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Rescued lichen taken to UBC

CBC Radio’s On the Coast featured a segment about a lichen rescue that involved lichen curators at the UBC Herbarium. A lichen collection near Clearwater B.C. was in danger due […]

Here’s how you can buy a little happiness

Forbes featured research by Ashley Whillans, now with Harvard Business School, and senior author and UBC psychology professor Elizabeth Dunn. Dunn explained that if people use money to buy themselves free […]

10 learning hacks from the world’s most productive leaders

Forbes mentioned UBC research that examined the benefits of exercise. The 2014 research from UBC’s department of physical therapy found that daily exercise can boost the size of the hippocampus, […]

Genomics used to prevent medication side effects in children

Metro News featured an upcoming UBC study that aims to protect children from adverse drug reactions by examining their genetic code. Bruce Carleton, a professor in UBC’s faculty of medicine […]

Jim Wong-Chu was a tireless promoter of Asian-Canadian writing

The Globe and Mail remembered Jim Wong-Chu, a UBC alumnus and a founder of the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop. Wong-Chu, who died on July 11 a few months after suffering […]

Researchers unearth ‘tectonic events’ that formed sapphires

CBC reported on mineralogists in UBC’s department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences who studied a gold mine of sapphires in Nunavut. Philippe Belley, a graduate student who studied the deposits […]

Former Premier Christy Clark to resign as leader of B.C. Liberals

Two UBC political scientists weighed in after former premier Christy Clark resigned at the leader of the BC Liberal party. Maxwell Cameron told Metro News Clark was not in a […]

Polygamy should never be linked with religious freedom

A Globe and Mail article on the recent verdict involving former bishops of the fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints community in Bountiful, B.C., cited a UBC study […]

Cris Derksen’s eclectic music fits in many stylistic boxes

The Ottawa Citizen highlighted Cris Derksen, a musician and UBC alumna. Derksen, who will perform in Chamberfest’s Chamberfringe series, studied cello at UBC.

Corbella: Our LNG could help the world cut CO2

The Calgary Herald cited work by Wenran Jiang, the director of the Canada-China Energy & Environment Forum at the Institute of Asian Research at UBC. Jiang said reducing greenhouse gas […]

UBC prof: Risks of herbicide use by City of Richmond low

Richmond News interviewed Karen Bartlett, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, about a herbicide used in Richmond to tackle the invasive Japanese knotweed. Bartlett said the […]

A better way to cut generic drug prices

Steve Morgan, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, co-wrote an op-ed for iPolitics about prescription drug policy. Morgan and Nav Persaud, from the University of Toronto, […]

Pride Picnic


Review: ‘How to Fall in Love with Anyone’ is a touching guide

The Globe and Mail published a review of a book by Mandy Len Catron, a UBC English lecturer. Catron’s book, How to Fall in Love with Anyone, delves into life […]

The Phantom of the Opera: Eva Tavares brings emotion, singing, dancing

Eva Tavares, a UBC alumna and actor, was profiled in the Edmonton Journal. Tavares, who will be performing in the touring production of Phantom of the Opera, studied opera at […]

Opinion: How to effectively address the overdose epidemic

Evan Wood, a UBC medicine professor, Canada Research Chair in Inner City Medicine, and the director of the B.C. Centre on Substance Use, wrote an op-ed for the Vancouver Sun about […]

8 iconic Canadian university buildings

University Affairs featured the Pharmaceutical Sciences building at UBC as one of the most iconic buildings at a Canadian university. The building earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold […]

UBC Reports | July 28

UBC Reports | July 28