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North Van mayor calls for study of SkyTrain link to North Shore

Erik Eberhardt, director of geological engineering at UBC, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about alternative ways of connecting the North Shore with Metro Vancouver. He said the challenges of building […]

UBC researchers aim to improve Canada’s prostitution laws

Metro News reported on a UBC study that aims to find out how people who buy and sell sexual services use technologies to communicate with one another, develop relationships and […]

Low supply and snow limit Vancouver-area home sales in February

Thomas Davidoff, a UBC economist, spoke to the Canadian Press after a real estate board report showed Vancouver home sales were down dramatically in February compared with 2016. He said […]

Discussing the teardown home model

Roundhouse Radio interviewed Jens von Bergmann, a UBC mathematician, about a tool that predicts which houses in Vancouver will be torn down. The tool, created in collaboration with Joseph Dahmen, […]

Judge under fire for claiming ‘a drunk can consent’

The Globe and Mail interviewed Janine Benedet, a professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, after a Nova Scotia judge was criticized for declaring “clearly, a drunk can consent” when […]

Discussing conscience in dogs

Stanley Coren, a UBC psychology professor emeritus, was interviewed on Roundhouse Radio about the possibility that dogs have a conscience. Coren also discussed a study that compared the personalities of […]

57 things to do in Metro Vancouver on March 3

The Georgia Straight mentioned the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology. The festival features Indigenous stories, songs, and dances from groups hailing from Canada, Alaska, New […]

Kelowna versus in Calgary in Canada West showdown

Kelowna Now previewed the upcoming match between the UBC Okanagan Heat and Calgary Dinos women’s volleyball teams. The winner will face the University of Alberta in the Canada West Final […]

Terence Corcoran: If you like Canada’s liquor, transit and electricity monopolies, you’ll love the medicine cartel

The Financial Post published a column that mentioned a study on Canada’s healthcare system by Steve Morgan, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health.

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Brazil’s deadly prison riots a warning for Canada

The Tyee published an op-ed co-authored by Ruth Elwood Martin, director of UBC’s Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education and a clinical professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, and […]

Preview: Heat to face Dinos in Canada West Quarter-final

Castanet previewed the upcoming volleyball match for the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s team. The Heat will travel to Calgary this weekend to face the fourth-seeded Dinos in a quarter final matchup.

Air-conditioning dependency pushing grid to breaking point

A study on air-conditioning co-authored by Patrick Baylis, a UBC economics professor, was featured in Fast Company. Baylis, Maximilian Auffhammer at the University of California, Berkeley and Catherine Hausman at […]

Sharing extra spots could ease West End parking woes

Phys.org featured a UBC study that examines how renting out parking spots can help with Vancouver’s parking shortage in the West End. Neal Abbott, who conducted the research for his master’s […]

Professors and politics: What the research says

Inside Higher Education mentioned research by a UBC student that examined possible political bias in the university application process. Joseph Ma, a UBC undergraduate, Neil Gross of Colby College and […]

Yeast found in babies’ guts increases risk of asthma

Brett Finlay, a UBC microbiologist, was interviewed on Superhuman Radio about his research on asthma. Finlay found a link between gut yeast in babies and the risk of developing asthma. […]

Kelowna instructor on shortlist to be Canada’s next astronaut

Richard Federley, a chemistry instructor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, is one of 72 shortlisted candidates to be one of the next two astronauts for the Canadian Space Agency program, CBC […]

UBC getting a big boost in funding

Breakfast Television featured a funding announcement from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to UBC. The university is receiving nearly $6 million for 27 projects. A similar story appeared on CTV.

Viagra may help pregnant women with rare condition

UBC is one of six institutions taking part in clinical trials of Viagra for women with early intrauterine growth restriction, News 1130 reported. Kenneth Lim, the head of UBC’s maternal-fetal […]