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An avalanche of money

The Globe and Mail quoted David Ley, a UBC geography professor and expert in immigration and housing markets, about income disparities in Vancouver. “Two things are happening: there is gentrification in the […]

B.C. family gives $25 million to VGH and UBC

A $25 million donation from a B.C. family will go towards the Future of Surgery Campaign at the UBC Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital, Global reported. The donation came from […]

Experts say tax system ‘incentivizes free-riding’

The Province mentioned a property surtax proposal led by economists with the UBC Sauder School of Business and the Vancouver School of Economics. The proposed surtax could be offset by […]

B.C. judge Jim Jardine remembered as ‘a lawyer’s lawyer’

The Vancouver Sun honoured the life of the late Jim Jardine, a B.C. judge and UBC alumnus. Jardine, who successfully prosecuted two of B.C.’s biggest terrorism cases, studied law school […]

Virtual Care & Vaccine Games: Tech & the Future of Public Health

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Students with awesome side hustles

Maclean’s featured two UBC students on a list of university students who excel at school and in their work. Thenuka Karunaratne, a UBC finance student, is the CEO and founder […]

Instead of mourning local news, try paying for it

An op-ed in The Conversation mentioned a crowd-sourced tool co-created by Jon Corbett, a professor in community, culture and global studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The tool tracks changes to […]

Architects test mass timber systems for high-rise construction

Construction Dive mentioned UBC’s Brock Commons student residence in an article about timber towers. UBC officials reported that one of the biggest advantages of the building’s mass-timber design was that […]

The stock market gets SAD in winter, too

The stock market gets SAD in winter, too

When the mercury drops and daylight hours dwindle, winter blues set in for many people.

Oceans under greatest threat in history, warns David Attenborough

The Guardian interviewed Daniel Pauly, who leads UBC’s Sea Around Us program, about the television series Blue Planet 2. Pauly said ocean acidification could be terminal for many species.

Women get mixed messages about sexuality after childbirth

Reuters quoted Kathrin Stoll, a UBC researcher, in a story about a report that suggests women receive mixed messages about how giving birth may affect their sex lives. Stoll, who was not […]

We’ve not found aliens yet, so let’s listen for different signals

Wired interviewed Jaymie Matthews, a UBC professor of astrophysics, about new attempts to communicate with aliens. He said the next steps are to “listen to more stars, at greater distances, […]

Could sex robots result in happier marriages?

Inverse quoted an essay by Marina Adshade, a UBC economics lecturer, in an article about sex robots. “The current demand for new marital systems is just as likely to drive […]

UBC’s lesser-known history

CBC reported that UBC archivist Sheldon Goldfarb has released a new book about a century of student life at UBC. The book is called The Hundred Year Trek: A History […]

China, Canada need ‘political trust’ Xi Jinping tells Trudeau

Yves Tiberghien, the director of UBC’s Institute of Asian Research, was quoted in a South China Morning Post story about Canada-China relations. He said Canada understood the need to broaden […]

UBC survey says health and safety are issues for trans youth

The Canadian Press reported on a UBC study that suggests safety, exposure to violence and discrimination are major issues for transgender youth in Canada. The researchers, led by UBC nursing […]

Grant for research team to treat fibromyalgia patients

Global reported on a grant that will help UBC researchers who are working to help fibromyalgia patients. “It is really important because otherwise we don’t have those opportunities to be […]

Fun, and other words, describe The Realistic Joneses

Charlie Siegel, a UBC theatre professor emeritus, was interviewed in The Province about his performance in The Realistic Joneses. Siegel directs and acts in the production.