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UBC Reports | February 17

UBC Reports | February 17

Wavy nerves help whales take big gulps without pain

Various media outlets reported on UBC research that provides insight into the nerve tissue of whales. Margo Lillie, a UBC zoology researcher, explained how waviness in nerves helps the cetaceans […]

UBC testing Viagra as therapy for rare condition in pregnancy

CBC reported on UBC researchers that are examining how Viagra could treat a rare condition among pregnant women called early intrauterine growth restriction. Kenneth Lim, division head for the maternal-fetal […]

These are the 8 best and worst exercises for your back

Marie-Louise Bird, a post doctoral research fellow in the UBC’s physical therapy department, spoke to Men’s Health about ways to support your spine during exercise. Bird said Pilates helps the […]

New study seeks answers on how Canadians use cannabis

The Vancouver Sun highlighted research that aims to understand how Canadians use cannabis. M-J Milloy, the study lead and a UBC medicine professor, said the study aims to generate detailed evidence […]

Gordon Clark: UBC shouldn’t brag about international students

The Province published an op-ed about the number of international students at UBC following the Times Higher Education ranking that named the university as one of most globally connected in […]

Vancouver rental app has you covered

Metro News reported on a share-economy app called Quupe that is receiving support from the social innovator hub S3i associated with the UBC Sauder School of Business. People list and rent goods […]

‘Open textbooks’ catching on at B.C. colleges and universities

News 1130 mentioned UBC in a story about university and college texts that are now accessible online for students. UBC, Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria are all […]

Talking about sex can bring back intimacy to a relationship

Irish Examiner quoted Rosemary Basson, the director of UBC’s sexual medicine program, in an article about discussing sex in a relationship. She said she believes sexual desire is not a […]

Dianne Reeves at the Chan Centre


Stronger connection between addiction and genetics?

Shernaz Bamji, a professor in UBC’s department of cellular and physiological sciences, was interviewed on CBC’s The Current about why some people could be genetically more susceptible to addiction. Bamji […]

‘Inventathon’ champions

Castanet highlighted the winners of an invention competition at UBC’s Okanagan campus. UBCO students Jaren Larsen and Pablo Doskoch were among the winners for their idea called Refresh, a social enterprise that helps […]

Boost for busing at UBCO

Various media outlets reported on a request for proposal submitted by BC Transit for construction of a new transit exchange at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Stories appeared on Castanet, Kelowna Now and […]

Endangered B.C. languages

Castanet highlighted an upcoming symposium that aims to protect B.C.’s 34 endangered First Nation languages. Jeannette Armstrong, Canada Research Chair in indigenous philosophy and professor of Indigenous studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus, […]

A little weight training does a lot of good for diabetes patients

The Kelowna Daily Courier featured a study from UBC’s Okanagan campus that examines how interval weight-training can lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes complications. Jonathan Little, a professor in the school […]

School districts rush to increase staff in wake of landmark ruling

The Globe and Mail quoted Charles Ungerleider, a UBC education professor emeritus, for a story about the hiring spree of teachers and support staff after class size and composition clauses were restored in B.C. […]

Symphony to play dance music

The Kelowna Daily Courier reported on an upcoming concert at the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra featuring Christie Reside, an instructor at UBC’s School of Music. Reside is currently the principal flute of […]