Archives by date

You are browsing the site archives by date.

Opinion: Should we consider expropriation for 105 Keefer?

The Vancouver Sun published an op-ed by Henry Yu, a UBC professor of history and the principal of St. John’s College, about the application to develop 105 Keefer Street in Chinatown. He […]

The future of work

CBC mentioned a Cited podcast that featured UBC robotics research. Robots at UBC’s manufacturing automation lab are building aerospace parts.

National Soccer Development Centre officially opens at UBC

News 1130 reported on the National Soccer Development Centre on UBC campus. The field house will be the official joint training facility for the UBC Thunderbirds and the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Byelection candidate wants ‘mansion tax’ to fund housing for poor

The Vancouver Sun interviewed Thomas Davidoff, a UBC economist, after a Vancouver council candidate proposed a “mansion tax” that would take $174 million from the rich each year and give it […]

Women tee up for autism, alumni UBC holds Party of the Century

The Province reported on the Welcome Home Party at Homecoming that launched the alumni UBC 100 program. Various events and activities will take place during the school year to connect […]

U.S., Mexican elections threat to prolonged NAFTA talks: Experts

Tomasz Swiecki, a UBC economics professor and trade expert, spoke to Xinhua about NAFTA discussions. He said political distractions caused by the U.S. mid-term elections and the Mexican presidential vote […]

A beer-swigging historian on B.C.’s rocky relationship with brewskis

Metro News mentioned UBC’s newly digitized collection of every newspaper in the province in an article about the history of beer in B.C. Rob Stibravy, the manager of UBC’s B.C. […]

Asteroid belt mystery solved and ice on Mercury?

Voice of America reported on UBC research that connected free oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere to changes in the planet’s crust. Matthijs Smit, a geologist at UBC and study co-author, found […]

64 things to do in Metro Vancouver on September 22

The Georgia Straight highlighted numerous events and exhibitions on UBC campus. The article mentioned several public forums, a musical performance and exhibitions the Museum of Anthropology.

Health authority appointments announced

A Times Colonist story on 15 new appointments to regional health boards on Friday included Doug Cochrane, a UBC professor emeritus in neurosurgery. Cochrane was appointed chairman of Interior Health. He […]

No ticket needed: A tour of Vancouver’s public art

Vogue mentioned the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at UBC in an article about public art in Vancouver. The article also mentions Wood for the People, a 2002 sculpture […]

It’s 11 p.m., do you know where your ads are?

Business in Vancouver quoted Susan Danard, director of public affairs at UBC, in an article about ads for B.C. businesses and schools that showed up on controversial websites. Danard said […]

NZ urged to build more high rises using wood

Radio New Zealand reported on Brock Commons at UBC. The 18-storey student residence building is currently the tallest modern timber building in the world.

Poverty-level income tax filings prompt questions in Richmond

Richmond News mentioned a UBC study in a story about high poverty in Richmond. The research found Richmond and Vancouver’s Point Grey have the highest rates of investor-class immigrants.

Childbirth fears contributes to number of caesarean sections

Kathrin Stoll, a researcher and postdoctoral fellow in the school of population and public health and the division of midwifery in UBC’s faculty of medicine, was interviewed on Roundhouse Radio about […]

B.C. municipalities eager for finance-reform breakthrough

Maxwell Cameron, a UBC professor of political science, spoke to the Canadian Press about B.C. finance reform. He said years of advocacy work by municipalities fell on deaf ears while […]

Scheer conjures average Joes in takedown of tax plan

The Globe and Mail mentioned work by Kevin Milligan, a UBC economist, about the Liberal tax plan. He said that for the most part, saving money inside a private corporation isn’t […]

UBC T-Birds beat the Canucks to Beijing by 44 years

The Province looked back at an exciting event in Canada’s sports history that involved UBC. In 1973 the UBC men’s hockey team travelled to China for a seven-game series. The […]

Russian ICBM launches showcase its nuclear deterrent

Michael Byers, Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC, was quoted in a Radio Canada story about Russian missile launches. He said it’s possible that the […]