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How self-compassion can help you thrive during stressful times

A study by Katie Gunnell, a former UBC researcher, was featured in InStyle. The study, part of Gunnell’s doctoral research at UBC, found that self-compassion among students can promote healthy […]

Intensively fed calves need transition help

Dairy Herd Management mentioned UBC research for an article on best practices for transitioning calves off a liquid diet. The UBC study found that gradually weaning calves over 21 days resulted in animals […]

Developer unveils plans for wood office building in Chicago

Construction Dive reported on the world’s tallest contemporary mass timber tower at UBC. The new Brock Commons student residence will be the tallest contemporary mass timber building in the world […]

Cancer’s invisibility cloak

Wilfred Jefferies, a professor of medical genetics and immunology at the Michael Smith Laboratories, was interviewed by BYU Radio about his research on how cancer cells evade the body’s defences and […]

Why African universities fail to meet post-colonial dynamics

Ali Abdi, the head of UBC’s department of educational studies, was quoted in the Herald Zimbabwe for a story about the effects of colonization on African education. Abdi wrote that imposing European theories of […]

Trump’s anti-immigrant stance may fuel racism in Canada: experts

The Canadian Press interviewed Rima Wilkes, a UBC professor of sociology, for a story on the impact of Trump’s anti-immigrant policies. She said it’s crucial to recognize that Canada is […]

Some sex workers choose industry due to benefits: study

The Canadian Press cited a UBC study for a story about sex workers who choose the industry because it can be more lucrative than low-paying service industry jobs. The 2016 […]

The economics of love

Ross Hickey, a professor of economics at UBC’s Okanagan campus, spoke with Global about Valentine’s Day. He said the pressure to give a gift presents an opportunity to evaluate a relationship […]

Celebrating Black History Month

Annette Henry, the David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education at UBC, was interviewed on Breakfast Television about Black History Month. She said knowledge is lacking about black history in Canada, […]

UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble: New York Stories

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What if Trump’s constant lying makes his false reality believable?

David Moscrop, a UBC political science PhD candidate, wrote an op-ed for Maclean’s about the consequences of Trump’s increasing list of lies. Moscrop wrote that normalizing small lies create the conditions […]

Must-sees this week: February 9 to 15, 2017

Canadian Art highlighted “Monitor,” a video-installation project by BFA students at UBC’s Okanagan campus that addresses Internet surveillance. The project opens Feb. 11 at the Kelowna Art Gallery.

Opinion: Quirks and quarks of Vancouver biotech

Erika Siren, a PhD candidate at UBC’s Centre for Blood Research, wrote an op-ed on about Canadian biotech for the Vancouver Sun. Siren wrote that the industry’s success relies on retaining talent […]

Why you should challenge yourself in retirement

U.S. News and World Report cited UBC research for a story on the need for retirees to challenge themselves. The research suggests that regular aerobic exercise could increase the size […]

Maternity leave: Great idea, but what about daddy?

The Hill featured UBC research for an article on the benefits of paternity leave for children, women, businesses, and men. Alyssa Croft, a UBC psychology PhD candidate, and her colleagues […]

VGH to get 16 new operating rooms in $102M upgrade

CBC reported on a $102-million upgrade at Vancouver General Hospital which will increase surgeries at B.C.’s largest hospital by 13 per cent, or 2,200 surgeries annually. The upgrades will be […]

Ian Mulgrew: Blame B.C. for medical wait lists, McGeer tells court

The Vancouver Sun highlighted testimony by Patrick McGeer, a UBC psychiatry professor emeritus and UBC alumnus. Speaking in B.C. Supreme Court at the constitutional challenge of the Medicare Protection Act, […]

Museum of Anthropology announces new Amazonian exhibition

UBC’s Museum of Anthropology has a new major exhibition called Amazonia: The Rights of Nature, the Georgia Straight reported. The exhibition will feature Amazonian basketry, textile, carvings, feather works, and ceramics […]

Salsa at the OSO

Castanet previewed a concert at the Okanagan Symphoy Orchestra by Christie Reside, an instructor at UBC’s School of Music. Reside is currently the principal flute of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Preview: Weekend UBC Okanagan Heat games

Castanet previewed the weekend schedule for several UBC Okanagan Heat teams. Saturday will be the final university game for Claire Elliott, Olivia Johnson, Emily Kanester, and Chloe Kennedy of the women’s basketball […]