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Learn from Beyoncé, Kanye: Rise of celebrity courses

The Canadian Press reported on the trend of university classes linked to celebrities and quoted Ernest Mathijs, a UBC professor in the department of theatre and film. Mathijs said it […]

Arthur J. Ray wins 2017 Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize

Arthur J. Ray, a UBC history professor emeritus was named the 2017 winner of the Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize, Quill and Quire reported. Ray’s book, Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making […]

Help needed to die at home

Castanet highlighted a UBC study that found those caring for palliative loved-ones need more support from health care professionals. Carole Robinson, a nursing professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, said though […]

New UBC forecasting tool predicts Vancouver houses at risk of teardown

Canadian Architect highlighted a UBC forecasting tool that predicted one-quarter of detached homes in Vancouver could be torn down between now and 2030. Joseph Dahmen, a UBC professor of architecture, […]

Double vision

The Kelowna Daily Courier featured a painting display by two alumni of UBC’s Okanagan bachelor of fine arts program. Connor Charlesworth and Malcolm McCormick are displaying their paintings at the Kelowna […]

Remembering Barbara Howard

Barbara Howard, a UBC alumna who is believed to have been the first black woman to represent Canada in a major international competition, was remembered in the Globe and Mail. […]

International Women’s Day, lessons from front lines on battling sexism in tech

Andrea Palmer, a UBC mechanical engineering alumna, was featured in a Financial Post story about sexism in the technology industry. Palmer, who created a digital health startup that made a wearable device […]

Fukushima earthquake anniversary marked with workshop

CBC reported on a workshop at UBC’s Institute of Asian Research that focuses on current events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and the lives of evacuees in nearby communities. David Edgington, a […]

Victoria report details potential devastation of ‘Big One’

Carlos Ventura, the director of the Earthquake Engineering Research Facility at UBC, spoke to CBC after a report in Victoria showed the potential consequences of a big earthquake. Ventura said […]

Women-only English program in Metro Vancouver hopes to expand

Work by Amea Wilbur, a UBC alumna who earned a PhD from the faculty of education, was featured on CBC. Her PhD research, which examined how to increase inclusivity for […]

Amazonia: Rights of Nature at MOA and more

The Vancouver Sun featured a new exhibition at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology called “Amazonia: The Rights of Nature.” The exhibition aims to bring awareness to South American Indigenous forms of […]

Opinion: Access to legal services for women is an equality issue

A legal services clinic that involves upper year students from UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, was mentioned in an op-ed in the Vancouver Sun. The students help at […]

Reasons to keep belugas may be outweighed by cruel argument

The Vancouver Sun interviewed Andrew Trites, director of the Marine Mammal Research Unit at UBC, about cetaceans at the Vancouver Aquarium. Trites said it would be a loss for research […]

Artists hold ‘edit-a-thon’ for women’s equality on Wikipedia

Metro News highlighted the event “Call to Edit: Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon” created by Christine D’Onofrio, an artist and professor in UBC’s department of art history, visual art and theory. The free […]

B.C. CEO who sold fintech to PayPal aspires to be ‘impactreneur’

TIO Networks CEO Hamed Shahbazi, a UBC alumnus who sold his financial technology company to PayPal, was featured in a Business in Vancouver story. Shahbazi, who studied civil engineering at […]

T-Birds take title

Olympian Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson led the UBC Thunderbirds to another women’s team title at the U Sports swimming championships, the Ottawa Sun reported. She won five gold and two silver medals.

B.C. legislation to repeal historical wrongs against Chinese-Canadians

The Globe and Mail interviewed Henry Yu, a UBC history professor, about a report from the B.C. government on discriminatory legislation. Yu said many former discriminatory laws were used to […]

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Jordan Deshane digging the talent spike in UBC men’s volleyball

UBC volleyball player and the 2017 Canada West rookie Jordan Deshane was highlighted in The Province. The TBirds qualified for the 2017 U Sports men’s Final Eight nationals for the first time […]

Heat jump to 7 in Canada after advancing to Final Four

The UBC Okanagan Heat women’s volleyball team is now ranked 7th in the country, Castanet reported. The team has been ranked in the U Sports Top Ten for 44 straight […]