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Can my dog get me sick?

Popular Science quoted Muhammad Morshed, a UBC zoonotic disease expert, for an article about the possibility of disease transmission from dogs to humans. Morshed discussed various factors that can lead to […]

Coolest trike ever designed makes mobility more social, too

Inc interviewed Andrea Lloyd, the program manager for Entrepreneurship@UBC, about a project called Alinker that went through the UBC accelerator program. The Alinker is an innovative walking trike.

Millennial men may be more selfless than older generations

Men’s Health featured a UBC study that examined perceptions of masculine values among Canadian millennial men. “Young Canadian men seem to be holding masculine values that are distinctly different from […]

Doctor didn’t think much of acupuncture, until opioid crisis

Quartz cited work by Steve Morgan, a UBC public health professor, about the opioid crisis. In 2015 Morgan found that higher prescription rates for opiates are linked to higher rates […]

To stick to fitness routine, exercise with people your age

Hindustan Times highlighted a UBC study that found older adults are more likely to stick with a group exercise program if they do it with people of their own age. […]

Question for electoral reform referendum ready by fall: Premier

CBC interviewed Max Cameron, director of the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions at UBC, about a referendum on electoral system reform. “We don’t even know, at this point, […]

‘Engagement in Asia’ committee hearing gets earful on China

The Epoch Times interviewed Pitman Potter, a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, for an article about a House of Commons foreign affairs committee hearing […]

Cancer charity shouldn’t accept money from wine fundraiser, since alcohol is a carcinogen: Expert

Carolyn Gotay, a UBC public health professor and the Canadian Cancer Society Chair in Cancer Primary Prevention, was quoted in a Star Vancouver story about the Canadian Cancer Society accepting […]

Vancouver city council to consider transferring Marpole Midden land back to Musqueam First Nation

Douglas Harris, a UBC law professor and legal historian, weighed in for a Star Vancouver story about Vancouver city council considering transferring Marpole Midden land back to Musqueam First Nation. […]

Doctors’ group wants to scrap Canada’s medical cannabis program

CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks interviewed Jonathan Page, a UBC botany professor, about the chemical profile that exists in cannabis. “A lot of the chemistry is genetically determined, but there’s […]

‘Urgent actions’ needed to address violence against Indigenous women, girls: UN report

CBC quoted Sarah Hunt, a professor at UBC’s First Nation and Indigenous Studies program, after the United Nations special rapporteur on violence against women weighed in on the situation in […]

Last week in tech: Sex robots

The Georgia Straight reported on a book discussion with Marina Adshade, a professor at UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics. Adshade explained how humanoid machines could revitalize relationships by making them […]

NDP case against Trans Mountain pipeline may be hurt by previous legal arguments

Kathryn Harrison, a UBC political science professor, spoke to the Canadian Press about legal issues with the Trans Mountain pipeline. She explained why legal battles over environmental authority are rare. […]

UBC prof can take pride in having book on Jeopardy!

A book by Jessica Tracy, a UBC psychology professor, was featured on the show Jeopardy! the Vancouver Courier reported. Her book Take Pride: Why the Deadliest Sin Holds the Secret […]

Do away with the ALR?

Ross Hickey, a professor of economics at UBC’s Okanagan campus, has a proposal for dealing with the housing affordability issues, Castanet reported. Hickey suggested Kelowna should start developing on the […]

Honorary degrees for locals

Castanet reported on upcoming honorary degrees to be conferred by UBC, including one for Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs. UBC’s graduation ceremonies run […]

Analyzing peace talks in the Korea Peninsula

Don Baker, a UBC Asian studies professor, spoke to various media outlets about Korean peace talks and possible Canadian sanctions against North Korea. He spoke to Global, the Globe and Mail […]

Canada denies visa to famed anti-corruption campaigner

An acclaimed anti-corruption activist was denied a visa to visit Canada a few years after he received a major award from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, the Globe and […]

Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 Awards

Indo-Canadian Voice reported on Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 Award Winners, including two UBC students. Beenu Bajwa, a UBC science student, is the co-founder of a non-profit organization called Unified […]

Offensive lineman Dakoda Shepley joins New York Jets as undrafted free agent

The New York Post and Canadian Press reported that Dakoda Shepley, a former UBC football player, recently joined the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent. The CP story […]