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Why dirty kids are healthy kids

Huffington Post highlighted a book by UBC microbiology professor Brett Finlay and University of Calgary scientist Marie-Claire Arrieta. The researchers have published a book focusing on the benefits of exposing children […]

Beverley McLachlin was first woman to lead supreme court in the Commonwealth

Beverley McLachlin, a former UBC law professor, was honoured in the Vancouver Sun‘s list of 150 notable British Columbians. In 2000, McLachlin became the first female chief justice appointed to any Commonwealth […]

UBC student’s startup transforms used chopsticks into furniture

Huffington Post featured a project by Felix Böck, a PhD candidate in UBC’s faculty of forestry. Böck, who studies bamboo as a structural resource, created ChopValue, which turns recycled chopsticks into […]

Delayed report leaves Calgary with less time to mull Olympic bid

The Globe and Mail quoted Rob VanWynsberghe, a UBC education professor, about the delay of a feasibility report by Calgary’s bid exploration committee for the 2026 Winter Olympics. VanWynsberghe said the delayed “master […]

Threshold for B.C. homeowner grant raised to $1.6-million

Thomas Davidoff, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to various media outlets about why the provincial government’s plan to increase the homeowner’s grant threshold may be […]

Bell Let’s Talk helps grow mental health conversation on campuses

Rebecca Terejko, a UBC Thunderbirds swimmer, was featured in a TSN story about a national initiative to raise mental health awareness at Canadian university campuses. Terejko said creating a conversation is […]

Denim Day for Sexual Assault Awareness Month


Canadian women open up about sex and love in new survey

MSN published a Chatelaine article quoting Lori Brotto, a psychologist and UBC professor of gynecology, about women’s sex drive. Brotto said data shows a lack of interest in sex is […]

My $125,000 MBA investment: Was it worth it?

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed by Aubrey Chapnick, a graduate student at the UBC Sauder School of Business. Chapnick wrote about the benefits of his schooling, including networking, […]

Antilla reflects on ‘roller-coaster ride’ for hockey program

The Province featured fifth-year UBC hockey player Joe Antilla as one of the Stars of the Week. Hockey players Anthony Bardaro and Jerret Smith were also mentioned in the article.

Pumping iron is good for the heart, researchers show

Science Daily featured a study from UBC’s Okanagan campus that found interval weight training could help people with Type 2 diabetes. Jonathan Little, a professor in the school of health […]

UBC charity hockey game will benefit DTES facility

The Georgia Straight reported on UBC’s upcoming charity hockey game that will benefit the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. Actors and former Vancouver Canucks will take part in the event on Jan. […]

Discussing peanut allergies among children

Edmond Chan, the head of UBC’s pediatric division of allergy and immunology, was interviewed on CBC’s B.C. Almanac about new guidelines for reducing the risk of peanut allergy. Chan said […]

Honour killings to voting rights: Hot-button issues at Supreme Court

Nikos Harris, a UBC law professor, spoke to the Globe and Mail for an article about upcoming cases that will be heard in the Supreme Court. Harris said an alleged […]

Discussing plans to hire 1,100 teachers in B.C.

CBC’s B.C. Almanac featured an interview with Michelle Stack, a UBC education professor, about the $50 million deal to hire nearly 1,100 teachers across B.C. Stack said the deal is […]

Canada’s top employers for young people attract and retain talent

UBC was named to the list of the top 100 employers for young people, the Globe and Mail reported. Editors of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project chose employers based […]

John Furlong to speak again at UBC fundraiser

Various media outlets reported on the reinstatement of John Furlong as a speaker at a UBC fundraising event, including the Globe and Mail (here and here), Canadian Press (reposted by CTV, […]

What to do when the big one hits

CKNW interviewed Simon Peacock, UBC’s dean of science, about what we can learn about earthquake preparedness following several recent earthquakes off the coast of Vancouver Island. Peacock said it is […]

Michael Smith figured out how to target genetic mutations

The Vancouver Sun profiled Nobel laureate Michael Smith, a former UBC biochemistry professor and director of the biotechnology laboratory. Smith, who has a laboratory at UBC named after him, was named […]