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Air pollution affects preterm birthrates globally, study finds

The Washington Post quoted Michael Brauer, a professor in UBC’s school of population and public health, after a study found that when a pregnant woman is exposed to air pollution there are […]

Wooden “plyscrapers” challenge concrete and steel

Channel News Asia published a Reuters story about wood towers around the world. The story mentioned UBC’s Brock Commons building, which will be the tallest of its kind when students […]

LGB teens in B.C. staying away from organized sport: Study

Various media outlets reported on a new UBC study that found that gay, lesbian and bisexual teens in B.C. are much less likely to be involved in sports compared with […]

Why do athletes do Pilates? Because it works

Marie-Louise Bird was quoted in a Time Magazine story published on Sports Illustrated. Bird, a postdoctoral research fellow in the UBC’s physical therapy department, discussed the benefits of Pilates.

Law on illegal border crossers sits idle, calls for action persist

Efrat Arbel, a professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, spoke to the Canadian Press for a story about illegal border crossers. She said the only viable option […]

An inspirational approach to dealing with cancer

The Vancouver Courier mentioned UBC’s clinical exercise physiology lab in a story about an inspirational way to deal with cancer. One study at the lab examined the benefits of exercising […]

All dressed in pink

John-Tyler Binfet, an education professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, spoke to Castanet about the anti-bullying event called Pink Shirt Day. He said he is hopeful the initiative will continue to […]

International Women’s Day: Be A Knit Activist


Morgan’s wonky ankle remains worrisome to T-Birds

The Province featured UBC Thunderbirds basketball player Conor Morgan ahead of the Canada West men’s basketball quarterfinals. Morgan was the second leading scorer in the country with an average of […]

Forecasting tool predicts teardowns

A number of media outlets featured a forecasting tool developed by UBC architecture professor Joe Dahmen and mathematician Jens von Bergmann that predicts the probability of detached homes being torn […]

MGM Resorts adopts B.C. program

The Canadian Business Journal reported that MGM Resorts has adopted B.C.’s GameSense program for responsible gambling. MGM will spend $1 million dollars over five years on addiction research by the […]