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UBC Reports | June 10

UBC Reports | June 10

Master Mind Master Class

Hubert T. Lacroix is a Canadian lawyer and the President and CEO of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the national public radio and television broadcaster.

BC Place a ‘Field of Dreams’ for Thunderbirds Staller and LeSage

BC Place a ‘Field of Dreams’ for Thunderbirds Staller and LeSage

The red and white of Canadian rugby is making its mark in the land of ‘Blue and Gold’ this week.

Survey sheds light on safety issues around drug use and music festivals in B.C.

Survey sheds light on safety issues around drug use and music festivals in B.C. The Georgia Straight published an op-ed by two UBC students on the topic of drug use […]

Trudeau honeymoon shaken by missed deadline

The Financial Times quoted UBC political scientist Max Cameron after the federal Liberals failed to meet a Supreme Court deadline over an assisted death legislation bill. “Reality is biting back, […]

22-year-old might have identified 4 new planets

Huffington Post reported on planetary discoveries by 22-year-old UBC student Michelle Kunimoto. Kunimoto began studying data from the Kepler space telescope for her physics and astronomy course work and found […]

Millennials face being locked out of Vancouver home ownership

BNN interviewed Paul Kershaw, UBC school of population and public health professor, on the topic of barriers to Vancouver millennials buying homes. Kershaw discussed research he worked on with the project Generation […]

Images of fish in a jellyfish don’t tell whole story

CBC News interviewed Lucas Brotz, a UBC PhD student and jellyfish researcher on the recent images released of a fish inside a jellyfish. Brotz and other researchers said they could not definitively confirm the […]

Bone marrow transplant can halt progression of aggressive MS

A Canadian Press story on City News focused on potential treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and quoted Dr. Anthony Traboulsee, medical director of the MS clinic at UBC Hospital. […]

Despite crackdowns, marijuana entrepreneurs bet on “edibles”

UBC psychology professor and cannabis researcher Zach Walsh was quoted in a Globe and Mail story on the predicted success of marijuana edibles. He said the key issues are standardization […]

Bike to work week breaks record for new cyclists

Last week, Vancouver’s annual Bike to Work Week broke a record as 11,602 cyclists, including almost 2,000 new riders rode a bike to work or school. CBC News reported on the […]

Researchers work to save endangered woodpeckers

CBC News reported on UBC forestry professor Kathy Martin and UBC forestry graduate student Julien St. Amand as they work to save endangered woodpeckers that are only found in B.C. St. […]

Women a growing presence at business schools globally

Darren Dahl and Liz Starbuck of UBC’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School of business were interviewed for a Globe and Mail article on women in business schools. Starbuck said Sauder […]

Vancouver asked for $1 million for mental health hub

A Vancouver Sun article on a proposed mental health hub quotes UBC psychology professor and city councillor Kerry Jang. The hub would be used for quick psychiatric and substance abuse […]

What skills do surgeons need?

A story in the Vancouver Sun quotes UBC medicine professor Dr. William Gourlay on the topic of what qualities make good surgeons. The article comes in response to a viral video of […]

Adventurous Lumb ranges far and wide for UBC

The Vancouver Courier profiled UBC-bound cross-country runner Kieran Lumb. Lumb plans to study engineering in university. His future coach is excited to have the runner join the Thunderbirds. “We really think […]

Universities get working on sex assault policies

The Vancouver Sun reported on provincial legislation requiring universities to have sex assault policies in place by May 2017. The article included information about the recent draft policy created by UBC. […]

Bike lanes, not helmets, make cycling safer

A story in the Winnipeg Free Press highlighted UBC research on bike safety. The research from UBC’s school of population and public health found that helmet legislation is a waste […]