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Winter has always made a difference in war

Robert Rouse, a UBC professor of medieval English literature, spoke to Time Magazine about the impact of the seasons on warfare in relation to the fantasy series Game of Thrones. He […]

Fish might be shrinking

UBC research suggests fish may shrink in size if ocean temperatures continue to increase due to climate change, Popular Science reported. Daniel Pauly, the study’s lead author and the principal investigator […]

Being active in your 50s lowers stroke risk

Daily Mail reported on a Norwegian study that found getting fit in middle age halves stroke risks, and cited related UBC research about the link between women’s body image and […]

Whole Foods cutting some prices after Amazon takeover

CBC interviewed David Hardisty, a marketing professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, about the repercussions of lower prices at retailers such as Whole Foods. He said “we tend […]

To be happier, science says put more money towards this

Inc cited UBC research that found when people spend money on time-saving services it can make them feel happier. Elizabeth Dunn, the study author and a UBC psychology professor, found […]

Mixed reality enhances neuroanatomy studies at UBC

Global reported on UBC students who used mixed reality technology to explore the brain. Claudia Krebs, a professor of anatomy in UBC’s faculty of medicine, believes augmented reality will help […]

UBC Dialogues: Can we raise children in Vancouver?

CBC highlighted an upcoming UBC Dialogues event called “Can we raise children in Vancouver?” Stephen Quinn, host of CBC Radio One’s On The Coast, will moderate the discussion.

B.C. could see alternative road pricing after bridge toll elimination

UBC experts weighed in on the elimination of tolls on two major Metro Vancouver bridges. Patrick Condon, the chair of the urban design program at UBC, told Global “we should […]

Vancouver rental crunch driving up student housing waitlist

Andrew Parr, UBC’s managing director of student housing, spoke to Global about the impact of the housing crunch on waitlists for student housing. He said the university is getting more […]

The Top 100 2017: Top 10 Charities

UBC topped BC Business’s list featuring B.C.’s biggest charities. The list ranked institutions according to revenue in 2015 and 2016.

Are mall parking lots in Vancouver untapped potential for dense housing?

BuzzBuzz News interviewed Tsur Somerville, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, about potentially building housing in spaces used for mall parking lots. Speaking about a proposed high-rise […]

Authentic Japanese Cooking Workshop


Chicken keepers cautioned after salmonella in U.S.

A Vancouver Sun story about the potential connection between salmonella outbreaks and keeping backyard chickens quoted two experts from UBC’s land and food systems faculty. Food microbiologist Kevin Allen said that […]

Vancouver pleads for citizen help in watering drought-stricken trees

The Vancouver Sun interviewed Stephen Sheppard, a forestry professor and the director of UBC’s Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning, about watering trees. He said Metro Vancouver has produced a good study that […]

Seven things to do this week, Sept. 1-7

The Vancouver Sun highlighted The Beautiful Brain: A Celebration of Art and Neuroscience  at UBC. UBC and performers with Arts Umbrella will celebrate with visual arts, dance, and neuroscience.

Chinese languages gain ground in Metro Vancouver: 2016 census

The Vancouver Sun cited work by Bonny Norton, a UBC linguist, in a story about the increasing number of Chinese-language speakers in Metro Vancouver. Norton said Canadians value multilingualism and […]

Jobs at stake in B.C.’s minimum-wage hikes, critics say

Business in Vancouver quoted Mark Thompson, a professor emeritus at the UBC Sauder School of Business, about the increase to a $15 minimum wage. He said “I think it’s long […]

Trades stigma fading in minority communities

Henry Yu, a UBC professor and expert on Asian-Canadian history and immigration, spoke to Business in Vancouver about the stigma among minority communities of working in trades. He said the […]