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Video: Santa Ono and his vision for UBC

In Conversations That Matter, veteran interviewer Stuart McNish discusses the issues that shape our world with thought leaders. In this edition of the program, he sits down with UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa J. Ono.

The 10 best conservation & environment books of 2016

Forbes Magazine featured research by Suzanne Simard, a UBC professor of forest ecology, on its list of the top conservation books of 2016. Simard’s work on tree communication forms the […]

The problem with ‘female viagra’

The Huffington Post published a story from Oprah Magazine about a drug intended to increase female libido and quoted Lori Brotto, a psychologist and UBC professor of gynecology. Brotto said […]

Activist Temple Grandin says accept different kinds of thinkers

CBC reported on Temple Grandin, a well-known author and animal rights activist, who gave a lecture at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Grandin discussed her experiences learning with autism and the benefits […]

A good time for inspiration – 2017 Benchley winners announced

Ussif Rashid Sumaila, a professor at UBC’s institute for the oceans and fisheries, won a Peter Benchley Ocean Award, also known as The Academy Awards of the Sea, National Geographic reported. […]

Fruit flies are picky when it comes to choosing a mate

The Daily Mail featured a study by Devin Arbuthnott, a researcher in UBC’s department of zoology. The study found that male fruit flies displayed a key component of rational choice […]

Real estate developers top Liberals donor list in past year

Maxwell Cameron, a UBC political scientist, spoke to the Vancouver Sun for a story about real estate developers dominating the list of the top 10 donors to the B.C. Liberal […]

Ottawa weeks away from starting free-trade talks with China

Paul Evans, a professor at UBC’s institute of Asian research, spoke to the Globe and Mail about the symbolic weight associated with preliminary trade talks between Canada and China. He […]

UBC previews new pool to open this month

News 1130 reported on the new aquatic facility that will soon open at UBC. The facility, set to open on Jan. 23, includes 50-metre, 25-metre, and leisure pools, a hot tub, […]

GoFetch like Airbnb for dogs who need a place to stay

The Vancouver Sun highlighted the launch of a dog-sitting service in Vancouver that was co-founded by UBC alumnus Willson Cross. Using Go Fetch, dog owners and care-providers can meet online […]

New study finds HIV treatment could contribute to syphilis outbreak

The Canadian Press highlighted UBC research that found medications used to treat HIV could lower the immune system responses of patients to diseases like syphilis. This may have led to […]

Vancouver’s palm trees thrive in chilly weather – here’s why

Metro News interviewed Douglas Justice, the associate director of horticulture at UBC Botanical Garden, about how certain palm trees thrive in cold temperatures. He said Chusan Palms, or Windmill Palms, are native […]

UBCO community partnership investigates children’s health in B.C. Interior

The Kelowna Daily Courier reported on a partnership between UBC’s Okanagan campus and the community that aims to improve children’s health and well-being in the Southern Interior. Ali McManus, a […]