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Bystander defibrillator use tied to better cardiac arrest outcomes

Christopher Fordyce, a UBC researcher, was quoted in a Reuters article detailing a study that found cardiac arrest patients may be more likely to survive and avoid permanent disabilities when […]

World’s tallest building made of wood is planned for Tokyo

NBC mentioned UBC in a story about a wood building planned for Tokyo. The 18-storey Brock Commons building on UBC campus is currently the world’s tallest wooden building.

Change is NOT as bad as it first appears

New UBC research shows that opinion polls overestimate how much people oppose change, reports the Daily Mail. “When we anticipate that something is going to happen, and then it actually […]

UBC vs. UBC-O: Furlan sisters headed for volleyball civil war

The Province reported on two sisters who are competing against each other in USports volleyball. Sophia Furlan plays for the UBC Okanagan Heat while Olivia Furlan plays for the UBC […]

Smartphones are ruining the dining out experience, study finds

Independent U.K. reported on UBC research that examines the impact of using smartphones at the dinner table. Ryan Dwyer, the study’s lead author and a psychology PhD candidate, found that […]

Optimistic cows more likely to take a chance: UBC research

CBC featured UBC research that examined how cows’ personalities show up early in life. Marina von Keyserlingk, a UBC animal welfare expert, found that pessimistic calves will thrive in predictable […]

Vancouver or Vang-couver? Is there an Okanagan accent?

Global reported on researchers from UBC’s Okanagan campus who are studying the characteristics that separate an Okanagan accent from others across B.C. The researchers launched a website that asks people […]

Veemo electric bike-share launches at UBC

CTV reported on the launch of Veemo, an electric bike-share service, at UBC. The company ran a pilot project with UBC students last year, and is now opening up the […]

Tracking fishing vessels reveals industry’s toll on the ocean

Smithsonian Magazine interviewed Daniel Pauly, a UBC fisheries expert, about a study showing how fishing exploits the world’s oceans. Pauly, who was not involved in the study, said the completeness of the […]

How to save local news without massive government bailouts

CBC Radio’s The Current featured an interview with David Beers, a UBC journalism professor, about how the federal budget includes plans to save local news. Beers said the funds allocated […]

B.C. earmarks $4 million to explore basic income

Metro News interviewed Jenna van Draanen, a UBC postdoctoral fellow, for a story about the basic income movement. She weighed in on the idea that encompasses policy options aimed at giving […]

Lobby for improved mental-health services for B.C. youth

The Georgia Straight reported on UBC Medical Student Lobby Day in Victoria. A group of 42 medical students took part in this year’s event.

What exactly is a ‘widow-maker’ heart attack?

Saul Isserow, the director of cardiology services at UBC Hospital, spoke to Yahoo about “widow-maker” heart attacks. “Coronary disease is the epitome of an equal-opportunity disease,” he said.

Wood projects rise to new heights at B.C. awards

Construction Canada mentioned UBC’s Brock Commons student residence tower in an article about leaders in wood building and design. Brock Commons used cross-laminated timber panels and set a record by […]

Trans Mountain rhetoric confounds Canadian Constitutional Law 101

Jocelyn Stacey, a professor with the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, wrote an op-ed on the pipeline battle for iPolitics. “If the court determines a provincial regulation […]



UBC engineers advance capability of wearable tech

Kelowna Daily Courier reported on a team of researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus who developed a practical way to monitor and interpret human motion. Homayoun Najjaran, an engineering professor, said the […]