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Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson: The Last Waves

Mechanical failure sends UBC Sailbot off course

A mechanical failure has driven a self-sailing boat developed by UBC students off course and adrift far from shore, reports CBC Newfoundland. The five-metre autonomous boat was making great progress […]

Getting kids back on a sleep schedule in time for school

Global BC interviewed UBC sleep expert and nursing professor Wendy Hall for a segment on the importance of getting kids back to a sleep routine in time for the school […]

Foreign students make a big impact on Vancouver

Foreign students are changing Metro Vancouver, according to a new Vancouver Sun article. The article talked about the construction of the Orchard Commons complex at UBC, which will house two […]

UBC’s billion-dollar trust fund baby

A new Business in Vancouver article highlights the role of UBC Properties Trust in managing more than $2 billion in development projects on UBC’s endowment lands this past decade. UBC’s […]

Folic acid helps babies’ hearts

The Daily Mail highlighted new UBC research showing that food containing folic reduces the number of babies born with heart defects by 11 per cent. The researchers studied data on […]

The most beautiful university residences In Canada

A Huffington Post list of the most striking student residences in Canada included UBC’s Ponderosa Commons. The building has 1,150 beds and serves mainly upper-year and graduate students.

Canadian company puts touchless tool in doctors’ hands

A Business in Vancouver article that appeared in the South China Morning Post profiled NZ Technologies, a technology firm founded by UBC PhD graduate Nima Ziraknejad. NZ Technologies’ interactive device […]

The Canadian legacy of the life and death of Alan Kurdi

A Yahoo Canada story discussed the impact of the death of three-year-old Alan Kurdi on the dialogue around Syrian refugees. The article quoted Dan Hiebert, a UBC expert in international migration who […]

Journey through Northwest Passage draws excitement, fears

Global News reported on the 32-day voyage of a giant cruise ship through the Arctic. Experts like UBC’s Michael Byers, who studies Arctic sovereignty and the environment, worry that the […]

Canadian support for China free-trade deal growing: poll

The Globe and Mail reported on a new poll that shows that 46 per cent of Canadians would support a free trade agreement with China, up from 36 per cent […]

UBC study finds unexpected link between glaucoma and impotence

A new UBC study has found that glaucoma and impotence are linked, reports the National Post. Researchers found that glaucoma patients were 2.58 times more likely to have erectile dysfunction […]

Could Donald Trump happen in Canada?

A Maclean’s article examining the rise of destructive and anti-immigrant politics quoted UBC economics professor David Green. Green believes that Canada has been insulated from xenophobia by its recent resource […]

I tweeted about Harper. Then the Twitter bots attacked

Benjamin Perrin, a professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, wrote about his first-hand experience with political bots, automated fake Twitter accounts set up to attack Twitter users […]

For Santa Ono, an inexorable pull toward home

A profile of new UBC president Santa Ono by the Chronicle of Higher Education highlighted Ono’s desire to return to his Vancouver roots and his experiences as president of the […]

The time is right to spark easier electronic-cigarette access

Mark Tyndall, executive medical director of the B.C. Centre for Disease Control and a UBC professor, called for easier access to e-cigarettes to provide chronic smokers with a healthier alternative. […]