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UBC experts on controlled crash of Rosetta spacecraft

On Friday, Sept. 30, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft will end its 12-year mission by crashing into the comet it has been following for the last two years.

Reuters’ 100 most innovative universities

Reuters has released its Top 100 rankings of the most innovative universities in the world. UBC was ranked 50th and the University of Toronto, the only other Canadian school on […]

This kind of sex can create an altered mental state

Time Magazine highlighted a new study looking at how BDSM sex produces an elevated state of consciousness. The article quoted Lori Brotto, a UBC psychologist and professor in the department of […]

Surrey reviews lighting plans after warning over LED lights

Global BC interviewed Wendy Hall, a professor in UBC’s School of Nursing, for a story on a change to street lights in Surrey. The city said it is reviewing its current plans […]

A taste of British royalty

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to UBC’s Okanagan campus continued to receive media coverage, with articles in the Straits Times, International Business Times, ESPN Women, US Weekly, MSN Australia, Yahoo, CBC, […]

Jakarta loses urban villages as it becomes less inclusive

The Jakarta Post spoke with Abidin Kusno, a professor at UBC’s Institute of Asian Research, for a story on the destruction of urban villages in Jakarta. Dozens of urban villages have […]

Bizarre trick could guarantee you a better sleep

MSN New Zealand featured work by UBC postdoctoral research fellow Glenn Landry at the Tapestry living facility in UBC’s Wesbrook Village. He said the key to getting some shut-eye is to […]

The man who shaped Canadian identity

BBC featured UBC alumnus Pierre Berton a historian who has been credited with helping to shape Canadian identity. Berton, an author and journalist, wrote many historical books including the popular […]

What’s next for Pacific NorthWest LNG project?

Two UBC professors weighed in on the recently approved liquefied natural-gas mega-project in B.C. CBC quoted George Hoberg, a professor of environmental and natural resource policy at UBC’s Institute for Global […]

BC Climate Leadership Plan: Leading or Lagging?

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Multi-million dollar Vancouver homes bought by low-income buyers

Tsur Somerville, spoke to Global BC for a story on the number of west side Vancouver homes owned by people who list their occupation as “student” or “homemaker.” NDP housing critic […]

Texting no replacement for real face-time

Researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus have completed a study of local young adults and the impact their smart phones have had on their relationships, Global BC reported. “When you communicate […]

What happens when couples’ drug use is not compatible?

Metro News spoke to Zach Walsh, a UBC psychology professor, for a story on the issues that can arise when two people in a relationship have different drug use habits. Walsh […]

Firm accused of publishing junk science takes over Canadian journals

William Jia, a professor at UBC’s Brain Research Centre, spoke to CTV after OMICS, an offshore publishing company was accused of disseminating junk science took over publishing several respected Canadian medical […]

Sauder launches start-up program

UBC’s Sauder School of Business is launching Western Canada’s version of the Creative Destruction Lab, a seed-stage program based at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, Metro News reported. Enrolees […]

Housing expert calls for mandatory density targets

UBC economist Thomas Davidoff called for a firmer stance to push through denser development in some of Vancouver’s most expensive neighbourhoods, Metro News reported. “The only people who come to Vancouver who can […]

UBC prof calls for proportional representation in Canada

An electoral reform submission written by Maxwell A. Cameron, a UBC political science professor, was featured in the Georgia Straight. Cameron argued for proportional representation, which would lead to fewer “false majority […]

UBCO campus excluded from UBC rape kit program

Kelowna Now reported that UBC’s Okanagan campus does not have sexual assault evidence collection kits, or rape kits, located on campus as is the case at the university’s Vancouver campus. Leslie Dickson, associate […]

Funding boost for overdose crisis: Premier Clark

Indo-Canadian Voice Online quoted Evan Wood, a UBC medicine professor, for a story on funding for the B.C. overdose crisis. Ten million dollars will support a B.C. addiction treatment research and training centre […]