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Therapy dogs to comfort travellers at Vancouver International Airport

CBC interviewed John-Tyler Binfet, the director of the dog therapy program at UBC’s Okanagan campus, about therapy dogs at Vancouver International Airport. He said the use of therapy dogs has “flourished” in universities, hospitals […]

Ride-hailing needs a level playing field in B.C: Expert says

Garland Chow, a professor emeritus at the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to CBC about upcoming ride-hailing legislation. Chow said it’s crucial the legislation creates an even playing field […]

Warming to shrink fish size by up to 30 %

Times of India featured UBC research that found fish are expected to become 20 to 30 per cent smaller if ocean temperatures continue to climb due to climate change. Daniel […]

After the party: Welcome to the gaybourhood?

Amin Ghaziani, a UBC sociology professor, was quoted in a Metro News article about safe spaces for LGBTQ people. Ghaziani explained that queer-friendly pockets are increasingly spreading out across cities.

Linguist: Official languages foster conversation

Bonny Norton, a UBC linguist, was interviewed for a Richmond News story about multilingualism in Canada. She discussed her research into the differences between willingness and opportunities to learn English […]

The Beautiful Brain


T-Birds doing Victory dance with ex-Congo star on men’s soccer team

The National Post reported on UBC Thunderbirds soccer player Victory Shumbusho. T-Birds head coach Mike Mosher said of Shumbusho, “we just hadn’t seen anything like that before, where a player came […]

How trees keep you cozy, even indoors

Huffington Post reported on UBC research on how trees can reduce buildings’ energy consumption. Marco Giometto, a former UBC postdoctoral fellow in civil engineering, said “wind pressure is responsible for […]

Doctor designs educational toys for children

The Edmonton Journal profiled Michiko Maruyama, a UBC medical school alumna. Maruyama is now a cardiac surgery resident and is also designing toys that teach children about cardiac health.

Canadian kids eating more junk food during school hours: Study

CTV reported on a UBC study that found children don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables while in school. Claire Tugault-Lafleur, a professor in UBC’s human nutrition program and study lead author, […]