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Allergic to peanuts? Scientists have great news for you

Inc reported on UBC researchers who discovered that one gene is associated with increased risk of your immune system misfiring against peanuts. The EMSY gene increases your risk for both […]

Books to be prepared for war with North Korea

Politico quoted Steven Hugh Lee, a UBC history professor, in a story about what American military leaders have learned from T. R. Fehrenbach’s book This Kind of War. Lee wrote […]

Endangered seahorse ends up as poultry feed, fish food

The Times of India mentioned UBC research in a story about endangered seahorses caught as bycatch. The capture of the seahorses came to light during a study by Tanvi Vaidhyanathan, […]

26th Apple Festival held in Vancouver

Xinhua reported on the Apple Festival at the UBC Botanical Garden. This year marked the 26th year of the event. A similar story appeared in the Vancouver Sun.

Hunters upset over moose hunt closure in B.C. Cariboo

Adam Ford, a professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus and Canada Research Chair in wildlife restoration ecology, was quoted in a CBC article about a ban on moose hunting in parts […]

Gay men’s suicide risk rises as income falls reported on a UBC study that found gay and bisexual men with less education and income are more at risk of attempting suicide than their wealthier and better-educated counterparts. […]

Can underwater volcanoes increase ocean temperatures?

CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks interviewed May Ver, a lecturer in UBC’s department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences, about volcanic eruptions that occur underwater. Ver said underwater volcanic eruptions […]

Where recreational weed should be sold once it’s legalized

Global interviewed Zachary Walsh, a psychology professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, about his study that suggests store-front dispensaries that sell medical marijuana should also sell recreational cannabis when it’s legalized […]

Accidents appear to be on the rise on Port Mann Bridge

The Vancouver Sun interviewed Patrick Condon, a UBC urban design professor, about an apparent increase in accidents on the toll-free Port Mann Bridge. He said “presuming there’s an increase in […]

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 Friday, the court heard from a student resident advisor. […]

Campaigns worry about lacking interest in city council by-election

The Globe and Mail quoted Richard Johnston, a UBC political science professor, about the Vancouver city council by-election. He said studies have shown that in by-elections where the new candidate […]

Huawei spends millions on Canadian university telecom research

Radio Canada reported on a Chinese telecommunication company that committed to invest at UBC. Huawei announced a commitment to invest between $2.5 and $3 million at the university to support […]

Jazz supergroup Hudson performs at the UBC Chan Centre

The Vancouver Sun featured the upcoming performance by supergroup Hudson at UBC’s Chan Centre. The members of Hudson include Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, and John Scofield. The story […]

Pumpkin spice? How about Buffalo sauce latte, asks Tim Hortons

Yann Cornil, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, was quoted in a Canadian Press story about brand advertising. He said with people watching less television, brands must […]

Field-to-fork programs forge career paths

The Toronto Star mentioned UBC in an article about horticulture. The story reported successful horticulture students come from schools including UBC and the University of Guelph.

Photos highlight gentrification in uber-hip neighbourhood

Metro News interviewed Zachary Hyde, a UBC sociology PhD candidate, about gentrification on Main Street. He said Main is showing signs of what academics call “super-gentrification,” when displacement is driven […]

Satellite launched despite Inuit concerns over toxic splash

Michael Byers, Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC, was quoted in a Radio Canada story about a European satellite launched into orbit despite Inuit concerns over […]

Taking the smell out of it

Castanet reported on research from UBC Okanagan’s school of engineering that found new ways of making wastewater treatment safer and better smelling. Cigdem Eskicioglu, the study’s co-author, said “there are […]

Trump’s simplistic view of trade could hurt everyone

The Vancouver Sun published an op-ed by Francesco Duina, an honorary UBC sociology professor, about Donald Trump’s view on trade. “Protectionism cannot be the answer,” Duina wrote. “Trump has floated the […]

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