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Team of the Week: UBC TBirds women’s hockey

CBC featured UBC’s women’s hockey team, which is ranked number one in the country with 16 wins and two losses. Last week the team retired the jersey of former UBC […]

Vancouver architect and heritage advocate Joe Wai dies

Joe Wai, a local architect and advocate for Chinese-Canadians, passed away at age 76, the Georgia Straight reported. Henry Yu, a UBC historian, honoured Wai on his blog. Wai served […]

Building relationships key to report on Indigenous communities

CBC Nova Scotia interviewed Duncan McCue, an instructor at UBC’s journalism program, about the need for media outlets to go beyond stereotypes when reporting on Indigenous communities. McCue said covering […]

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UBC men’s basketball enjoys signature weekend

The Province reported on the latest winning results for the UBC Thunderbirds men’s basketball team. Castanet also reported on the UBCO men’s basketball team and the women’s volleyball team. A […]

Program hoping to help Manitobans trade smoking for running

UBC researchers are studying the Run to Quit program for its potential to help with chronic disease prevention, CBC Manitoba reported. The program, a partnership between the Canadian Cancer Society and […]

Helping young people give back with fundraising concerts for charity

The Globe and Mail featured the work of UBC alumnus Zeke Blumenkrans who founded the non-profit organization Generocksity at UBC. The association hosts fundraising concerts, holds workshops on philanthropy and […]

Visiting artist presents lecture at UBC Okanagan

Kelowna Capital News reported on a lecture at UBC’s Okanagan campus presented by the faculty of critical and cultural studies. Visiting artist Patrik Andersson, a UBC alumnus, will speak on […]

What Freeland’s appointment means for Russia-Canada Arctic relations

Radio Canada quoted Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC, about the appointment of Chrystia Freeland as Canada’s new minister of foreign affairs. […]

Toronto clowns not laughing about creepy clown craze

The Toronto Observer quoted Stephen Heatley, the head of UBC’s theatre and film department, about the phenomenon of creepy clowns and how clowns have been viewed differently over time. Heatley explained how […]

Love of sushi wiping out tuna fishstocks and isn’t healthy

Various media outlets reported on research by UBC professors Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller that found our love of sushi may be harming both our health and the environment. The researchers […]

Giant chickens pose dilemma for the agricultural industry

David Fraser, an animal welfare professor at UBC, was quoted in a Fortune Magazine story after the U.S. National Chicken Council released a study that looked into the implications of […]

Weight lifting exercises may cut risks of heart disease, diabetes

The Times of India featured a study from UBC’s Okanagan campus that examined how interval weight training can help people with Type 2 diabetes. Jonathan Little, a professor in the […]

B.C. researchers seek ALS cure with global DNA mapping project

CBC’s Early Edition featured an interview with Ian Mackenzie, a UBC medical professor, for a story about an international project mapping the DNA of patients with ALS. Mackenzie said the […]

Four Canadian business schools ranked among the ‘global elite’

The UBC Sauder School of Business was one of four Canadian business schools to be ranked in the Global Elite Quadrant of the QS Global 250 Business Schools Report, the Globe […]

The man she loves is a financial train wreck

The Globe and Mail cited research by Marina Adshade, a UBC economist, for a column on the role financial compatibility plays in a relationship. Adshade said people bring many personal elements in […]

Pipeline politics: What’s next for B.C.?

The Vancouver Sun interviewed Richard Johnston, a political scientist at UBC, and George Hoberg, a professor at UBC’s Liu Institute for Global Issues, about the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. […]

Info scarce for jobs associated with pipeline expansion

Jim Brander, a UBC Sauder School of Business economist, spoke to the Globe and Mail for an article about the lack of information for unions who want their members to […]

Website walks men through prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment

The Vancouver Sun featured a new website about prostate cancer created by researchers at UBC’s school of nursing. John Oliffe, a UBC nursing school professor, said the website, called If […]

Scientists identify the real king of the forest: fungus

The Globe and Mail featured research led by John Klironomos, a plant ecologist at UBC’s Okanagan campus, that found that fungi control forest diversity, not trees. Klironomos said the organisms, typically […]