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‘Plyscrapers’: The rise of the wooden skyscraper

BBC mentioned UBC’s Brock Commons in an article about the increasing popularity of wooden skyscrapers. The 18-storey student residence building on the UBC campus is currently the tallest timber tower […]

Loss of federal protections may imperil Pacific reefs: Scientists

The New York Times interviewed Daniel Pauly, a UBC fisheries scientist, for an article about the loss of federal protection of reefs in the Pacific under the Trump administration. Pauly said given […]

Alzheimer’s may be able to spread through blood transfusions

New Scientist highlighted UBC research that found an Alzheimer’s protein can spread between mice that share a blood supply, causing brain degeneration. This suggests the disease may transmissible in a similar way […]

Quake-proof concrete developed

The Hindu highlighted a new earthquake-proof concrete coating developed by UBC researchers. Nemkumar Banthia, a civil engineering professor, supervised the project.

Lengthy court battle ahead for Kinder Morgan: Legal expert

CBC interviewed Jocelyn Stacey, a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, about legal challenges for the Trans Mountain pipeline project. She said an interprovincial pipeline […]

The business schools where students most want to go

Forbes mentioned the UBC Sauder School of Business in a story about business schools that are desirable to students. UBC was ranked number 19 on the list.

UBC fields 10 reports under new sexual assault policy

Global reported that UBC has fielded 10 reports under a new sexual assault policy that was implemented six months ago. “We have really been trying to ensure that what’s put […]

How #MeToo could move from social campaign to social change

UBC research was mentioned in a CNN story on “armchair activism” and the hashtag #MeToo, which went viral following sexual harassment allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein. The UBC study found […]

City set to vote on controversial church development

The Vancouver Sun quoted Thomas Davidoff, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, about housing development in Vancouver. He said with rising land prices putting a typical acre into the […]

Forum on transgender health perspectives

Hélène Frohard-Dourlent, a UBC researcher, spoke to Radio Canada about how health professionals are increasingly interested in all perspectives on transgender individuals. “There are extraordinary people in the health network […]

5 things to do in Vancouver Nov. 2 – 9

The Vancouver Sun highlighted a show by the Texas Troubadours at UBC’s Chan Centre. Ruthie Foster, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Carrie Rodriguez will perform on Nov. 8. The story also […]

UBC researchers create wildfire early warning system

Various media outlets reported on a new wildfire early warning system developed by UBC researchers. The system uses satellite imagery to track the growth of a tract of forest and […]

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B.C. post-secondary school grants lag behind enrolment

Business in Vancouver mentioned UBC in a story about decreasing operating grants at B.C.’s top universities. The article reported UBC had the greatest drop in operating grant relative to its […]

When women speak out against sexual harassment

Today quoted Jennifer Berdahl, a professor of leadership at UBC, for a story about what happens when women speak out against sexual harassment in workplaces. “The woman [who reports sexual harassment] […]

Breast density is a risk women need to know about

Paula Gordon, a UBC clinical professor and radiologist, spoke to the Toronto Star for a story about breast density as a risk factor women should know about while being screened […]

Bridge tolls helped reduce congestion in Lower Mainland: UBC prof

CBC interviewed Patrick Condon, a professor in UBC’s school of architecture and landscape architecture, about the impact of bridge tolls in the Lower Mainland. “If we had not removed all the […]

Sask. teacher group driving anti-racism effort with conference

CBC Saskatoon featured a speech by Sarah Hunt, a UBC professor in the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies. Hunt was the keynote speaker at a Saskatoon conference aimed at finding […]