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Former UBC hoops star takes helm of Camosun women’s team

Cait Haggarty, a UBC alumna, will become the new head coach of the Camosun College Chargers women’s basketball team, the Times Colonist reported. Haggarty played for the UBC Thunderbirds from […]

Youngsters spend time off glued to phones, not outdoors

The Daily Mail cited research by Leigh Gabel, a UBC PhD candidate in orthopedics, in a story about inactivity among young people. Gabel said teens who are less active were […]

Norsat deal highlights B.C. defence-tech ‘tightrope’

Yves Tiberghien, director of UBC’s Institute of Asian Research, was quoted in a Business in Vancouver story about a Chinese corporation acquired a Vancouver-based defence communications technology firm. He said […]

Wildfires in British Columbia Interior begin to exact economic toll

Several UBC experts weighed in on the B.C. forest fires. Harry Nelson, a forest-resources management professor, spoke to the Canadian Press, saying neither local communities nor the province can expect […]

The Conversation website, written by academics, comes to Canada

University Affairs reported on The Conversation Canada, a website for academics which was co-founded by two UBC journalism professors. Alfred Hermida and Mary Lynn Young launched the site partly through […]

Summer nights call for dining outdoors at long-table dinners

Georgia Straight highlighted an upcoming farm-to-table outdoor event at UBC Farm. The five-course dinner features ingredients grown on site and will be prepared by UBC’s executive chef David Speight and […]

Kelowna’s Shephard a world champ

Basketball player Grant Shephard will suit up for the UBC Thunderbirds this fall. He helped Canada win its first ever world basketball title on Sunday, Kelowna Capital News reported. UBC head […]

UBC Chef Challenge


Announcements – July 2017

University Affairs reported that Andrew Szeri has been named provost and vice-president, academic, for UBC. Szeri was previously vice-provost for strategic academic and facilities planning, dean of the graduate division […]