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UBC study on Whistler ice track accident rate

UBC mechanical engineering professor Peter Cripton discussed his recent research on the Whistler ice track in an interview on Roundhouse Radio. When a Georgian luger died on the track during […]

Watercooler: When your business partner becomes a liability

Hitching your business to a celebrity can backfire, according to a new BC Business article. But UBC marketing professor Darren says Vancouver’s Holborn Group, which is building a large tower […]

New glass atrium entrances into UBC Robson Square to be built

There are plans to construct glass-enclosed atriums for Robson Square with stairwells on either side of Robson St., reports Vancity Buzz. The improvements are aimed at providing better access to […]

U of T rejects recommendation to divest from fossil fuels

Media outlets reported on the University of Toronto’s rejection of recommendations to divest from fossil fuels. The articles mentioned a number of other Canadian universities that have rejected similar calls, […]

Girls see kindness better

Girls notice acts of kindness more than boys, new research from UBC’s Okanagan campus shows. Education professor John-Tyler Binfet surveyed more than 1,700 students between grades 4 and 8. “Students’ […]

Immigrant entrepreneurs more business confident

Entrepreneurs who immigrated to Canada are more optimistic about doing business here than those born in Canada, according to a new UBC Okanagan study. The study was reported in Castanet […]

Safety rests in education and inclusivity, not in fear

Safety rests in education and inclusivity, not in fear

Safety rests in education and inclusivity, not in fear We can seek and share mutual understanding and we can promote, by our actions and innovations, a world that is more […]

Rejecting terror

In the wake of recent terrorist attacks in Belgium, Pakistan, and elsewhere, UBC president Martha Piper says education is our best response to rejecting terror. “Our best protection rests not […]

First Trudeau budget increases age gap in federal spending

The federal budget does little to help younger middle-class families, spending far more on people over the age of 45, says UBC policy professor Paul Kershaw, in an op-ed in […]

Preterm births linked to air pollution cost billions in the U.S.

The link between air pollution and premature births was the focus of a new TIME article. New research shows that 16,000 premature births in the U.S. each year are linked […]

High intensity training does more harm than good

The Daily Mail and other media outlets featured new UBC research that shows high-intensity sprint training could actually harm people if they’re not already fit when they take it up. […]

Tiniest preemies struggle with school and adult life

Two new studies show that although extremely pre-term infants now have much better chances of survival, many of them still face challenges in school and in later life, reports Reuters. […]

Studying the science of science

Research into the scientific method is explored in a new article in Science Magazine. The article mentions Jeremy Yoder, a UBC postdoctoral fellow in forestry, who studies queer scientists’ experiences.

Universities seek open-source solution to ‘absurd’ textbook prices

The high cost of university textbooks is examined by CTV Vancouver. UBC’s Alma Mater Society has started the hashtag #textbookbrokeBC on Twitter.

Vancouver house prices hitting new highs because of short supply

The rate of Vancouver condo sales is vastly outpacing new listings, adding to the city’s housing crisis, CBC Vancouver reported. UBC Sauder School of Business professor Tom Davidoff said the city needs […]

Royal BC Museum puts colonial correspondence online

Thousands of pages of colonial-era documents housed by the Royal BC Museum are now publicly available online, CBC Vancouver reported. The collection, which includes letters written by a Victoria police sergeant, was […]

B.C. tattoo artist transforms scars of trauma survivors

The use of tattoos for healing was the focus of a recent Canadian Press article. Vancouver tattoo artist Auberon Wolf paints tattoos around traces of self-abuse, physical violence, injury or […]

Sexual assault at UBC

The sexual assault on a UBC student last Friday could be related to recent reports of a campus prowler who had been spotted lurking in female shower rooms and residences, […]