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UBC Reports | November 24

UBC Reports | November 24

Indigenous women suffer greatest risk of injury

Indigenous women suffer greatest risk of injury

Indigenous women suffer greatest risk of injury The Conversation published an op-ed by UBC pediatrics professor Mariana Brussoni, and M. Anne George, a UBC pediatrics professor emerita. Read more.

Rain Activated Art

As part of the UBC SEEDS Sustainability program, Tiffany Quon, teamed up with staff at Community Development to bring an innovative rain graffiti project to campus.

Five T-Birds make All-Canadian

Five T-Birds make All-Canadian

A total of five UBC Thunderbirds have been selected as All-Canadians as announced Thursday evening during the 2017 All-Canadian Awards Gala.

National housing strategy

Several UBC academics spoke to the media about the national housing strategy. Paul Kershaw, a professor at the school of population and public health, told News 1130 that the plan […]

Whales keep skin fresh with summer exfoliation ritual

Newsweek featured UBC researchers who observed whales rubbing themselves on rocks to exfoliate in Canada’s Arctic. “It’s like a day spa for the whales,” said Sarah Fortune, a UBC PhD […]

NDP pushes electoral reform, but keeping an ‘open’ mind

The Vancouver Sun quoted Max Cameron, director of the centre for democratic institutions at UBC, in a story about electoral reform. Cameron, one of the academic advisors recruited by the […]

UBC-sponsored companies try to snag investments

BC Business reported on an event that allowed UBC-sponsored companies to makes pitches to investors and venture capitalists. Hatch is a new addition to UBC’s entrepreneurship program that incubates technology startups.

Concerns mounting over plans for closed golf club

Tsur Somerville, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to the Times Colonist about plans for a closed golf club in Victoria. He said that because of […]

Why Black Friday should be Buy Nothing Day

International Business Times cited UBC psychology research in a story about the benefits of spending money on time-saving services. The research team found that directing our dollars towards services like […]

Indigenous women suffer greatest risk of injury

The Conversation published an op-ed by Mariana Brussoni, a UBC pediatrics professor, and M. Anne George, a UBC pediatrics professor emerita, about injury risks among Indigenous women. “Being Indigenous in […]

Heat women persist among Canada’s best

The Kelowna Capital News featured the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s volleyball team. The team, currently fourth in the USports national rankings, will face the University of Regina Cougars.

Test your DNA at a pharmacy? Now you can

CBC quoted Corey Nislow, a UBC pharmacy professor, about a new DNA test offered at some Canadian pharmacies that will allow pharmacists to determine how patients would respond to medications. Nislow […]

Black Friday enthusiasm wanes as some shun practice

JoAndrea Hoegg, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to the Canadian Press about Black Friday shopping. She believes the shopping spree is still popular, especially online. […]

Lebanese Luncheon


Aerospace sector soaring

Castanet mentioned UBC’s Okanagan campus in a story about a report on the Central Okanagan’s aerospace industry. The article noted there are potential partnerships between the industry and UBCO.

Is Vancouver’s biggest annual event a blast or a fizzle for taxpayers?

The Breaker published an op-ed by a group of UBC economics students about the Honda Celebration of Lights fireworks event. “The Honda Celebration of Light is…a costly event and city […]

Penticton project sets stage for Okanagan wood construction

The Journal of Commerce mentioned UBC’s Brock Commons in a story about wood construction. The UBC student residence is currently the world’s largest modern timber tower.

Inuit want free travel over international waters between Canada, Greenland

The Canadian Press interviewed Michael Byers, Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC, about the possible co-management of Arctic habitat. “As long as two bordering countries […]