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Cycling advocate says helmet laws ‘counterproductive,’ doctor disagrees

CBC Nova Scotia mentioned UBC research in an article about helmet laws in Nova Scotia. The research from UBC’s school of population and public health found a similar level of […]

Stars of the Week: Kelly Murray driven to succeed in hockey homestretch

The Province featured UBC Thunderbirds hockey player Kelly Murray as one of UBC’s sports stars of the week. Swimmers Yuri Kisil and Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson were also mentioned in the story.

Rent increase for young people in Vancouver, Toronto

Paul Kershaw, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, was quoted in a Ming Pao Vancouver story about young people leaving Toronto due to the rising cost […]

Fundraiser aims to save UBCO golf team

The varsity golf team at UBC’s Okanagan golf team is hosting a fundraiser in an effort to resurrect the team, after its funding was cut, the Kelowna Daily Courier reported. The […]

UBC retires jersey of student athlete who died by suicide

UBC retired the jersey of Laura Taylor, a former Thunderbirds hockey player and medical student who died by suicide, University Affairs reported. UBC’s school of medicine established a scholarship in […]

Discussing youth mental health in B.C.

Shalini Lal, a former UBC PhD candidate, spoke to CBC’s On the Coast about her research that examined what is effective when it comes to treating mental illness among Metro Vancouver youth. […]

Canada 150: Masajiro Miyazaki became first Japanese-Canadian politician

Masajiro Miyazaki, a UBC alumnus, was named to the Vancouver Sun’s list of 150 notable British Columbians. Miyazaki and his wife were interned as enemy aliens at a camp near […]

Epilepsy drug relieves symptoms that cause blinding headaches

Stuart Cain, a researcher at UBC’s Michael Smith Laboratories, was quoted in the Daily Mail about research on the drug Lyrica. Cain said the drug, used to treat epilepsy, shows […]

What’s the environmental footprint of a loaf of bread?

NPR quoted Navin Ramankutty, a professor at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, for an article about a study that details the environmental cost of producing a loaf of […]

Microsoft donates $1M to a research partnership

Forbes reported on the a $1 million donation from Microsoft to fund a data science partnership between UBC and the University of Washington. The collaboration aims to solve issues in […]

Patients choose cannabis over prescribed opioids

Various media outlets featured UBC research that found people who suffer from chronic pain and those taking mental health medications would rather use cannabis in place of their prescribed opioid […]

The quest for one of science’s holy grails: Artificial blood

Mark Scott, a scientist at UBC’s Center for Blood Research, was quoted in an article in the Boston Globe about the development of artificial blood. Scott said the small size […]

MGM’s new problem gambling program to raise awareness

Las Vegas Review Journal reported that MGM Resorts International will introduce B.C.’s GameSense program that encourages responsible gambling. Research on the topic from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas will […]

UBC med students visit Victoria to lobby MLAs on opioid crisis

UBC students travelled to the provincial capital Monday to lobby the government about the ongoing opioid crisis, CBC reported. Emma Mitchell, senior chair of UBC’s medical student political advocacy committee, […]

Discussing the pain-free needle

Boris Stoeber, a UBC professor of mechanical, electrical and computer engineering and founder of Microdermics, was interviewed on CBC’s On the Coast. Stoeber discussed the pain-free needle, which is a […]

Gay, lesbian, bisexual teens half as likely to play sports: UBC study

A UBC study found that lesbian, gay and bisexual teens are playing sports less than they did 15 years ago, the Globe and Mail reported. Elizabeth Saewyc, the study’s co-author and a […]

Tristan Cleveland: Do away with ‘stupid’ Nova Scotia helmet law

Metro News mentioned UBC research for a column on the helmet law in Nova Scotia. According to the UBC study, the proportion of cyclists who die on any given trip […]