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Van Gylswyk ready for homecoming at BC Place

Quinn van Gylswyk, a UBC alumnus and former UBC Thunderbirds football player, was profiled in the National Post. The placekicker is now on the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ roster.

Vancouver Island MP pedals for national cycling strategy

CBC interviewed Kay Teschke, with the cycling in cities research program at UBC, about the need for a Canada-wide cycling strategy. She said “a national strategy in Canada could help […]

How to stay safe in smoky air

CBC interviewed Chris Carlsten, the director of the air pollution exposure laboratory at UBC, about the air quality concerns in Metro Vancouver. He said people should stay indoors and avoid […]

UBC experts discuss census results

CBC Radio’s BC Almanac interviewed two UBC professors about the latest Canadian census results. Marina Adshade, who teaches economics and public policy at both UBC and SFU, and UBC sociology professor Amin […]

Navigating the treacherous hallways of middle school

The Vancouver Sun highlighted a production about adolescent life directed by Laura Reynolds, a UBC master of fine arts student.

More Mandarin than Cantonese speakers in Metro Vancouver

Metro News interviewed Henry Yu, a UBC history professor, after the 2016 census showed the number of Mandarin speakers in Canada has surpassed the number of Cantonese speakers for the first […]

Engineering researcher discusses tree study

Roundhouse Radio interviewed Marco Giometto, a former UBC postdoctoral fellow in civil engineering, about the impact of trees around buildings in cities. He discussed how trees help buildings save energy.

Political scientist discusses Clark’s resignation

Stewart Prest, an instructor in UBC’s department of political science, spoke to Roundhouse Radio about former premier Christy Clark’s resignation. He weighed in on how Clark’s decision to step down […]

CRISPR skin grafts could replace insulin injections for diabetes

New Scientist quoted Timothy Kieffer, a professor at UBC’s diabetes research group, about genetically modified skin grafts. He predicted that “gene and cell therapies will ultimately replace repeated injections for […]

UBC professor discusses water filtration system

Roundhouse Radio interviewed Mina Hoorfar, the director of the school of engineering at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Hoorfar designed an affordable 3D-printed device that can warn people if their home water […]

A future with more fires

Castanet interviewed John Innes, the dean of UBC’s faculty of forestry, about the future of forest fires. He said “what we can do is try and ensure that we have […]

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Column: Is ‘buying time’ smart or lazy?

Chicago Tribune cited a UBC study that examines the concept of “time affluence.” The research by Ashley Whillans, now with Harvard Business School, and senior author and UBC psychology professor […]

Therapist off to Olympics

Castanet reported that the head athletic therapist at UBC’s Okanagan campus will be a hockey team therapist at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Jeff Thorburn will be one of the […]

Sunset time-lapse of lake which contains ‘earliest remnants of life’

Yahoo reported on a research project at Pavilion Lake in B.C, a joint venture between NASA and UBC. The project was established in 2004 to study the origins of life. […]

UBC Reports | August 3

UBC Reports | August 3

Why kids need risk, fear and excitement in play

Why kids need risk, fear and excitement in play

Why kids need risk, fear and excitement in play? Mariana Brussoni, a UBC professor of pediatrics, wrote an op-ed for The Conversation about the need for risky play among kids. […]

Good Soil, Good Humans: Seed to Plate

What happens when the community connects with something larger at UBC Farm? Discover the UBC Farm market.

Twenty seasons and one play at a time for Blake Nill

Twenty seasons and one play at a time for Blake Nill

We sat down with Coach Nill to get his read on what it will take for the UBC Thunderbirds to make it to his 10th consecutive Hardy Cup.