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Five incoming Thunderbirds are at the Head of the Class

Five incoming Thunderbirds are at the Head of the Class

UBC Thunderbirds recruits have been named to The Province newspaper’s Head of the Class as the top high school graduates in their respective sports

How to include the excluded in electoral reform

How to include the excluded in electoral reform

How to include the excluded in electoral reform The Ottawa Citizen published an op-ed by Megan Dias, a master of arts student in political science at UBC, on the topic […]

UBC Public Scholars Initiative: Reporting on Mental Health and Illness

UBC Public Scholars Initiative: Reporting on Mental Health and Illness Mon Jul 4, 2016, 4:00 PM Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Room 155 UBC Public Scholars Initiative presents a conversation […]

Gene change that causes Huntington’s more common

Bloomberg reported on UBC research findings that discovered more people have the mutated gene that causes Huntington’s than previously thought. The study, co-authored by researchers at the University of Aberdeen […]

Your smartphone is secretly accessed by your friends and family

New research has found that as many as one in five people have accessed a friend’s smartphone, without that person’s knowledge, Vice reported. “Lunchtime attacks” can be avoided by using strong […]

Postpartum anxiety more common in new moms

CBC News reported on UBC psychology research on rates of depression among new and expecting mothers. Researchers found extreme anxiety is three to four times more common than depression during […]

How doctors and big pharma helped create the fentanyl crisis

Vice News reported on the fentanyl crisis and included UBC research on the topic of opioid-related deaths in British Columbia. Researchers at UBC’s school of population and public health found […]

New sounds and old favourites at classical concerts in Vancouver

The Vancouver Sun featured the Vancouver International Song Institute’s Songfire Festival in a round-up of summer classical concerts in Vancouver. UBC will host a recital featuring Latin song, a Schubertiade, […]

Harmful medication prescribed to seniors costs $419M a year

Steve Morgan, a UBC professor in the school of population and public health, spoke to CBC News about the cost of doctors prescribing potentially risky medications to people over the […]

Citizens of democratic countries live 11 years longer

Fairchild Television featured work by Andrew Patterson, who completed his PhD in UBC’s department of sociology. Patterson is lead author of a study that found people living in democratic countries […]

Earthquake early warning system demonstration

Fairchild Television reported on the earthquake early warning system developed at UBC. A demonstration of the system and “shake table” was led by Carlos Ventura, director of UBC’s Earthquake Engineering […]

1st contagious cancer that spreads between species

UBC scientists were involved in research that found the first contagious cancer that can spread between species, CBC News reported. The leukemia-like disease seems to be widespread among shellfish with […]

The Art of Latin Song


Author Steven Galloway no longer a UBC professor

Canadian author Steven Galloway is no longer a UBC employee following an investigation into multiple allegations of misconduct, the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun and other media outlets […]

Experts question rush to approve CPP reforms

The Globe and Mail quoted UBC economist Kevin Milligan on the topic of the Canadian pension reform Important details such as the new premium rates and how they would apply […]

Man who died in jail had opiate in blood, pills in pants

UBC professor of medicine Dr. Evan Wood was interviewed for a Canadian Press story on CTV News about a Cape Breton man who died after entering his jail cell with […]

7 can’t-miss Vancouver arts events this week

The Georgia Straight featured UBC Opera’s production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream. The opera ensemble is directed by Nancy Germiston along with members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra conducted by Leslie […]

8 new names added to Canada’s list of species at risk

The Globe and Mail interviewed UBC botanist Jeannette Whiten and zoologist Eric Taylor on the topic of new species being added to Canada’s list of species at risk. The collared […]

How Santa Ono can impact mental health conversations

UBC education professor Michelle Stack spoke on Roundhouse Radio about new UBC president Santa Ono and how she is hopeful that his openness about personal mental health struggles will open […]

Mayor prepared to act alone if B.C. doesn’t tax empty homes

Maclean’s published a Canadian Press story about Mayor Robertson’s proposed deadline for a Vancouver vacancy tax, and quoted UBC economist Thomas Davidoff. Robertson announced if the province doesn’t commit by […]