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SFU pheromone rat trap research

The Vancouver Sun interviewed Kaylee Byers, a UBC PhD candidate who researches rats, for a story about rat trap research at Simon Fraser University. “Anecdotally, it seems as though we’ve […]

All in the details for landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson

The Vancouver Sun mentioned an annual lecture organized by UBC’s school of architecture and landscape architecture. This year’s speaker, Kathryn Gustafson, is a renowned American landscape architect.

Vancouverite nets top theatre prize

Metro News highlighted Marcus Youssef, a UBC adjunct creative writing professor, who won the $100,000 Siminovitch Prize, the biggest honour in Canada’s theatre world. Youseff selected UBC acting graduate and […]

Vancouver makes some short-term rentals legal

Business in Vancouver quoted Tom Davidoff, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, about the legalization of some short-term rentals in Vancouver. Davidoff  said he is sympathetic to home owners who have secondary […]

Uninsured heart patients often face daunting bills

United Press featured a study by Jonathan Hong, a cardiac surgery resident at UBC, in a story about daunting bills for uninsured patients hospitalized for a heart attack. The study […]

UBC play delivers contemporary feel to 19th-century love triangle

The Georgia Straight highlighted UBC Theatre’s production of Wives and Daughters. The play is adapted from the novel by Elizabeth Gaskell and directed by Courtenay Dobbie.

Eco-corridor considered

Castanet featured UBC research that aims to implement a protected wildlife corridor on the east side of Okanagan Lake. Lael Parrott, a professor of biology and earth and environmental sciences […]

Just 30 minutes of exercise makes women feel slimmer

The Daily Mail mentioned UBC research in an article about the benefits of aerobic exercise. “We think that the feelings of strength and empowerment women achieve post exercise stimulate an […]

Canadian universities help international students thrive

Maclean’s mentioned UBC in an article about foreign students in Canadian universities. “We are not seeing anything unusual [regarding international applicants], notwithstanding events abroad,” said Andrew Szeri, provost and vice-president […]

Four tips for adult digital learners

The Globe and Mail interviewed Gregor Kiczales, executive director of UBC’s extended learning department and a computer science professor, about digital learning. “What’s interesting is that the online courses, in a […]

What dreams will die because of Quebec’s Bill 62?

The Toronto Star published an op-ed by Ayesha Chaudhry, the Canada Research Chair in Religion, Law and Social Justice at UBC, about a piece of legislation in Quebec. “There is nothing […]

Tree of Hope taking shape

Kelowna Capital News reported on the Tree of Hope fundraising efforts that will benefit UBC research. The charity and its partner TD Canada Trust will donate $50,000 to support a […]

Rise of the robots

The Walrus interviewed Henry Siu, a UBC economics professor who studies the decline of routine jobs, for a story about the role of robots in the workforce. “Of course [robots] […]

Mass timber use for the Penticton Lakeside Resort

Journal of Commerce mentioned Brock Commons, the wood skyscraper on UBC campus. The student residence is currently the tallest modern timber tower in the world.

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Vancouver should abandon costly bike-share program when contract up

The Vancouver Sun published an op-ed about Vancouver’s bike-share program by UBC economics students Ashley Tanaka, Tobias Gattinger, Jamie Konrad, Gemma Ferguson, Divya Dhami, and Patrick Sun. “By the end […]

Is UBC short-changing the Okanagan?

The Kelowna Daily Courier mentioned a review of UBC’s Okanagan campus written by Peter Wylie, a UBCO economics professor. Wylie was critical of what UBCO has become compared to what it […]

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

Roundhouse Radio quoted Henry Yu, a professor in UBC’s history department about the role of Chinese-Canadians in World War II. Yu said the federal government did not want Chinese-Canadians fighting in […]

Giving the 13th floor to the people

Larry Beasley, a professor at UBC’s school of community and regional planning, suggests that every new building built in Vancouver should dedicate the 13th floor to community purposes as a […]