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Students win 25,000 euros at international tech competition

CBC News reported on four UBC students won 25,000 euros at the Ericsson Innovation Awards in Stockholm for Sound Vision, a software application that turns 3D spatial information into sounds. In the future SoundVision may be […]

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B.C. real estate companies join Clark on Asia trade mission

UBC experts Tsur Somerville and Tom Davidoff weighed in on reports criticizing the participation of real estate companies in Premier Clark’s Asia trade mission. “It’s bad optics,” UBC business professor Tsur Somerville told CBC News. “At a […]

Experts react to B.C. provincial exam changes

Following the announcement that B.C. students will write fewer provincial exams, UBC education experts were interviewed for various media outlets. “I think it is about time they made some changes […]

Mother and son graduate from UBC together

CTV News reported on mother-son duo Randy and Jocelyne Robinson who both graduated from UBC this week. Randy graduated with a law degree and Jocelyne graduated with a PhD in education. Both are […]

Writer who witnessed China’s cultural revolution dies at 104

Christopher Rea, an associate professor of modern Chinese literature at UBC, was quoted in a New York Times obituary for the respected writer Yang Jiang who wrote about China’s cultural […]

East Van crow infiltrates crime scene

The Vancouver Sun reported on a mischievous crow that took off with a knife from an East Vancouver crime scene. Patrick Mooney, UBC professor of landscape architecture, researches birds in […]

BC Hydro’s Site C dam rises from the historic Peace River

Karen Bakker, Canada Research Chair at UBC, was interviewed for a Vancouver Sun story on the continued construction of the Site C dam on the Peace River. “B.C. has significant […]

150 experts say move or postpone Olympics because of Zika

As Brazil is the centre of the mosquito-borne Zika virus epidemic, 150 doctors, bioethicists and scientists have signed a letter urging Olympic authorities to move or delay the 2016 Olympics, […]

Obama’s Hiroshima visit to cement ties with Japan

A Kyodo News story about U.S. President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima features an interview with Yves Tiberghien, head of the Institute of Asian Research at UBC. Obama spoke near the […]

That new superbug was found in a UTI and that’s key

A Wired story on the connection between antibiotic-resistant bacteria and urinary tract infections features research by UBC epidemiologist Amee Manges. Manges has found that routine surveillance of UTIs can help […]

New research could make pipelines safer

News 1130 reported on a UBCO engineering study that could help oil and gas companies avoid pipeline failures. An engineering model could shed light on what parts of a pipeline […]

Millennials are increasingly living with parents

Paul Kershaw, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health and Generation Squeeze spokesperson, was interviewed for a Huffington Post Canada article about why more millennials live with […]

A simple solution to Canada’s climate challenge

The Toronto Star published an op-ed co-authored by UBC economics professors Werner Antweiler and Sumeet Gulati on a solution to climate change. The authors say the answer is “a nationwide carbon price high […]

Using smartphone excessively gives you faux-ADHD

A University of Virginia-UBC study links smartphone alerts to symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, reports Quartz. “The results were clear: more frequent phone interruptions made people less attentive and […]

This 22-year-old found four new planets

A UBC astronomy student has discovered four planets beyond our solar system, reports Motherboard, The Province and other media outlets. Michelle Kunimoto, who’s graduating with a bachelor degree in physics […]

Carbon Engineering Ltd. aims to fight greenhouse gases

BC Business reported on the $8.5-million carbon-capture facility in Squamish and quoted UBC business professor Werner Antweiler. He said that the economics don’t make sense yet and the high operating […]

Monies for Vancouver signals dismal government funding

Vancouver is one of 100 global cities to receive over $1 million in funds and support from a non-profit organization in the 100 Resilient Cities network. In a Metro News […]

DNA studied to solve brain disease

UBC researchers are identifying the genetic underpinning of intellectual disabilities by sampling DNA from chronically sick children, according to Vancouver 24 Hours. The study is the first of its kind, said UBC principal investigator […]

Scientists find cure for concrete cancer

Durability and Design reported on UBCO engineering research that cures so-called ‘concrete cancer.’ Researchers can now calm a chemical reaction that has caused glass-fed concrete to weaken, expand and crack. This […]