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Could Canadian fusion power be in play by 2030?

The South China Morning Post published a Business in Vancouver story on fusion power and mentioned UBC alumnus Michel Laberge. Laberge, the founder of Burnaby company General Fusion, earned a […]

Lung cancer patients with anxiety, depression die sooner: study

Lung cancer patients with anxiety, depression die sooner: study

Patients who experience anxiety and depression after being diagnosed with advanced lung cancer are more likely to die sooner, according to new research from the University of British Columbia and BC Cancer Agency.

Imminent Langley Township interchange angers ailing residents

Christopher Carlsten, a professor of medicine at UBC, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about the health concerns associated with a new freeway interchange coming to Langley. Carlsten said more particulate matter […]

Patients with anxiety, depression after cancer diagnosis die sooner

The Vancouver Sun reported on a UBC study that found anxiety and depression shorten the lives of people diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Andrea Vodermaier, a psychology post-doctoral research fellow and study lead […]

One in 5 Facebook accounts secretly accessed by friends, spouses

Business Insider published a Digital Journal story on UBC research that found one in five adults have secretly accessed social media accounts of their friends, romantic partners or family members […]

Donald Trump signs to withdraw from Trans-Pacific Partnership

Werner Antweiler, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, spoke to CKNW after U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Antweiler said this decision is negative for the U.S. […]

The economy meets engaging art in Belkin Gallery show

The Georgia Straight featured an exhibition at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at UBC. The exhibit, called “To refuse/To wait/To sleep,” includes work by Melanie Gilligan, Gabrielle Hill, […]

Burger King Miami tests app that lets you buy food with no cashier

The Miami New Times quoted David Hardisty, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, about the increasing trend of consumers making purchases online after Burger King announced plans […]

For the record, January 24, 2017

Business in Vancouver mentioned Karin Kirkpatrick, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, who has been appointed CEO of Family Services of Greater Vancouver. Kirkpatrick has previously served as the assistant dean […]

Clash at UBCO campus

Two opposing groups will be holding rallies at UBC’s Okanagan campus focusing on the issue of abortion, Castanet reported. The UBCO Women’s Resource Center has said the group is planning […]

UBC eye on Alt-Right group

Castanet reported on an “alt-right” group on UBC’s Okanagan campus that is not affiliated with the school. Bud Mortenson, UBCO’s director of university relations, said the university is keeping an […]

Opinion: Let’s cut out the pressure to be the perfect parent

Ashley Miller, a clinical psychiatry professor at UBC, wrote an op-ed for the Vancouver Sun about the need to support women suffering from postpartum depression. Miller wrote that it is […]

Laughing in the Year of the Chicken: The Past and Future of Chinese Humour


‘Mary Kills People’ tackles thorny issue of euthanasia

The Toronto Star featured UBC alumna Tara Armstrong, the creator of a new television show about euthanasia. Armstrong developed the show, called “Mary Kills People”, while working on her writing degree […]

Premier Clark reworks jobs plan with focus on tech, innovation

Various media outlets reported that UBC president Santa Ono will be the chief advisor to Premier Christy Clark on a new provincial innovation network over the next year. Ono and […]

We can’t afford to wait: We need opioid alternatives for pain

Kate Smolina, a graduate of UBC’s school of population and public health who now works at the BC Centre for Disease Control, co-wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail […]

UBCO hosting coding workshop for elementary teachers

Kelowna Now reported on a coding workshop hosted by UBC’s Innovative Learning Centre. Today, teachers from the Okanagan Valley will participate in interactive coding activity. A similar story appeared in […]

Why the opioid crisis hits men the hardest

CBC Radio interviewed Daniel Bilsker, a UBC clinical professor of psychiatry, about the reasons men make up the majority of fatalities caused by illicit drug overdose in B.C. Bilsker said […]