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Harbour seals selectively eat juveniles salmon species at risk

The Province interviewed Andrew Trites, director of UBC’s Marine Mammals Research Unit, in a story about harbour seals eating at-risk salmon species. He said seals seem to be selectively consuming […]

Snakes gang up to hunt prey—a first

National Geographic featured UBC research on cooperation among spiders. Leticia Avilés, an evolutionary biologist, found that more than 12 species of tropical spiders live in colonies and hunt together.

Film celebrates Canadian missionary who changed Taiwan

The Georgia Straight reported on the 11th annual Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival. The festival was established in 2007 by student group, UBC Literature Etc.

UBC housing expert digs for meaning in modern market

Business in Vancouver profiled Thomas Davidoff, the director of the Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate at the UBC Sauder School of Business. He discussed his education history and personal […]

UBCO to graduate 1,650

Castanet reported on the students graduating this year from UBC’s Okanagan campus. The university will confer 33 doctoral degrees, 148 master degrees, 1,465 undergraduate degrees and an honorary degree. A […]

UBC-bound Dannatt, Dozzi crush high school track record

The Province highlighted future UBC Thunderbirds track teammates Tyler Dozzi and Charlie Dannatt. Both athletes competed in the high school track and field provincial championships over the weekend.

Trees have sex, feel pain, says German forester

Deutsche Welle reported on tree research by Suzanne Simard, a UBC ecologist. Simard has discovered how some trees have interconnected root systems that share information and resources.

UBC utilizing Wi-Fi technology to reduce energy costs

David Woodson, UBC’s managing director for energy and water services, was quoted in a Journal of Commerce story about UBC’s use of Wi-Fi to lower energy costs. He said “the […]

Workshop: Sauerkraut and the Art of Fermented Foods


Canada 150: Dosanjh became Canada’s first Indo-Canadian premier

Ujjal Dosanjh, a UBC law school alumnus, was named to the Vancouver Sun’s list of 150 notable British Columbians. Dosanjh became the first Indo-Canadian to become head of a provincial […]

Four ways to fill the rental housing gap

Paul Kershaw, a UBC policy professor and Generation Squeeze founder, was quoted in The Tyee about the Vancouver housing market. He said “we could think of tailoring the foreign buyers tax.”

14 hidden gems in Vancouver just waiting to be discovered

Daily Hive featured UBC’s Nitobe Memorial Garden on its list of hidden gems in Vancouver. The article highlighted the swimming koi and the quiet atmosphere at the garden.

Don’t fear Washington state’s only rattler, get to know it: Biologist

The Seattle Times mentioned UBC researchers who are analyzing snake DNA. The researchers aim to gauge the genetic health of Northwest snake populations and identify barriers that prevent snake movements.