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Teens who exercise during growth spurt ‘have stronger bones’

Various media outlets featured work by UBC researchers that found inactivity during teenage years could have an effect on bone development. Lead author and UBC orthopedics PhD candidate Leigh Gabel said […]

Dozens laid off from Vancouver Sun and Province newspapers

Alfred Hermida, the director at the UBC School of Journalism, spoke to CKNW about journalist layoffs at Postmedia. He said although the corporation is having trouble adapting to the changing […]

Cows will break curfew to be outside: UBC study

Metro News highlighted a UBC study that found cows that live inside during the day are very motivated to spend the night outside in pasture. Marina von Keyserlingk, a UBC land […]

Dictionary of Canadianisms a fine birthday gift to Canada: Editorial

Stefan Dollinger, a UBC professor of linguistics, was quoted in a Toronto Star story about the updated Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles. Dollinger and colleagues spent a decade working […]

Sexual violence experts see ‘significant advances’

Isabel Grant, a professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, spoke to the Toronto Star for a story about sexual violence. Grant said although public awareness of sexual violence […]

MOA exhibit has solutions for B.C. land defenders: Curator

Metro News featured the Amazonia: The Rights of Nature exhibit at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology. Nuno Porto, a curator at MOA, said the exhibit highlights legislative changes in Bolivia and Ecuador that make […]

New study reveals “hukou” as major factor in Shanghai marriages

Xinhua featured UBC sociology research that details how China’s “hukou” household registration is contributing to growing inequality. Yue Qian, a UBC professor and lead study author, compared hukou to someone […]

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Opinion: Vancouver Aquarium needs to move with the times

Michael Seear, a UBC pediatrics clinical professor, wrote an op-ed for the Vancouver Sun about the Vancouver Aquarium. Seear wrote that the aquarium needs to adapt to become a world […]

Ten things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, March 26

UBC’s famous Storm the Wall competition was featured on Daily Hive. The event, which required participants to swim, run and bike, takes place Mar. 26 to Mar. 29.

Canadian MacDougall set for debut run at cross-country worlds

UBC Thunderbird Kieran Lumb will be competing for Canada at the World Cross Country Championships in Uganda, CBC Sports reported. The first-year engineering student qualified after placing sixth at the […]

Disney research pioneers new frontiers using virtual reality

Psychology Today reported on research involving dynamic virtual reality. Matthew Pan, a UBC mechanical engineering PhD worked to show that the hand-eye coordination required to catch a real ball can […]

McGill rejects ‘unfounded rumours’ re: academic freedom after Andrew Potter’s resignation

Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in global politics and international law at UBC, was quoted in a CBC Montreal story about the resignation of Andrew Potter from his position […]

UVic and UBC clash in 25th annual Brown Cup

Chek News featured the matchup between UBC and UVic’s rowing teams at the annual Brown Cup. UBC won the reserve and women’s varsity races while the UVic men’s team won their second […]

1000+ people applied for B.C.’s down payment loan program

The Globe and Mail interviewed Thomas Davidoff, a UBC Sauder School of Business economist, about B.C.’s new down payment loan program. Davidoff said a small number of people can be […]

UBC offers free course on Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs

A free online course on the future of cities is being offered by UBC, Canadian Architect reported. Larry Beasley, a professor at UBC’s school of community and regional planning, will co-teach the course […]