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How valuable is a unicorn? Maybe not as much as it claims

The New York Times highlighted research from UBC and Stanford University which found that half of startup unicorns are significantly overvalued. The research was conducted by Will Gornall, a professor at […]

Sustainable fisheries solution earns prize for UBC economist

Rashid Sumaila, a UBC economist, was awarded the 2017 Volvo Environment Prize for his solution to making the world’s wild fisheries more sustainable, the Vancouver Sun reported. The world’s first […]

Mass naloxone training sessions to be held at UBC

The Vancouver Sun reported that UBC’s Alma Mater Society is organizing mass training events to teach students to recognize and reverse drug overdoses. The story also appeared in the Montreal […]

Medical experts talk fracking, dam health risks

Metro News mentioned Gordon Christie, a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, in a story about a panel on fracking and dam health risks. Christie […]

Online map aims to help vulnerable youth find low-cost meals

UBC faculty and students have assisted with a map to help vulnerable youth find low-cost meals, Metro News reported. Kathy Romses, a professor in UBC’s faculty of land and food […]

Book targets Canadian publishers handling Indigenous stories

Greg Younging, a professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus in the department of community, culture and global studies, spoke to the Canadian Press about a book that helps non-Indigenous editors and […]

How ex-prisoners are helping ex-prisoners

Vancouver Magazine reported on a new UBC study that aims to connect newly released inmates with peers who have found their way. The research project is based at the Collaborating […]

UBC confirms student died in crane fall

Journal of Commerce reported that a UBC student died after falling from a construction crane on campus. The university expressed its condolences and concern in a campus-wide email to students.

Why proposed tax changes have small business owners upset

BC Business reported on the federal government’s proposed changes to the way private corporations are taxed and quoted Kevin Milligan, a UBC economics professor about misconceptions relating to the tax. […]

Will changes to salmon industry hurt independent fishermen?

BC Business mentioned work by Peter Pearse, a professor emeritus of economics and forestry at UBC, in an article about the B.C. salmon fishery’s resistance to a market-based management system. […]

U of A should do more to recruit us, say international students

The Edmonton Journal mentioned UBC in an article about international students at Canadian universities. The article reported international students currently make up 26.8 per cent of undergraduates at UBC. The […]

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Heat hosts ‘Pack Thursday at UBCO

Kelowna Capital News featured the UBC Okanagan Heat men’s soccer team. UBCO is currently in the final playoff spot in the Pacific Division of the Canada West conference.

Whales, dolphins form ‘human-like’ societies and cultures

International Business Times reported on a study that shows cetaceans have traits similar to humans. The research is a collaboration between scientists at UBC, the University of Manchester, the London […]

35 things to do in Vancouver this week

Daily Hive highlighted the upcoming Slovenian Kurent Dance event at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology. The Vancouver Slovenian Society and Ansambel Smeh will perform live music and dance.

UBC defends right to academic freedom amid furor over vaccine study

UBC issued a statement about research conduct after a scientific paper co-authored by one of its professors was retracted amid allegations of data manipulation, the Globe and Mail reported. In […]