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B.C. school closures: Funding issue or necessity?

CBC News interviewed Charles Ungerleider, UBC education professor emeritus, for a story on the possible reasons for possible public schools closures. “We know what people have said over a number of years […]

Premier wants First Nations artifacts returned from U.S. museums

The Vancouver Sun interviewed Sue Rowley, a curator at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology, following Premier Clark’s announcement that the province supports the recovery of First Nations artifacts from U.S. museums. […]

Pension reform in Canada ‘truly historic’

Bloomberg featured an interview with UBC economist Kevin Milligan on the topic of pension reform in Canada. The country’s finance ministers reached an agreement in principle to expand the Canada […]

Province looks to expand school earthquake detection systems

CKNW reported on the upcoming expansion of school earthquake detention systems, and quoted Carlos Ventura, the head of UBC’s Earthquake Engineering Research Facility. Ventura said he would like to see earthquake warning […]

National Aboriginal Day: 6 Indigenous writers to watch

Daniel Heath Justice, a UBC professor of First Nations studies and Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture, spoke to CBC for a story on emerging Indigenous authors in […]

Less than half at Concord Pacific line up qualify for home program

UBC economics professor Thomas Davidoff was interviewed for a Metro News story on a homebuyers program piloted by developer Concord Pacific. Hundreds lined up to cash in a on a […]

‘China syndrome’ paralyzes politicians in housing crisis

An op-ed in the Tyee quotes UBC economist Tom Davidoff on foreign investment in Vancouver housing. Davidoff told CKNW there’s “a flood of cash” from foreign buyers looking for a […]

Students work to improve product for the vision-impaired

The Georgia Straight reported on a group of UBC computer-science students who recently won first prize at the 2016 Ericsson Innovation Awards in Sweden. Their mobile application, called SoundVision, transforms […]

Aboriginal health needs met

Castanet reported on the mandatory indigenous training for UBC medical school students. The San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training was created by the Provincial Health Services Authority’s Indigenous Health program. The […]

Becoming Animal/Becoming Landscape & Joan Balzar exhibition


The Brexit vote and its impact on Canada

John Ries, a UBC economist, discussed this week’s Brexit vote on Roundhouse Radio and the potential international consequences of the U.K. leaving the European Union. “I think for British Columbians […]

Citizens of democratic countries live 11 years longer

The Indo-Canadian Voice featured a UBC sociology study that examined the link between political systems and life expectancy. Andrew Patterson, the study’s lead author, described the factors that affect life […]