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UBC receives $42 million for science and engineering

Various media outlets reported on $42 million in federal funding that will support fundamental research at UBC, distributed through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) 2017 Discovery […]

Education professor discusses teacher-training

Wendy Carr, the associate dean of UBC’s teacher education program, was interviewed on CBC Radio’s B.C. Almanac (also on CBC Vancouver and Yahoo) about why people are going into teacher-training, and […]

Public health professor discusses children’s safety

Mariana Brussoni, a professor in UBC’s school of population and public health, was interviewed on CBC Radio’s B.C. Almanac. She discussed managing risk when it comes to children’s safety. She was […]

Giant space telescope could help explain dark energy

Daily Mail reported on the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), a giant radio telescope that will be used to study dark energy. Principal investigator Mark Halpern, a UBC astronomy […]

NDP sets course for a more affordable province

Three UBC professors spoke to local media about B.C. politics following the throne speech. Maxwell Cameron, a UBC political scientist, told CBC “if there is one thing the NDP must […]

UBC’s maintenance worker union votes to strike

Various media outlets reported that the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 882 members at UBC voted in favour of striking. Union Local 882 business manager Adrian David said members have […]

Trudeau’s town hall meeting at UBCO

Bloomberg featured Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s town hall meeting at UBC’s Okanagan campus during the Federal Liberal Party caucus retreat. Trudeau’s Liberal Party lawmakers convened to kick off the […]

Exploring options for Massey tunnel replacement

Patrick Condon, a professor at UBC’s school of architecture and landscape architecture, was interviewed on CBC Radio’s B.C. Almanac about the B.C. government’s decision to put the George Massey Tunnel […]

Scientists back argument for change in HIV disclosure rules

A CTV Vancouver story about HIV disclosure rules cited an op-ed co-written by Julio Montaner, a UBC-Killam professor of medicine and the UBC-St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation chair in AIDS Research. […]

Biologist explores ‘convergent evolution’ in ‘improbable destinies’

An NPR article about convergent evolution mentioned biology research at UBC. Evolutionary biologists at UBC seeded artificial ponds with sticklebacks to examine how they evolve over generations.

What’s the future of Cantonese in Canada?

Two UBC professors were quoted in a South China Morning Post story about the future of the Cantonese language in Canada. Zoe Lam, a linguistics researcher and UBC PhD candidate, […]

Concerted approach needed for disaster-proofing cities

Kees Lokman, a professor in UBC’s school of architecture and landscape architecture, was interviewed on CKNW’s Jill Bennett Show about disaster-proofing cities to prepare for natural disasters. Lokman advocated for […]

How are mass evacuations planned in the event of a disaster?

Lily Yumagulova, a PhD candidate in UBC’s school of community and regional planning, was quoted in a News 1130 story about mass evacuation plans. She discussed how a natural disaster […]

It’s harder to spot a psychopath than you might think

Psychology Today cited research on psychopathy by UBC psychology professor emeritus Robert Hare. Hare developed a checklist used to diagnose psychopaths.

UBC professor discusses literacy in Africa

Bonny Norton, a professor in UBC department of language and literacy education, was interviewed on Nigeria’s Africa Today program about worldwide literacy. She discussed research that found more than one-third of Africa children […]

B.C. budget update an appetizer for next year’s main course

Kevin Milligan, an economist at UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics, spoke to the Canadian Press about the B.C. budget update. Milligan said he expects the update to include provisions for […]

Weekend events

News 1130 reported on Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia at UBC. The exhibition is on until Oct. 9 at the Museum of Anthropology.

Media diversity initiative among B.C. projects to get cash

The Canadian Press interviewed Ayesha S. Chaudhry, a UBC professor in Islamic and gender studies, about a project to increase diversity in Vancouver’s news media. She said “it’s really important […]

Douglas Todd: Moral thinkers defend free speech in UBC clash

A Vancouver Sun article about free speech quoted UBC philosophy professor Paul Russell after a philosophy student provoked a far-reaching clash over free speech. Russell said many faculty are becoming […]

NDP swerves around no-fault fix for ICBC finances

Business in Vancouver interviewed James Brander, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, about increases to car insurance. He noted that the rate hikes are a fraction of […]