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World’s first illegal fishing treaty comes into force

Al Jazeera included UBC research for an article about the fight to end illegal fishing. The UBC study found that many fishing vessels flagged for illegal activity are still able to get insurance. […]

Medical experts request Olympics move

UBC professor Judy Illes is one of 150 medical experts who have signed an open letter requesting that the 2016 Olympics be moved from Rio because of the risk of […]

Scientists find first gene mutation for MS

The Finland Times 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 symptoms […]

5 fascinating podcasts to ease your commute this week

In a Wired story on top podcasts for commuters, the author includes a podcast featuring UBC sociology professor Phyllis Johnson. On the latest episode of the podcast “Are We There Yet?” Johnson discusses […]

Why gay areas in cities may disappear

A story in Financial Times about the shifting relevance of gay neighbourhoods around the world includes a quote from UBC sociology professor Amin Ghaziani. “The rapid rate at which sexual minorities are […]

First Aboriginal federal cabinet minister dies

CBC News reported on the death of former Kamloops MP Len Marchand who was one of the first aboriginal students to enrol at UBC. Vernon-born Marchand studied agriculture at the […]

Thunderbirds aces could be going places in MLB draft

The Vancouver Sun reported on two UBC Thunderbirds’ pitchers and their predicted success in the upcoming Major League Baseball draft. Right-handers Curtis Taylor and Alex Webb, aged 20 and 21, […]

Urban beekeeping ‘cool thing to do’

CBC News interviewed UBC biochemistry and molecular biology professor Leonard Foster for a story on the popularity of backyard beekeeping in Vancouver. “If [keepers] don’t have training to watch out for […]

Gay men in small towns less likely to get HIV test

CBC News reported on a UBCO study on HIV testing in rural areas compared to larger cities. The study, conducted in cooperation with the Living Positive Resource Centre, found that […]

Canadian journalism schools respond to TRC’s calls to action

CBC News interviewed UBC journalism professor Duncan McCue for an article on the role of journalism schools in teaching students about covering indigenous stories. “We all know that the landscape […]

Proposed Commercial Drive tower criticized by residents

Global News quoted UBC Sauder School of Business professor Thomas Davidoff for a story on criticism of a proposed mid-rise building at Commercial Drive and Napier Street. “Five storeys is not […]

Severe anxiety in new mothers outpaces depression

A study co-authored by UBC researchers on the occurrence of anxiety during pregnancy and early motherhood was featured in the Vancouver Sun. In the three-year study, researchers found that anxiety […]

Vancouver companies lure workers with jobs that make a difference

A Vancouver Sun story focused on the ways companies lure and keep workers in Vancouver. Michael White, UBC’s associate vice-president of campus and community planning was quoted in the article. White said over […]

Airing human-rights issues threatens China-Canada cooperation

The Globe and Mail interviewed Chris Rea, UBC’s Centre for Chinese Research director, after China’s global ambassador to Canada wrote an opinion piece warning Canadians not to let Chinese human […]

What you need to know to select the right sunscreen

Dr. Harvey Lui, head of UBC’s department of dermatology and skin science, was interviewed for a Globe and Mail article on selecting sunscreen. Lui said there is not enough evidence […]

Canadian track troika seek ‘world domination’

The Vancouver Sun reported on UBC alumni Evan Dunfee, Inaki Gomez and current student Ben Thorne as they head to compete as racewalkers at the 2016 Summer Olympics. The athletes […]

Public Lecture by Professor Sir John Tooke


Naturists bare all after being stripped of Wreck Beach bus stop

The Vancouver Sun reported on a protest by unclothed beach goers after Translink ended service to a bus stop on UBC campus. The C20 community shuttle stop is on Marine Drive […]

Students awarded UBC scholarships for overcoming challenges

The Province reported on 10 students who will receive scholarships covering their tuition, housing, and food, up to $80,000, during their time at UBC. Syrian-born, Surrey-raised Christian Michel Francis is one […]

Benevolent Canada seen as ‘easy mark’ for Australia’s refugees

A National Post story on the possibility that Canada would welcome Australian “asylum-seekers” quotes UBC political science professor emeritus Colin Campbell. “Australians are bloody pig-headed and just impossible in the […]