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Shrinking snowpack, drier summers trouble for water supply

CBC interviewed Oscar Zapata, a postdoctoral researcher in UBC’s water planning lab, about the impacts of climate change on snowpack. “I think every community, whether it’s close to mountains or […]

Stephen Hawking changed the life of UBC astronomy student

Steffani Grondin, a third year UBC student in a joint astronomy and physics honours program, was profiled on CBC. Grondin, also co-president of the school’s astronomy club, explained how she […]

Make Robson traffic free between Burrard and Granville: Expert

CBC interviewed Lawrence Frank, a UBC professor in the school of community and regional planning, about Robson Square. Frank believes the plaza should be extended to three city blocks.

Perhaps tired of winning, U.S. falls in World Happiness rankings

The Washington Post reported on the 2018 World Happiness Report rankings, which was co-edited by John Helliwell, a UBC professor emeritus. “The most striking finding is the extent to which […]

New sports, physiotherapy facility opens at UBC

News 1130 reported on the Chan Gunn Pavilion, a new sports and physiotherapy facility at UBC. The two-storey 20,000 square-foot space includes a rehabilitation gym, research space, offices and clinic […]

Chinese alumnus gifts Canadian university $24 million

A Chinese businessman and philanthropist made the largest-ever individual donation to UBC’s faculty of medicine, Xinhua reported. Edwin S.H. Leong, a UBC alumnus and hotel and commercial property developer in […]

Douglas Todd: NDP could suffer from Jagmeet Singh’s links to ‘blood hatreds:’ Observers

The Vancouver Sun quoted Philip Resnick, a UBC political scientist emeritus, for a column about federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh. The story also appeared in the Calgary Herald.

Mass appeal

Brock Commons Tallwood House was featured in Architects Data File Magazine. The story examines the design of the world’s tallest engineered timber building. The article appears on pages 35 to […]

As Alaskan waters warm, market squid extend reach northward

Undark cited a 2014 UBC study that examined the effects of warming ocean temperatures. Fisheries experts Daniel Pauly and William Cheung noted that an increase of just a fraction of […]

UBC prof has advice for anyone thinking of running for office

Maxwell Cameron, the director of the Institute for Future Legislators and a UBC political scientist, spoke to the Vancouver Courier about advice for anyone who wants to run for political […]

B.C. conducts study on effects of fracking for natural gas

The Canadian Press reported that the B.C. government formed a review panel to analyze safety and environmental concerns with fracking. Erik Eberhardt, the director of UBC’s geological engineering program and […]

The Moaning Yoni


Ottawa spends $9.1 million on whale studies

The Canadian Press reported on government funding dedicated to preventing collisions with orcas and to study impacts of noise and food availability. UBC researchers will study how the whales are […]

Viaducts’ removal paves way for radical remake

Business in Vancouver quoted Patrick Condon, a professor of urban design at UBC’s school of architecture and landscape architecture, for a story about removing Vancouver’s viaducts. He noted the viaducts are […]

How realistic are Whistler’s union ambitions?

Pique Magazine interviewed Craig Riddell, a UBC professor and labour economics expert, for an article clarifying how the unionization process works in B.C. He said the Whistler Workers Alliance could […]

Smart-bridge technology could mean cheaper, safer infrastructure

Construction Canada reported that researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus have found memory alloy bridges may experience less earthquake damage than their steel reinforced concrete versions. “More than 100 steel reinforced […]