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Organic food isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

Fox News published a New York Post story that highlighted UBC research that found organic foods are not automatically healthier or more sustainable than conventional options. The story also appeared on Yahoo […]

Made in B.C. pneumonia app

Global featured a mobile app developed by researchers at UBC, the Child and Family Research Institute, and BC Children’s Hospital, that can measure respiratory rate. Mark Ansermino, a professor at […]

Opinion: Gondola best option to link North Shore

An interview with UBC engineering professor Erik Eberhardt was cited in a Vancouver Sun column about transportation to the North Shore. Eberhardt estimated that the cost of tunneling “a few […]

Activist Mayor Robertson stretched between local, global issues

The Vancouver Sun interviewed Gerald Baier, a UBC professor of political science, for an article about Mayor Gregor Robertson’s activism. Baier said successful mayors are the ones who manage both service delivery and activism. […]

Spider parents gain support from colonies

Live Science featured UBC research that sheds light on how spiders in Ecuador support each other. Leticia Avilés, a UBC zoology professor and senior study author, said when spider webs […]

Europe closely watching Scottish independence movement

MSN published an interview with Allen Craigie, a UBC political science postdoctoral fellow, about Scottish independence. Craigie said all European countries will be closely watching the changes in the United Kingdom.

Organic farming matters: Good, bad, consumer benefits explained

The Business Standard published an op-ed by Verena Seufert and Navin Ramankutty at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, about the complexities of organic agriculture. They wrote that organic farms […]

Canadian firm hopes to help Latin American miners

Marcello Veiga, a professor with UBC’s mining engineering program, spoke to Business in Vancouver about small-scale mercury mining. Veiga said a switch from mercury to cyanide can benefit a mining […]

A nation once again?

Kurt Hübner, the director of the Institute for European Studies at UBC, was interviewed by about Irish independence. Hübner, who studied the effects of unification in Ireland, is surprised there is […]

Peer mentor program is leg up for female prisoners on outside

The Globe and Mail quoted Ruth Elwood Martin, a UBC clinical professor in the faculty of medicine, about a mentoring program for inmates who are released from B.C.’s women’s jail. […]

Top potash exporter pulls out of Vancouver

Trevor Heaver, a professor emeritus at the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to Business in Vancouver after the world’s leading potash exporter shut down its Vancouver office. Heaver said potash demand is […]

Takes more than removing one bad judge to improve justice system

Benjamin Perrin, a professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail about the resignation of a federal court justice who was […]

Liberals’ LNG fixation shortchanged other sectors: critics

Business in Vancouver quoted Werner Antweiler, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, about stalled LNG projects in B.C. Antweiler said the BC Liberals can’t be blamed for companies like Shell and […]

How to watch the #BCTECH Summit live online

Andrea Damascelli, a UBC physics and astronomy professor, will be a panel member at the BC Tech Summit, Daily Hive reported. Damascelli and two other speakers will discuss how B.C. […]

Brain Awareness Week – Annual Distinguished Neuroethics Lecture


Cancer society fundraiser memorializes Scott Trapp

A ball hockey tournament memorializing former UBC student Scott Trapp, was featured in Surrey Now. Trapp passed away in 2014 after dealing with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare childhood cancer. The Scott […]

Heat’s season ends in Edmonton

The UBC Okanagan Heat women’s volleyball team was defeated in the Canada West Final Four championship, Kelowna Capital News reported. Heat players Emily Oxland and leading point producer Siobhan Fitzpatrick […]

Canadian Screen Awards winners from B.C.

The Georgia Straight mentioned two Canadian Screen Awards associated with a UBC professor and a UBC alumnus. Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers won Best Lead Actress in a dramatic program or limited series […]

Should private schools be allowed to discriminate against LGBT families?

Daily Xtra quoted Jason Ellis, a UBC education professor, for an article about the BC Liberals’ order to protect LGBT students, which does not apply to religious schools’ admissions policies. […]