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B.C.’s plan to restrict the transport of bitumen not illegal yet: Legal expert

The Vancouver Sun quoted Jocelyn Stacey, a professor in the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, about the B.C. government’s plan to restrict the transport of bitumen. “I think […]

Fatal car crash risk higher on 4/20

Various media outlets reported on UBC research that found deadly car crashes are 12 per cent more likely on April 20. Stories appeared on BBC, Xinhua, ABC, CBS, International Business Times, Washington Times, […]

UBC named to Forbes’ list of Canada’s Best Employers

UBC was included on Forbes’ list of Canada’s Best Employers for 2018. The university was ranked 97th on a list of 300 companies. Kelowna Now also reported on the ranking.

Anne Treisman, who studied how we perceive, dies at 82

The New York Times remembered the late Anne Treisman, a former UBC psychology professor who received the National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama. She studied how the brain […]

Supplement drink could cure high blood sugar

Various media outlets reported on research from UBC that suggest a ketone supplement drink could ease symptoms in diabetes patients by lowering blood sugar. Researcher Jonathan Little said it offers […]

Japanese company plans world’s tallest wooden building

The Telegraph U.K. mentioned Brock Commons, a student residence on UBC campus. The building currently holds the record for the tallest primarily wooden building in the world. The story also […]

Cutting food to pay for meds

The Canadian Press reported on a UBC study that found Canadians decreased spending on basic necessities like groceries in order to pay for medication. Michael Law, a UBC professor and […]

No shortage on jury-fix ideas over the decades, but reform elusive

Werner Antweiler, a professor with the UBC Sauder School of Business who has written about juries, was quoted in a Canadian Press story about the controversial jury decision following the […]

UBC Stars of the Week: Hewitt hoping to help change T-Birds’ playoff history

The Province featured the UBC Thunderbirds men’s hockey team and their rivalry with the Calgary Dinos. The article also highlighted basketball player Conor Morgan and hockey player Tory Micklash. The […]

More action needed to ensure safe water for First Nations

A Georgia Straight op-ed by David Suzuki about safe water mentioned a UBC lab that built a mobile water-treatment plant that can fit on the back of a truck. The […]

CFLS Spring 2018 Lecture Series: Shauna Labman


Canadian projects among tall building finalists

UBC’s Brock Commons student residence building was named to the short-list for the Innovation Award, Construction Canada reported. The residence is the tallest mass timber structure in the world.