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New UBC Aquatic Centre  – Facts and Figures

Facts and figures on the new UBC Aquatic Centre

Aquatic centre building timelapse

Watch a timelapse video of construction of UBC’s new, $40 million aquatic centre which opens to the public January 23, 2017.

‘Tribal warfare’ hurts med-tech sector: hub founder

Business in Vancouver reported on Target Tape, a company started by UBC Sauder School of Business alumnus Nick Seto and an engineering student. The company’s first product, called is X-Grid, is designed to help surgeons better […]

Hostess refused to take my ‘difficult’ name, I worry about Canada I love

Boluwaji Ogunyemi, the chief resident of dermatology at UBC, wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail about the implications of a restaurant hostess asking to write down an “easier” name than his. Ogunyemi […]

NY Times report on B.C. political cash ‘laughable:’ Deputy premier

Maxwell Cameron, a UBC political science professor, spoke to Global after B.C.’s deputy premier called American coverage of the annual, political donation-supplied $50,000 stipend given to Premier Christy Clark “laughable.” […]

Santa Ono announces new China adviser, new executive director

UBC president Santa Ono announced a new adviser on China and a new executive director for his office, the Vancouver Sun reported. Weihong Song, a Canada Research Chair on Alzheimer’s […]

British Columbia kicks off relief plan for home buyers

Reuters quoted Joshua Gottlieb, a UBC economics professor, for an article about B.C.’s new first-time buyers loan program after the application process opened Monday. Gottlieb said the program will likely […]

Is your sushi lunch as fattening as a Big Mac?

The Daily Mail featured research by Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller that found our appetite for sushi may be harming both our health and the environment. The researchers found that […]

Political donations cost B.C. taxpayers millions annually

Kevin Milligan, a UBC economist, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about the private donations to B.C.’s political parties that end up costing taxpayers millions. He said the tax credit, particularly […]

Toronto condo rent surges as housing prices soar

Metro News Toronto quoted Paul Kershaw, a professor in UBC’s school of population and public health, for a story about rising housing prices in Toronto. He said measures such as […]

Does HIV treatment increase risk of unprotected sex, syphilis?

The International Business Times featured UBC research that found medications used in therapeutic and preventative highly active antiretroviral therapy could lower the immune system responses of patients to diseases like […]

Feds come to health-care funding agreement with NWT, Nunavut, Yukon

Steve Morgan, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, spoke to the Canadian Press about bilateral health deals between Ottawa and provinces. He said the idea of […]

Tips to beat the bluest of Mondays

Surrey Now featured an interview with Mark Holder, a psychology professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, about methods to cope with Blue Monday, known as the most depressing day of the year. […]

Science Case Competition


Pot has bad rap, says prof

Zach Walsh, a psychology professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus will be giving a lecture about his marijuana research, Castanet reported. Walsh’s findings suggest that cannabis could help some alcoholics and opioid […]