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China fished itself out of own waters, sticks rods in other seas

Quartz quoted Dirk Zeller, a UBC researcher and lead author on a paper that found a discrepancy between China’s reported statistics on its global marine catch and the actual numbers. He said the country must maintain […]

Teensy organisms wield impressive artillery

Live Science featured UBC scientists who captured the first video of a single-celled predator that hunts with biological projectiles. Nematodinium and Polykrikos are hunters that eat other dinoflagellates.

Blowhole “breathalyzer” shows salmonella in killer whales

Live Science highlighted UBC research on microbes exhaled by orcas off B.C.’s coast. Stephen Raverty, a professor at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and lead study author, said […]

UBC researchers attempt to grow human eye tissue with drugs

CTV highlighted UBC research that aims to replace the missing tissue and restore lost vision by way of a medication. Kevin Gregory-Evans, a professor in UBC’s department of ophthalmology and […]

How clean water in remote communities could be cheap and easy

CTV reported on UBC researchers who have created a system that uses bacteria and gravity to turn grey water into drinking water. Pierre Bérubé, a UBC civil engineering professor, who […]

Surrey Creep Catchers in peril after sting goes wrong

The Vancouver Sun interviewed Benjamin Perrin, a professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, after the president of vigilante group Surrey Creep Catchers was arrested. Perrin said vigilante […]

Young Ontarians struggle with income, housing, it’s not ‘bad luck’

CBC Toronto interviewed Paul Kershaw, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health and founder of Generation Squeeze, after the advocacy group released a report that found Ontario has […]

Vancouver hires Chief Resilience Officer to improve sustainability

Metro News quoted Penny Gurstein, a UBC professor in the school of community and regional planning, in an article about the hiring of a Chief Resilience Officer to improve Vancouver’s preparation […]

Santa Ono opens up about his struggle with mental health

UBC president Santa Ono discussed his mental health struggles throughout his youth and young adult life at the Healthy Minds: Healthy Campuses Summit, Metro News reported. Ono was the keynote speaker […]

Chan Centre Connects: Film Screening: Cabaret


Updated Canadianisms dictionary shows you are what you speak

Metro Edmonton featured the updated version of the Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles. The researchers who worked on the project were led by UBC linguistics professor Stefan Dollinger.

Discussing software for cutting energy use in buildings

Roundhouse Radio interviewed Stefan Storey, a UBC graduate who developed software that uses Wi-Fi to save energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions in buildings. The segment starts at 1:50. A […]

A conversation with artist behind UBC’s Reconciliation Pole

Canadian Art profiled Haida master carver James Hart, who created the Reconciliation Pole recently installed on UBC campus. Hart said he hopes the pole brings heightened awareness about Canada’s past […]

Ignoring outcry, Hungarian government restricts university’s freedom

The Globe and Mail quoted UBC alumnus Michael Merlingen, a professor of international relations at Central European University, after the school said new Hungarian legislative amendments will force it to […]

Discussing Brexit and presidents’ meeting

Roundhouse Radio interviewed Yves Tiberghien, a UBC political science professor. Tiberghien discussed the latest Brexit developments and the recent meeting between the presidents of the U.S. and China.

‘Anti-terror’ laws already eroding free speech, debate

The Tyee published an op-ed co-written by Jon Beasley-Murray, a UBC professor of Hispanic studies, about the impact of Canada’s 2015 Anti-Terrorism Act. The government banned Antonio Negri, a well-known philosopher from entering the country.

Why do a third of women on testosterone see desire boost?

Lori Brotto, a professor at UBC’s sexual health lab, was quoted in a National Post article about a study that found some women’s sex drive benefits from testosterone therapy. Brotto said […]

Open educational resources movement redefines online textbooks concept

University Affairs mentioned work by Arthur Gill Green, a UBC geography professor, in a story about online textbooks. Green is collaborating on two open geography textbooks and has developed a […]