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8 quirky things that can help you de-stress

U.S. News & World Report highlighted a UBC study in a story about ways to de-stress. The UBC study found that women feel less stressed after smelling their partner’s shirt, […]

Unicorns are rare and should be rarer than ever

Wired cited a study by researchers at UBC and Stanford University that examined unicorns, or start-ups valued at over $1 billion. They found nearly half of the 135 companies they studied […]

Canadian beetles are shrinking because of climate change

Daily Mail highlighted research on beetles led by Michelle Tseng, a UBC evolutionary ecologist. Tseng and her team aimed to learn how various species of common ground beetle found in […]

Did the ancient Greeks sail to Canada?

Hector Williams, a UBC professor of classical archaeology, was quoted in a Daily Mail article after a study claimed Hellenistic Greeks had detailed knowledge of astronomy and pinpointed Atlantic currents […]

Millennials find creative solutions to rental woes

Nathanael Lauster, a UBC professor of sociology, spoke to CBC for a story about how millennials are dealing with high cost of living. He said that unconventional living arrangements are more […]

Icebound no more: Is Northwest Passage a game-changer?

Al-Jazeera quoted Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in global politics and international law at UBC, about transit in the Northwest Passage. “It’s a hazardous place to navigate at the best of times, […]

Mammals may be better equipped to adapt to climate change

Research by Jonathan Rolland, a UBC research fellow, was featured in Mother Jones. “Roughly speaking, birds and mammals have a rate of adaption two to three times higher than ectotherms […]

UBC psychologist alarmed by Facebook Messenger Kids app

CBC interviewed Jennifer Shapka, a UBC developmental psychologist, about Facebook’s new Messenger Kids app. Shapka said she is worried about the effect the app is having on kids’ physical and […]

Liberal MP’s bill aims to create national strategy for repatriating Indigenous cultural items

UBC’s Museum of Anthropology was mentioned in a CBC story about a bill to create a national strategy to repatriate Indigenous cultural items. MOA was given $3 million for the […]

UBC prof discusses ICBC deficit

Werner Antweiler, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to CBC Radio’s Early Edition about ICBC’s deficit. The segment is at the 1:41:10 mark. Antweiler also spoke to […]

‘You still have friends in BC,’ says Chamber of Commerce to neighbours in Alberta

Werner Antweiler, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to News 1130 after B.C.’s decision to consider restricting the flow of bitumen through the province. Antweiler weighed […]

Smart garments help up your game

Global highlighted a smart garment developed by UBC venture Pathonix Innovations that allows coaches and trainers to monitor how athletes are performing, in real time. Pathonix Innovations was founded by UBC […]

6 black Canadian writers to watch in 2018

Ian Williams, a poetry professor at UBC, was featured on CBC’s list of black Canadian writers to watch. Williams’ poetry collection Personals was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and […]

Jump in animal research in Canada generates debate on science ethics

Fabio Rossi, a professor of medical genetics and director of UBC’s biomedical research centre, was interviewed for a Vancouver Sun story about animal research and science ethics. The article detailed […]

5 Canadian fantasy, sci-fi writers share their favourite books

Daniel Heath Justice, the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous literature and expressive culture at UBC, shared his favourite book by Ursula K. Le Guin, The Tombs of Atuan, for a […]

Fred Lee Social Network: Toasting Year of the Dog

UBC president Santa Ono and his wife Wendy Yip hosted UBC’s 10th annual Lunar New Year Dinner, The Province reported. Alumni, donors and university advocates ushered in the Year of […]

Chasing the high

The Globe and Mail mentioned work by Mitchell McCullough, one of the students who manages the Portfolio Management Foundation fund at the UBC Sauder School of Business. McCullough said his […]

Fentanyl detected in 100% of Downtown Eastside drug users: UBC study

Metro News reported on UBC research that found fentanyl was detected in 100 per cent of Downtown Eastside drug users. “We wanted to understand just how common fentanyl was in […]

Vancouver’s Oakridge mall gets a makeover and new lease on life

Tsur Somerville, a real estate expert at the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to the Globe and Mail about updates to Oakridge Mall in Vancouver. He said the project […]