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National Arts Centre’s first managing director of Indigenous theatre

The Ottawa Citizen reported that Lori Marchand, a UBC alumna, was named the National Arts Centre’s first managing director of Indigenous theatre. Marchand served as the executive director of Western […]

The psychology of climate change

Roundhouse Radio interviewed Jiaying Zhao, Canada Research Chair and cognitive science professor at UBC, about the connections between climate change and psychology.

Opinion: Canada must change course on nuclear disarmament

The Vancouver Sun published an op-ed about nuclear disarmament written by M.V. Ramana, a professor and Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security at UBC’s Liu Institute for Global […]

Digital cats worth thousands

Castanet highlighted a fourth-year UBC computer engineering student who was one of the original developers of a successful online game. Jordan Schalm works part-time at the Vancouver-based company that created […]

The best festivities to get you in the holiday spirit across Canada

Flare highlighted a Christmas music event by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the UBC Opera. This year is the 25th anniversary of the event.

Kamadia: Why I didn’t get a PhD and why you shouldn’t either

A column in the Ottawa Citizen about earning a PhD mentioned a UBC study. The study found that one in three of its doctoral graduates ended up with a traditional […]

Christmas Tree Sale 2017 – Forestry Undergraduate Society


Household chores still a source of guilt for some women

The Toronto Star mentioned a study from UBC and Harvard Business School that suggested even people of modest means would benefit from diverting a small amount of their budget to […]

This is why Canada is unlikely to end net neutrality like the US just did

Daily Hive interviewed Jon Festinger, a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, to explain what Thursday’s net neutrality ruling in the U.S. could mean for […]

Winemakers worry wildfires will leave whiff of ashtray in wine

NPR reported on researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus who created a chemical test to detect the level of compounds in grapes. “We feel we have a much better approach to […]

B.C. gains world-renowned scientists as part of new federal hiring initiative

Margo Seltzer, the new Canada 150 Research Chair in Computer Systems at UBC, was interviewed on CBC Radio’s Early Edition. “We’re seeing an influx of really high tech companies into […]

Is Canada closer to declaring housing a human right?

City Lab quoted Penny Gurstein, a UBC professor of social policy, in an article about the new housing strategy in Canada. “What this strategy is about is really focusing on […]

Community mourns doctor who focussed on health care in north

CBC mentioned the Northern Medical Program associated with UBC’s medical program in an article honouring the late Bert Kelly. Kelly helped create the Northern Medical Program and bring better cancer […]

Pokemon Go may help you become an extrovert

Hindustan Times featured UBC research that found augmented reality games, such as Pokémon GO, could help introverts. The study is the first to examine how players’ personalities, social competence, and social […]

Do you have the flu or something worse? Here’s how to tell

Yahoo interviewed Michael Curry, a UBC clinical professor of emergency medicine, about identifying symptoms of the flu. “The big way you tell the difference between the flu running its regular […]

Site C dam project special

Two UBC professors were interviewed on CBC Radio’s B.C. Almanac about the Site C dam project. George Hoberg, a professor of environment and natural resource policy at UBC’s Liu Institute […]

Grocery stores are making over $3M from penny-rounding

Global featured research by Christina Cheung, a UBC economics and math student, about penny rounding practices at grocery stores. The research by the third-year economics and math student was also featured […]

Who is Michael Wolfson?

Kevin Milligan, a UBC economics professor, was quoted in a Maclean’s profile of Michael Wolfson, a retired Statistics Canada data guru. Milligan discussed an economics database spearheaded by Wolfson.

UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections Tour


The China connection

The Squamish Chief interviewed Robert Falls, a UBC forestry professor, for a story about the future of LNG in B.C. Falls called natural gas a “transition fuel” since it produces […]