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Update on Presidential Task Force

The task force is assigning resources and people to assist those members of our community who are affected by the Executive Order. Its immediate focus is on assisting students, faculty, staff and university visitors whose freedom to travel might be affected by the Executive Order.

Naloxone still an important tool to fight fentanyl crisis, expert says

CBC cited an op-ed by UBC professors Judy Illes and Julie Robillard for a story about critics who say naloxone does not address the root cause of the fentanyl crisis. […]

Big changes coming to Main Street

Vancouver Magazine interviewed Tsur Somerville, the director of UBC’s centre for urban economics and real estate, about Mount Pleasant’s urban evolution. Somerville said the area may begin to resemble Vancouver’s West 4th Avenue.

Self-compassion, growth mindset, and the benefits of failure

Psychology Today featured UBC research that shows students who reported higher levels of self-compassion were more engaged and motivated in their studies. According to the study by the faculty of […]

Mosque shooting: ‘Worry’ Trump could harm Canadian society

Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC, spoke to the Australia Broadcasting Corporation, about the shooting at a Quebec City mosque. Byers spoke about Canada’s […]

Retirement Ready: Nip and tuck

Business in Vancouver interviewed Cameron Bowman, a clinical professor in UBC’s division of plastic surgery, about seniors who opt for plastic surgery. Bowman estimates that 25 per cent of his clientele are in […]

B.C. school district tests letter-grade-free report cards

Charles Ungerleider, a UBC education professor emeritus, spoke to the Globe and Mail after a B.C. school district launched a pilot project to remove letter grades from some students’ report […]

Retirement Ready: DIY fitness

Teresa Liu-Ambrose, director of UBC’s aging, mobility, and cognitive neuroscience laboratory, spoke to Business in Vancouver about the importance of physical activity among seniors. She said even those who start exercising later in […]

Clark’s motive for foreign buyers tax changes questioned

Roundhouse Radio interviewed Thomas Davidoff, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, about Premier Christy Clark’s announcement that international citizens working and paying taxes in B.C. will be permitted to bypass the […]

New food venues to open in UBC’s U Boulevard neighbourhood

Some of the city’s top small businesses will soon be coming to UBC campus, Daily Hive reported. Bao Down, Jamjar, JJ Bean, Joe Pizza, Nori, Rain or Shine, and Tacomio […]

When Did the Cultural Revolution Begin?


Art and decolonization: ‘This Is My Activism’

Sq’éwlets: A Stó:lō-Coast Salish Community in the Fraser River Valley, is an archaeological partnership between Sq’éwlets and Michael Blake, a UBC archaeology professor, The Tyee reported. The exhibition and its […]

Canada’s universities “deeply concerned” by Trump travel ban

Various media outlets reported on UBC’s task force to help hundreds of UBC students, faculty and staff affected by Donald Trump’s travel ban. Stories appeared on University Affairs, CBC, CTV Vancouver, CKNW, Daily […]

BC Hydro, Premier’s office too close for comfort, experts suggest

DeSmog Canada interviewed Jim Brander, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, for a story about the relationship between BC Hydro and the Premier’s office. Brander said BC Hydro’s technical […]

Could blocking illegal fentanyl from China solve B.C. opioid crisis?

CBC cited a UBC report for an article on the illegal exports of synthetic opioids from China to B.C. The 2013 report found that reducing illicit drug supply using law enforcement does […]

Canada’s new arrivals develop new allergies, study finds

A UBC study has found that Canadian immigrants develop new allergies, CBC reported. Hind Sbihi, a PhD candidate in UBC’s school of population and public health, said that allergies arise […]

Climate change accelerates, floating cities look less like pipe dream

Simon Donner, a UBC geography professor, was quoted in a New York Times story about the concept of creating floating cities in the South Pacific as climate change leads to […]

B.C. health officer pushes for Euro-style heroin treatment programs

The Canadian Press quoted Michael Krausz, a UBC psychiatry professor and leadership chair for addictions research, about the need to follow a European model for heroin treatment. Krausz said people […]