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Expect more semi-trucks on Port Mann, Golden Ears

Drivers can expect a lot more semi-trucks on the Port Mann, Golden Ears and other major roadways due to the elimination of tolls, a UBC transportation planner told CBC. Ken […]

A super bright meteor lit up the night sky over B.C. and Alberta

UBC experts gave comments to media following the appearance of a very bright meteor over the night sky in B.C. and Alberta. In interviews with Buzzfeed, CBC and Globe and […]

Canadian universities stock up on naloxone kits

The Canadian Press reported on preparations by Canadian universities to deal with opioid overdoses and mentioned UBC. UBC students can obtain free naloxone kits on campus if they think they […]

Dad told children too young to ride bus by themselves

UBC professor Mariana Brussoni was quoted in a CTV story about a father who was told his children were too young to ride public transit by themselves. “It’s never been […]

Telecom giants square off in sports broadcast arena

Business in Vancouver reported on the battle between telecom players Bell and Rogers for sports programming. Rogers is launching Sportsnet 650 this September, and UBC Sauder School of Business professor […]

B.C. leads country for underemployment

Business in Vancouver reported on the high underemployment rate in B.C. and why many new graduates still prefer to stay in the city despite the high cost of living. The […]

Witchcraft and 19 other unique courses

A UBC course was listed in a Global roundup of 20 unique courses in Canadian universities. Introduction to Wine Science 1 introduces students to the principles of wine cultivation, marketing […]

The oceans need our protection – and our lives depend on them

Ussif Rashid Sumaila, a UBC professor and research director of the SSHRC-funded OceanCanada partnership, co-wrote a Globe and Mail op-ed on the contributions of oceans to society. “We must reduce […]

Let’s focus on education, not university rankings

UBC professor Michelle Stack commented on university rankings following the release of the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings. According to Stack, Canada needs to have “public conversations about […]

Recognizing land as a legal person could help solve native land claims

David Boyd, an environmental lawyer and UBC professor, commented on the outcome of land ownership disputes in New Zealand that have resulted in new laws recognizing that nature has legal […]

4 Canadian schools make list of top 100 universities

Global and other media outlets reported on the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University of Oxford is the world’s top-ranked university for 2018, and four Canadian universities, […]

Gas prices won’t fall back to normal for another few weeks

Hurricane Harvey caused a major jump in gas prices and they’re not falling back anytime soon, reports Global. The story quoted Werner Antweiler, an associate professor at UBC’s Sauder School […]