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U.S. stood by as Indonesia killed a half-million people: Papers

The New York Times quoted John Roosa, a UBC history professor, about the purge of Indonesians in 1965-66. Roosa, who wrote a book on the event, said “the U.S. was following what was happening […]

Thunderbirds veteran Brienna Shaw wants to go out a winner

The Province highlighted Brienna Shaw, a UBC Thunderbirds soccer player. Her team has already secured a playoff berth. The story also mentioned football player Alex Morrison and cross-country athlete John Gay.

When a unicorn might not be a unicorn

The New York Times featured 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 […]

New spray could help buildings withstand earthquake

NBC’s Portland affiliate, KGW, reported on UBC researchers who developed seismic-resistant concrete. Nemy Banthia, a UBC engineering professor, said “if you put fibre reinforcement [onto existing structures], these fibres will […]

Alert raised over local fishing in Vanuatu

Radio New Zealand reported on UBC research that estimates fishing in Vanuatu’s coastal waters threatens the country’s food security. Researcher Dirk Zeller said the data has important implications for the […]

How Legos helped build a classroom lesson on white privilege

The Globe and Mail interviewed Wendy Carr, associate dean of teacher education at UBC, about teaching the concept of white privilege in classrooms. She said compulsory courses at UBC’s faculty […]

Response to #MeToo is taking action: Vancouver writer

Jennifer Berdahl, a professor of leadership studies, gender and diversity at UBC, was interviewed on CBC Radio’s On the Coast about a social media campaign that focuses attention on sexual […]

Harvard interested in B.C. concussion testing program

The Globe and Mail reported on concussion testing work by William Panenka, a UBC psychiatrist, that drew the attention of Harvard Medical School. The baseline concussion testing is required for […]

Out-of-town investors inflate real-estate prices and rent: Study

The Globe and Mail interviewed Jack Favilukis, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, about his study that found investors who buy housing and leave it empty in a city […]

Surgery wait lists for gender-affirming care still too long: Study

Metro News reported on a UBC study that examined transgender patients’ experiences when seeking gender-affirming care. Elizabeth Saewyc, principal investigator on the study and executive director of UBC’s Stigma and […]

The lean, mean ketogenic diet machine

The Globe and Mail interviewed Rachel Murphy, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, in an article about a new weight-loss regimen. She discussed how a reliance […]

Seeking CETA’s small-business benefits

Business in Vancouver quoted Werner Antweiler, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business and chair in international trade policy, in a story about how a trade deal between […]

Five things to consider when choosing a university

UBC was mentioned in a Globe and Mail article about how to choose a university. The story quoted Andrew Arida, UBC’s associate registrar of undergraduate admissions and student recruitment, who […]

Canadian design wins big at LafargeHolcim sustainability awards

Jason Heinrich, a graduate of UBC’s school of architecture and landscape architecture, was honoured at North America’s sustainable design awards, Canadian Architect reported. Heinrich took home the Second Prize in […]

What you need to study to land a great gig

The Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC was mentioned in a Canadian Business article about what to study to get a good job. The school is ranked third […]

UBC student confirmed as the fatality in construction site incident

Daily Hive 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.

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