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Quebec’s social capital deficit stumped academics before Potter waded into debate

The National Post cited a 2009 study by Mélina Longpré, a UBC graduate student, about Quebec’s outlier status on many measures of social capital. Longpré wrote that societies like Quebec […]

Discussing air pollution study

Roundhouse Radio interviewed Michael Brauer, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, about how consumer behaviour causes premature death from air pollution. The study found that more […]

For the Record, April 4, 2017

Hubert Wong, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, was named one of the new staff members at the provincial health research organization BC Support Unit, Business […]

Tinariwen with Special Guests Dengue Fever


Getting spiked for charity

Castanet reported on a charity volleyball match between the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s volleyball team and UBCO’s IT staff. Funds raised from donations at the free event will benefit the […]

Reconciliation Pole installation

Daily Hive reported on the installation of the Reconciliation Pole on UBC campus. The pole was commissioned by the Audain Foundation and UBC, and carved by 7idansuu (Edenshaw), James Hart, […]

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