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Researchers want sepsis treated as separate cause of illness

CBC interviewed Niranjan Kissoon, a UBC professor in the department of pediatrics and co-author of an editorial that states sepsis should be treated as a separate cause of illness and […]

Scientists explore animal emotions

The New Zealand Herald reported on a dairy-calf trial project run between UBC’s animal welfare program and New Zealand’s AgResearch institute. The project measured emotions, particularly anticipation levels of the animals.

Experts weigh in on NY Times article on B.C. political cash

Global quoted Maxwell Cameron, a UBC political science professor, about American coverage of the annual, political donation-supplied $50,000 stipend given to Premier Christy Clark. Cameron said global discussion on the […]

Cold weather vs. mountain pine beetle

Global featured an interview with Allan Carroll, a professor in UBC’s department of forest sciences, for a story on how beetles survive cold weather. Carroll said mountain pine beetles produce […]

High cost of pharmaceuticals: Canada’s drug problem

CBC’s The Fifth Estate featured an interview with Steve Morgan, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, about the need for national pharmacare in Canada. Morgan said […]

UBC engineers say e-waste more lucrative than ore from ground

UBC mining engineers have discovered that electronic waste is proving to be a richer source of valuable metals than any ore pulled from the ground, the Vancouver Sun reported. PhD candidate Amit Kumar and […]

UBC’s rising astronomy star Kunimoto seeks distant worlds

The Vancouver Sun featured Michelle Kunimoto, a UBC astronomy student who discovered four planet candidates by analyzing data gathered by NASA’s Kepler satellite. Kunimoto, age 23, was recently named to […]

Hidden industry serves new moms who follow Chinese custom

Wendy Hall, a UBC nursing professor, spoke to the National Post for a story about the call for regulation of an “underground” industry that caters to immigrant mothers who observe the postpartum custom […]

David Suzuki developed rare talent for mass public education

David Suzuki, a former UBC genetics professor, was named to the Vancouver Sun’s list of 150 notable British Columbians. Suzuki, an environmental activist and scientist, gained fame as the award-winning […]

Editorial: Everyone, not just homeowners, deserves tax break

The Vancouver Sun mentioned Thomas Davidoff, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor and real estate expert, in an editorial about the increased homeowner grant threshold. Davidoff said the money […]

Funding community-based programs can help reduce male suicide

The Hill Times published an op-ed by Britney Dennison, from UBC’s Men’s Health Research project, and John Oliffe, a professor in the school of nursing, about the need for government agencies to support community-based […]

Researcher says digital literacy education for kids more important

News 1130 interviewed Ron Darvin, a UBC PhD student in the faculty of education, about the need for digital literacy among children. He said kids in school should learn how […]

Team of the Week: UBC TBirds women’s hockey

CBC featured UBC’s women’s hockey team, which is ranked number one in the country with 16 wins and two losses. Last week the team retired the jersey of former UBC […]

Vancouver architect and heritage advocate Joe Wai dies

Joe Wai, a local architect and advocate for Chinese-Canadians, passed away at age 76, the Georgia Straight reported. Henry Yu, a UBC historian, honoured Wai on his blog. Wai served […]

Building relationships key to report on Indigenous communities

CBC Nova Scotia interviewed Duncan McCue, an instructor at UBC’s journalism program, about the need for media outlets to go beyond stereotypes when reporting on Indigenous communities. McCue said covering […]

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UBC men’s basketball enjoys signature weekend

The Province reported on the latest winning results for the UBC Thunderbirds men’s basketball team. Castanet also reported on the UBCO men’s basketball team and the women’s volleyball team. A […]

Program hoping to help Manitobans trade smoking for running

UBC researchers are studying the Run to Quit program for its potential to help with chronic disease prevention, CBC Manitoba reported. The program, a partnership between the Canadian Cancer Society and […]

Helping young people give back with fundraising concerts for charity

The Globe and Mail featured the work of UBC alumnus Zeke Blumenkrans who founded the non-profit organization Generocksity at UBC. The association hosts fundraising concerts, holds workshops on philanthropy and […]

Visiting artist presents lecture at UBC Okanagan

Kelowna Capital News reported on a lecture at UBC’s Okanagan campus presented by the faculty of critical and cultural studies. Visiting artist Patrik Andersson, a UBC alumnus, will speak on […]