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University prof and ‘reluctant’ president meant so much to so many

CBC profiled Walter Gage, who was a student, a math professor, the dean of two departments and finally university president at UBC. Vancouver journalist Shelley Fralic has written a new biography […]

The side effects of the decline of men

Bloomberg cited a study co-authored by Henry E. Siu, a UBC economics professor, for an article about the decline of men in the high-skill labour market. Siu, Guido Matias Cortes, […]

B.C. ad promoting wine didn’t break trade rules: Expert

John Ries, a UBC professor and trade expert, weighed in for a Global article after the B.C. government bough a newspaper ad asking British Columbians to support the province’s wine […]

Boil-water advisory ends for communities with UBC tech

An innovative water treatment system created by Madjid Mohseni, a UBC engineering professor, has allowed families on two First Nations reserves to drink water from their tap, the Vancouver Sun […]

Smartphones change what public sees during school shootings

NBC News interviewed Alfred Hermida, director of UBC’s graduate school of journalism, about how social media has changed information about school shootings. He said social media videos provided an important […]

What political hue is the city of Vancouver?

Michael Brauer, a UBC air-quality expert, was quoted in a Georgia Straight story about the how Vancouver’s political climate could impact the next choice for the city’s mayor. Brauer said […]

13 signs you’re dealing with a psychopath

Reader’s Digest interviewed Robert Hare, a UBC psychology professor emeritus, for an article about psychopaths. He said two million is a conservative estimate of the number of psychopaths in the […]

Making modular more than a temporary homeless fix

Penny Gurstein, a community and regional planning professor at UBC, was interviewed for a Business in Vancouver story about modular housing. She said construction methods for modular housing are continually […]

B.C. lands bid for $950m federal supercluster program

Various media outlets reported that a B.C.-based digital supercluster consortium including UBC will share a portion of $950 million in federal innovation funding. Stories appeared on Business in Vancouver, Kelowna […]

World’s tallest wooden skyscraper will be built in Tokyo

The Daily Mail mentioned UBC’s Brock Commons in a story about a wooden skyscraper proposed for Tokyo. Brock Commons, a 53-metre high student accommodation tower holds the current record for […]

Stanley trial highlights colonialism of Canadian media

The Conversation published an op-ed by two UBC journalism professors about the controversial trial of Gerald Stanley, who was on trial for killing Colten Boushie, a young Indigenous man. “Indigenous […]

Psychologists can make you recall murder you didn’t commit

Business Insider U.K. cited research from Stephen Porter, a UBC psychology professor, and Julia Shaw at UCL. Over several interview sessions by using false accounts purportedly from the participants’ own […]

Earthquake and tsunami siren testing underway in parts of CRD

CFAX 1070 reported on newly-installed earthquake and tsunami sirens that were tested Thursday across part of the Capital Region District on Vancouver Island. The sirens were designed by researchers at […]

‘Just another old fart’

Castanet featured the career of Penticton judge and UBC alumnus, Gale Sinclair. Sinclair, who earned a law degree from UBC in 1973, will retire in March.

Hanson’s T-Birds hoping to dunk curse, grab national title

The Province highlighted the UBC Thunderbirds men’s basketball team and their coach. This year is Coach Kevin Hanson’s 18th with the team.

Delve deeper into Indigenous art from India

Katherine Hacker, a UBC professor of art history, will speak at a panel discussion about art from India, Indo-Canadian Voice reported. Hacker’s teaching and research focus on South Asian art, […]

B.C. loans for first-time home buyers saw little pickup: Report

The Globe and Mail quoted Tom Davidoff, a real estate economist and professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, about a report on the first-time home buyers program. Davidoff […]

Security measures won’t stop school shootings

United Press International published an op-ed from The Conversation about school shootings co-written by Sam Rocha, a UBC education professor, Bryan Warnick from The Ohio State University, and Benjamin A. […]

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Point of entry water system for remote communities

CBC Radio’s Daybreak South interviewed UBC engineering professor Madjid Mohseni about a new water treatment system developed at his lab for two First Nations communities in Lytton, B.C. Soon after […]