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B.C. political parties talk pocketbook issues on eve of election

UBC was mentioned in Christy Clark’s election platform, the Canadian Press reported. Clark said her party would establish an “innovation hub” in Robson Square featuring a new UBC data science […]

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Discussing Indigenous acknowledgement

Three UBC professors were interviewed on Roundhouse Radio about Indigenous acknowledgement. Rima Wilkes, a sociology professor, Linc Kesler, an Indigenous studies professor, and Daniel Justice, the UBC Chair of First Nations […]

Forester cultivates stability in notoriously volatile industry

Interfor CEO Duncan Davies, a UBC alumnus, was profiled by Business in Vancouver. Davies, who heads one of the five largest lumber producers in North America, studied forestry at UBC.

High sexual desire in women can be totally normal

Lori Brotto, a UBC professor of gynecology and psychologist, wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail about high sexual desire among women. She wrote that as long as a […]

Non-indigenous youth should be included in reconciliation

CBC Radio’s The 180 featured the Reconciliation Pole installation on UBC campus. The pole honours the thousands of Indigenous children who died in residential schools, and those who survived it.

Four surprises from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago meeting with Xi

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed by Yves Tiberghien, the director of UBC’s Institute of Asian Research, about the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping of China. […]

Nova Scotia needs a spaceport

Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law and international relations professor at UBC, was interviewed on CBC Radio’s The 180. He said Canada needs a […]

19 science-backed ways men can appear more attractive

The Independent published a Business Insider story citing UBC research on how man can appear attractive to women. The UBC study found that men displaying pride were found to be […]

How 23andMe won back the right to foretell your diseases

Wired quoted Steven Heine, a UBC psychologist, after the FDA approved that a genetic testing company can sell customers information about their susceptibility to certain diseases and other heritable genetic traits. He said […]

Keeping the blood supply Zika-free

Steven Kleinman, a UBC clinical professor, spoke to The Scientist about the practice of American blood donation centres screening samples for Zika virus. He said there is no evidence that […]

Putting names to people

The Hindu reported on the Reconciliation Pole installation on UBC campus in a story about the issue of naming and social rights. The article explains the details and creation of the […]

Hunting child predators with Canada’s freelance vigilantes

Benjamin Perrin, a professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, spoke to Esquire for a story about Canadian vigilante groups that aim to expose child predators. Perrin said […]

Ontario politicians don’t know definition of ‘genocide’

A Vancouver Sun article on the definition of genocide quoted Robert Krell, a UBC professor emeritus of psychiatry. Krell, founder of Vancouver’s Holocaust Education Centre, said the organization teaches thousands […]

Museum of Anthropology announces ‘Traces of Words’

Broadway World featured the new exhibition Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia, at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology. The multimedia exhibition will show how artists reimagine written words as […]

Discounts for seniors under scrutiny

The Canadian Press quoted Paul Kershaw, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, about the need for a policy shift in Canada. Kershaw said outdated logic presumed […]

Science is still hazy as legal pot looms

M-J Milloy, a professor in UBC’s department of medicine, spoke to the Toronto Star about marijuana research. Milloy said he hopes when marijuana is legalized in Canada many research barriers […]

Why we should give up on the detached home dream: Matt Elliott

Metro News highlighted a book by Nathanael Lauster, a UBC sociology professor. The Death and Life of the Single Family House examines how detached homes are becoming less available.

UBC students narrowly reject Israel boycott in referendum

Metro News reported that UBC students voted against their Alma Mater Society “boycotting products and divesting from companies that support Israeli war crimes, illegal occupation and the oppression of Palestinians.” […]