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PC child-care numbers don’t add up, critics say

The Toronto Star quoted Kevin Milligan, a UBC economist, about the proposed daycare plan in Ontario. Milligan reviewed the final costing and said “the quality of their costing analysis attains the […]

Order of Canada recipient Verna Kirkness

Order of Canada recipient Verna Kirkness, the first director of UBC’s First Nations House of Learning, was interviewed on CBC Radio’s Early Edition to discuss her participation in the OC50 […]

Seattle aims to cut homelessness in half within next year

Penny Gurstein, the director of UBC’s school of community and regional planning, was interviewed for a News 1130 story about Seattle’s plans to cut the city’s number of homeless people […]

‘Hairy’ microbes named for Rush members living in limelight

Live Science highlighted UBC’s Keeling Lab in an article about new microorganisms found in termites. Microbiology researchers affiliated with the UBC lab discovered the three new species of microbes and […]

A B.C. without Site C best bet for taxpayers

Work by Karen Bakker, program director at UBC’s Program on Water Governance, was featured in an article on The Tyee. Bakker’s research, based on data from BC Hydro and industry […]

Top 40 profile of Shelly Ben-David

Shelly Ben-David, a social work professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, was named to Kelowna’s Top 40 Under 40 list, Kelowna Daily Courier reported. John Graham, the director of social work […]

It’s too simple to say Manson was pure evil

The Times U.K. reported on work by Delroy Paulhus, a UBC psychology professor, in a story about Charles Manson. Paulhus has found that humans are born with narcissism and psychopathy, […]

Neurotoxin found in some Lake Winnipeg algae

CBC Manitoba featured a UBC study that found a toxin known to contribute to dementia in people after long-term dietary exposure is being produced by algae in Lake Winnipeg. Susan […]

7 things to do in Vancouver today

The Daily Hive reported on an event at UBC’s Chan Centre featuring Order of Canada recipients David Suzuki, Shelagh Rogers, Trevor Linden, Wade Davis, Sophie Pierre and Robert Silverman. They […]

Alumni UBC Achievement Awards


Trudeau’s LGBTQ apology is a good start, but it’s not enough

Maclean’s published an op-ed from The Conversation by John Paul Catungal, an instructor in critical race and ethnic studies at UBC’s Social Justice Institute, about Prime Minister Trudeau’s formal apology […]

5 of our favourite projects that opened in 2017

Construction Dive mentioned UBC’s Brock Commons in a story of five exciting projects that opened in 2017. The 18-story residence hall is currently the world’s tallest wood building.

UBC ranked 6th greenest campus in Canada

UBC was ranked as the sixth greenest campus in Canada, Daily Hive reported. According to a report released by Corporate Knights, UBC took the sixth spot while the University of […]

Canadian researchers study ‘space culture’ of astronauts on ISS

The Globe and Mail featured work by UBC researchers on how astronauts make the International Space Station into a home. Phyllis Johnson, a UBC sociology professor, and Peter Suedfeld, a UBC […]

New Supreme Court justice joins elite eight on top bench

The Canadian Press reported on the Supreme Court justices, including UBC alumnus, Justice Russell Brown. Brown, who was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2015, earned his BA at UBC. The […]

Education rates, commute times and time at work all growing, census

The Canadian Press interviewed Julien Picault, a senior economics instructor at UBC, in a story about the latest census results. There has been a 31 per cent spike in the […]

Keeping score of ‘friends’ on Facebook may be harmful to your health

Keeping score of ‘friends’ on Facebook may be harmful to your health

Keeping score of ‘friends’ on Facebook may be harmful to your health The Conversation published an op-ed by Frances Chen, a UBC psychology professor, and Ashley Whillans at Harvard Business […]

Take this moment to feel good: Martha Piper Plaza

Reduce stress quickly with this mini meditation. Breathe in deeply, count to five, and exhale slowly.