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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 […]

An avalanche of money

The Globe and Mail quoted David Ley, a UBC geography professor and expert in immigration and housing markets, about income disparities in Vancouver. “Two things are happening: there is gentrification in the […]

B.C. family gives $25 million to VGH and UBC

A $25 million donation from a B.C. family will go towards the Future of Surgery Campaign at the UBC Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital, Global reported. The donation came from […]

Experts say tax system ‘incentivizes free-riding’

The Province mentioned a property surtax proposal led by economists with the UBC Sauder School of Business and the Vancouver School of Economics. The proposed surtax could be offset by […]

B.C. judge Jim Jardine remembered as ‘a lawyer’s lawyer’

The Vancouver Sun honoured the life of the late Jim Jardine, a B.C. judge and UBC alumnus. Jardine, who successfully prosecuted two of B.C.’s biggest terrorism cases, studied law school […]

Virtual Care & Vaccine Games: Tech & the Future of Public Health


Students with awesome side hustles

Maclean’s featured two UBC students on a list of university students who excel at school and in their work. Thenuka Karunaratne, a UBC finance student, is the CEO and founder […]

Instead of mourning local news, try paying for it

An op-ed in The Conversation mentioned a crowd-sourced tool co-created by Jon Corbett, a professor in community, culture and global studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The tool tracks changes to […]

Architects test mass timber systems for high-rise construction

Construction Dive mentioned UBC’s Brock Commons student residence in an article about timber towers. UBC officials reported that one of the biggest advantages of the building’s mass-timber design was that […]