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Victims of crime pay the real price for unreasonable delays

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed by Benjamin Perrin, a professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, about how delays in the justice system harm victims of […]

Cleanliness could be a health hazard, researcher says

Various media outlets reported on UBC research that found a link between gut yeast in babies and the risk of developing asthma. Brett Finlay, a UBC microbiologist, said this research […]

Is Detroit really making a comeback?

CityLab mentioned work by Jamie Peck, a UBC geographer, in a story about uneven recovery in Detroit. Peck raised concerns about creative class-led gentrification. The article also appeared in The […]

Old particle accelerator tech might be what the doctor ordered

Smithsonian Magazine mentioned TRIUMF, the UBC-based laboratory leading the charge on technetium-99, commonly called the “workhorse of nuclear medicine.” The lab’s website notes that local cyclotrons are an improvement on the […]

Will development in neighbourhood lead to displacement?

Craig E. Jones, a UBC geography PhD candidate, spoke to CBC for a story about the impacts of development on communities in Metro Vancouver. Jones studied the Maywood neighbourhood in Burnaby, and […]

High school students explore their interest in medicine

CBC reported on Operation Med School at UBC, an annual one-day event that featured medical experts discussing global health topics. Approximately 200 high school students took part in the event.

Discussing shortage of teachers in B.C.

CBC’s On the Coast featured an interview with Wendy Carr, the associate dean of UBC’s teacher education program, about the shortage of teachers in B.C. Carr discussed the high demands on the list […]

Make prescription opioids legal: Former mayor Larry Campbell

Kerry Jang, a UBC professor of psychiatry and city councillor, spoke to Global after former Vancouver mayor Larry Campbell said he wants the federal and provincial governments to allow free opioid prescriptions for […]

Students disappointed after golf program cut at UBCO

The golf program is being cut at UBC’s Okanagan campus, Global reported. Rob Johnson, the director of athletics at UBCO, said revenues have not increased at the same pace as […]

Problem gamblers enter trancelike ‘zone’ playing slots: study

The Vancouver Sun highlighted a UBC study that supports the idea of a “slot machine zone” in which players escape from negative emotions and stress. Spencer Murch, a UBC psychology graduate […]

Fin whale’s ‘stretchy nerves’ mean it could eat a schoolbus

Science Daily featured UBC zoology research that provides insight into the stretchy nerve tissue of whales. UBC researcher Margo Lillie called the nerve shape a “special, ideal shape.” A similar story appeared […]

Trudeau’s visit to Germany

Kurt Huebner, the director of UBC’s Institute for European Studies, was interviewed on CTV News about Justin Trudeau’s trip to Germany. Huebner discussed the parallels between Canada and Germany.

In the Garden: Big week for gardeners with top shows calling

The Vancouver Sun reported on the upcoming Gardener’s School at the B.C. Home and Garden Show. Egan Davis, head instructor at UBC’s Botanical Garden’s horticultural training program, will discuss how […]

Victoria buildings at risk of earthquake destruction: Study

MSN published a Vancouver Sun story quoting Carlos Ventura, the director of UBC’s earthquake engineering research facility, after a study in Victoria found that almost 4,000 buildings in that city are at risk of […]

Douglas Todd: How would Vancouver’s housing bubble burst?

Work by David Ley, a UBC geographer, was mentioned in a Vancouver Sun article about the housing bubble in Vancouver. Ley wrote that Canada is ranked on the list of countries […]

Magnetic implant could deliver personalized doses of medication

Yahoo published a story about a magnetic implant that could deliver personalized doses of medication. The device was created as part of PhD student Ali Shademani’s work in the biomedical […]

Study links vitamin D to reduced cold, flu risk: too good to be true

The Globe and Mail reported on a new study that suggests Vitamin D can lower the risk of catching a cold or the flu. James McCormack, a professor in UBC’s […]

It’s all just music to genre-defying jazz singer Diane Reeves

The Vancouver Sun featured the upcoming performance by singer Diana Reeves at UBC’s Chan Centre. Reeves will take to the stage on Feb. 22. The story also appeared in the Edmonton Journal and […]

UBC sets interviews for creative writing chair after Galloway firing

UBC’s creative writing program has scheduled interviews with three candidates for the position of chair, the Globe and Mail reported. The position was formerly held by Steven Galloway.

Budget 2017: What might come of tax expenditure review

The Canadian Press mentioned a paper by Kevin Milligan, a UBC economist, who was named to the review panel at Finance Canada. The 2014 paper for the C.D. Howe Institute […]