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It’s not your imagination: 2017 has been abnormally hot

Popular Science quoted Lori Daniels, a UBC forestry professor, in an article about the high temperatures in 2017. She said “as we look to the future, the kinds of fire […]

6 reasons why letting children get dirty is a great idea

Huffington Post U.K. quoted Brett Finlay, a UBC microbiologist, in a story about the benefits of letting kids get dirty. Finlay wrote that by protecting our children from dirt, we […]

Recommended reading list for new B.C. NDP cabinet

The Georgia Straight quoted two UBC professors in an article that recommends a reading list for Premier John Horgan’s NDP cabinet. Perry Adebar, a UBC engineering professor, is quoted in […]

‘Trump bump’ why more Indians apply to Canadian universities

Hindustan Times reported on the increase in new undergraduate students with Indian citizenship registering for Canadian universities. Karen McKellin, the executive director of UBC’s International Student Initiative, said “more than […]

44 things to do in Vancouver on July 20

The Georgia Straight reported on various events at UBC campus. The UBC Chef Challenge includes chefs from Open Kitchen, AMS Conferences and Catering, BierCraft, Koerner’s Pub, and Land and Food […]

English lecturer discusses book on love

Mandy Len Catron, a UBC English lecturer was interviewed on Roundhouse Radio about her new book, How to Fall in Love With Anyone. The book follows her viral New York […]

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Métis actor follows own beat to Th’owxiya at Drum Is Calling Festival

Theatre artist and UBC alumna Tai Amy Grauman was profiled in the Georgia Straight. Grauman, a graduate of UBC’s theatre program who stars in the production Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast […]

Pregnant? Researchers want to know your childbirth fears

The Vancouver Courier reported on an upcoming UBC psychology study on women who experience fear of childbirth. Participants will be required to fill out an online survey and have a […]

Researchers recycle tires to strengthen, clean up concrete

Research by Nemy Banthia, a UBC professor of civil engineering, was featured on Business News Network (video link). Bathia’s team worked to develop a stronger and cleaner type of concrete by […]

How a little brown book can keep China’s lovers worlds apart

The Globe and Mail featured UBC research on the hukou system in China that impacts marriages. Yue Qian, a UBC sociology professor and study lead author, said “marriage and China’s […]

Canada could lead the fight for life in a post-antibiotic world

Canada could lead the fight for life in a post-antibiotic world

Canada could lead the fight for life in a post-antibiotic world Bob Hancock, a UBC professor of microbiology and immunology, co-wrote an op-ed for The Conversation about a “post-antibiotic world.” […]

Four track and field alumni to compete at World Championships

Four track and field alumni to compete at World Championships

Four UBC Thunderbirds track and field alumni have been chosen to represent Canada at the upcoming IAAF World Championships.

The Thing with Feathers

From ‘snarge’ to unidentified museum artifacts, forensic ornithologist Ildiko Szabo investigates bird mysteries big and small.

Opinion: Talent for growth, Canada’s window of opportunity

Alejandro Adem, a Canada Research Chair in algebraic topology and UBC mathematics professor, wrote an op-ed for the Vancouver Sun about Canada’s opportunities in science and innovation. He wrote that […]

Mental health burden of wildfires weighs on vulnerable populations

Various UBC experts weighed in on the impacts of forest fires in B.C. Steven Taylor, a professor of psychiatry, told Metro News decades of research show human beings are very […]

Horgan becomes premier today

Several UBC experts weighed in after John Horgan officially became the new premier of B.C. Harry Nelson, a UBC forestry professor, told News 1130 there is nothing in the NDP […]

Grandmother power in Canada’s global aid

BBC mentioned work by UBC engineering students in a story about a Canadian organization called Grand Challenges Canada. The students developed a drill cover for low-cost bone surgery with the […]

Listings up, sales down: Regina home prices could drop

Thomas Davidoff, a UBC business professor, was interviewed for a CBC Saskatchewan story about the housing market in Regina. He said low sales and high listings means there an excess […]

Metro Vancouver issues air quality advisory due to wildfires

The Georgia Straight cited an essay by UBC researchers Michael Brauer and Chris Carlsten about the far-reaching health effects of poor air quality. In the essay called “Clearing the Air” […]