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Vancouver dumps its freeway plan for a more beautiful future

The Guardian profiled the city of Vancouver and how it avoided the pitfall of many North American cities: a freeway running through the heart of the city. V Setty Pendakur, […]

A medical test that aims to wean America off painkillers

In light of pop legend Prince’s reported painkiller addiction, CNBC featured a new gene-based test that determines if patients have a high risk of addiction to painkillers, before a prescription […]

Twitter account mocks Vancouver’s unaffordable rental market

Sauder School of Business housing economist Thomas Davidoff was quoted in a Global News article featuring a Twitter account mocking Vancouver rental listings on Craigslist. The tweets were written by […]

Young sockeye travel in packs to ‘swamp’ predators

A new UBC study shows young sockeye salmon swim in packs to protect themselves from predators in their journey to the open ocean, reports the Vancouver Sun. The researchers followed […]

Mercury’s transit draws Vancouver astronomy fans

The Vancouver Sun highlighted viewing spots set up for Mercury’s transit of the sun Monday morning. Members of the Vancouver Centre chapter of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada set […]

Clearing natural debris from ground can reduce spread of wildfires

Clearing debris from the ground can reduce the spread of wildfires, UBC forestry expert John Innes told News 1130. “If we actually remove the material that’s on the ground and […]

China is buying Canada: Inside the new real estate frenzy

A Maclean’s article on the real estate frenzy in Vancouver quotes UBC law professor David Duff, who doubts that any politician will take a hard stance against foreign buyers. Duff […]

Dadaab teacher education program

UBC lecturer Bathseba Opini talked about working on the UBC-sponsored Dadaab Refugee Camp teacher education program on Roundhouse Radio. Education is one of the significant rights, Opini said, praising UBC’s […]

Vancouver social group helping those with early-onset dementia

Roundhouse Radio featured a UBC study that focused on Paul’s Club, a Vancouver social club for people with early-onset dementia. More programs for those with early-onset dementia are needed, according […]

A free taste of ‘uni’ life

Around 600 students are expected to attend UBC Okanagan’s Destination UBC from May 13 to 15, according to Castanet. The event gives students from across the country a taste of […]

Racial profiling prevalent

A UBC study has found that racial issues are still an issue particularly in U.S. cities like Chicago, Castanet reports. UBC Okanagan sociology professor Bonar Buffam studied a community blog, […]

New species added to Canada’s growing list of endangered wildlife

The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada recently added 10 new species to Canada’s watch list, reports Kelowna Now. “The poor condition of species that we examined […]

UBC 100: Future of Food Sources – Meeru Dhalwala