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Astronomers find tiny new dwarf planet on edge of our solar system

The Daily Mail highlighted an astronomy discovery that involved UBC physics and astronomy researcher Brett Gladman. A dwarf planet half the size of Britain was found in the most distant reaches of […]

South China Sea ruling won’t stop plundering of ecosystem

Reuters India interviewed William Cheung, professor at UBC’s Institute of Ocean and Fisheries, for a story on the ruling that China has caused severe harm to coral reefs and endangered species […]

Why we pretend to clean up oil spills

Smithsonian published a Hakai Magazine story on how we deal with oil spills, and featured a UBC study on the potential cost of oil spill in Vancouver. The UBC study […]

Vancouver airport introduces free yoga Fridays

CBC News featured work by a UBC master’s student who put her project into action at the Vancouver International Airport. Carleigh Oude-Reimerink, who is studying planning, researched and implemented the […]

Avcorp Industries and UBC pursue innovative partnership

Yahoo Finance reported on the partnership between Avcorp Industries, a leading supplier of integrated composite and metallic aerostructures, and UBCO. Avcorp is based in Delta, BC and has agreed to […]

B.C. benefiting from the return of the road trip

The Vancouver Sun quoted UBC civil engineering professor Alex Bigazzi for an article on the return of the road trip. He said, for now, the short-term rebound in the amount […]

Will China become a partner or pariah after court decision?

Michael Byers, UBC international law professor and research chair in global politics, wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail after the ruling that rejected China’s claims in the South China Sea. […]

Social Pedagogy: Historical and Current Developments


Wildfires an ‘ongoing concern’ to B.C. forestry

The Vancouver Sun interviewed UBC forestry professor Lori Daniels for a story on wildfire concerns in B.C. The province’s policy of putting out most fires had unintended consequences, including dense forests that […]

Teck Resources appoints Chinese government official to board

CBC News interviewed the director of UBC’s Institute of Asian Research, Yves Tiberghien, on the appointment of a Chinese government official to the board of a B.C.-based mining company. While […]

The race to find the ‘holy grail’ of drone technology

CBC News featured UBC alumnus Alexander Harmsen, CEO and co-founder of Iris Automation. The company aims to use industrial drones to explore distant mining sites, search for missing people in remote locations and […]

‘Irrational’ 10-year home price spike transforms Vancouver

The Globe and Mail interviewed UBC urban geographer David Ley for an article on the huge increase on detached home prices that experts warn is “irrational” and could soon end. “No […]

Incomes of Canadian seniors, singles stagnant

The Globe and Mail interviewed UBC economics professor Thomas Lemieux for a story on income statistics among Canadians. “Broadly speaking, all groups appear to have done well in recent years, […]

What could a tax on vacant homes look like?

News 1130 interviewed UBC economics professor Joshua Gottlieb for a story on the proposed vacant homes tax in Vancouver. He says Mayor Gregor Robertson hasn’t given many details about his […]

The secret to getting into law school

24 Hours Vancouver included UBC in an article about how to approach the difficult task of getting into a law school. The article notes that many law schools including UBC […]