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Potential impact of Toronto tolls

Two UBC professors were interviewed about Toronto Mayor John Tory’s call for road tolls to pay for transit. Robin Lindsey discussed the topic on CBC’s On the Money. “If you don’t pay for […]

Tent cities show urgency for affordable housing needed

Penelope Gurstein, a professor in UBC’s school of community and regional planning, spoke to Surrey Now about the federal housing strategy. She said the strategy will address the housing inequality […]

Why does Black Friday get violent? UBC research has the answer

Roundhouse Radio featured UBC research on the aggressive nature of shoppers when it comes to Black Friday sales. The research, co-authored by UBC Sauder School of Business professor Darren Dahl, found that […]

Portfolio Day at UBCO

Castanet reported on Portfolio Day, hosted by the visual arts program at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Prospective applicants to the bachelor of fine arts program and artists in the community received […]

Nursing program reassuring for students

Kelowna Capital News reported on the nursing school bridging program between UBC’s Okanagan campus and Okanagan College. The program allows students to finish the first two years of the four-year […]

With collapse of TPP, Canada must turn focus to Asian bloc

The Globe and Mail mentioned UBC in a story about the importance of Canadian alternatives for access to free-trade relationships in Asia. The Canada-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Business Outlook […]

Five years to retirement, workplace programs make it less abstract

The Globe and Mail quoted Mark Thompson, a professor emeritus of organizational behaviour at UBC Sauder School of Business, about the concept of financial health as people near retirement age. Thompson supports the financial […]

Tree of Hope shines for children’s health

Kelowna Capital News featured a new partnership established by UBC researchers that aims to improve children’s health and well-being. Ali McManus, a professor at the school of health and exercise […]

Industry watchers question Freedom Mobile’s strategy

Marc-David L. Seidel, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, spoke to the Canadian Press about the launch of a new high-speed wireless network. Seidel said the restricted launch is […]

Animal welfare groups criticize aquarium after second beluga dies

The Canadian Press interviewed Andrew Trites, a professor at UBC’s marine mammal research unit, about the death of a second beluga whale housed at the Vancouver Aquarium. He said it […]

Vikes women lose after taking UBC to double overtime

The Times Colonist reported on the UBC Thunderbirds basketball teams which defeated the University of Victoria Vikes over the weekend. The women’s team came out on top 93-85 while the men’s […]

Tiny but abundant organism plays huge role in oceans

Radio Canada interviewed Patrick Keeling, a UBC microbiologist, about his research on the abundance of single-celled diplonemids in the ocean. “The first thing was that we confirmed they really are […]

Is the National Housing Strategy outdated before it begins?

The Province published an op-ed by Paul Kershaw, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, about the national housing strategy. “The federal government’s study is inadequate so […]

Out-of-the-box thinking at UBCO

The Kelowna Daily Courier reported on the annual engineering design competition at UBC’s Okanagan campus. “Our first-year engineering design projects are aimed (at improving) the quality of education by means […]

Polar bear expert travels to protect threatened species

The Daily Mail highlighted Nicholas Pilfold, a UBC alumnus who works as a postdoctoral associate at San Diego Zoo Global. Pilfold studied life sciences at UBC and focused on the […]

Nobel Prize winners to be discussed

The Kelowna Daily Courier reported on a discussion at UBC’s Okanagan campus that will feature this year’s Nobel Prize winners. Professors from various UBCO faculties will discuss the significance of the […]

App can help catch poachers, polluters

The Kelowna Daily Courier featured an app created by the spatial information for community engagement lab at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The Users of Conservation App can take satellite-referenced, time-stamped photos or videos […]

What’s missing from today’s marijuana should freak you out

24 Hours Toronto featured an interview with Jonathan Page, a UBC botany professor, for an article about the average levels of THC present in marijuana at Toronto dispensaries. The pot tested […]

Christie Blatchford: Truth is, universities have never been champions of free speech

The National Post mentioned Mary Bryson, a UBC professor of education, in an article about free speech at various Canadian universities. The story also appeared in The Province and the […]

Kelowna’s entrepreneurial spirit: Why are we entrepreneurs?

Kelowna Now quoted Julien Picault, a professor of economics at UBC’s Okanagan campus, for an article about the benefits of entrepreneurship. “Entrepreneurship is important because it helps a community,” he […]