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Regina’s rail yard plan falls short of minimum setback requirements

Gordon Lovegrove, a rail transportation expert and engineering professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, was quoted in a CBC Saskatchewan story about a rail yard plan in Regina. He said “awesome […]

Inchworms and caterpillars invade Dundas and Ancaster

A CBC Hamilton article quoted Judith Myers, a UBC zoology professor emerita, about caterpillars destroying tree foliage. She said caterpillars go through natural population cycles that are typically “anywhere between […]

Seniors at risk during extreme hot weather events

Gareth Jones, a professor at the school of health and exercise sciences at UBC’s Okanagan campus, was quoted in a CBC story about the reasons seniors are more at risk […]

Egerton Ryerson doesn’t deserve an anti-Indigenous label

Kenelm Burridge, a UBC anthropologist, was quoted in a Globe and Mail article about the namesake of Ryerson University who was a Christian minister. Burridge wrote that “whatever missionaries do […]

Words worth 1,000 pictures

The Vancouver Observer reported on two new exhibits at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology. The article discusses “Traces of Words” and “In a Different Light.”

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Vancouver firm harvests wastewater systems for profit

Journal of Commerce mentioned a wastewater system that was developed at UBC. Around the year 2000, the concept of extracting phosphates and nitrogen from water became a viable, scalable process.

Will the world get fired up about CanLit?

Alix Ohlin, the incoming chair of UBC’s creative writing program, was quoted in a Globe and Mail article about Canadian literature. She said “Canada is seen as a place that […]

What’s the future of hydroelectric power in Canada?

DeSmog Canada quoted Karen Bakker, founding director of UBC’s water governance program, about a Site C dam analysis that she co-authored. She said hydropower is “competing against 21st century renewables […]

Teens drink less alcohol, LGB youth rates decline more slowly

Indo-Canadian Voice reported on UBC research that found teens today are drinking less alcohol compared to youth in the late 1990s. Elizabeth Saewyc, study senior author and a UBC nursing […]

Real estate market in Greater Victoria continues to grow

Tom Davidoff, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, spoke to Chek News about Victoria’s housing market. He said the market has been insulated by the buyers coming to Vancouver […]