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Opinion: Meeting challenges through innovation

UBC president Santa Ono wrote an op-ed for the Vancouver Sun about his position as Christy Clark’s chief advisor of the B.C. Innovation Network. He wrote that the network can build clusters […]

Organic food may be good for health but won’t save environment

UBC researchers at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability published a study that found organic foods are not automatically healthier or more sustainable than conventional options, various media outlets […]

Local surgery app created to save African lives

CBC featured an app created by Ronald Lett, a UBC surgical professor, and Surrey’s Conquer Mobile. MOST, or mobile optimized skill training, will prepare surgeons to perform surgery on traumatic […]

Troubled nuclear builder seen best fit for Asian ambitions

The Washington Post published a Bloomberg story which quoted M.V. Ramana, a professor at UBC’s Liu Institute for Global Issues, about potential buyers for an American nuclear builder. Ramana said since the […]

UBC students represent B.C. with sustainable car prototypes

Global reported on a group of UBC engineering students who are working to build the world’s most fuel-efficient car. The UBC Supermileage Team will travel to a competition in Detroit.

Cleaning urban air requires radical solutions

Fast Company mentioned UBC research in an article about the issue of air pollution in cities. Researchers from UBC’s school of population and public health found that more than 5.5 million […]

A gift from the past

Tsering Shakya, a professor at UBC’s Institute of Asian Research and department of Asian Studies, was quoted in a Hindustan Times article about a posthumous book by the founding father […]

First-time home buyers get boost, but does program help?

The Vancouver Sun quoted Paul Kershaw, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, for a story about Vancouver housing affordability. He said the province had good intentions […]

College leads charge against reliance on foreign-student fees

The Vancouver Sun quoted Donald Fisher, a UBC education professor emeritus, in a story about a province-wide effort to boost government funding for higher education. He said B.C. government funding […]

Controversial MS treatment seems ineffective

U.S. News and World Report featured UBC research that found an invasive multiple sclerosis treatment known as liberation therapy seems ineffective. Anthony Traboulsee, a UBC professor of neurology, said he hopes the study results […]

Rising pH a threat to wild and hatchery trout in B.C. lakes

Patricia Schulte, a UBC zoology professor, was interviewed for a Vancouver Sun story about the impact that rising pH levels in B.C. lakes can have on B.C. fish. Schulte, who […]

Uber uncertainty over American firm’s entry into B.C. market

Garland Chow, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, was quoted in a Business in Vancouver story about the possibility of ride-hailing services coming to B.C. Chow said […]

Your personality can change depending on language you speak

Bonny Norton, a professor in UBC’s department of language and literacy education, spoke to Quartz about the role of language in shaping human identity. She said when people talks to […]

Sunera Thobani honoured for standing up against Islamophobia

Sunera Thobani, a professor in UBC’s department of Asian studies and the institute for gender, race, sexuality and social justice, was honoured at the Hands Up Against Racism campaign, the […]

What happens when we ‘die’?

Research by Elaine Drysdale, a UBC psychiatry professor, was featured in a Huffington Post article about what happens when we die. Drysdale found a common theme of serenity and peace […]

Sisters, age 22 and 23, both founded their own startups

A clean tech startup created by Daniela Roeper, a UBC mechanical engineering alumna, was featured in the Globe and Mail. Roeper’s startup, called Borealis Wind, improves reliability and efficiency of […]

March events focus on aging well

The Kelowna Daily Courier reported on the Embracing Aging Month events at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Joan Bottorff, the director of the institute for healthy living and chronic disease prevention at […]

The blurry line between drunk and too drunk

The Toronto Star interviewed Janine Benedet, a professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, for a story about the lack of a clear legal answer to determine when […]

Bronze medal not in the cards for shorthanded Heat

Castanet reported on the latest results from the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s volleyball team. The squad lost to the Trinity Western Spartans in the bronze medal match on Saturday. A […]

Remembering Fernand Ellyin

The Globe and Mail published an obituary for Fernand Ellyin, a former UBC materials engineering professor. Ellyin was a leader in the field of mechanics of materials and became a […]