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Unrau signs pro deal in Sweden

Former UBC Thunderbird hockey player Rebecca Unrau has signed with a professional Swedish team, Discover Humboldt reports. Unrau racked up 12 goals and 12 assists for the Thunderbird last season and is […]

Man claims death threats from powerful Christian church

CBC News interviewed Leonora Angeles, a professor at UBC’s Institute of Social Justice, for a story on a man who alleges he has been threatened by a “cult-like” Christian church in the Philippines. […]

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University of Cincinnati president leaves for Canadian post

The Vancouver-born president of the University of Cincinnati has been named to a similar post at UBC, report the Daily Mail and other outlets. Under his leadership, UC saw its […]

Landlords dodge rent laws with fixed-tenancy

UBC economist Tom Davidoff was interviewed for a story in the South China Morning Post about how fixed-term contracts are being abused as a way to increase rents. Davidoff was surprised to discover […]

The 10 smartest dog breeds

The Charlotte Observer included research from UBC psychology professor Stanley Coren for a story on the most intelligent dog breeds. Coren writes that the 10 smartest dogs need less than […]

Men could lose up to $8.6M to unhealthy habits

CTV News reported on work by the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF) at the start of Men’s Health Week. Provincial funding of $2 million will be going to the Vancouver […]

Experts reveal the risks for children who don’t get enough sleep

The Globe and Mail featured new sleep guidelines for children recommended by a panel of experts, including UBC sleep specialist and nursing professor Wendy Hall. Teenagers should get at least eight hours of […]

Orlando shooting: Why LGBTQ pride and gay bars still matter

Global News interviewed UBC sociology professor Amin Ghaziani for a story on LGBTQ pride following the mass shooting at a gay night club in Orlando. “The Orlando massacre may have […]

UBC tower a game-changer

CTV News reported on a new student residence being built on UBC campus that could change the architecture industry. Brock Commons will be an 18-storey building with 17 floors made with mass timber, and […]

LGBT community still vulnerable to violence and early death

A story in the National Post cited a decades old UBC study on the life expectancy of gay and bisexual men in Vancouver. In 1997, the study reported that their […]

Trudeau vows to find killers of Canadian hostage in Philippines

The Toronto Star reported on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s affirmation that Canada will not paying ransoms to terrorists. Arjun Chowdhury, an assistant professor of political science at UBC, weighed in […]

Changing how you think about men’s mental health

The Men’s Health Research program at UBC is holding a number of events to mark Men’s Health Week in Vancouver, reports the Huffington Post. These initiative include the public art project “Refract.” Tuesday […]

South Surrey’s Webb picked by Reds in MLB Draft

Peach Arch News reported on UBC pitcher Alex Webb, who was selected in the ninth round of the Major League baseball draft. Last year Webb, who stands six-foot-three, was selected […]

Renters losing homes as owners cash in on hot market

Joshua Gottlieb, a UBC professor of economics, was interviewed for a story in the Times Colonist on renters losing homes in Metro Vancouver. Gottlieb said though there are many reasons why properties […]