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Could Trudeau be Canada’s “Oceans Prime Minister?”

Linda Nowlan, a UBC law professor, wrote an op-ed for The Conversation about Prime Minister Trudeau’s potential legacy when it comes to protecting the oceans.

UBC Blue & Gold Campaign for Students: Bulmaro Valdes

UBC Blue & Gold Campaign for Students: Bulmaro Valdes

Bulmaro Valdes was drawn here by expertise and programs not available elsewhere — and donor-funded fellowships were vital to his ability to continue his studies.

B.C.’s top 10 Facebook videos of 2017

Two videos from UBC campus were featured on CBC’s list of the top 10 Facebook videos of the year. The Reconciliation Pole installation and a campus snowball fight were highlighted.

Canada’s immigration targets ‘form of housing policy:’ Study

A Vancouver Sun columnist wrote about a study that suggests Canada’s high immigration rates have a major impact on housing affordability in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. “First and foremost immigration policy […]

The perils of #MeToo as a Muslim

Ayesha Chaudhry, a UBC professor of Islamic studies and gender studies, was quoted in a story in The Atlantic about the unique pressures faced by Muslim women who report sexual […]

Precious stones hold messages from Earth’s molten heart

The Independent U.K. highlighted UBC researchers who analyzed newly discovered sapphire deposits in Nunavut. Philippe Belley, a UBC geologist, discussed the process that creates sapphires.

Bargain-hunters view retail employees as less human: Study

CBC reported on a study from the UBC Sauder School of Business, which examined the factors that determine how customers looking for bargains treat retail employees. “That [price-conscious attitude] kind […]

Millennial opera singer plays male and female roles

A Flare Magazine profile on UBC alumna Simone McIntosh also quoted Claudio Vellutini, a UBC professor of musicology. Vellutini discussed the value of performers like McIntosh who play both male […]

How admissions decisions are made

Andrew Arida, UBC’s associate registrar and director of undergraduate admissions, was quoted in a University Affairs story about the admissions process at Canadian universities. “We’re looking for students who can […]

Seattle to follow Vancouver in prestige state of luxury buildings

Patrick Condon, a professor of urban design at UBC’s school of architecture and landscape architecture, was quoted in a story on The Stranger. He discussed Vancouver’s hot housing market.

Are telecom companies to blame for smartphone addiction?

The Financial Post quoted Carol Liao, a UBC law professor, in a story about the role telecommunications companies may play in smartphone addiction. Liao said given legal developments in corporate […]

Made-in-Canada technology detects ‘mystery meat’

CTV reported on a new technique from UBC researchers that aims to de-mystify meat. Yaxi Hu, a PhD candidate, along with a team of researchers from UBC’s faculty of land […]

US tax cuts could affect Canadian economy

Kevin Milligan, an economist with the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC, was quoted in a News 1130 story about how U.S. tax cuts could impact Canada. He has said […]

What happens when tech cares for our aging parents

Wired highlighted the work of Victor Wang, a UBC alumnus. Wang, who studied mechanical engineering at UBC, is the CEO of a new digital eldercare service called CareCoach.

7 things to do this week in the Lower Mainland

The Vancouver Sun highlighted a music event at UBC’s Chan Centre. Festive Cantatas: Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat, takes place on Dec. 23. The story also appeared in the Regina Leader-Post.

Why can’t Canada win another Nobel Prize in medicine?

The Conversation reported on work by Michael Smith, a former UBC scientist who used bacteriophages to discover how to mutate genes. He won a Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1993.

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What Trudeau needs to do to become Canada’s first ‘Oceans Prime Minister’

Linda Nowlan, a UBC law professor, wrote an op-ed for The Conversation about Prime Minister Trudeau’s potential legacy when it comes to protecting the oceans. “If all leaders strived to […]

Brittany Waters retires after 16-year rugby career

The Canadian Press profiled Brittany Waters, a UBC alumna and an international rugby player. Waters earned a master’s degree in occupational therapy from UBC. The CP story appeared in the […]

UBC prof captures ‘spectacular’ images of cosmic clusters

Metro News interviewed Harvey Richer, a UBC astronomer, about his work studying cosmic clusters. Richer and his team have used the Hubble telescope to examine clusters for more than 10 […]