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Trade minister courts China for softwood, U.S. announces duties

The Canadian Press interviewed Paul Evans, a professor at UBC’s Institute of Asian Research and the Liu Institute for Global Issues, in a story about Canada courting China as a […]

Controversy over Furlong speech

The National Post reported on emails regarding a speech by John Furlong at a UBC event. Furlong’s keynote address was cancelled then reinstated. The story also appeared in the Montreal […]

Video games help model brain’s neurons

UBC neuroscience professor Jane Roskams was quoted in a New York Times story on citizen science projects. Roskams co-developed Mozak, a video game that crowdsources the creation of 3-D models […]

Scientists find genes that control immune response to chlamydia

The Daily Mail reported on UBC research that examines how chlamydia interacts with the immune system. UBC scientists and genetic researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, England, found that ‘switching off’ two key […]

Temper your outrage—Bangkok is not banning street food

Gisèle Yasmeen, a senior fellow with UBC’s Institute of Asian Research, was quoted in a Quartz article about Bangkok street food. Yasmeen, who published a study on Bangkok’s informal food […]

When actors mixed politics and comedy in ancient Rome

C.W. Marshall, a professor in UBC’s department of classical, Near Eastern and religious studies, was quoted in a Smithsonian Magazine article about comedy among the Romans. Marshall said men, citizen […]

NDP says pharmacare plan could cover 125 drugs in Ontario

The Canadian Press interviewed Steve Morgan, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, about a pharmacare plan from the Ontario New Democrats. Morgan said establishing a universal […]

Hustlin’ Owls ding UBC win streak, T-Birds confirm playoff dates

The Province reported on the latest results from the UBC Thunderbirds baseball team. The TBirds lost to the Oregon Tech Hustlin’ Owls. It was also confirmed that UBC will host […]

Shortchanged junior hockey players look to even the score

Thomas Lemieux, director of UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics, was quoted in a BC Business story about the business of major junior hockey in Canada. Lemieux said it is difficult […]

Trump’s election may boost B.C.’s international-student admissions

Business in Vancouver spoke to Winty Cheung, the executive director of UBC’s Asia Pacific regional office, and Adel El Zaim, executive director of the university’s international office program and head […]

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Report calls for suspension of Site C project

Journal of Commerce highlighted a report co-authored by Karen Bakker, the Canada Research Chair in political ecology and director of UBC’s program on water governance, on the Site C dam […]

Canadian lumber companies brace for US import tariffs

Yahoo published a Canadian Press story quoting Harry Nelson, a professor in UBC’s faculty of forestry, on the upcoming US import tariffs on softwood lumber. Nelson said the biggest forestry […]

UBCO graduating students boast impressive work in art exhibition

Kelowna Now reported on an exhibition showcasing the work of graduating artists from UBC’s Okanagan campus. The Do Not Erase exhibition hosted the art of 19 students from the visual […]

UBCO professor’s space dreams come to an end

A professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus will not become Canada’s next astronaut, Kelowna Now reported. Richard Federley made it as far as the list of 32 finalists after 3,772 Canadians applied […]

Sven Butenschon named full-time UBC men’s hockey head coach

Sven Butenschon will officially be the full-time head coach of the UBC men’s hockey team, Daily Hive reported. The former Vancouver Canucks defenceman led the Thunderbirds to a Canada West playoff […]

Supreme Court to hear case on justice system delays

Benjamin Perrin, a professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, spoke to CBC about the case of an accused drug trafficker who argued his charter rights were violated when […]

PhD employment outcome data should be a must: Professor

24 Hours Toronto mentioned a UBC dataset that collected responses from its PhD graduates between 2005 and 2013 into an outcomes website and document. The data details how many PhD graduates secured tenure-track […]

Canada 150: Poet was early feminist, international journalist

The Vancouver Sun named UBC alumna and award-winning poet Dorothy Livesay to its list of 150 notable British Columbians. Livesay received a graduate degree in education from UBC.

Bucket List Festival tackles end of life with good humour

CBC featured The Bucket List Festival, a workshop that gives information to people facing end-of-life issues. Pippa Hawley, the division head of UBC’s department of palliative care, founded the event. […]