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UBC Medicine’s Integrated Community Clerkships

Medical students travel to far flung BC communities in search of an education. They discover so much more.

Thunderbirds travel to Alberta in final road swing

Thunderbirds travel to Alberta in final road swing

As the playoffs approach, the T-Birds are heading to Alberta for their final road trip of the regular season.

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

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

B.C. social-media terror case shows pitfalls for prosecution Benjamin Perrin, professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail about […]

UBC Reports | October 13

UBC Reports | October 13

Cardiac arrest survival odds may rise with public CPR training

Reuter’s reported on a new study that shows that training community members and family members to recognize cardiac arrest and preform CPR or use a defibrillator is key to increasing […]

The ESRB is wrong about loot boxes and gambling

Forbes reported that loot boxes, a new trend in video gaming, are not considered gambling to the Entertainment Software Rating Board. Luke Clark, director at the Centre for Gambling Research at […]

How to save that old building from a megaquake? Try spray-on concrete

KUOW, a National Public Radio station in Seattle, highlighted a new spray-on concrete developed at UBC that can be used to reinforce old buildings against a powerful earthquake. The article […]

It is stressful to be poor, and that stress can keep people in poverty

A story in Vice describes how financial stress impacts the brain. “Let’s say you’re short on income or you’re thinking about financial trouble or a cost that you have to pay, […]

Systemic racism encourages half of Canadians to fear Islam and Muslims

Canada needs to look at systemic problems to address racism and religious discrimination, said Ayesha Chaudhry, in an op-ed in the Vancouver Sun. “Only by recognizing how we are all […]

So long as it’s not extreme, your diet is probably just fine

James McCormack, a professor with the faculty of pharmaceutical sciences at UBC, writes about diets in an op-ed in the Montreal Gazette. “Taking these studies all together suggests, overall, as long […]

Smoke from California’s wildfires will harm people beyond the flames’ reach

The Verge quoted two UBC professors in a story about the health impacts of smoke from California’s wildfires. “If there’s smoke in the atmosphere, it affects the whole body,” said […]

Brain injuries

UBC’s Cheryl Wellington, a professor at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, discussed chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a condition linked to repeated concussions on CBC’s Early Edition. “There are […]

A new cabinet for Mongolia

An op-ed in the Diplomat by Julian Dierkes, an associate professor at the Institute of Asian Research at UBC, and Mendee Jargalsaikhan, a PhD candidate in political science at UBC, discussed the […]

UBC Okanagan researchers combat smelly gases in wastewater treatment

Engineers at UBC’s Okanagan campus discovered that adding a common chemical to wastewater can get rid of smelly, toxic gases and make water treatment safer, reported CBC. “It reduces the number […]

UBC subject of human rights complaint over handling of Furlong speech

APTN reported on a human rights complained filed again UBC stemming from the university’s decision to have John Furlong, the former CEO of the Vancouver Olympics and Paralympics, speak at […]

North Van’s Oxland keeps Royals volleyball all in the family

High-school volleyball player Kayla Oxland will join the UBC Thunderbirds, the reigning national champion, next fall, reported The Province. She is the third sister from the Oxland family to play volleyball at […]

Fatality at UBC

CBC reported that a man was found dead at a construction site on Thursday morning at UBC’s Vancouver campus. Similar stories appeared in the Vancouver Courier, News 1130, and Daily Hive.

Trial for man accused of assaulting student

The Vancouver Sun reported on the trial for a man accused of attacking a fellow student inside a UBC dormitory. On Thursday, the court heard from the UBC student who came […]

The Shadow that came for a visit to the University of B.C.

The Vancouver Sun wrote about a new art piece that has been proposed for UBC’s campus. The piece, by Esther Shalev-Gerz, is meant to create a pixilated shadow of a […]