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U.S. states with more support for midwives have better birth outcomes

Research on the link between midwives and better birth outcomes led by Saraswathi Vedam with UBC’s midwifery program was highlighted on Business Insider (via Reuters). “Midwives have expertise and skills […]

Decline in living kidney donors led by men

Jagbir Gill, a UBC transplant nephrologist, spoke to Reuters for a story about a decline in men donating kidneys. Gill discussed the idea that donors could be given free health […]

Never-before-seen mineral found inside a diamond

Various media outlets reported on mineral discoveries involving UBC researchers. Researchers at UBC are working to learn more about a mineral found inside a diamond. Stories appeared on Smithsonian, Globe […]

Physicists found a trick to solve an ‘impossible’ puzzle of gravity

The Atlantic quoted Mark Van Raamsdonk, a UBC quantum-gravity theorist, for an article about a puzzle of gravity. He discussed how quantum particles in one region are “independent of the […]

Economist pleased to see measures he proposed included in speculation tax

CBC interviewed Tom Davidoff, a professor of real estate economics at the UBC Sauder School of Business, about how his work on housing affordability was included in the new speculation […]

Vancouver parents question school board’s ability to plan for growth

Patrick Condon, a UBC urban design professor, spoke to CBC about the impacts of high Vancouver housing costs. He said Vancouver families have been forced to move into smaller living […]

Hiring women to address historical gender imbalance

Times of India featured an interview about gender equality in academic institutions with Santa Ono, the president and vice-chancellor of UBC. “Simply put, it is the basic right of all women […]

Caring for your animal: Is pet insurance worth the cost?

Victoria Shroff, a pet litigation lawyer and UBC law professor, was interviewed for a Global story about pet insurance. She said pre-existing medical conditions are the most common reasons claims […]

Spotlight: U.S., EU talks on controversial tariff policy in standoff

Xinhua quoted James Brander, a UBC trade expert, for an article about a tariff policy controversy involving the U.S. and the European Union. “Because other countries are subjected to these […]

Opinion: Respect science and protect our steelhead and salmon

The Vancouver Sun mentioned Eric Taylor, a UBC zoology professor, in an op-ed piece about fish protection. Taylor, also the chair of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife […]

Adult brains do not grow new neurons says new study

Jason Snyder, a UBC behavioral neuroscientist was quoted in a Newsweek story about a study that found adult brains do not grow new neurons. “This is certainly one of the […]

Chen Guoqiu talks about “The Flower of the Goddess”

Ming Pao Vancouver reported on the “City Inscribed” series of lectures organized by UBC. The events are organized by the Hong Kong Studies Initiative.

‘Blockchain’ is meaningless

The Verge discussed the confusion around definitions of blockchain. Victoria Lemieux, a UBC professor of archival science and head of the blockchain research cluster at UBC, was one of the […]

Sask.’s justice system ‘treading water,’ report says

CBC Saskatchewan reported on a “justice report card” co-written by Benjamin Perrin, a UBC law professor. Perrin explained some of the factors behind Saskatchewan’s low ranking on the report card. […]

Spotlight falls on Anbang after Beijing takeover of B.C. property

Business in Vancouver interviewed Yves Tiberghien, director emeritus of UBC’s Institute of Asian Research, about B.C. properties owned by a Chinese company. He said Beijing’s next steps for the company […]

Why Mongolia’s capital might be place for a Trump-Kim summit

Julian Dierkes, a professor at UBC’s Institute of Asian Research, wrote an op-ed for The Diplomat about the possible location of a meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. “Nuclear […]

Indigenous advocates excited by funding to preserve B.C.’s oldest languages

The Tyee interviewed Mark Turin, chair of the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program at UBC, about funding to revitalize B.C.’s dozens of Indigenous languages. “One of the unique features of B.C.’s linguistic […]

How science is battling the scourge of sleeplessness

University Affairs reported on the sleep research clinic at UBC, where people with chronic sleep problems are monitored using electrodes that record brainwave activity, blood oxygen levels, and more.

Why the future of business is with women

Danielle Allan, a UBC alumna, was highlighted in a story about women’s influence in the business world, Business in Vancouver. Allan is a graduate of the UBC Sauder School of […]