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UBC app pushes people to walk for dementia research and health

CBC highlighted an app developed at UBC that will help with health research. “Walk 10 Blocks” encourages adults to walk about a kilometre per day. When users register on the […]

UBC researcher says bobcat sightings on the rise in the Okanagan

CBC quoted UBCO biology masters student TJ Gooliaff after multiple bobcat and cougar sightings in the Okanagan Valley in the past few weeks. Gooliaff, who studies bobcats, said residents of […]

Is time travel possible? Yes, but you might get ‘spaghettified’

CBC interviewed UBC astrophysicist Jaymie Matthews about the concept of time travel. He said travelling through a wormhole includes the possibility of connecting to other dimensions in space and times […]

Drug prevention approach in schools targets personality traits

Marvin Krank, a psychology professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, spoke to Global about a program that teaches kids how to manage personality traits that could put them at a higher […]

Sex is painful for 1 in 10 women

Global cited an interview with Wendy Hall, a UBC nursing professor, for a story about a new British study that found one in 10 women always experience pain during sex. Hall […]

Seeds of Alzheimer’s may be planted in the womb, UBC study

The Daily Mail featured UBC research that found a link between vitamin A deficiency early in childhood development and Alzheimer’s later in life. Weihong Song, the Canada Research Chair in Alzheimer’s disease at […]

Modular housing, artificial intelligence recognized at STEM awards

UBC engineering student Ryan Hirakida won a STEM Spotlight Award, the Vancouver Sun reported. Hirakida took the top spot in the transportation category by envisioning a region-wide intelligent transportation system […]

Trump threatens to undo NAFTA’s auto alley

Bloomberg cited a paper co-authored by Keith Head, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, for a story on Donald Trump’s intentions regarding NAFTA. Head and Thierry Mayer, an economist […]

Business group opts to rent space at Vancouver Trump hotel

Various media outlets quoted Matilde Bombardini, a UBC economics professor, after a talk she had booked switched venues to the Trump hotel due to a leak at the original venue. Bombardini […]

Canada 150: Michael Audain among benefactors of visual arts

Michael Audain, a UBC alumnus and philanthropist, was named to the Vancouver Sun’s list of 150 notable British Columbians. Audain led UBC’s student protests against nuclear arms and joined the Freedom […]

Why can’t I buy a house with a yard?

The Globe and Mail interviewed Tsur Somerville, a senior fellow at UBC’s Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate, about the high home costs in Toronto and Vancouver. Somerville noted […]

Study on anxiety and depression and lung cancer patients

UBC research has found anxiety and depression shorten the lives of people diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, Sing Tao reported. Researchers found that doctors should incorporate intervention that addresses a […]

Canadian universities pull ads from Breitbart News

UBC removed an advertisement for the school’s new pool seen running on American far-right news website Breitbart, various media outlets reported. UBC spokesperson Susan Danard said that it was a mistake by […]

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Longevity, excellence mark career of UBC basketball coach Deb Huband

The Province featured UBC basketball coach Deb Huband who has been the head coach of the Thunderbirds for 22 years. If the TBirds sweep the Brandon Bobcats this weekend, Huband […]

Kelowna winter arts festival reaches its peak this weekend

Kelowna Now highlighted the Living Things Festival, a showcase of work by students and faculty of the UBCO creative studies program. The festival includes sculptures, animated films, and live shows […]

Discussing comments from Chinese entrepreneur on America’s ‘wasted’ wealth

Roundhouse Radio interviewed Yves Tiberghien, the director of UBC’s Institute of Asian Research, about the comments of a successful Chinese entrepreneur. After meeting Donald Trump, Jack Ma said America had wasted its wealth. […]

Just the (alternative?!) facts: Why there’s so much carbon tax confusion

Kathryn Harrison, a UBC political science professor, spoke to CBC about the misunderstandings associated with the carbon tax concept. She said opponents of the tax in B.C. used the public’s misunderstanding […]

Trump’s pipeline politics could prompt major backlash

George Hoberg, a professor at UBC’s Liu Institute for Global Issues, spoke to CBC’s Early Edition about the U.S. backlash that may come from President Donald Trump’s decision to put […]

Site C ruling shows courts don’t take reconciliation seriously

Gordon Christie, a UBC law professor spoke to CBC’s Daybreak North about a Federal Court of Appeal ruling on the Site C dam project that suggests reconciliation is not being […]