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Air pollution killed over 336,000 people in China

Data from a partnership between UBC, Tsinghua University, the Health Effects Institute, and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation found that air pollution killed 336,000 people in China in […]

UBC welcomes national sustainability research chair

The Edmonton Journal highlighted the appointment of Nathan Pelletier as the latest national research chair at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Pelletier has been named the Egg Industry Chair in Sustainability/Endowed Chair in Bio-economy […]

Canada’s move to ban asbestos ‘win for public health’ but overdue

The Globe and Mail quoted Mieke Koehoorn, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, about the federal government’s move to ban asbestos. Koehoorn said the decision is […]

UBC becoming a new frontier for family housing

The Vancouver Courier published a Business in Vancouver story about Wesbrook Village housing on UBC campus. The Wesbrook community, which opened in 2009, had a population of about 4,000 as […]

A scientific analysis of how cold it is in Canada

An Edmonton Journal story comparing Canada’s freezing winter climate to temperatures in our solar system quoted Brett Gladman, a UBC astronomer. Gladman told the National Post that if the sun […]

Culled dairy cows can face tough journey

The Western Producer highlighted a UBC study on the need for improved management of culled dairy cows. Jane (Yanne) Stojkov, a UBC PhD candidate, found many farmers were not informed […]

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Historically, B.C. education reform politically controlled

A study from UBC’s Okanagan campus found that several B.C. curriculum revisions were significantly controlled by people with political power, Kelowna Capital News reported. Catherine Broom, a UBCO education professor, […]

Here’s how Canadian news media created a ‘Trump of the North’

Eric Merkley, a UBC political science PhD candidate, wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post about the rise of a Canadian Conservative politician who can be compared to Donald Trump. […]

‘Now that you know, you can’t turn a blind eye’

The Tyee featured an interview with Bev Sellars, a UBC law school alumna and award-winning author. Sellars was chief of the Xat’sull First Nation for 12 years and has written […]

Carbon offset: Will Canada buy its way to climate finish line?

DeSmog Canada quoted Simon Donner, a climate scientist and UBC geography professor, for an article about the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. Donner said Canada was leading […]

Loans for Vancouver down payments may fuel Canada debt binge

The Washington Post published a Bloomberg story on B.C.’s first-time homebuyers loan program. Tsur Somerville and Thomas Davidoff, professors at UBC Sauder School of Business, weighed in on the program. […]

How to help kids learn to love giving

The Huffington Post interviewed Kiley Hamlin, a UBC psychologist, for an article on how parents can instil a fondness for giving in their children. Hamlin said a crucial element is […]

Mystery man gets $16K windfall from accounting error

CBC quoted Hasan Cavusoglu, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, about a trading company that is going to B.C. Supreme Court in a bid to take away a $16,323.50 windfall […]

How to be a better spender

Scientific American interviewed Elizabeth Dunn, a UBC psychology professor, about how we can experience more joy from our purchases. She said humans are enthralled by flashy, new objects in the short […]

Portraits show complex legacy of Canada’s residential schools

PBS cited research from UBC’s Indigenous Foundations website for an article on a portrait series of residential school survivors. The website mentions a government medical inspector from 1907 that found […]

Snowstorm moves in across Metro Vancouver Monday

Various media outlets reported on morning exam cancellations at UBC following unexpected overnight snowfall. The 8:30 exams were cancelled and will be rescheduled for January. The school said students should […]

Robots to get run of the road as driverless cars arrive

Clark Lim, a transportation engineer at UBC, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about the ways technological advances like driverless cars can make roads more efficient, free up people’s time, save […]