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For a better BC: Tim Abbott

Tim Abbott, a PhD Candidate at UBC Okanagan, is helping BC reduce its environmental impact by turning waste water into energy.

How women and millennials will redefine ethical investing

How women and millennials will redefine ethical investing

Christie Stephenson, executive director of the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at the UBC Sauder School of Business, wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail.

Two UBC Okanagan men’s volleyball players recognized as award winners

Kelowna Now highlighted two award winners from the UBC Okanagan Heat men’s volleyball team. Caleb Funk was one of the top first-year players and the Heat’s captain, Lars Bornemann, was […]

Can corporate sponsors make a difference?

CBC interviewed David Tindall, a UBC sociology professor, for an article about how corporate sponsors are involved in activism. Tindall discussed how some may say a movement has “sold out” […]

King of the mud dragons

Smithsonian Magazine highlighted work by María Herranz, a kinorhynch biologist and UBC postdoctoral fellow. Herranz studies meiofauna species that live in sand and mud habitats.

You’re making people miserable by checking phone at dinner

U.S. News and World Report highlighted UBC psychology research that examined the impacts of people checking their smartphones at dinner. The study found people who focus on their phones while […]

How Indigenous culture is dancing its way into the next generation

CBC and Global highlighted the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival at UBC. The event takes place at the Museum of Anthropology.

Potential impacts of warmer and wetter summers in the near future

AccuWeather featured a UBC study that found increasing global temperatures and resulting increases in summer precipitation may cause unexpected disruptions to ecosystems and society. “We’re just getting into the time period […]

Lack of diversity in medical textbooks could cause racial bias

The Vancouver Sun reported on a UBC study that examined the implications of lack of diversity in medical textbooks. “Proportional to the population, race is represented fairly accurately, but this […]

Larger role for midwives could improve deficient U.S. care for mothers, babies

Salon quoted Saraswathi Vedam, a UBC midwifery professor and head of the Birth Place Lab, for a story about the benefits of midwifery in the United States. “We have been […]

20 questions with UBC President Santa Ono

The Globe and Mail published an interview with UBC president Santa Ono. Ono answered 20 questions on a wide range of topics. Careers 360 also featured an interview with Ono.

Alberta-B.C. latest conflict: New tax hits vacation homes

Tom Davidoff, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to Maclean’s for an article about a proposed “speculation” tax on homes in B.C. He said Premier John […]

Keep online complaints ‘specific and accurate’

Wahiba Chair, an instructor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about online complaints. Chair offered advice for consumers looking to vent frustrations online.

UBC eProjects Presents: LiteHacks


B.C. researchers focus on vegetable seeds

Western Producer interviewed Alexandra Lyon, a UBC postdoctoral fellow, about the British Columbia Seed Trials project. Lyon said variety trials and seed-related research are underway to help farmers identify crops […]

UBCO student health plan will cover medical cannabis

Daily Hive reported that UBC’s Okanagan campus will soon offer students the option of having medical cannabis covered by the school’s student health insurance plan. The University of Waterloo in […]

Boomers get moving

Castanet reported on work by Gareth Jones, who teaches in the school of health and exercise sciences at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Jones discussed the importance of physical literacy for people aged 65 […]

Engineers and others descend on UBC for health hackathon

Metro News highlighted the third annual Great Hatch event at UBC. Participants including engineers, designers, and healthcare workers work together to come up with biomedical solutions.