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India’s air pollution rivals China’s as world’s deadliest

The New York Times reported on a UBC study that found air pollution in India is now surpassing China’s as the deadliest in the world. Michael Brauer, the study author and […]

Mice genetically modified to prevent addiction to cocaine

UBC researchers have genetically engineered mice that were able to resist cocaine addiction due to manipulation of brain proteins, various media outlets reported. Shernaz Bamji, a professor in UBC’s department […]

Treating rural B.C. patients with the help of photography

CBC reported on a study by Kathy Rush, a professor at the UBC Okanagan School of Nursing, that used digital photography to track patients’ health in rural communities. According to […]

New operating rooms barely reduce surgery wait times: Doctor

Pat McGeer, a UBC psychiatry professor emeritus and UBC alumnus, was interviewed on CBC’s BC Almanac about the link between new Vancouver General Hospital operating rooms and surgery wait times. […]

Ninety per cent of fish used for fishmeal could feed humans

NPR featured UBC research that found the majority of fishmeal is actually made up of fish deemed suitable for “direct human consumption.” Tim Cashion, lead study author and research assistant […]

UBC study helps protect seahorses

Global featured a UBC project that has succeeded in protecting seahorses around the world. Amanda Vincent, the director of UBC’s marine conservation group Project Seahorse, discussed conservation issues that involve seahorses.

Tiny magnetic implant offers new drug delivery method

UBC research has led to the creation of a magnetic drug implant that could provide an alternative for patients struggling with numerous pills or intravenous injections, UPI reported. Study author Ali Shademani, a […]

Polyamorous philosopher: What we get wrong about romantic love

Carrie Jenkins, a UBC philosophy professor, was interviewed by Quartz about her book on romance. In Jenkins’ book, What Love Is, she examines how the concept of love is the […]

First-time homebuyer loans triggering real estate bidding wars

Thomas Davidoff, an economist at the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to CTV for a story about bidding wars in the B.C. real estate market. He said it is […]

Tory, NDP leadership races show parties soul-searching: Experts

The Canadian Press interviewed Maxwell Cameron, a UBC political science professor, after the first candidate for the NDP leadership was announced. Cameron said Peter Julian’s announcement speech suggested a desire […]

Cost causing Canadians to say no to prescribed drugs

News 1130 highlighted a UBC study that found one in 12 Canadians did not fill a drug prescription because of the cost. Steve Morgan, the senior author of the study […]

Global ranking puts UBC among most ‘international’ schools

UBC placed 12th in the Times Higher Education rankings of the most international schools in the world, the Vancouver Sun reported. The rankings are based on the number of international […]

Revised UBC sexual assault policy

The Canadian Press and other news media reported on the new draft of UBC’s sexual-assault policy. The university plans to introduce a standalone sexual-assault and misconduct policy and establish a centre […]

Getting married in B.C. today more about choice than numbers

Mary Ann Murphy, a sociology professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about the declining marriage rate in B.C. She said many people today view the decision […]

Big issues on table when Trudeau met Trump

Several UBC professors weighed in on Monday’s meeting between Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau. MSN published a Maclean’s article quoting Efrat Arbel, a professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School […]

Who you should be worried about hacking your Facebook account

Yahoo highlighted 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. Researchers […]

Big corporate donors give big to the B.C. Liberals

Matilde Bombardini, a UBC economics professor, spoke to the Vancouver Sun for an article about the influence of corporate donors. She said it is a good idea in principle to […]

Peace Factory brings Middle East campaign to Vancouver

The Vancouver Sun featured a social media campaign event sponsored by UBC’s Active Community Dialogue and supported by local organizations of various faiths. Rabbi Philip Bregman, a UBC campus chaplain, […]

RPI isn’t OK with UBC coach Hanson, whose team drops to 4th

The UBC men’s basketball team will be the number four seed in the playoffs due to the rating percentage index system, The Province reported. The team finished the regular season […]