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UBC Reports | November 10

UBC Reports | November 10

Jump Start Orientation Program at UBC’s Vancouver Campus

Jump Start at UBC’s Vancouver campus is a multi-day orientation and transition program for first-year students.

UBC improves to 5-0 after triumph over TRU

UBC improves to 5-0 after triumph over TRU

After surrendering the first point of the match on Thursday night, the UBC Thunderbirds men’s volleyball team led the rest of the way, sweeping the Thompson Rivers WolfPack 3-0.

The flu shot: Who should get it and why

The flu shot: Who should get it and why

The flu shot: Who should get it and why Manish Sadarangani, a UBC medicine professor, wrote an op-ed for The Conversation about the flu shot. Read more.

Seahorses found in London’s famous River Thames

Xinhua reported on a collaborative seahorse project involving UBC and the London Zoo’s international conservation charity ZSL. Researchers discovered seahorses living in London’s River Thames.

People making sure robots work with, not against you

Inc featured research by Elizabeth Croft, director of UBC’s Collaborative Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems Lab. Croft and her team study the ways that robots’ gestures affect the way people interact with them.

Canada, China partner on using apps to treat mental health

CBC reported on a project based at UBC that aims to enhance mental health treatment by using smartphone apps, text messaging and electronic medical records. The project will be run […]

Lack of funding makes helping students with dyslexia difficult

Global featured UBC research in a story about students with dyslexia. Linda Siegel, a UBC education professor emeritus, followed 1,000 North Vancouver students from kindergarten to Grade 7 and found 20 […]

Scheer can only beat Trudeau with ‘veto voters’

Richard Johnston, a UBC political science professor, was quoted in a Globe and Mail story about how federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer might defeat Justin Trudeau in an election with […]

The flu shot: Who should get it and why

Manish Sadarangani, a UBC medicine professor, wrote an op-ed for The Conversation about the flu shot. “The more people who are vaccinated, the lower the circulation of influenza virus in […]

Vancouver housing initiative for homeless meets opposition

Kerry Jang, a UBC psychiatry professor and city councillor, spoke to the Globe and Mail for a story about Vancouver’s first wave of consultations over housing homeless people in temporary modular […]

How blockchain technology has medieval roots

Victoria Lemieux, a professor in UBC’s, school of library, archival and information studies, wrote an op-ed for The Conversation about blockchain technology, which chains together records of transactions. “In a […]

UBC releases draft of freedom-of-expression statement, asks for feedback

The Globe and Mail reported that UBC released a draft freedom of expression statement and requested feedback from the university community. UBC president Santa Ono said in a statement the […]

When is the digital in architecture?

Oliver Neumann, a professor at UBC’s school of architecture and landscape architecture, wrote an op-ed for Canadian Architect about the intersection of digital technology and architecture. “Digital technology demands new […]

Should B.C.’s killer whales have legal rights?

The Times Colonist published an op-ed about the legal rights of killer whales by David R. Boyd, a professor at UBC’s Institute for Resources Environment and Sustainability. He wrote that […]

Bringing B.C. wine global

Castanet reported on a discussion about the Canadian wine industry hosted by Paul Davies, a psychology professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The event focused on how the industry can unite […]

Chinese-Canadian veterans fought in secret WWII unit, helped changed laws

The Canadian Press interviewed Henry Yu, a UBC history professor, for a story about Chinese-Canadians in Canada’s armed forces. Yu said the federal government did not want Chinese-Canadians fighting in […]

UBC Applied Science Open House


Soldiers’ sacrifices hit home at UBCO Remembrance Service

The Kelowna Capital News reported on the Remembrance Day service at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Lt.-Col. Mike McGinty shared his experience piloting a helicopter in Afghanistan.