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B.C. joins legal battles against Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

UBC experts were interviewed by various media outlets after the B.C. government announced its plan to join the legal fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion because Kinder Morgan has not […]

Data shows percentage of obese children has fallen nationally

CBC interviewed Angela Devlin, an obesity researcher in UBC’s faculty of medicine, about Statistics Canada data that shows that obesity rates for children in Canada are declining. She said although […]

UBC experts on war of words between North Korea and the U.S.

Two UBC professors weighed in about the war of words between the leaders of North Korea and the United States. Michael Byers was interviewed on CBC Radio’s Early Edition and […]

Legal weed: An accidental solution to the opioid crisis?

The Conversation published an op-ed by Stephanie Lake, a PhD student in the school of population and public health, and M-J Milloy, a professor in UBC department of medicine, about […]

Amazing algorithms that can sketch and recreate 3-D shapes

Alla Sheffer, a UBC computer scientist, has developed a new type of software, Digital Journal reported. Sheffer worked with Adobe Research and technologists at Washington University to create software that […]

Robot lends people with disabilities a helping arm

The Vancouver Sun reported on a robot created to help people with disabilities. Aether, a “collaborative service robot,” was a collaboration among post-doctoral students at UBC and SFU and developers […]

Want to buy happiness? Splurge on these 5 things

MSN published a story that cited a UBC study on how our happiness is connected to our spending habits. The 2008 study by researchers at UBC and Harvard Business School […]

Stop practice of watching women swallow ‘abortion pill:’ Doctor

Wendy Norman, a professor in UBC’s department of obstetrics and gynaecology, was quoted in a CBC Saskatchewan story about the practice of doctors watching women ingest mifepristone for medical abortions. […]

B.C. pharmacare is letting down British Columbians

Diane McIntosh, a psychiatrist and clinical professor in UBC’s department of psychiatry, wrote an op-ed for The Province about pharmacare in B.C. She wrote that “B.C. is the only province […]

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Eva Tavares had a tough secret to keep

Eva Tavares, a UBC alumna and actor, was profiled in the Calgary Sun. Tavares who plays Christine Daae in Broadway Across Canada’s touring production of Phantom of the Opera, studied […]

Indigenous languages need more funding: Advocate

Metro News Toronto highlighted a study on Indigenous language conducted by researchers at UBC, the University of Oxford, and the University of Victoria. The study found that knowing the traditional […]

The shifting sands of B.C. politics

Philip Resnick, a UBC professor emeritus in the department of political science, wrote an op-ed for the Vancouver Sun about the changes in B.C. politics. He wrote that “the traditional […]

Opinion: Drug-checking services could help prevent overdoses

Kenneth Tupper, a professor in UBC’s school of population and public health, and director of implementation and partnerships at the B.C. Centre on Substance Use wrote an op-ed for the […]

Canada stakes out ground as historic NAFTA rewrite begins

CBC quoted John Ries, an economics professor at UBC Sauder School of Business, about NAFTA changes. Ries expects a deal between Canada and the U.S. may include adjustments on tariff […]

Wildfires’ economic toll mounts for miners, other B.C. businesses

Jeremy Stone, a UBC PhD student with a background in disaster recovery, spoke to Business in Vancouver for a story about the economic impact of the B.C. wildfires. He said businesses should […]

Keep the Arbutus Corridor for cyclists and walkers

The Tyee published an op-ed by Daniel Roehr, a UBC professor in landscape architecture, about the Arbutus Corridor. He wrote that “access to the gardens needs to be from side streets along […]

Dialling up telemedicine

Castanet reported on UBC research that shows telemedicine dramatically improves access to quality medical care in rural communities. Michael Humer, lead author of the study and a clinical professor with […]

How do we ready kids for the next generation of fake news?

The Tyee quoted two UBC researchers in an article about media literacy. Eric M. Meyer, a professor in the school of library, archival and information studies, said lessons on evaluating and […]