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Montreal woman defends late-term abortion: ‘We want everyone to know the baby was having problems’

Wendy Norman, a leading researcher in women’s reproductive health at UBC was quoted in a story about a late-term abortion in the Ottawa Citizen. Norman said that abortions after 24 […]

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UBC students start charity to help needy kids

The Vancouver Sun featured a story on two UBC graduate students, Mohit Sodhi and Lindsay Richter, who are helping disadvantaged children in B.C. by providing school items like lice kits, […]

PM set to make case for Trans Mountain in Vancouver

UBC political science PhD candidate David Moscrop spoke to News1130 about Prime Minister Trudeau’s West Coast tour, aimed at convincing people in B.C. that approving the Trans Mountain expansion is […]

UBC’s second century: moving from excellence to eminence

UBC president Santa Ono penned an op-ed in Business In Vancouver, reflecting on his arrival in Vancouver and highlighting a number of emerging themes in UBC’s new strategic plan for […]

How to get better customer service by choosing your words wisely

David Walker, lead author of a UBC Okanagan and UBC Sauder School of Business study, appeared on Roundhouse Radio to talk about how to get better customer service by changing […]

Canada, U.S. announce ban on offshore oil, gas licenses in Arctic

UBC professor Michael Byers was quoted by the Canadian Press about the joint US-Canada announcement banning offshore oil and gas activity in the Arctic. Byers pointed out that the ban is […]

Potential impacts of assassination of Russian ambassador and Berlin truck attack

UBC political scientist Chris Erickson appeared on The Early Edition on CBC Radio to discuss the possible impacts of the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey on Russian-Turkish relations, […]

Christmas tree chipping for a cause at UBC Botanical Garden

Vancouver Is Awesome featured the UBC Botanical Garden’s Christmas Tree Recycling Fundraiser, which runs from Dec. 26, 2016 to Jan. 8, 2017. Members of the public are encouraged to bring […]

Addiction experts discuss solutions to opioid overdose crisis

UBC adjunct professor Mark Haden appeared on CBC’s The Current to talk about safe consumption sites in the context of the ongoing opioid overdose crisis. Haden said that while the […]

So you want to change the world?

An op-ed in Nature mentions a fellowship directed by Sally Otto, an evolutionary biologist at UBC, that funds early-career scientists to do applied research on important conservation issues and provides […]

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Montreal police rebuffed effort to retrieve stolen merchandise

CBC Montreal interviewed Carson Woo, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, for an article about a Florida-based merchant who was the target of an online scam. Woo said many people are not careful […]

Becoming a mother may change the brain to read baby’s mind

New Scientist interviewed Liisa Galea, a UBC neuroscientist, for an article about changes to the brains of new mothers. Galea said mothers intuitively know they feel different and now the […]

Kiwi research explores emotions in farm animals

The New Zealand Herald featured UBC research that examined the emotions of livestock. The dairy calf project, a collaboration between the UBC animal welfare program and New Zealand’s AgResearch institute, […]

Inhuman greed and dishonesty?

The Korea Times highlighted UBC research that used puppets to demonstrate that even eight-month-old babies can understand fairness and promoting punishment for misbehaviour. The majority of children who watched one […]

Homebuyers grant only serves the ‘privileged:’ UBC prof

Nathanael Lauster, a UBC sociology professor, spoke to CBC’s Early Edition about B.C.’s new program to give loans to first-time homebuyers to cover their down payment. He said the grant […]

Canada has housing supply crisis, so why punish homebuyers?

Thomas Davidoff, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, was quoted in a Huffington Post story about Canada’s housing supply crisis. Davidoff said an increase in home prices should be […]

Lecturing ineffective in developing problem-solving skills

24 Hours Toronto highlighted a study from UBC’s Okanagan campus that found traditional university lectures may not be an effective method to help students acquire problem-solving skills. Heather Hurren, manager […]

‘This is crazy’ for Vancouver drivers, and congestion’s worsening

The Vancouver Sun interviewed Clark Lim, a UBC transportation engineer, after nearly three-quarters of people who responded to a BCAA survey said traffic is getting worse in Vancouver. Lim said planners […]