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UBC demo of earthquake early warning system and “shake table”

Event: UBC demo of earthquake early warning system and “shake table” Date/Time: June 21, 2016, 10 a.m. Event details: Carlos Ventura, director of UBC’s Earthquake Engineering Research Facility, will be […]

Turning discarded lobster shells into batteries

Popular Mechanics featured UBC chemistry research that turns shellfish into batteries. UBC chemistry professor Mark MacLachlan has been able to heat chitin, the substance that gives some animals their iridescence, in a chamber filled with nitrogen […]

Increased testing reveals cluster of HIV cases in Okanagan

CBC News included a UBCO study for a story on a cluster of HIV cases in the north Okanagan. The Interior Health Authority, said 10 to 20 new HIV diagnoses […]

Analysis of possible Vancouver school closures

Farah Shroff, a UBC professor at the school of population and public health, was interviewed for a Global News story on the recently-released list of Vancouver schools that possibly face […]

UBC researchers explore reducing fly-ash use

Journal of Commerce reported on UBCO engineering research that cures so-called ‘concrete cancer’ and may give new life to concrete wasting away in landfills. Researchers can now calm a chemical […]

Manufacturer updating Roman arch for modern-day use

UBC’s Earthquake Engineering Research Facility was featured in a Journal of Commerce story on a pre-cast concrete block design with significant modern-day use. The pre-cast concrete is called Arch-Block and […]

Doctor shortages still an issue

An article in the Vancouver Sun about the problem of physician vacancies in B.C. referenced the UBC medical school. The article noted that it would take eight years to fill […]

Nadine Caron’s trailblazing path as a First Nations surgeon

CBC interviewed Dr. Nadine Caron, Canada’s first female First Nations general surgeon and UBC alumnus, for the radio show The Current. Caron won the 2016 Royal College Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous […]

Why Vancouver parents buy condos for their kids

CTV News interviewed UBC economist Tom Davidoff on the ways Vancouver parents help their kids break into the real estate market. As parents and grandparents buy condos with their younger […]

Stigma, shame and stoicism in men’s mental health

Dr. John Oliffe of UBC’s nursing school spoke with Roundhouse Radio on the topic of men’s mental health. “We don’t have enough knowledge about why guys aren’t necessarily connected to services… […]

Vancouver startup makes alternative to petrochemical glycols

Business in Vancouver reported on a biochemical startup that began a UBC pilot project in 2012. The company, called S2G BioChemicals, created a process that uses wood and agricultural waste rather […]

B.C.’s indigenous health care program has trained 27,000

The Globe and Mail reported on an indigenous health care training program that was made mandatory for UBC medicine students. According to B.C. health officials, 27,000 workers and students have […]

Nurse-practitioners backbone of rural health care

UBC nursing professor Dr. Denise Tarlier wrote an op-ed published in the Kelowna Daily Courier about a proposal to add physician assistants into the mix of health-care providers in B.C. […]

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Don’t try to fix what isn’t broken in pension reform

The National Post featured work by UBC economics professor Kevin Milligan, on the topic of pension reform as federal and provincial finance ministers prepare to discuss the issue on Monday […]

Brexit would cost UK jobs at Canadian firms

Yahoo Canada Finance quoted UBC political scientist Kurt Huber on the topic of how Britain leaving the E.U. could impact Canada. Major job losses at Canadian companies in the U.K. […]