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Many U.S. schools don’t teach CPR even when states require it

Reuters quoted Christopher Fordyce, a UBC cardiology professor, in a study that found many U.S. high schools don’t teach CPR though most states require it. “[Schools] not only provide an […]

Black men sentenced to more time for same crime as white person

The Washington Post featured work by Marit Rehavi, a UBC economics professor, that examined the role of race in sentencing criminals. Rehavi and Sonja Starr found that prosecutors “have a […]

The Justin Trudeau lovefest gets a reality check

Bloomberg interviewed David Green, a UBC economist, in a story about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first term. Green found that Canadian wage growth, driven largely by oil, has helped avoid U.S.-style […]

The connected vocabularies of six-month-olds

The Atlantic interviewed Janet Werker, a UBC professor of psychology, about a study that found infants have a deeper understanding of language than previously thought. Werker, who wasn’t involved in […]

How do birds survive at high altitudes?

The Wire highlighted UBC research in a story about how birds survive at high altitudes. Sabine Lague, a UBC PhD candidate, led a group of researchers and compared how Andean […]

How Movember takes on men’s health

CBC Radio’s B.C. Almanac interviewed John Oliffe, a professor and the founder of the Men’s Health Research program at UBC, about men’s health issues. He discussed the importance of opening […]

Salish weavings on display

CBC highlighted an exhibit at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology. The Fabric of our Land: Salish Weaving, features dozens of intricately designed blankets and runs until April 2018.

BMI linked to pregnancy risk for mum

SBS Australia reported on researchers at UBC who examined health data from pregnant women to determine if pre-pregnancy body mass index, or BMI, was associated with severe maternal morbidity. The […]

Van Tech students feed into need to help hungry peers

The Vancouver Sun mentioned a student-led initiative that provides breakfast for students at the Vancouver Tech school. The decision to provide breakfast came in the wake of a wellness survey […]

Humans are blind to imminent environmental collapse

William E. Rees, a UBC professor emeritus of human ecology and ecological economics, wrote an op-ed for The Tyee about how accelerating biodiversity loss may turn out to be the […]

UBC denies mishandling sex assault complaints in response to human rights cases

The Canadian Press reported that UBC denied mishandling sexual assault reports in documents filed with the province’s human rights tribunal. The CP story appeared on CTV, CBC, in the Globe […]

Canadian ideas to improve child health win support

CBC reported on Canadian projects that won funding from Grand Challenges. UBC won funding for developing a mobile phone app to improve diagnosis of sepsis in infants in Malawi.

UBC survey seeks LGBT respondents for mental-health research

The Georgia Straight reported on a UBC project that addresses mental health among the LGBTQ population. The Still Here Project is part of the Men’s Health Research program at the UBC […]

3 things you didn’t realize might be killing your sex drive

Chatelaine interviewed Lori Brotto, Canada Research Chair in Women’s Sexual Health and director of the Sexual Health Lab at UBC, about factors that can contribute contribute to a low sex […]

Henry Flanagan: With another cold winter ahead, Vancouver needs to rethink road-salting

The Georgia Straight published an op-ed about salting roads by Henry Flanagan, a UBC geography student. “By researching and investing in road-salt reduction now and better preparing for future heavy […]

20 Years of Brain Health: An Anniversary Symposium


UBC wins first-ever rugby national championship, in the snow

The UBC Thunderbirds won the first-ever Canadian national championship in men’s rugby, Daily Hive reported. UBC defeated the University of Victoria to take the title.

Oceans are new front line in fight against climate change

The Tyee reported on the French Ameri-Can Climate Talks on Ocean hosted by UBC’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. William Cheung, a professor at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, and Daniel Pauly, the […]

Carleton’s Canada-India Centre hosts Sikhism symposium

Anne Murphy, a professor at UBC’s department of Asian studies, will be a speaker at a symposium on Sikhism, Indo-Canadian Voice reported. The event will be hosted by Carleton University’s […]