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B.C. First Nation youth sing about life on the reserve

Dana Claxton, a UBC art history professor, spoke to Global for a story about First Nation youth who created a video sharing a song about life on their reserve. Claxton […]

Nature needs legal rights: B.C. law prof

Metro News featured an interview with David Boyd, a professor of law, policy, and sustainability at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability, about the need for legal rights for nature. “In […]

Canadian transgender youth are neglecting health needs: Study

The Georgia Straight reported on a UBC study that examined the health care experiences of transgender youth. “Many transgender youth have experienced uncomfortable and frustrating encounters with doctors, particularly when […]

Is the iPhone health app accurate?

International Business Times reported on a UBC study that found iPhone owners who use the Health app to track their steps could be doing more than what the device indicates. […]

Can honeybees monitor pollution?

Smithsonian Magazine reported on UBC researchers studying honeybees. “Honey is a representation of [pollution] sources in a hyperlocal environment,” says Kate Smith, a PhD candidate in Dominique Weis’s UBC lab.

Winter Bang! Festival – Electroacoustic Music

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Vancouver authors provide holiday goodies for serious bookworms

The Georgia Straight mentioned a book published by UBC’s Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS). Reflections of Canada: Illuminating Our Opportunities and Challenges at 150+ Years was edited by […]

Our Medicare policy for kidney transplants is totally irrational

The Washington Post published an op-ed about kidney transplants by John Gill, a UBC medicine professor, and Marcello Tonelli of the University of Calgary. “All other wealthy nations recognize the […]

UBC Reports | December 7

UBC Reports | Dec. 7

Lunch with Duncan McCue

Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by UBC Reads Sustainability and the R. Grant Ingram Distinguished Speaker Program.

Hailey Counsell signs with UBC women’s basketball

Hailey Counsell signs with UBC women’s basketball

Hailey Counsell, a member of Basketball BC’s Under-17 provincial team, will be joining the UBC Thunderbirds women’s program next season.

Free-trade deal with China needs clear, enforceable rules

Free-trade deal with China needs clear, enforceable rules

Free-trade deal with China needs clear, enforceable rules The Province published an op-ed by Pitman B. Potter, a UBC law professor, about Prime Minister Trudeau’s visit to China to discuss […]

UBC sailbot rescued near Florida

CBC reported that a robotic sailboat created by UBC students was recovered by a U.S. research vessel. The students first launched the “sailbot” in August 2016 but lost contact with […]

UBC experts on the holiday season

UBC experts on the holiday season

The holidays are just around the corner. UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to the season. 

Home births in rural areas just as safe as in cities

Reuters featured a study led by Elizabeth Nethery, a researcher at UBC’s school of population and public health. The study found home births may not be more dangerous for healthy […]

Smartphone apps that track physical activity may not be accurate

Hindustan Times and Roundhouse Radio reported on a UBC study which found that smartphone fitness trackers may be under-reporting your physical activity. However, while people should use caution when relying […]

Why 2017 was a year of lunar milestones

CTV quoted Jaymie Matthews, a UBC astronomy and astrophysics professor, for a story about “moon milestones” this year. He said one major story was the agreement between NASA, the Russian […]

Long list of violations at Edmonton waxing salons

Harvey Lui, a UBC dermatology professor, was interviewed for a Global story about violations at Edmonton waxing salons. “A lot of hair removal is happening in sensitive locations… [like] the […]

Canadian scientists honoured for universe “baby picture”

A UBC researcher was honoured with a prize considered to be the “Oscars” of science, Global reported. Gary Hinshaw, a UBC cosmologist, was part of a team that gleaned the […]

Trudeau departs China without securing start of free trade talks

Two UBC academics weighed in on Trudeau’s trip to China. The Canadian Press interviewed Paul Evans, a professor of at UBC’s Institute of Asian Research, who said the trip was “successful in the […]