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Food, The Future, and You

Food, The Future, and You Thursday January 26, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. UBC Ponderosa Ballroom Food, the Future, and You, presented by the UBC Centre for Sustainable Food […]

A little bit of compassion tends to get better service

CBC featured research from UBC’s Okanagan campus that suggests staying calm will garner the most success when calling customer service phone lines. David Walker, a professor at UBCO’s faculty of […]

Viola Desmond chosen for the $10 bill

Annette Henry, the David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education at UBC, spoke to Global about the decision to put Viola Desmond on the $10 Canadian bill. Desmond, a black woman […]

Researchers reveal how the colour red became so powerful

The Daily Mail mentioned UBC research on the connection between the colour red and a desire for sex. By surveying more than 100 women, researchers found that those who were at highest risk […]

Home prices jump in Vancouver but no one is building

The Washington Post published a Bloomberg story on the Vancouver housing market and quoted Thomas Davidoff, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor. There are very few homes listed for sale […]

Cardiac arrest victims more likely to get CPR in Chinese areas

The Vancouver Sun featured UBC research that found people who suffer a cardiac arrest in public are more likely to receive CPR from bystanders when they are in Vancouver’s ethnic […]

Goldcorp ditches diesel to electrify Borden mine

Scott Dunbar, a UBC mining engineering professor, spoke to Business in Vancouver, after it was announced that a large mining company plans to open North America’s first all-electric mining operation. […]

Does marijuana use affect a person’s vision?

Yahoo U.K. quoted Christopher J. Lyons, a UBC ophthalmologist, for an article on the impact that regularly smoking marijuana can have on a person’s vision. Lyons said more research is needed […]

Local writers invited to enter short story contest

Kelowna Now published a call for submissions for the Okanagan Short Story contest. Local writers can submit original fiction stories between 1,000 and 4,000 words until Dec. 30. The winner […]

How virtual reality is changing post-secondary education

Now Toronto mentioned a virtual reality lecture at UBC for an article on the ways immersive learning is influencing post-secondary education. In 2014 seven students in law professor Jon Festinger’s […]

Transition Q & A: Lino Coria, computer vision engineer

University Affairs featured an interview with Lino Coria, an alumnus of UBC’s electrical engineering program. After earning his PhD, Coria went on to work as a computer vision engineer at […]

Canada ‘falls short’ in treating First Nations patients

Nadine Caron, a UBC medicine professor, said not enough is done in Canada to respect the culture of First Nations and aboriginal patients, CBC reported. Caron, the first female indigenous surgeon in the […]

Festive Cantatas – J.S. Bach Magnificat