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Interviews with UBC’s new president

Incoming UBC president Santa Ono discussed a variety of issues in interviews with the Vancouver Sun, CBC News, Global BC News Hour (09:30 mark) and CBC Early Edition (1:29:00 mark). […]

Joy of Feeding offers taste of home around the globe

The Vancouver Sun reported on the UBC Farm fundraiser Joy of Feeding taking place on June 25. The fifth annual international food fair includes multicultural music, tours of the farm, and dishes from cultures […]

Wearable for kids with autism may help avoid meltdowns

Forbes reported on a wearable device for children with autism that was created by a UBC startup. Reveal is the debut product from Awake Labs, led by UBC engineering students. The device keeps […]

Tweets proving no man should be ashamed of depression

Huffington Post reported on a study by Dr. John S. Ogrodniczuk, a UBC professor of psychotherapy, for an article on the issues of depression in men. “The catchphrase, ‘Big boys don’t cry’ […]

How do drugs get banned for enhancing performance?

A story on NPR about performance-enhancing drugs included UBC research from the kinesiology department. The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Prohibited List Expert Group considers performance enhancement, impact on health, and […]

Scientists discover gene responsible for multiple sclerosis

Voice of America reported on medical genetics research by UBC and Vancouver Coastal Health scientists proving a genetic link to multiple sclerosis. The discovery could allow doctors to identify and treat the […]

Artist Talk: Brigitte Potter-Mael


Resilience in South Africa’s urban water landscape

Eyewitness News published an op-ed by UBC PhD candidate Lucy Rodina and Leila Harris, UBC professor at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, on water resilience in South Africa. The […]

Genetic counseling: A growing area of opportunity

Science Magazine interviewed Jehannine Austin, UBC professor of medical genetics and psychiatry, for a story on the growing field of genetic counselling. Austin said her academic success is party thanks to the […]

Brexit could spell the death of Northern Ireland

Politics reported on a claim by former British politicians that Brexit, the term for the U.K. leaving the European Union, threatens the Northern Ireland peace process. Some believe that voting to […]

Desert race takes team-building to the extreme

The Globe and Mail reported on a group of current and former students of UBC’s international MBA program in Shanghai who completed a three-day footrace this spring. The journey took place […]

Kits runner Luc Bruchet nears Olympic finish line

The Vancouver Sun featured UBC alumnus and runner Luc Bruchet, who is a 2016 Olympics hopeful. The 25-year-old kinesiology grad, who grew up in White Rock, races in the 5,000 […]

Wood tower at UBC a construction game-changer

The Province 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 […]

Discussing the psychology of killers

Edward Taylor, UBCO social work professor, was interviewed on CFAX on the topic of pathways to terrorism in light of the Orlando mass shooting. “One of the pathways towards terrorism […]

RCMP investigate sex-assault allegations against SFU student

A Canadian Press story in the Globe and Mail about six assault allegations against a male Simon Fraser University student mentions UBC’s draft sex assault policy. UBC unveiled its draft sexual assault policy […]

Sidoo among 16 civic leaders to be appointed to Order of B.C.

The Indo-Canadian Voice reported on UBC alumnus David Sidoo, who will be appointed to the Order of British Columbia, the highest form of recognition in B.C. He was the first […]

How to protect yourself from skin cancer

UBC dermatologist Sunil Kalia was interviewed on CFAX radio on the topic of protecting yourself from skin cancer as the hottest summer months approach and ultraviolet (UV) rays increase. “Tanning is an […]

Humane research advocates concerned with UBC president

The Indo-Canadian Voice reported on concerns aired by the Animal Defense and Anti-Vivisection Society of BC. The group alleges that new UBC president Santa Ono has a history of using […]

Why your kids should eat dirt

MSN featured a Market Watch interview with Brett Finlay, a UBC professor of microbiology, and his wife, Marie-Claire Arrieta, a postdoctoral scientist, for a discussion on why too much cleanliness may have negative […]