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Chan Centre presen­­ts Brain, acclaimed work by spoken word artist

Broadway World highlighted Brain, a production at UBC’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. The show is written and performed by novelist and slam poet Brendan McLeod. The comedic and […]

For some B.C. children with mental illness, poverty is the diagnosis

Ashley Miller, a professor in UBC’s faculty of medicine, spoke to Metro News about why doctors recommend screening for poverty as an important health factor. She said helping patients access […]

Why more women are ditching the birth control pill

Dr. Jerilynn Prior, a UBC endocrinology professor and scientific director of UBC’s Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research, spoke to the Toronto Star for an article on the decreasing […]

Wunderkind Brian Wong’s cheat codes for business success

The Globe and Mail interviewed UBC alumnus Brian Wong for his advice on how to succeed in the business world. Wong graduated from UBC at age 18 and now runs […]

Canadian schools need to treat sex-assault survivors as experts

Metro News reported on the need for universities to acknowledge the value of sexual-assault survivors when it comes to re-shaping campus sexual assault policies. Lucia Lorenzi, a UBC alumnus and […]

Blue Jays beer-toss aftermath reveals crowd-sleuthing dangers

A 2012 UBC sociology study by Christopher Schneider and Daniel Trottier was cited in a Toronto Star story on the danger of crowd-sleuthing. A man was the subject of outrage […]

Exotic animal-assisted therapy could put people and animals at risk

A Canadian Press story on the risks of exotic animal-assisted therapy quoted John Tyler Binfet, an education professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Binfet also runs the university’s animal therapy program […]

Canada’s mortgage rules could leave millennials hanging

UBC business professor Thomas Davidoff spoke to Huffington Post Canada about the impacts of the new federal mortgage rules. A study by the B.C. Real Estate Association found millennials could […]

At-risk animals may be harmed by Massey Tunnel replacement

The Tyee reported on a joint submission from student associations at UBC and Simon Fraser University that opposed giving the Massey Tunnel replacement an environmental certificate. The Planning Students Association […]

Meet the millennials copying the rarest wines without using grapes

Vice featured Alec Lee and Mardonn Chua, the UBC alumni behind a winery startup called Ava Winery that makes wine without grapes. Lee and Chu met in UBC’s biotechnology program […]

All you need to know about marijuana legalization in Canada

The Hill Times mentioned a new device developed by UBC engineering professor Mina Hoorfar for an article about marijuana legalization in Canada. The handheld device can detect THC, the primary […]

Sustainable, sushi-driven design

UBC PhD student Felix Böck, a PhD candidate in UBC’s forestry department, spoke to Daily Hive about his chopstick recycling project. “A kitchen drawer full of disposable chopsticks from all […]

The perilous whiteness of pumpkins

A study co-written by Lisa Jordan Powell, a UBC postdoctoral researcher in the faculty of land and food systems, was featured in a Globe and Mail opinion column. The study, […]

Bridging programs help foreign-trained professionals gain accreditation

University Affairs featured an interview with Akeel Al-Dabboos, a UBC dentistry alumnus, for an article on university programs that bridge education with workplace experience. Al-Dabboos said he appreciated UBC’s emphasis […]

Hot, Uneven and Connected: Planning in Metro Vancouver’s Global Age


Teen gets MS treatment after insurer has change of heart

Intervention by Anthony Traboulsee, a UBC neurologist and the MS Society of Canada Research Chair at UBC, was crucial for a young man who required multiple sclerosis treatment, Surrey Leader reported. […]

Discussing People of the Saltwater

Roundhouse Radio spoke with Charles Menzies, a UBC anthropology professor, about his new book People of the Saltwater which explores the history of an ancient Tsimshian community. “At the time people don’t […]