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Canada’s Supreme Court backs Indigenous rights in dispute over Yukon wilderness

The New York Times reported on the Supreme Court ruling on Friday against the Yukon government’s plan to revise a plan to protect the Peel Watershed. The story quoted Gordon […]

Now is the time for a strong Canada-China energy partnership

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed co-written by Wenran Jiang, a senior fellow at the Institute of Asian Research, school of public policy and global affairs at UBC. Jiang and […]

Canada’s millennials are ready to engage with Asia

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed co-written by Yushu Zhu, a research associate at UBC, about attitudes toward Asia and Canada’s engagement with the region. “Millennials tend to be more pragmatic […]

UBC prof co-winner of Breakthrough Prize in physics

Gary Hinshaw, a UBC cosmologist, has been named a co-winner of this year’s $3-million Breakthrough Prize in physics. In 2001, Hinshaw’s NASA team worked to create what he describes as the universe’s baby […]

Scientist admits his ‘revolutionary’ MS treatment is a sham

The Daily Mail reported that UBC scientists tried to replicate the results of a study on a treatment for multiple sclerosis. The UBC researchers found that the “liberation treatment” was not the […]

Researchers discover dangerous toxin in one of Canada’s lakes

Global reported on researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus who discovered a dangerous toxin in one of Canada’s largest lakes. The study, led by UBC chemistry researcher Susan Murch, showed high […]

B.C. woman calls for change in mental health care

Emily Jenkins, a UBC nursing professor, was quoted in a CTV story about mental health care in B.C. “Unfortunately, with mental health disorders there is no laboratory test that we […]

Environmental lawyers seek legal rights for the natural world

Public Radio International interviewed David Boyd, a UBC law professor and author of the book The Rights of Nature: A Legal Revolution That Could Save the World. “In our Western […]

New UBC mushroom guide aims to protect amateur foragers

Metro News featured work by a UBC botany professor who is creating a new tool to help foragers avoid potentially dangerous mushrooms in B.C. “One of the things we hope to […]

A plan to convince the NDP to fund Orkambi to treat cystic fibrosis

The Georgia Straight mentioned UBC researchers investigating cystic fibrosis. Bradley Quon and Andrew Sandford in UBC’s department of medicine focus on the disease.

Malaysia ranked near bottom in study on electoral integrity

Today Malaysia reported on a paper on electoral integrity by Kai Ostwald from UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs, which found that Malaysia ranked 142nd out of 158 countries. […]

Mixing virtual reality, robotics, and Indigenous art, Shawn Hunt’s

The Georgia Straight reported on an event at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology. Transformation Mask was an experiential sculpture engaged with mixed reality.

UBCO shows off ideas

Castanet reported on first-year engineering students at UBC Okanagan who took part in an annual design competition. Ray Taheri, a UBC engineering instructor, said the university chooses different themes each […]

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Vancouver Public Library librarians offer up books for gifts list

The Ottawa Citizen featured Big Blue Forever, a book by Anita Miettunen about a blue whale that washes ashore on the coast of Prince Edward Island in 1987 and ends […]

Vancouver mulls streetcars despite problems in other cities

The Globe and Mail interviewed Patrick Condon, a UBC urban design professor, about the possibility of a streetcar network in Vancouver. “Studies show a million tourists a year are likely […]

Lunch with property developer Kevin Cheung

BC Business profiled Kevin Cheung, a property developer, and UBC alumnus. Cheung earned a bachelor of commerce degree from the UBC Sauder School of Business.

Editorial: New light on doctor shortage

The Times Colonist highlighted a study by researchers at UBC that examined why one in six British Columbians cannot find a family physician. Between 2005 and 2012, the number of […]

North Shore players help push T-Birds to historic victory

North Shore News reported on the UBC Thunderbirds rugby team after the team’s historic win at the inaugural Canadian University Men’s Rugby Championship. A number of players from the North […]