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Give university students dogs during stressful exam periods

Telegraph U.K. reported on a UBC study that found when students are allowed cuddle therapy dogs, their stress levels drop and happiness increases. “We found that, even 10 hours later, […]

Canadian scientists develop low-cost colour-changing glass

Xinhua reported on a new self-tinting window technology invented by UBC chemistry researchers. Cheng Wei, the study lead author, said the technology does not use complicated equipment to produce the […]

40th annual Physics Olympics held in Vancouver

Xinhua highlighted the 40th annual Physics Olympics that took place at UBC over the weekend. More than 400 high school students and teachers from across B.C. competed in the event.

It’s complicated: China torn on Trump, Kim talks

Times of India interviewed Wenran Jiang, a senior fellow at UBC’s Institute of Asian Research, for a story about China’s position on the possibility of talks between Donald Trump and […]

Five ways to reduce the physical harms of smartphone use

The Globe and Mail quoted Alex Scott, a UBC professor of physiotherapy, for a story about ways to reduce physical harms associated with using smartphones. Scott discussed solutions to potential […]

Canada’s globally top-ranked university programs, according to QS

Huffington Post reported that UBC has several top-ranked programs in the world, according to higher education analysts Quacquarelli Symonds. UBC has three programs that rank in the top 10: geography, library […]

20 years after his death, Bill Reid’s impact still felt

CBC mentioned work by Haida artist Bill Reid on display at UBC. Raven and the First Men, one of Reid’s most recognized works, is on display at the Museum of Anthropology.

Out-of-province homebuyers could rush to sell if B.C. slaps speculation tax

The Financial Post interviewed Joshua Gottlieb, a UBC economics professor, about the speculation tax that could impact B.C. housing prices. He said the effectiveness of the proposed tax will depend […]

13 most bizarre courses at Canadian universities

The Social mentioned a UBC course called Intro to Wine Science. The class includes study of viticulture, enology, wine microbiology and chemistry.

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3 regional universities team up to share resources, funding efforts

UBC’s Okanagan campus, the University of Northern British Columbia and Thompson Rivers University have come together to develop research capacity and talent in British Columbia’s interior, University Affairs reported. The […]

Kim is ‘Little Rocket Man’ no more, but don’t celebrate denuclearization yet

Wenran Jiang, a senior fellow at UBC’s Institute of Asian Research, wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail about the potential meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. “The […]

Seven things to do in the Lower Mainland this week

The Vancouver Sun highlighted Culture at the Centre, a collaboration between the Museum of Anthropology and six First Nations communities. The exhibit offers insight into the work being done at […]