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When ‘black like me’ means ‘white like them’

Boluwaji Ogunyemi, a chief dermatology resident at UBC, wrote an op-ed for the New York Times about the societal expectations about what it means to be a black man. Ogunyemi wrote about […]

Science will suffer under Trump’s travel ban, researchers say

The New York Times mentioned UBC in an article about the impact of Trump’s travel ban on research, scientist recruitment and the free exchange of scientific ideas. UBC established a […]

Why pain education is linked to B.C.’s fentanyl crisis

CBC interviewed Roger Wong, the executive associate dean for education in UBC’s faculty of medicine, and Kate Smolina, a postdoctoral fellow at UBC’s school of population and public health, about […]

Your friends are probably spying on YOUR Facebook

Daily Express (U.K.) featured UBC research that found one in five adults have snooped through the Facebook account of a friend, romantic partner or family member using the person’s own […]

Safety codes can lead to over-built bridges, higher building costs

Science Daily highlighted research by Shahria Alam, an engineering professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, on a variety of bridge types and national design requirements. Alam said the findings showed bridges are […]

Canadian-Chinese study: Alzheimer’s can begin in womb

Xinhua highlighted UBC research that found a link between vitamin A deficiency early in childhood development and Alzheimer’s later in life. Weihong Song, the Canada Research Chair in Alzheimer’s disease […]

Foreign homebuyers tax exemption ‘right thing:’ UBC prof

CBC’s Early Edition featured an interview with Thomas Davidoff, a UBC economist, after Premier Clark announced a foreign home buyer’s tax exemption for international citizens who working and paying taxes […]

Seniors in U.S., Canada skip prescriptions due to cost

UPI featured UBC research that found seniors from 11 high-income countries were not filling doctor’s prescriptions because of the cost. Steve Morgan, the study senior author and a professor at UBC’s […]

Family visits key for inmate rehab, reintegration: warden

The Canadian Press cited UBC research on mother-child units in jails that allowed children to bond with their mothers in safe and supportive environments. The 2015 study also found that these units promoted […]

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Stars of the Week: Luka the Bazooka’s ‘moment of clarity’ leads to weight loss

The Province featured fourth-year UBC basketball player Luka Zaharijevic. Zaharijevic, who majors in environmental design and sustainability, is averaging 14 minutes, six points and four rebounds per game. The story […]

Why so many kinds of moons in outer solar system?

CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks featured a segment with Christa Van Laerhoven, a post-doctoral researcher from UBC’s department of physics and astronomy. She explained how temperature and surface gravity impact […]

Genome-based tools may defend forests from invasive species

Richard Hamelin, a UBC forestry professor, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about handheld genomic tools that will help defend forests across the country from foreign, invasive species. Hamelin said new devices can take […]

Douglas Todd: Missing indigenous women inquiry adds men, boys

The Vancouver Sun mentioned Adam Jones, a UBC political scientist, in an op-ed about men and boys being added to the missing and murdered indigenous women inquiry. Jones has been providing […]

LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction submissions

Canadian Architect reported on the International LafargeHolcim Awards. UBC’s school of architecture and landscape architecture will host the North American jury for the competition and architecture professor Ray Cole will […]

Trump’s immigration ban and the effects

Efrat Abel, a UBC law professor, was interviewed on Corus Radio’s Charles Adler Tonight about Trump’s travel ban. She explained why the ban means the United States cannot be considered a safe […]

Twelve food spots to open at UBC in 2017

The Georgia Straight reported on 12 new food businesses that will open around the U Boulevard area on UBC campus. Seven of the businesses will be on the street level […]

It’s time to reform the CBC for the digital age

Taylor Owen, a UBC professor of digital media and global affairs, co-wrote an op-ed published in the Toronto Star about the need to reform the CBC for the digital era. Owen […]