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First clear view of a one-celled harpooner in action

The New York Times reported on UBC scientists who captured the first video of a single-celled predator that hunts with biological projectiles. Brian S. Leander, a UBC zoologist, is one of the […]

Science has cracked the flavor genes in weed

Forbes featured UBC research that identified the parts of the cannabis genome that determine flavour. Jörg Bohlmann, a professor in the Michael Smith Laboratories and UBC’s faculty of forestry, said the […]

Facebook’s increasing control over news media is concerning

Fortune highlighted a report about the influence of social media platforms on American journalism co-authored by Taylor Owen, a UBC professor of digital media and global affairs. Owen and Emily […]

Device tracker converts Wi-Fi data into energy savings at UBC

The Vancouver Sun reported on a pilot system tested at UBC’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre library that matched airflow to the number of people inside to cut the cost of […]

26 ways to spring clean your body

A UBC study on the benefits of using wood in home décor was mentioned in Reader’s Digest. The 2011 study reviewed literature on the topic and found numerous examples of […]

13 things scientifically proven to make you more attractive

Reader’s Digest interviewed Alec Beall, a UBC psychologist and the author of a study on which human expressions are found to be attractive. The study found smiling women were perceived […]

Opinion: Understanding life stories can lead to better health care

Harry Karlinksy, a UBC psychiatrist, will deliver a keynote address on the educational power of stories from film at the Tapestry Foundation’s 14th Annual Geriatric Services Conference, the Vancouver Sun […]

B.C.’s working poor: Reducing poverty expensive, but possible

The Vancouver Sun quoted John Millar, a UBC public health professor emeritus, for an article about working poor in B.C. where inequality is the highest of anywhere in Canada. Millar […]

Entrepreneurs aim to revolutionize food industry

Entrepreneur Tara Bosch, a former UBC arts student, was profiled in the Georgia Straight and BC Business. Her company, SmartSweets, sells healthy candy.

Best Vancouver/Lower Mainland plant sales for April, May

UBC’s Botanical Garden’s Down to Earth “gardening tips and tricks” event was mentioned in the Vancouver Sun. The event will involve various demonstrations.

UBC architecture students win Powell Street Festival competition

A team of UBC architecture master’s candidates won a competition to design an interaction-based structure for the 2017 Powell Street Festival, the Georgia Straight reported. Arkgo Chen, Yilang Kang, Jivan Khera, Alex […]

Cultural stories provide roots for growth

A Psychology Today article on the benefits of cultural storytelling mentioned research by UBC psychologist Michael Chandler and his colleagues. They are studying First Nation groups in western Canada.

Recess to de-stress: UBCO students unwind before finals

The UBC Okanagan Students’ Union hosted the annual end of semester outdoor music event, Kelowna Now reported. The show, entitled Recess, featured performances by young Canadian musicians.

Racialization and Representation in Canadian Universities


Heat 7s take 5th at nationals

The UBC Okanagan men’s rugby squad placed fifth at the Canadian University 7s Championship, Kelowna Capital News reported. The Heat won four of six matches at the national competition.

‘Ethnic communities’ quote in warning to real estate industry cut

The Canadian Press quoted Thomas Davidoff, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, after it was revealed that Canada’s money-laundering watchdog warned the real estate sector about “specific […]

SFU, St. Paul’s appoint substance abuse research leader

Kanna Hayashi, a UBC alumna, was named the first St. Paul’s Hospital Chair in Substance Use Research, Roundhouse Radio reported. Hayashi earned a PhD from UBC and is the principal […]

UBC honours victims of residential schools

The Canadian Press and other outlets reported on the installation of the Reconciliation Pole at UBC that honours the victims and survivors of Canada’s residential school system. Thousands of nails in […]

There’s great potential for a SpaceX hub in Canada

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed by Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC, about the potential for a SpaceX hub in […]

Researchers use ’whale breath’ to study endangered orcas

UBC research on orcas off B.C.’s coast was featured by the Canadian Press. Stephen Raverty, a professor at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and lead study author, said […]