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Cambridge University names Toope next vice-chancellor

The Globe and Mail reported that Cambridge University named former UBC President Stephen Toope, its next vice-chancellor. Toope, currently director of the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, specializes […]

Snap polls suggest Clinton wins first debate against Trump

Global BC interviewed Paul Quirk, the Phil Lind Chair in U.S. Politics and Representation at UBC, for a breakdown of the U.S. presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. […]

Vancouver divided on risks of oil tankers

Ricardo Foschi, a retired emeritus professor of civil engineering at UBC, was quoted in the Globe and Mail for a story on oil tankers in Vancouver. Foschi examined the risk […]

B.C. rejects plan for low-carbon Vancouver power plant

The Globe and Mail mentioned UBC in a story on the rejection of a plan to create a low-carbon power plant for the downtown Vancouver peninsula. The B.C. Utilities Commission […]

Rural mothers more likely to suffer complications

The Globe and Mail featured UBC research that found expectant mothers living in rural areas are more likely than urban women to have serious complications during their pregnancies and deliveries. […]

Day of the Longboat


Little Mountain and the future of social housing in B.C.

BC Business quoted Penny Gurstein, director of UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning, for a story on social housing. Gurstein said the senior levels of government may be unwilling […]

Discussing youth pregnancy in the transgender community

Roundhouse Radio spoke to Elizabeth Saewyc, a professor at UBC’s School of Nursing, for a segment on pregnancy in the youth transgender community. UBC’s study found that transgender youth who are […]

Discussing the U.S. presidential debate

Roundhouse Radio spoke to UBC political science professor Maxwell Cameron for a segment on the U.S. presidential debate. Cameron weighed in on the challenges the Democratic party has with Hillary […]

UBCO roundup: Golf win, soccer teams struggle

Kelowna Now highlighted the sports teams representing UBC’s Okanagan campus over the weekend. Golfer James Casorso hit a 69 on Sunday and overtook Jacob Vanderpas of Langara College for a two-stroke […]

How we came to tout positivity for the ill

Judy Segal, a UBC English professor, spoke to the Globe and Mail for a story on the idea that sickness should be met with positivity. Segal said people in poor […]

Problem-solving exercise gets students working together

The Kelowna Daily Courier featured the inaugural UBC Okanagan Interdisciplinary Games. Teams of student were challenged to work through a hypothetical influenza epidemic. “We have people from engineering and arts […]

Dion Kaszas looks to revive traditional tattooing

The Georgia Straight featured tattoo artist Dion Kaszas who is also a UBC masters’ candidate in interdisciplinary’ studies specializing in Indigenous studies. “I am looking closely at the revival of […]

New $22-million UBC bus loop planned

Daily Hive reported on details of UBC’s new bus loop project. The loop will include five drop-off bays on the east side of the new Aquatic Centre and eight pick-up […]

How women are pushing back in Alberta sex assault rulings

The Tyee quoted Emma Cunliffe, a UBC law professor, for a story on the investigations into Alberta sex assault rulings, including the inquiry into Alberta Justice Robin Camp. “The fact that […]

B.C. urged to build on-campus housing

24 Hours Vancouver mentioned UBC in a story on the need for more student housing. The article quoted the chair of the Alliance of BC Students saying new student housing […]

Researchers discover how cancer’s “invisibility cloak” works

UBC research on cancer was featured on 660 News. Researchers found that a specific type of gene causes cancer cells to almost disappear as it transitions from a primary tumour to a metastatic tumour. “We […]