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East Vancouver becoming less diverse, census shows

CBC interviewed Henry Yu, a UBC history professor, about census data showing Mount Pleasant and Commercial Drive neighbourhoods have fewer visible minorities. He said the demographics of Vancouver’s neighbourhoods have […]

New tool tests effects of wildfire smoke on B.C. wine

CBC reported on researchers from UBC’s Okanagan campus who developed a method to assess whether smoke from wildfires could impact grapes and the taste of wine. Matthew Noestheden, one of […]

Millions in forgotten UBC paycheques waiting to be collected

UBC has $5 million in uncollected paycheques and interest dating back several decades, CBC reported. “They might have been seasonal employees or student employees, just here for a couple of […]

Kelowna city council plans for legal pot sales

Zach Walsh, a psychology professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus who studies cannabis use, was quoted in a Global story about plans for legal cannabis sales in Kelowna. “We’ve had these […]

These are the low-cost airlines you can fly in Canada

Global interviewed Tae Oum, a professor emeritus at the UBC Sauder School of Business and international air transportation expert, about low-cost airlines in Canads. Oum said Canada has 18 agreements […]

This concrete composite can help buildings withstand quakes

Hindustan Times featured UBC researchers who developed a concrete coating that can help withstand earthquakes and will be tested in a building in India later this year. Nemkumar Banthia, a […]

Canada can help ease tension between North Korea, US: Expert

Don Baker, a UBC professor of Korean studies, spoke to News 1130 about tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. He said one problem is that North Korea doesn’t want […]

Worrying about democracy means thinking about Facebook

CBC quoted Taylor Owen, a UBC professor of digital media, in an article about the ways social media has impacted the democratic process. Owen suggested the federal government could demand […]

Las Vegas shooting victim goes offline to escape internet trolls

Andrew Irvine, a math and philosophy professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, was quoted in a Kelowna Capital News story about a Las Vegas shooting victim who chose to stay offline […]

UBC Okanagan research a benefit to spinal cord exercise

Kelowna Capital News reported on spinal cord exercise research from UBC’s Okanagan campus. UBC Okanagan researcher Kathleen Martin Ginis said previous exercise guidelines were “never specifically tailored for people with […]

Opinion: TransLink must save building that houses art spaces

Gordon Smith, a UBC professor emeritus, co-wrote an op-ed for the Vancouver Sun about the need to save a building in the face of major construction by TransLink. “The building […]

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Liberals cautioned about approving China bid for Aecon

The Canadian Press interviewed Paul Evans, a professor at UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, for an article about a Chinese state-owned company’s bid to take over Aecon construction of […]

Turning Toronto’s negatives into art positives

Work by Christian Kliegel, a UBC architecture alumnus and artist, was featured in Canadian Art. Kliegel’s installation at Art Toronto uses cast potholes as supports and landfill debris as counterweights.

UBC beats Regina to clinch home field in football playoffs

The Province reported on the latest win by the UBC Thunderbirds football team. UBC will host Regina next Saturday in the Hardy Cup Canada West football playoff semi-finals.

Has UBC Okanagan failed valley residents?

The Kelowna Capital News reported on work by Peter Wylie, an economics professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Wylie examines the 2005 establishment of UBC’s Okanagan campus to its current state […]

A new way to predict forest wildfires developed

The Canadian Press highlighted research from UBC that predicts when and where fires caused by humans are most likely to occur in the spring. “We found that conditions were just […]

Girls explore careers in engineering at UBCO

The Kelowna Daily Courier featured an event at UBC’s Okanagan campus that aimed to introduce engineering to middle and high school girls. Similar stories appeared on Castanet and in the […]

Inside the hidden dangers of the Canadian workplace

The Globe and Mail cited a UBC study in an article about dangers in the Canadian workplace. The 2015 UBC study co-authored by Mieke Koehoorn found that workers’ compensation data did not […]

Chief Justice McLachlin on sex assault cases

Isabel Grant, a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, was quoted in a Globe and Mail article after Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin said sexual assault […]