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When looking to make a home, do like the salmon do and fight

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed about making a home by UBC policy professor and Generation Squeeze founder Paul Kershaw. Kershaw compared the work of building a home to […]

Vancouver scientist lauded for catching food cheats

CBC interviewed Yaxi Hu, a UBC PhD candidate in the faculty of land and food systems, who has won the Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation for her method of detecting […]

Chinese home-buying frenzy coming to a city near you

David Ley, a UBC geography professor, was quoted in a Bloomberg story on the Chinese home-buying spree. The article reported that one challenge for Chinese investors is the $50,000 annual […]

UBCO organizes carpool dring bus strike

The Car Club at UBC’s Okanagan campus is organizing rides through a Facebook group during the Kelowna transit strike, CBC reported. Though the club is usually for car enthusiasts rather than transportation, […]

Mysteries of dreamless sleep come to light

Fox News featured dream research from Evan Thompson, a UBC philosophy professor. The researchers suggest that people experience various states within dreamless sleep and that people have conscious experiences throughout […]

What sonic black holes say about the real deal

Work by William Unruh, a UBC professor of physics and astronomy, was cited in a Wired article comparing sonic black holes to black holes. In an important 1981 paper, Unruh […]

Gabriel Klein’s tale hints at dark truth of chronic pot use

UBC psychiatrist William MacEwan spoke to CBC about the connection between marijuana and psychosis after it was revealed that a man accused of randomly stabbing two teens smoked marijuana daily before […]

Kids learn just as well from iPads as from human teachers

Susan Birch, a UBC psychology professor who studied interactive education, was featured on Global BC’s evening news and on BC 1. In her latest research, Birch asked two groups of […]

China’s plan for the Arctic and a shipping centre to rival Singapore

The South China Morning Post interviewed Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC, for a story on China’s plan for the Arctic. Hunchun could become […]

Trump win could strain US trade relations with Canada

The South China Morning Post published a Business in Vancouver story on the potentially strained U.S.-Canada trade relations under President Trump. Many experts say Trump tends to say things that […]

Canadian varsity’s prosthetics workshop

The Times of India featured workshops conducted in Mumbai by Mina Hoorfar, a professor and director of the school of engineering at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The workshop centred on the […]

How to exercise safely in smog

U.S. News and World Report featured work by Alex Bigazzi, a UBC civil engineering professor, who found exerting too much energy while walking or biking on city streets can increase the amount of airborne pollutants […]

UBC prof paves way for nano-fibre roads that repair themselves

Metro News reported on a self-repairing road project in rural India spearheaded by Nemkumar Banthia, a UBC civil engineering professor. Banthia explained the intricacies of coated nano-fibres in the road. […]

B.C. teachers’ union wins landmark appeal at Supreme Court

The Globe and Mail quoted Joel Bakan, a UBC law professor, after the Supreme Court of Canada sided with the B.C. Teachers’ Federation in a court battle over the right […]

Canadian literary community calls for probe into Galloway case

The Globe and Mail and the Vancouver Sun reported on an open letter from the Canadian literary community demanding an independent investigation of UBC’s handling of the Stephen Galloway case. Galloway was […]

Canadian students need to go to China, but they need help

Maclean’s quoted Qian Wang, the Chinese linguistics program director at UBC, for an article on the need for Canadian students to visit China due to the country’s increasing significance in global affairs. […]

Artist invites community to hammer home message of reconciliation

Yahoo featured a totem pole on UBC campus which will be known as the Reconciliation Pole. UBC partnered with philanthropist Michael Audain to commission Haida artist James Hart to create the […]

Trump is the greatest example of a narcissist

A psychological analysis of Donald Trump’s speech style and social media usage was featured on Yahoo. UBC psychologists Delroy Paulhus and Sara Ahmadian found that it was Trump’s style rather […]