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Police should not pose as journalists – it puts us at risk

Police shouldn’t pose as journalists even for crimefighting purposes as it creates risks for journalists, says UBC journalism professor Peter W. Klein in an op-ed for the Globe and Mail. […]

Haida carver puts final touches on UBC reconciliation totem pole

CBC reported on the completion of UBC’s reconciliation pole. Master Haida carver James Hart spent the summer finishing the pole, which is located near the Forest Sciences Centre on UBC campus.

How will Boy Scouts’ decision affect Girl Scouts?

The Atlantic interviewed Barbara Arneil, a UBC political science professor, after the Boy Scouts made the choice to admit girls. Arneil said observing the complicated relationship between the two organizations […]

Canada’s hardest-hit provinces, industries if NAFTA ended

John Ries, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor and international trade expert, spoke to Global about NAFTA. Ries said Tuesday’s press conference by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland was an […]

Endangered seahorse ends up as poultry feed, fish food

The Times of India mentioned UBC research about seahorses being caught as bycatch. Tanvi Vaidhyanathan, a UBC researcher who discovered the seahorses were being turned into fish food, said sometimes […]

Whales, dolphins have human-like ‘cultures’: Study

Hindustan 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 School […]

British Columbia university profiles to help you choose

UBC was mentioned in a Globe and Mail article profiling B.C. universities. The article reported that the QS World University Rankings rating system ranked UBC as the 51st best university […]

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 Wednesday the accused testified in court. The story also […]

UBC researcher’s vaccine study fuels debate over funding

A Globe and Mail story reported on other research projects planned by UBC researcher Christopher Shaw, including a vaccine-related project. Shaw recently retracted a scientific paper linking mercury in vaccines to autism […]

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Maybe the diet you are on now is a pretty good one

James McCormack, a professor with UBC’s faculty of pharmaceutical sciences, wrote an op-ed for Ottawa Life about diets. He wrote that evidence around diets is fairly clear that excessively eating […]

Out-of-town homebuyers drove Vancouver prices up: Study

Business in Vancouver reported on a study about Vancouver housing prices co-authored by Jack Favilukis, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor. Favilukis and New York University’s Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh […]

Rocket debris is a risk to Inuit food security

The Conversation mentioned Michael Byers, Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC, in a story about the launch of a satellite that included toxic fuel. Byers had highlighted the […]

The cost for university students who move away from home

Maclean’s published a list of the cost of living away from home at Canadian universities. UBC was ranked as the fifth most expensive school when it comes to living costs.

What will being born in April mean for the royal baby?

UBC research was mentioned in a Yahoo story on the projected birthdate for the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William’s baby. The research found that infants born in March and […]

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 […]