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Neurosurgeon announces study for cancer affecting Gord Downie

UBC neurosurgeon Dr. Brian Toyota was interviewed for a Vancouver Sun story on Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie’s brain cancer diagnosis. Toyota said the recent attention on the disease shines light […]

Trudeau in lose-lose position on pipelines

The Vancouver Sun interviewed UBC forestry professor George Hoberg about Prime Minister Trudeau’s political standing related to the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. “He’s boxed himself in politically and now he can’t […]

Scientists discover an inherited gene for MS

BBC News reported on research by UBC and Vancouver Coastal Health scientists proving a genetic link to multiple sclerosis that could allow doctors to identify and treat the disease before […]

To hug or not to hug?

A Washington Post advice column included UBC research on hugging dogs and says many media outlets misinterpreted the research. The researcher, UBC psychology professor emeritus Stanley Coren, said hugging a dog may […]

Vancouver home prices rise, as does concern over Chinese buyers

Thomas Davidoff, director of UBC’s centre of urban economics and real estate, was interviewed for an article on NBC News about the concern over Chinese buyers in Vancouver’s housing market. […]

8 ways to improve your memory

A Telegraph article on ways to improve your memory included UBC psychology research. Researchers found that consistent aerobic exercise boosts the size of the hippocampus. This part of the brain […]

The science of how to successfully approach a woman in a bar

The Telegraph included UBC psychology research about the allure of ‘bad boys’ for a story on how men can make a good impression with women. UBC’s Alex Beall, the study’s […]

Is Vancouver the tax haven capital of Canada?

A Vice article on Metro Vancouver being used as a potential tax haven mentioned research by UBC urban planner Andy Yan. The article says that a large number of Canadian mailing addresses […]

Rocket carrying toxic chemicals may land in Canadian Arctic

A story on Huffington Post Canada about potentially toxic space debris quoted UBC international law professor Michael Byers. Byers said Russia is complying with the law by telling aviation authorities […]

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UBC leads at Canadian golf championship

A story on Golf Canada reported on the success of the UBC Thunderbirds golf team. Both the men’s and women’s teams were leading the competition after two rounds of play […]

UBC students discovers 4 new exoplanets

Huffington Post Canada reported on four planetary discoveries by 22-year-old UBC student Michelle Kunimoto, including one with the potential for supporting life. Kunimoto’s discoveries will be known as ‘planet candidates’ until […]

More tolls, fees coming to roads near you

The Province interviewed UBC economics professor Robin Lindsey for a story about ‘mobility pricing’ coming to Metro Vancouver roads. The term means that drivers pay to use a road in […]

Carpooling app expands to all of Metro Vancouver

CBC News reported on a carpooling app developed by UBC graduates. Spare Rides, which has similarities to the popular app Uber, launched in February with the goal of helping drivers […]

Western Canada’s Vancity Buzz expands nationally

A story in the Province about the national expansion of website Vancity Buzz quotes UBC journalism school director  Alfred Hermida. Hermida said the business model of the Vancouver-based website is similar to U.K. tabloids […]

How UBC is digging the mining industry out of a hole

BC Business highlighted the work being done by the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute–a collaboration of SFU, UBC and École Polytechnique de Montréal that’s based out of a small […]

Vancouver Mayor says affordability crisis shouldn’t be “generalized”

News 1130 interviewed UBC’s Sauder School of Business professor Tsur Sommerville after Vancouver’s mayor wrote an op-ed saying it is wrong to reduce the city’s housing crisis to a “series of […]

Kids try engineering at UBCO summer camps

A Kelowna Capital News story reported on the UBC engineering summer camps designed for students from Grade One through high school. The goal of the Geering Up programs is to […]