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Indigenous peoples of world’s coastlines losing fisheries, way of life

The Washington Post reported on a UBC study that found indigenous people who live on the world’s coasts consume 15 times more seafood per capita than people in other parts […]

Many asexual people still fantasize about sex, study finds

CNN featured a study from UBC’s sexual health lab that found nearly half of asexual women and three quarters of asexual men are just as likely to fantasize about fetishes and […]

Vancouver housing tax pushes Chinese to $1-million Seattle homes

Bloomberg quoted David Ley, a UBC geographer, for a story about the increasing number of Chinese home buyers in Seattle following Vancouver’s foreign buyers tax. “Chinese money isn’t going to […]

Gravity actually entropy; dark matter doesn’t exist, etc.

Mark Van Raamsdonk, a UBC physicist, spoke to Wired for an article on how entanglement structure of qubits, a unit of quantum information, mathematically translates into an associated space-time geometry. […]

Management of pine beetle not working

Science Daily featured research from UBC’s Okanagan campus that found controlling the spread of mountain pine beetles could instead increase the pest’s population in areas where there are not many […]

North American tour opens in Vancouver

CCTV reported on the China Philharmonic orchestra concert at UBC. The orchestra performed popular western classics for its first show in Vancouver, including Beethoven’s Symphony No.1 in C major and […]

A closer look at the opposition to Trans Mountain

CBC interviewed George Hoberg, a UBC professor of political science, for a story about opposition to Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. “The risks and the benefits of a project […]

UBC scientists make new tool to measure antioxidants

CBC reported on a more efficient method developed at UBC that helps identify steps in chocolate manufacturing that cause antioxidants to drop. “Our method predicts the antioxidant levels in chocolate […]

Four reasons the English language is bigger than you think

CBC interviewed Jonathan Berkowitz, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, for an article about how we come to define words. “Most general dictionaries in English are designed to include […]

Free vet care for homeless youth aims to help pets and people

CBC reported on an animal welfare organization that provided free veterinary care for the pets of homeless youth in Vancouver as well as their owners. Several UBC nursing students worked […]

Multi-million dollar learning centre to be built at UBCO

A new $35-million teaching and learning centre will be built at UBC’s Okanagan campus, various media outlets reported. Funding will come from both the provincial and federal governments, as well […]

Asian seniors need more resources: Seniors Health Network

The Vancouver Sun quoted Henry Yu, a UBC history professor, for a story on poor health outcomes for Asian-Canadian seniors who are placed in culturally insensitive long-term care homes. Yu, […]

Vancouver startup helps fishermen deliver directly to restaurants

The Globe and Mail reported on an app co-created by a UBC student that connects fishermen directly with restaurants, bypassing the middlemen. Joseph Lee, a computer science and UBC Sauder […]

Senate attendance records now available online

Yahoo quoted David Moscrop, a UBC political scientist, for an article about a website that allows the public to track how Canadian senators are using their time. Moscrop said accountability […]

Defining the alt-right: ‘White power dressed up in a new outfit’

Metro News interviewed Ayesha S. Chaudhry, a UBC professor of Islamic studies and gender studies, about the term “alt-right” in politics. “It’s an appealing name and doesn’t actually indicate a central part […]

B.C. holds ‘last obstacle’ before pipeline dream

Metro News interviewed Kathryn Harrison, a UBC political scientist, about a condition of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion that calls for B.C. to receive “a fair share of the fiscal […]

Looking back at one year of Liberal Arctic policy

Radio Canada spoke with Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC, about the federal Liberal government’s Arctic policy direction. Byers said the sudden […]