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McCarthy helps lead UBC to national title

Kelowna Capital News featured Fynn McCarthy, a volleyball player who played a key role in the UBC Thunderbirds’ run to the 2018 U Sports national men’s volleyball title. It was the first […]

Legal think tank doing ‘deep dive’ into Gerald Stanley trial

CBC Saskatoon reported that Emma Cunliffe, a UBC law professor, is part of a group of prominent academic lawyers who will conduct a close examination of the case, evidence and impact of […]

B.C. public unions prep for a new round of bargaining

CBC interviewed Mark Thompson, a professor emeritus at the UBC Sauder School of Business, for an article about bargaining among B.C. public unions. He said negotiating new contracts for over […]

At what point does protest fatigue kick in in Burnaby?

News 1130 quoted David Tindall, a UBC sociology professor, about pipeline protests. He said if the protesters stay peaceful a backlash is unlikely.

What we learn from 50 years of asking kids to draw scientists

Toni Schmader, a UBC researcher who studies stereotypes and social identity, weighed in about a study from Northwestern University for an article in The Atlantic. “Stereotypes can play an important […]

Stem power: Julia Levy

Julia Levy, a UBC professor emerita of microbiology and immunology, was profiled in BC Business. Levy worked on antibody technology at her UBC lab.

Science says noticing nature can increase your happiness

Hindustan Times featured UBC research about the link between noticing something from the natural environment and personal well-being. The study was conducted by Holli-Anne Passmore, a PhD psychology candidate at […]

B.C.’s most influential women 2018: Stem stars

BC Business named numerous UBC researchers and students on its list of B.C.’s most influential women of 2018. Lara Boyd, Karen Cheung, Natalie Dakers, Alexandra Fedorova, Jennifer Gardy, Mina Hoorfar, […]

16 ways dogs are smarter than you think

Reader’s Digest cited research by Stanley Coren, a UBC psychologist and leading canine researcher, in a story about dog intelligence. Coren explained how dogs can understand much of what people […]

Globe 2018’s great fossil fuel phase-out debate

Business in Vancouver interviewed Jack Saddler, a UBC professor emeritus, for a story about phasing out fossil fuel. He discussed the sectors that will likely make use of biofuels derived […]

What does Putin’s re-election mean for Russia Arctic policy?

Radio Canada quoted Michael Byers, Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC, about the implications of Vladimir Putin’s re-election. Byers said while he is disturbed by […]

Keep an open mind in order to succeed says Santa Ono

Higher Education Plus published an interview with Santa Ono, the UBC president and vice-chancellor, about quality education. “Most of the students after entering into universities change their mind and that […]

UBC Holi 2018


Canadian mathematician Robert Langlands wins Abel Prize for 2018

Xinhua reported on the winner of the prestigious Abel Prize in mathematics. Robert P. Langlands, a UBC mathematics alumnus, was awarded “for his visionary program connecting representation theory to number […]

Pulp company moves up the value chain

Business in Vancouver reported that S2G Biochemicals Inc., which began at UBC, will be acquired by a Vancouver-headquartered pulp company. S2G grew out of UBC research in 2012.

New study suggests sunshine reduces MS risk

CBC PEI reported on a study by Helen Tremlett, a UBC neurology professor. Her research suggests children who spend more time outside can have a reduced risk of multiple sclerosis […]

Geography faculty boycott Hillel at UBC

Canadian Jewish News reported that the UBC Geography Students Association recently cancelled a gala that was to take place in rental space owned by UBC’s Hillel chapter, due to pressure […]