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The blob that cooked the Pacific

National Geographic highlighted the phenomenon of unusually warm water in the Pacific Ocean that has destroyed large amounts of marine life. Sea lions are falling sick after eating toxic algae that has […]

Protein-rich breadfruit could help the world’s hungry tropics

NPR featured research from Susan Murch, a UBC chemistry professor, that delves into the benefits of breadfruit. Murch and ethnobotanist Diane Ragone, a researcher at the Breadfruit Institute, analyzed the protein […]

Discussing missing and murdered indigenous women inquiry

Sarah Hunt, a UBC First Nations and indigenous studies professor, spoke to CBC’s Early Edition about the inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. “We have to remember that […]

Summer on the Mall


Poisonous arrows from African tribe turned over to RCMP

CTV News reported on poisonous arrows that were turned over to the RCMP. Police believed there might be some cultural significance to the heirlooms, which were brought to Canada from Africa in the […]

Getting Syrians here was easy, now the hard part

Maclean’s interviewed Dan Hiebert, a UBC geography professor, for an article on the challenges facing Syrian refugees in Canada. “There was endless focus on whether we were on track: ‘Are the […]

Final touches on world’s tallest wooden building

CTV News reported on the wooden building at UBC that will soon be the tallest of its kind in the world. The last wood panel has been installed on the […]

How Canadian universities mishandled sexual assault cases

Now Toronto reported on a panel on sexual assault held at Ryerson University which featured three women who filed human rights complaints over their universities’ handling of sexual assault complaints. The […]

Chinese groups in Vancouver step up charitable efforts

The Vancouver Sun interviewed Henry Yu, a UBC history professor, for an article on the ways Metro Vancouver’s Chinese community has increased charity work for Canadian causes. “It’s both a […]