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Blinded by her husband, she fights for justice (and aces law school)

A New York Times article profiled Rumana Monzur, who was attacked and blinded in 2011 by her husband in Bangladesh after telling him she wanted a divorce. Despite her disability, […]

Canada will see marijuana in liquor stores

Newsweek quoted Mark Haden, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, in a story about marijuana being sold in Canadian liquor stores. Haden said the discussion about […]

Velomobiles pilot program at UBC

Bloomberg highlighted Veemo, a pilot program at UBC. The program is a sharing network of three-wheeled, electrically assisted velomobiles.

Discarded kidneys could be used to save lives, study says

U.S. News and World Report cited an op-ed co-written by John Gill, a UBC medicine professor, in a story about kidney donors. Gill suggested the need for policy changes relating […]

U.S. vote against Canadian softwood ‘without merit’: Trade council

Xinhua quoted John Ries, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor and international trade expert, after the US International Trade Commission voted to label Canadian softwood imports as harmful to […]

To curb overdoses gas station changed lights

Business Insider mentioned a UBC study of drug addicts in a story about a Pennsylvania convenience store that is testing out blue bathroom lighting to see if it will detract […]

Study shows touch can affect genes, leave traces for years

International Business Times featured a UBC study that found the amount of close and comforting contact infants receive from their caregivers impacts children at the molecular level. “In children, we […]

Grocers get revenue boost from penny rounding: UBC paper

CBC featured a UBC study that examined how grocers profit from prices ending in nine and eight. Christina Cheung, a third-year economics student, looked into the revenue gained from penny […]

Here’s how to spice up your love life

Reader’s Digest Best Health quoted Lori Brotto, a psychologist and director of the sexual health laboratory at UBC, for an article about sexual satisfaction. She said men and women are […]

Trudeau’s trade agenda with China seen as arrogant: Critics

Wenran Jiang, a senior fellow with the Institute of Asian Research at UBC, was interviewed for a segment on CBC Radio’s The Current. Jiang discussed Prime Minister Trudeau’s trip to […]

Could we use rising sea water to flood desert regions?

Michelle Koppes, a UBC geography professor, was featured on a CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks segment about the idea of using sea water to flood deserts as a way to […]

In future with more wildfire, there will also be more smoke

Pacific Standard interviewed Michael Brauer, a UBC professor of population health, for an article about the future implications of increased wildfires. He said researchers believe pollution negatively affects immune cells […]

Stay healthy because doctor supply in B.C. is about to get worse

The Vancouver Sun reported on a study from UBC, Simon Fraser University and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute that found 40 per cent of doctors reduce their workload at least 10 […]

B.C. restaurants drawn into Ottawa’s sodium fight

James McCormack, a professor of pharmacy at UBC, was interviewed for a story about dietary sodium in The Province. McCormack says there is no definitive evidence that most people would […]

Transgender youth avoiding health care: Study

Radio Canada reported on a UBC study that found almost half of transgender young Canadians are not getting health care when they need it. Among respondents under age 18, sixty-eight […]

80 things to do in Vancouver on December 10

The Georgia Straight highlighted several events on UBC campus and a concert by the UBC Opera Ensemble. The article mentioned four exhibits at the Museum of Anthropology and also reported […]

Smartphone pedometers underestimate steps, still valuable

Various media outlets 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. […]

Mother says daughter’s school wouldn’t allow Hanukkah decorations

Globe and Mail quoted Richard Menkis, a UBC professor and expert in religion and modern Jewish history, after a Vancouver woman said her daughter was told she and her friends […]

International Arts Festival returns to Kelowna

The Kelowna Capital News reported on Living Things, a festival organized by Neil Cadger, a professor in the faculty of creative and critical studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus. “The Living […]