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UBC Reports | September 8

UBC Reports | September 8

T-Birds look to rebound against local rivals

T-Birds look to rebound against local rivals

The UBC Thunderbirds women’s soccer team is back on the road this weekend with tough games in Langley Friday, and in Abbotsford Saturday.

Dear white people, wake up: Canada is racist

Dear white people, wake up: Canada is racist

Dear white people, wake up: Canada is racist Annette Henry, the David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education at UBC, wrote an op-ed for The Conversation about racism in Canada. Read […]

UBC Okanagan Hosts Prime Minister Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosted a Town Hall at UBC Okanagan with his caucus earlier this week.

There are no rules about putting kids on a bus alone

Mariana Brussoni, a UBC researcher, was quoted in a CBC article about rules for putting unsupervised children on the bus to school. She said an age limit is inappropriate, because it […]

36 Hours in Vancouver

The New York Times highlighted UBC in an article about tips for travellers visiting Vancouver. The story mentions the Botanical Garden, Nitobe Garden, the Reconciliation Pole by Haida master carver […]

Automation is hitting office jobs in Chicago

The Chicago Tribune mentioned a report co-authored by Henry Siu, a UBC economist, in a story about automation in office jobs. The report by Siu and Nir Jaimovich from Duke […]

High rises made of wood?

Scientific American highlighted Brock Commons, a student residence at UBC in a story about growing use of wood for high-rises. The story discussed how tall timber buildings contribute fewer emissions […]

Canadians affected by Equifax security breach

The Globe and Mail quoted UBC expert Hasan Cavusoglu in a story on the impact of the Equifax security breach on Canadians. Equifax’s database makes it a prime target for […]

Many startup ‘unicorns’ overvalued, UBC research indicates

UBC research shows that many unicorns–innovative startups valued at more than $1 billion US–are overvalued, reports the Globe and Mail. The research was led by Will Gornall, assistant professor of […]

Realtors won’t be allowed to represent buyer and seller

CBC interviewed Tsur Somerville, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, about new rules that will prevent real estate agents from representing a buyer and a seller in […]

Operating Engineers Union at UBC votes in favour of strike mandate

Various media outlets reported that the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 882 members at UBC voted in favour of striking. The story reported the union will issue advance notice […]

Vancouver’s smoke is dragging down the scenery and you

Global interviewed Chris Carlsten, a UBC respirologist, about the impacts of the smoke in Vancouver. He explained how fine particles from the smoke “are small enough that they can actually get […]

Justin Trudeau takes centre court at UBCO

Global reported on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to UBC’s Okanagan campus. The event featured an hour long question period that touched on honouring Indigenous treaties, electoral reform and migrant […]

Hurricane Irma according to science

Brett Gilley, a UBC instructor in the department of earth, ocean, and atmospheric sciences, was interviewed on CKNW about Hurricane Irma. He explained how flooding can happen and the other […]

Professor calls for nature-based solutions in flood-proofing cities

Breakfast Television (01:30 mark) interviewed Kees Lokman, a professor in UBC’s school of architecture and landscape architecture, about disaster-proofing Metro Vancouver. Lokman said integrating plants and wetlands and breakwater into […]

The Gloaming returns with haunting new works at Chan Centre

Broadway World featured an upcoming folk performance at UBC’s Chan Centre. The Irish group The Gloaming combine ancient tradition and contemporary experimentation.

Economics professor discusses interest rates hike

Breakfast Television interviewed Giovanni Gallipolli, a professor at UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics, about the rise in interest rates in Canada. He said there will likely be more rate hikes […]

New radio telescope unveiled in B.C.

Various media outlets featured the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), a giant radio telescope that will look into the depths of the universe and study dark energy. The project […]