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Earth’s mantle could suck up carbon from the air

Gregory Dipple, a UBC geologist, commented on a theory that speeding up a chemical reaction that occurs naturally in rocks from the Earth’s mantle could suck up tons of carbon from […]

CKNW Future of Work Series: What’s next for field of medicine?

CKNW quoted Roger Wong, the executive associate dean of UBC’s faculty of medicine, in a story about the future of the medical field. He said doctors currently being trained are […]

Softwood lumber Trump threat heats up B.C. election campaign

Metro News quoted Harry Nelson, a professor at UBC’s forestry department, about the role of the softwood lumber dispute between Canada and the U.S. in the B.C. election. Nelson said […]

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Hockey T-Birds drop ‘interim’ tag for men’s coach

The Province reported on Sven Butenschon who officially became the full-time head coach of the UBC men’s Thunderbirds hockey team. Butenschon was the interim head coach for the 2016-17 season.

Illegally growing cannabis at City Hall community garden

Jonathan Page, a UBC botany professor, was quoted in a South China Morning Post story about cannabis found growing in the Vancouver City Hall community garden. Page examined photos and […]

Discussing the French election

Yves Tiberghien, a UBC political science professor, was interviewed on Roundhouse Radio about the election in France. Tiberghien discussed the details of the voting results over the weekend.

Discussing scholarship and community engagement

Sonia Medel, a PhD candidate in UBC’s department of educational studies, was interviewed on Roundhouse Radio about her scholarship and community engagements. Medel explained how she bridges her academic studies and […]

So-called ‘healthy oils’

Reader’s Digest and Kelowna Capital News featured research by Sanjoy Ghosh, a biology professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The study suggests high consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids, or PUFAs, can […]

Institute for Future Legislators teaches students how to be politicians

Gerald Baier, the academic director of UBC’s Summer Institute for Future Legislators, was quoted in a Daily Hive article. The institute’s summer course will give students the training needed to […]

Trade minister courts China for softwood, U.S. announces duties

The Canadian Press interviewed Paul Evans, a professor at UBC’s Institute of Asian Research and the Liu Institute for Global Issues, in a story about Canada courting China as a […]

Controversy over Furlong speech

The National Post reported on emails regarding a speech by John Furlong at a UBC event. Furlong’s keynote address was cancelled then reinstated. The story also appeared in the Montreal […]

Video games help model brain’s neurons

UBC neuroscience professor Jane Roskams was quoted in a New York Times story on citizen science projects. Roskams co-developed Mozak, a video game that crowdsources the creation of 3-D models […]

Scientists find genes that control immune response to chlamydia

The Daily Mail reported on UBC research that examines how chlamydia interacts with the immune system. UBC scientists and genetic researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, England, found that ‘switching off’ two key […]

Temper your outrage—Bangkok is not banning street food

Gisèle Yasmeen, a senior fellow with UBC’s Institute of Asian Research, was quoted in a Quartz article about Bangkok street food. Yasmeen, who published a study on Bangkok’s informal food […]

When actors mixed politics and comedy in ancient Rome

C.W. Marshall, a professor in UBC’s department of classical, Near Eastern and religious studies, was quoted in a Smithsonian Magazine article about comedy among the Romans. Marshall said men, citizen […]

NDP says pharmacare plan could cover 125 drugs in Ontario

The Canadian Press interviewed Steve Morgan, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, about a pharmacare plan from the Ontario New Democrats. Morgan said establishing a universal […]

Hustlin’ Owls ding UBC win streak, T-Birds confirm playoff dates

The Province reported on the latest results from the UBC Thunderbirds baseball team. The TBirds lost to the Oregon Tech Hustlin’ Owls. It was also confirmed that UBC will host […]

Shortchanged junior hockey players look to even the score

Thomas Lemieux, director of UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics, was quoted in a BC Business story about the business of major junior hockey in Canada. Lemieux said it is difficult […]

Trump’s election may boost B.C.’s international-student admissions

Business in Vancouver spoke to Winty Cheung, the executive director of UBC’s Asia Pacific regional office, and Adel El Zaim, executive director of the university’s international office program and head […]