses,” said UBC […]

Report targets province’s ‘lacklustre’ reputation

A new report from the Business Council of B.C. urged Vancouver to attract more big businesses, according to a CBC News story. However, UBC urban studies professor Tom Hutton believes […]

CBC As It Happens: Cold-FX

The makers of Cold-FX sat for years on a study that showed the popular cold remedy did virtually nothing to treat cold and flu symptoms, media outlets reported earlier this […]

Co-op placements give university students a head start

Co-op work placements, which allow university students to gain paid work experience during their time in school, is the focus of a new article in the Vancouver Sun. Co-op placements […]

Ancient mud from Canada: New tool to combat “superbugs”?

Radio Canada featured UBC researchers’ discovery of the antibacterial properties of a mineral clay that’s been traditionally used by B.C. First Nations. The clay has been used for thousands of […]

The Pique guide to New Year’s resolutions

Many New Year’s resolutions start to ebb around the end of January, according to Pique newsmagazine. UBC counselling psychology professor Rhea Owens, commenting on the phenomenon, said: “A lot of […]

Digital diplomacy strategy: Are Canadians engaged?

Student entrepreneurs dominate business competition

UBC Okanagan management students won top-three finishes at one of Canada’s top competitions in entrepreneurship, taxation, and accounting, reports Kelowna Now. The competition attracted more than 600 students from 12 […]