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Generic drug industry agrees to cut prices in 5-year deal with provinces

Various media outlets interviewed UBC professors after Canada’s generic drug industry agreed to cut prices 25 per cent to 40 per cent for provincial public drug plans. Steve Morgan, a professor […]

Vancouver is a world leader in virtual, augmented reality

The Georgia Straight mentioned UBC in a story about virtual and augmented reality in Vancouver. Last year UBC researchers unveiled the results of their partnership with the Microsoft Garage on […]

Terrorism, not taxes, is key focus on Bitcoin, Canada says

Bloomberg quoted Marc-David Seidel, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, about Bitcoin. He said Bitcoin and other “distributed trust technologies” are difficult for regulators because they’re not bounded by […]

Vancouver deputy mayor wrestles with newfound Indigenous identity

CBC interviewed Daniel Justice, a professor of First Nation and Indigenous Studies at UBC, in a story about the Vancouver deputy mayor learning about her Indigenous heritage. Justice said connection to kin […]

Should you sacrifice sleep by having your phone near you?

Wendy Hall, a UBC professor of nursing, spoke to CBC about the health impacts of interrupted sleep. She said she doesn’t think the side effects of sleep-deprivation are worth keeping […]

Great Canadian Classic loggers’ sports competition

Xinhua featured the Great Canadian Classic loggers’ sports competition at UBC. Athletes from universities in Canada and the U.S. competed in different logger sports games. Similar stories appeared on CBC […]

UBC student recounts breaking stories from Afghanistan

CBC highlighted the work of Ruhullah Khapalwak, a UBC journalism student who came to Vancouver from Afghanistan. Khapalwak has spent more than 10 years covering the war for publications like the […]

Canada, China have potential in combining peacekeeping efforts

Xinhua quoted Brian L. Job, a UBC professor of political science with the Institute of Asian Research who spoke at a seminar co-hosted by UBC and the China Institute of […]

DNA barcoding reveals seafood fraud in Vancouver

CBC interviewed Xiaonan Lu, a UBC professor of food science, for a story about seafood fraud in Vancouver. Lu said the most commonly mislabelled fish sold on the market is […]

Animals stick close to home when humans move in

Various media outlets reported on an animal movement study co-authored by Adam Ford, a biology professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus. He said it’s concerning that animals are moving less in […]

Max Cameron on sexual misconduct in politics

Max Cameron, director of the UBC Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions and the Summer Institute for Future Legislators, was on CBC Radio’s BC Almanac talking about sexual misconduct […]

The amazing ways exercise boosts your brain power

Shape Magazine quoted Teresa Liu-Ambrose, a UBC professor in the department of physical therapy, for a story about the benefits of exercise. “Resistance training protects white matter—specialized brain cells that […]

B.C. legislature no stranger to inappropriate behaviour

Grace Lore, a UBC political science PhD candidate, spoke to Global for an article about inappropriate behaviour in politics. “I think this is not an issue that has geographic concentration […]

7 fun activities to help reluctant readers

Today’s Parent interviewed Carla Hudson Kam, a professor of linguistics at UBC and Canada research chair in language acquisition, about how to help children read. “Talking about letters has a […]

Smash your kid’s vaping gear, grieving family says

The Vancouver Sun interviewed Elizabeth Saewyc, a professor in UBC’s school of nursing, for a story about nicotine vaping products. She said without regulatory approval and product testing there is […]

Making room for Amazon is housing challenge

CBC cited work by Tom Davidoff, a UBC professor, in a story about housing challenges. Davidoff has argued that single-family housing protected by municipal laws is an unfair consumption of […]

Sports medicine experts MOVE on with evidence-based advice

The Vancouver Sun interviewed Karim Khan, a UBC kinesiology professor and scientific director of a federal research agency’s Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis. Khan weighed in on methods to rehabilitate physical activity-induced injuries.

Wearable tech aims to give coaches better insight on players

News 1130 highlighted a smart garment developed by UBC venture Pathonix Innovations that will allow coaches and trainers to monitor how their players are performing, in real time. Pathonix Innovations […]

Kelowna athlete poised to make UBC sports history

Global profiled Parker Simson, a UBC Thunderbirds basketball player. Simson could possibly become the third UBC dual-sport athlete in the same academic year in 57 years.