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Quantum gravity research could unearth nature of time

Wired interviewed Mark Van Raamsdonk, a UBC physics and astronomy professor, for an article about quantum gravity research. Many leading physicists consider space-time and gravity to be “emergent” phenomena.  Curvy space-time […]

Should Canadian universities ban prof-student relationships?

CBC mentioned the Steven Galloway case in an article on whether relationships between students and university professors should be banned. The story also appeared on Yahoo News.

Student-run charity works to combat child poverty

CTV featured a charity for elementary school students founded by UBC students Mohit Sodhi and Lindsay Richter. Schools, daycares and families create wishlists on the YNOTFORTOTS website, and the organization […]

How fast to ride your bike to breathe the least pollution

Alexander Bigazzi, a UBC civil engineering professor, found exerting too much energy while walking or biking on city streets can increase the amount of airborne pollutants you inhale, Fast Company […]

Demonetization may make sense from political cost-benefit stance

The Times of India cited research by Amartya Lahiri, a UBC economist, about the demonetization of the majority of India’s circulating cash. Lahiri studied the measure from a cost-benefit framework […]

How to cope with stress in a healthy way during the holiday season

Joelle LeMoult, a UBC psychology professor, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about healthy ways to manage stress over the holidays. “Whenever I take planes and they give you that run […]

Mystery of abandoned babies has bittersweet ending

UBC sociology professor Wendy Roth spoke to the Vancouver Sun about the exponential growth of ancestry DNA websites since they first became public in 2003. She cited her research that […]

First Nations reclaim the streets of Toronto

Al-Jazeera English mentioned UBC’s Indigenous Foundations research project in a story about an indigenous history initiative launched in Toronto. “In an attempt to assimilate First Nations cultures into English society, […]

Shaw’s Mobi bike-share deal lauded as smart branding

Darren Dahl, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, spoke to Business in Vancouver about Shaw Communications’ decision to partner with Vancouver’s bike-share program. Dahl said putting branding on the […]

Vancouver smashes record for new housing starts, more to come

MSN published a Vancouver Sun story on the high rate of housing starts and quoted Thomas Davidoff, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor. Davidoff said builders can respond quickly […]

Outrage at Arctic science conference over ’sexist’ banquet joke

Frank Tester, a UBC professor emeritus of sociology, spoke to the Canadian Press about an open letter regarding what’s being called sexist behaviour at an Arctic conference. The CP story […]

Museum of Anthropology at UBC offers ceramic workshops

The Georgia Straight featured two ceramics workshops at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology. Mexican ceramic artist Javier Ramirez, currently the ceramic artist in residence at MOA, led the workshops. Participants designed […]

Premiers at odds over climate plan as Canada juggles stance

Kathryn Harrison, a UBC political science professor spoke to Roundhouse Radio for an article about negotiations for a national climate plan. She said B.C. has played an important role by […]

Premiers stand against Ottawa’s plan to change health care

Roundhouse Radio interviewed Steve Morgan, a professor with UBC’s school of population and public health, about the national plan to alter the funding formula for health care payments. He said […]

Young workers’ wage and job situation placing market at risk

Canadian Real Estate Magazine quoted Paul Kershaw, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, for an article about poor working conditions for young Canadian workers. He cautioned […]

Castro criticism isn’t fair

Bob Ratner, a UBC professor emeritus of sociology, wrote an op-ed in the Vancouver Sun about the criticism of Fidel Castro. “It grieves me to read the vitriolic, unbalanced criticism […]

Pro-white posters torn down at UBCO

Posters at UBC’s Okanagan campus that encouraged readers to abandon political correctness and multiculturalism have been taken down, reports Kelowna Now.

Edmonton student helps show the world Canada’s darker side

Carrie Karsgaard, an international student advisor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, spoke to the Edmonton Sun about a Canadian delegation at a youth humanitarianism conference in Taiwan. Karsgaard, the Canadian delegation’s […]

Athletes of the Week: 2017 B.C. Sports Hall of Fame inductees

CBC featured this year’s B.C. Sports Hall of Fame inductees including a former UBC football coach and football player. Frank Smith coached the UBC football team for 21 years and […]