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Protecting heroin clinics from prosecution

Ryan McNeil, a UBC researcher in the department of medicine, was quoted in a story in The Atlantic about heroin clinics. McNeil who has conducted research at Vancouver’s safe-injection site […]

Endangered seahorse ends up as poultry feed, fish food

Work by Tanvi Vaidhyanathan, a researcher in UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, was mentioned in Times of India. Vaidhyanathan described the conditions prevailing in fish landing centres in […]

Beware the shoulder rub

Cosmopolitan interviewed Jennifer Berdahl, a UBC professor of leadership studies, gender and diversity, who has published multiple studies on sexual harassment. She said “a serial harasser will have figured out […]

Gambling disorder top of mind at Las Vegas conference

Stat News featured research by Luke Clark, a gambling researcher at UBC, in a story about a conference organized by The National Center for Responsible Gaming. Clark’s research examined the […]

The stories of North America’s lost apples

Mel Sylvestre, the perennial and biodiversity coordinator at the UBC Farm, was interviewed for CBC Radio’s The Current about the history of apples in North America. Sylvestre spoke about the […]

Woman says broker ‘churns’ her account, rakes in thousands

Kin Lo, a UBC Sauder School of Business accounting professor, spoke to CBC for an article about a woman who seemed to have been a victim of “churning,” an illegal […]

These Canadians are helping the world become replicant ready

CBC reported on UBC research in human-robot interaction in an article about the role of robots in our society. Elizabeth Croft, a mechanical engineering professor and director of the Collaborative […]

‘Smart bandage’ changes colour at signs of infection

CBC reported on a ‘smart bandage’ created as part of a collaboration with Aziz Ghahary, a professor in UBC’s department of surgery. The app-enabled bandage can sense when a wound […]

What’s up with grey or colourless rainbows?

Douw Steyn, a professor emeritus in UBC’s department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences, spoke to CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks about a phenomenon that appears to be a colourless […]

Tragic consequences of having of more Starbucks than cheetahs

David R. Boyd, a professor at UBC’s Institute for Resources Environment and Sustainability, wrote an op-ed for the Toronto Star about population decline among numerous animal species. He wrote that […]

Inuit call for halt on satellite launch over rocket’s toxic fuel fears

CBC quoted Michael Byers, Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC, for a story about an international rocket launch. Byers said that according to international law, […]

Finding money tough but worth it to save for kids’ education

Paul Kershaw, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about the challenges for parents today to save for their children’s future. Kershaw […]

Politicians should get over their allergy to academia

The Toronto Star published an op-ed by Peter W. Klein, a UBC journalism professor and executive director of the Global Reporting Centre, about politicians’ aversion to academia. He wrote that […]

How international students are filling funding shortfalls

The Vancouver Sun mentioned UBC in an article about the need for international students in B.C.’s universities and colleges. Andrew Szeri, the provost of UBC, said international students are highly […]

Housing expert calls on Surrey to legalize Clayton Heights suites

Metro News interviewed Nathanael Lauster, a UBC sociology professor, about housing in Surrey. Rather than evicting people as a result of parking congestion in that area, Lauster believes the city […]

Regina’s Campion College celebrates 100th anniversary

CBC Saskatchewan reported on an award-winning computer scientist who was involved in a UBC science program. The GIRLsmarts program aimed to expose girls to technology and activities to encourage an […]

Oak Bay couple’s $2.5M donation helps launch dementia program

The Vancouver Sun published a Times Colonist story on a five-year Cognitive Health Initiative in a research partnership between UBC’s Island Medical Program, Island Health, and the University of Victoria. […]

B.C. sees more than 20,000 human-wildlife conflicts in 2017

The Canadian Press quoted Adam Ford, a biology professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, in a story about human-wildlife conflicts in B.C. He said “we don’t expect to see a lot […]

B.C. social-media terror case shows pitfalls for prosecution

Benjamin Perrin, a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail about the challenges of investigating and prosecuting crime […]