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UBC Reports | October 21

UBC Reports | October 21

Coming soon to a vineyard near you: GMO

Forbes mentioned UBC research for a story on genetically-modified grapevines. Steven T. Lund and Hennie J.J. van Vuuren led a UBC project on grape and wine genomics. The researchers studied […]

Historical exhibition explores Canada’s response to the Holocaust

CBC featured an exhibition co-created by UBC history professor Richard Menkis that explores Canada’s response to the Holocaust.  Menkis and Ronnie Tesler’s exhibit aims to shed light on the physical and […]

UBC dominates list of top-earning university employees

UBC dominates the list of the province’s highest-paid post-secondary employees, the Vancouver Sun reported. Nine of the 10 highest-paid university and college employees in the province are from UBC. “Globally, UBC […]

Use your imagination to choose smaller portion sizes

New York Magazine featured research by UBC Sauder School of Business professor Yann Cornil and INSEAD’s Pierre Chandon that linked portion size and thinking about food. Researchers found that people […]

Vancouver housing bosses look to non-profits to ease affordability

Paul Kershaw, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, was quoted in a Vancouver Sun story on alternative housing solutions. Kershaw said more subsidized housing could help […]

Doctor debunks Trump’s ignorance about abortion

Wendy Norman, a family physician and the chair of family planning public health research at UBC, spoke to Metro News about Donald Trump’s ignorance when he spoke about abortion at […]

B.C. government should invest more in earthquake warning system

Metro News interviewed Kent Johansen, a UBC engineering professor with the school’s Earthquake Engineering Research Facility, about a better solution to earthquake preparedness. The provincial government uses ocean sensors but […]

Universities crack down on offensive Halloween costumes

The Regina Leader-Post highlighted UBC’s annual Halloween awareness campaign called “Think Before You Dress Up” in a story about costume protocol at various universities. “We certainly don’t want to police people having […]

Exercise may equal drugs in helping seniors think more clearly

The South China Morning Post highlighted UBC research that found a regular low impact work-out could be associated with slight improvement in memory for seniors who already have memory and thinking problems. […]

How Clinton got under Trump’s skin

MSN featured a Breakfast Television interview with Eric Merkley, a UBC political science PhD candidate, who discussed Hillary Clinton’s strategy in the third and final U.S. presidential debate. “She was effectively […]

Canucks emergency backup goalie lives NHL dream for a night

Yahoo Sports featured UBC hockey goaltender Matt Hewitt after he suited up for the Vancouver Canucks as an emergency backup following an injury to Ryan Miller. In past years, UBC […]

How the world’s tallest wood building was constructed

Business News Network reported on UBC’s Brock Commons, which is currently the tallest wood tower in the world. The new 18-storey student residence is a hybrid structure made mostly of timber […]

Vancouver hospital signs deal with ‘leading’ genomics firm

Metro News highlighted a research deal between St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver medical researchers and BGI, the world’s largest genomics company. “This is the leading edge of medicine,” said Paul Man, […]

UBC’s sharpest minds host lecture series on the brain

Kelowna Now featured a series of lectures at the UBC clinical academic campus in the Okanagan that will focus on the brain. “Mini-Med is another way Okanagan communities are sharing […]

UBC Okanagan and Kelowna Rockets battle the bulge

UBC’s Okanagan campus and the Kelowna Rockets hockey club are working together on a program to support men’s health, Kelowna Capital News reported. Cristina Caperchione, a professor at UBCO’s school […]

Talking hoops with UBC head coach Kevin Hanson

UBC Thunderbirds men’s basketball head coach Kevin Hanson discussed his team on The Province’s podcast Varsity Letters. “We’re really excited about what we have this current year right now and […]

Death of Ezekiel Stephan begins with the death of his grandmother

The Saskatoon Star Phoenix interviewed James McCormack, a UBC professor in the faculty of pharmaceutical sciences, for an article on the factors that led to the death of a young […]

String Fest: Mary and Kathleen Tierney Memorial Concert