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UBC Reports | January 12

UBC Reports | January 12

Royal Society: Roman Krems

Roman Krems, professor in the Department of Chemistry, is a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists 2016.

T-Birds host Manitoba in third annual Winter Classic

T-Birds host Manitoba in third annual Winter Classic

The UBC Thunderbirds (6-10-2) are home for the first time in 2017 this Friday, January 13th, hosting the Manitoba Bisons (8-9-1) in the third annual Winter Classic.

My $125,000 MBA investment: Was it worth it?

My $125,000 MBA investment: Was it worth it?

My $125,000 MBA investment: Was it worth it? The Globe and Mail published an op-ed by Aubrey Chapnick, a graduate student at the UBC Sauder School of Business on his […]

Vancouver renters help million-dollar homeowners with their taxes

The Washington Post published a Bloomberg story quoting Thomas Davidoff and Tsur Somerville, professors at the UBC Sauder School of Business, about the provincial government’s plan to increase the homeowner’s grant […]

Peachland landslide cause still unknown

Dwayne Tannant, an engineering professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, spoke to CBC about a landslide in the district of Peachland. Tannant said the priority is determining the source of the […]

Indigenous prof quits committee after UBC brings back Furlong

Daniel Heath Justice, chair of First Nations and indigenous studies at UBC, resigned from a sexual assault policy committee at the school after John Furlong was reinstated as a speaker […]

Students aim to design community around Coquitlam transit hub

Students from real estate programs at UBC, the University of Washington and Portland State University will compete to design a community around a Coquitlam transit hub, the Vancouver Sun reported. […]

Billions wasted on drug spending in Canada, research shows

Steve Morgan, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, spoke to CBC after an undercover investigation found that Canada wasted $15 billion over the last five years on highly priced […]

Buy a home, break the bank of Mom and Dad

Patrick Condon, the chair of urban design at UBC’s school of architecture and landscape architecture, spoke to Metro News about the wider implications of the gap between housing prices and […]

David Strangway saw no boundaries to scientific inquiry

The Globe and Mail published an obituary for David Strangway, a former UBC president and geophysicist. Strangway, who died on Dec. 13 at age 82, was president of the university […]

UBC, Terra CO2 team up for US $7.5M tailings research prize

Canadian Mining Journal highlighted a groundbreaking discovery by Lee Groat, a professor in UBC’s department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences. Groat and his students combined acidic water from mine […]

Gay sexual health study challenges misconceptions

The Georgia Straight reported on research that challenges stereotypes about sexual health among gay people. The study, a collaboration between UBC, the BC Centre for Excellence, Simon Fraser University, and the University […]

Sex Assault Awareness Month: Survivor support and more

The Georgia Straight featured Sexual Assault Awareness Month at UBC which has taken place since 2010. Every week this month, events will centre on a theme, including support for survivors […]

Pumping iron is good for the heart, according to researchers

Kelowna Capital News highlighted a study from UBC’s Okanagan campus that found interval weight training can help people with Type 2 diabetes by improving blood vessel function. Jonathan Little, a […]

Lobby Gallery Exhibition Opening of The Suitcase: Intergenerational Healing through Traces of the Past


McGill course teaches law students Indigenous legal traditions

CBC Montreal mentioned UBC in a story about Canadian law schools aiming to meet a recommendation made by Truth and Reconciliation Commission. UBC has established mandatory courses in Aboriginal law […]

Video: UBCO student prepares for ultramarathon across Haiti

Kelowna Now highlighted a student at UBC’s Okanagan campus who is part of a fundraising group that organized an ultra-marathon across Haiti. Brandy Hagel, a third year nursing student, is […]

Introduction of peanut products urged at earlier age

Pique Magazine interviewed Edmond Chan, the head of UBC’s pediatric division of allergy and immunology, about new guidelines for reducing the risk of peanut allergy. Chan was the only Canadian on a […]