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Women’s studies programs fight for recognition

University Affairs mentioned UBC in a story about the history of women’s studies programs. The first degree-granting women’s studies program in North America was at San Diego State University and […]

UBCO plays host this weekend to school district science fair

The Kelowna Daily Courier highlighted a science fair that will feature engineering and chemistry work by three professors from UBC’s Okanagan campus. Showcase tables will be on display on Friday and Saturday.

Even with pedometers, students don’t make time to exercise

A study by Cristina Caperchione, a professor of health and exercise sciences at UBC’s Okanagan campus, and researcher Paul Sharp was featured in the Kelowna Daily Courier. Sharp completed the […]

Master’s candidates challenged to relate thesis in 3 minutes

Master’s candidates from UBC’s Okanagan campus will give three-minute thesis presentations, Kelowna Daily Courier reported. Six students are the finalists in this year’s competition and the winner will take home $2,500.

One step closer to space

Castanet featured Richard Federley, a chemistry professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, who has made it to the next stage of the selection process to become a Canadian astronaut. The names […]

UBC experts on new B.C. regulations on ride hailing

Today, the BC Minister for Transportation and Infrastructure announced that it will allow ride hailing services by the end of 2017.

Comment: Site C is ideal clean-energy option for B.C.

Robert L. Evans, a professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at UBC, wrote an op-ed about clean energy for the Times Colonist. He wrote that the Site C hydroelectric plant is designed […]

B.C. student helps discover new bird species in Colombia

CBC reported on a bird species discovery that occurred as part of a joint project between UBC and the Universidad ICESI in Colombia. In 2015 Julian Heavyside was working to […]

Debate over relationship between compact development, driving

A study by Mark R. Stevens, a professor at UBC’s school of community and regional planning, was featured on Science Daily. Stevens used meta-aggression analysis to conclude that planners should […]

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Rise of peer support for students with autism spectrum disorder

Sarah Knitter, the accessibility adviser at UBC, was quoted in a University Affairs article about support for students with autism spectrum disorder. Knitter said students on the spectrum have motivated […]

Given earns Canada West All-Star, McCreary on All-Rookie team

Castanet highlighted Kaitlynn Given and Sara McCreary of the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s volleyball teams after they were recognized as among the best in the conference this season. Given was named a […]

How could baking a loaf of bread be bad for the environment?

The National Post featured a study that examines how a loaf of bread impacts the environment and cited an NPR interview with Navin Ramankutty, a professor at UBC’s Institute for […]

Hinchey earns spot on Canada West Rookie team

Kyle Hinchey, a volleyball player for the UBC Okanagan Heat, was named to the 2016/17 Canada West All-Rookie team, Castanet reported. He played in all but one of his team’s […]

HUB Cycling announces winners at 4th Annual Bike Awards

UBC was named the winner for the Best in Higher Education category of Hub Cycling’s 4th annual Bike Awards, the Georgia Straight reported. UBC won in the workplace size category […]

U.S. colleges must take the lead to reject Trump’s immigration ban

UBC was mentioned in a Globe and Mail story about the need for American colleges to take the lead in rejecting Donald Trump’s immigration ban. UBC, the American University of […]

UBC TBirds women’s hockey team crowned Canada West champs

Daily Hive reported on the UBC Thunderbirds women’s hockey championship. Cassandra Vilgrain scored the winning goal to help her team earn the Canada West title this past weekend.

Former swimmer calls on organized sport to welcome gay youth

A study from UBC’s school of nursing was mentioned in a CBC Toronto story about a former competitive swimmer who said he did not feel comfortable enough to come out as […]