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Environmentalism of the rich

Huffington Post featured a new book by Peter Dauvergne, a UBC political science professor. In Environmentalism Of The Rich, Dauvergne details the practices of consumers in wealthy Western countries who […]

Pregnant women Vitamin A deficiency ups Alzheimer’s risk for child

Various media outlets reported on a UBC study that found mice deprived of vitamin A in the womb were more likely to develop dementia symptoms later in life. Weihong Song, […]

NASA mission inspired competition for engineering students

Breakfast Television featured UBC engineering students who took part in a competition replicating NASA’s 2005 Cassini mission that successfully landed a probe on Saturn’s largest moon. Twenty teams aimed to […]

Canada urged to stop border agreement on refugees

Vice quoted Efrat Arbel, a UBC law professor, about an agreement that prevents anyone who enters Canada by way of the U.S. from applying for refugee status. Arbel, who is studying the Safe Third Country Agreement, […]

Illuminating love: On Carrie Jenkins’s “What Love Is”

The Los Angeles Review of Books featured work by Carrie Jenkins, a UBC philosophy professor. In her new book What Love Is: And What It Could Be, Jenkins challenges the […]

GM jobs are just the tip of what Canada has lost to Mexico

Global quoted two UBC Sauder School of Business professors for an article about job losses at a General Motors plant in Ontario. Keith Head said high-income countries like France and […]

Cat caught on camera: Kelowna bobcat video goes viral

Global interviewed UBCO biology masters student TJ Gooliaff after multiple bobcat and cougar sightings in the Okanagan Valley. Gooliaff is working on a study on the distribution of lynx and […]

Are your loved ones snooping into your Facebook profile?

The CW featured UBC research that found one in five adults have secretly accessed social media accounts of their friends, romantic partners or family members using the person’s own device. […]

Pete McMartin: Who goes there? Friend or foe?

The Vancouver Sun published an op-ed about Matilde Bombardini, a UBC economics professor, after a talk she booked switched venues to the Trump hotel.

Vancouver biotech firm’s ‘3D bio-printing’ to create human tissue

The Vancouver Sun featured 3-D printing work from a Vancouver biotech company that may one day help patients who tear, rupture or damage cartilage or other body tissue. According to […]

Musqueam siblings trace father’s roots to China, find B.C. history

Henry Yu, a UBC history professor, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about a documentary film centred on family reunion, respect for elders and ancestors, and a welcoming of fresh beginnings. Yu […]

B.C. to lift foreign-buyer tax for those with work permits

Thomas Davidoff, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, spoke to the Globe and Mail after Premier Christy Clark announced that international citizens working and paying taxes in B.C. will […]

Automated future: Computers, robotics changing retail, workplaces

Leo Stocco, a UBC biomedical engineer in the school’s robotics lab, was interviewed for a Vancouver Sun story about the role of robotics in the workforce. Stocco said there’s a […]

For indigenous communities, fish mean much more than food

The Conversation published an op-ed by two UBC researchers about the significance of seafood for coastal indigenous peoples around the globe. Yoshitaka Ota and Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor, researchers with the Nippon Foundation-UBC Nereus […]

UBC sets up $250,000 task force to fight Trump travel ban

UBC is creating a task force to assess what the university can do to help students, faculty and staff who will be affected by Trump’s travel ban, various media outlets reported. […]

Illicit drug users try to shed stigma of being called addicts

Ruth Derksen, a UBC professor who specializes in the philosophy of language, spoke to the Canadian Press about the role of labels in discussing people dealing with addiction during the […]

Fred Lee’s Social Network: UBC salutes Year of Rooster

The Province featured a dinner for UBC’s donors and alumni to ring in the Lunar New Year. The event also honoured Joe Wai and Bing Thom, two UBC alumni and […]

Civic activist, architect Joe Wai helped shape Vancouver

The Globe and Mail remembered architect Joe Wai who passed away on Jan. 11. Wai, a graduate of UBC’s architecture school, is remembered for his ability to envision the future […]

Opinion: Care for whole person to address addiction

Two UBC professors wrote an op-ed for The Province about practical options for dealing with the opioid crisis. Heather Fulton, a psychology professor and a clinical instructor in the department […]

Effort to monitor traffic in Canada’s Arctic waters hits snags

Metro News quoted Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC, about an eight-year effort to develop year-round surveillance capability in Canada’s Arctic waters. […]