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Public Lecture: Bilingual Babies with Dr. Janet Werker

Public Lecture: Bilingual Babies with Dr. Janet Werker May 12, Thursday – 5:30 pm – 7:45 pm TELUS World of Science, 1455 Quebec St., Vancouver Join Dr. Janet Werker, one […]

Health Canada looks to reduce daily acetaminophen dosage

An article in the Ottawa Citizen on the proposed daily dosage reduction of the painkiller acetaminophen quoted Dr. Eric Yoshida, a professor of medicine at UBC. The federal health department is […]

Reboot of legendary physics site could shape open science

Commenting on the redesign of arXiv, one of the first open-access science sites, UBC mathematician Izabella Laba says she isn’t keen on suggestions to add rating or commenting systems on […]

‘Unceded Territories’ evokes a spectrum of emotions

CBC News reported on local artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun who discovered the works of Rembrandt, Vermeer and Michelangelo after the law changed and he was allowed to leave a residential […]

Narrow-spectrum antibiotic could spare the microbiome

The Scientist highlighted a new U.S. study showing that a new class of drugs can treat certain bacterial infections without disturbing normal gut bacteria. UBC microbiologist Kristie Keeney, who wasn’t […]

Canada adopts UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples

Vice reported on Canada’s adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, reversing the previous government’s position. Sheryl Lightfoot, Canada Research Chair in Global Indigenous Rights and […]

Vancouver Park Board tries new turf following cancer claims

UBC cancer researcher Trevor Dummer was quoted in a CBC article about a new infill product for artificial turf that will be installed in a Kerrisdale multi-use park amid claims […]

Canadians forgetting safety lessons

There will be more wildfires of the kind that ravaged Fort McMurray and Canadians should be prepared, UBC forest and conservation sciences professor Lori Daniels told the National Post. It’s […]

Sockeye salmon migration

Every spring 10-40 million juvenile sockeye salmon leave Chilko lake in B.C. but less than two million make it back as adults. Researchers at UBC used acoustic telemetry to uncover […]

BC government tightens rules on shadow flipping

Global News reported on new provincial rules targeted at ending the practice of shadow flipping in the real estate market. The rules, which will take effect May 16, include written […]

B.C. political parties begin one-year countdown to provincial election

One year before the next provincial election, Global News reported on the countdown to the next vote in B.C. “In the province of B.C. generally speaking, the NDP generally wins […]

UBC students win $180,000 playing eSport League of Legends

Vancity Buzz reported on UBC students who won the collegiate electronic sports championship for the second year in a row, taking home $180,000 worth of scholarship prizes. The video game […]

UBCO student will play for Canadian national volleyball team

Kelowna Now reported on UBC Okanagan student athlete Briana Beamish who earned a spot on the Canadian national senior A women’s volleyball team. Beamish was part of the first class […]

Vancouver company angles to put fuel cells into cargo trucks

The Vancouver Sun reported on the move to expand the use of hydrogen fuel cells in freight transportation to replace diesel engines. So far the cells have been promoted for […]

Availability of online information impacts consumer choices

Roundhouse Radio featured a study about how the availability of online information on a product influences how people buy things. “What we think is that if it’s a situation where […]

Digital tools can motivate diabetics to exercise and eat well

Castanet News reported on the pilot study showing that people with pre-diabetes or Type 2 diabetes who wore a continuous blood glucose monitor (CGM) were more likely to continue exercising […]

Public Lecture: Bilingual Babies with Dr. Janet Werker