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Babies feel hugs, right down to their genes

The New York Daily News reported on UBC research that found the amount of close and comforting contact infants receive from their caregivers impacts children at the molecular level. Michael Kobor, a […]

LGBTQ2 apology is a good start, but it’s not enough

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

B.C. judge ‘ignored evidence,’ put ministry under fire

Global quoted two UBC law professors in a story about the reversal of a B.C. Supreme Court decision that raised questions about a judge’s ability to do his job. Erez […]

The moody tweets on your commute

Research by Saeid Allahdadian, a UBC post-doctoral researcher, was featured on CKNW’s Jon McComb show. Allahdadian analyzed public messages posted to Twitter and found they hold enough location data to […]

UBC looking to raise $100 million for students

The Vancouver Sun reported on UBC’s Blue & Gold Campaign for Students, a fundraising campaign that aims to raise $100 million over three years to give promising students access to […]

Meghan Markle follows Grace Kelly in abandoning acting

Various media outlets interviewed Sarika Bose, a UBC lecturer in Victorian literature and an expert on the Royal Family, after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement. Bose spoke […]

NDP pushes electoral reform, but keeping ‘open’ mind

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

Feds ‘taking far too long’ on opioids

Metro News interviewed Bonnie Henry, a professor in UBC’s school of population of public health, in a story about Canada’s opioid crisis. Henry believes it would be helpful to have […]

National housing strategy

Two UBC academics spoke to the local media about the national housing strategy. Penny Gurstein, the director of UBC’s school of community and regional planning, was interviewed on Roundhouse Radio about the […]

Device allows you to detect traces of rat or horse in your patty

Newsweek featured a new technique developed by UBC researchers that can identify unwanted animal products in ground beef. The technology uses a laser-equipped spectrometer that captures energy signals from meat […]

50 B.C. innovations to watch

Business in Vancouver mentioned four programs associated with UBC in an article about innovative projects to watch in B.C. The B.C. Aboriginal Doors program is led by the Centre for […]

How to exfoliate like a whale

New York Magazine highlighted UBC researchers who observed whales rubbing themselves on rocks to exfoliate in Canada’s Arctic. “We could clearly see these whales clustered around these boulders taking turns […]

Paragon’s Parq makes waves in local casino market

Ann Stone, a UBC Sauder School of Business lecturer, was quoted in a Business in Vancouver article about the new casino in downtown Vancouver. She explained that the first weeks […]

Heat grab share of first in Canada West

The Kelowna Capital News reported on the latest results from the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s volleyball squad. The UBCO Heat share the conference lead with UBC and Calgary.

UBCO study finds overpasses needed for grizzly bears

The Kelowna Capital News reported on researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus who determined how female grizzly bears keep their cubs safe while crossing the Trans-Canada Highway. Adam Ford, Canada Research […]

Opinion: How British Columbia can improve educational success

Charles Ungerleider, a professor emeritus of educational studies at UBC, wrote an op-ed for the Vancouver Sun about improving education in B.C. “We need teachers who are able to use […]

Statistics Canada to release last of census info

Larry Frank, a professor of sustainable transport at UBC was interviewed for a Canadian Press story about the upcoming release of census data. Given the country’s shifting demographics, Frank doesn’t […]

Electoral reform: Are there better ways to consult the public than opinion surveys?

The Vancouver Sun published an op-ed on electoral reform co-written by Mark Warren, the Harold and Dorrie Merilees Chair for the Study of Democracy in the department of political science at […]

Wood reaches new heights as a building material

The Globe and Mail mentioned UBC’s Brock Commons student residence in a story about wooden buildings. “Brock Commons and similar tall wood buildings around the world demonstrate the safe and […]