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Lower Mainland may ‘dodge the bullet’ for potential king tide flooding

Stephen Sheppard, a professor in forestry in UBC’s department of forest resources management, spoke to CBC about the potential for king tide flooding in the Lower Mainland. “The projections are for […]

Prize awarded to researchers who determined universe’s age

Gary Hinshaw, a UBC physicist, was named a co-winner of this year’s Breakthrough Prize in physics for his past work on the universe, Newsweek reported. Hinshaw is currently working on […]

Our fishermen should land Brexit benefits

Daniel Pauly, a UBC marine biologist, was quoted in story in The Telegraph about how fishermen should benefit from Brexit. Pauly wants Britain to pass a law similar to the Magnuson-Stevens […]

Tylenol may help ease the pain of hurt feelings

NPR interviewed Todd Handy, a UBC psychology professor, about the impact of Tylenol on hurt feelings. “Through reducing our attention to the outside world, acetaminophen appears to nudge us into […]

What career items are on your holiday wish list?

Rima Wilkes, a UBC professor of sociology, was one of several academics interviewed for a Science Magazine story about career wish lists. “My one wish would be that everyone could […]

Will Trump tax cuts hurt Canada’s competitiveness?

Global interviewed Kevin Milligan, a UBC professor of economics, for a story about the tax reform bill in the United States. Milligan explained how one provision in the bill could […]

Line between free expression and protection from hate speech

Jennifer Berdahl, a UBC professor of leadership studies, was interviewed on CBC Radio’s The Current about free speech at universities. “I think that the purpose of education really is to […]

Lost UBC ‘sailbot’ found off coast of Florida over a year later

A robotic sailboat created by UBC students was recovered by a U.S. research vessel, various media outlets reported. The students first launched the “sailbot” on Aug. 16, 2016 but lost […]

Landmark treaty protection

Gordon Christie of the Peter A. Allard School of Law commented on the Supreme Court of Canada’s Peel Watershed decision for a CTV story. Christie comments at the 1:31 mark. […]

B.C.’s ill-equipped system spawned longest child welfare fight in Canada’s history

Erez Aloni, a UBC law professor who specializes in the regulation of adult relationships and complex family structures, commented on the flaws of B.C.’s family law system for a special […]

Sockeye salmon recommended for at risk listing

The Globe and Mail interviewed Eric Taylor, a UBC fish ecologist, after scientists determined that many populations of Fraser River sockeye are in such shocking decline that they should be […]

100 Christmas and holiday events around Metro Vancouver

The Province highlighted the VSO Traditional Christmas concerts involving the UBC Opera Ensemble. This year is the 25th  anniversary of the event.

Reason to love Vancouver #12: We’re saving the bees

Vancouver Magazine reported on scientists at UBC who are working to save our honeybee population. “We’re trying to selectively breed for traits that are valuable to us,” said Leonard Foster, […]

Here’s the gender gap that matters

The Globe and Mail reported on gender statistics among UBC students in an article about the gender gap. The article reported that 56 per cent of all UBC graduate students […]

Multimedia, Brain-Computer Interfaces and Medical Instrumentation: Dispatches of a Pioneer Woman in Engineering Across Continents


We’re all different. This applies to Muslim women, too

A Globe and Mail article about the diverse population of Canadian Muslim women featured two UBC academics. Ayesha S. Chaudhry, Canada Research Chair in Religion, Law and Social Justice at […]

Advice for first-year students from Justin Trudeau

Sarika Cullis-Suzuki, a marine biologist and UBC alumna, was interviewed for a Maclean’s article about advice for first-year students. Cullis-Suzuki, who has a graduate degree from UBC, shared that what […]

Why would we trust Facebook to safeguard democracies?

Taylor Owen, a UBC journalism professor, was quoted in a Maclean’s article about the impact of Facebook on democratic institutions. “[I think] the mechanisms that we’ve put in place to […]

B.C. launches new wildfire investigation

The National Observer mentioned Lori Daniels, a UBC forest ecology professor, in a story about the wildfire investigation in B.C. She estimates it will take about $3.5 billion to protect the highest […]