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The era of Big Tech self-governance has come to an end

The Globe and Mail published an article by Taylor Owen, assistant professor of digital media and global affairs, on the broader implications of the congressional hearings with Facebook’s CEO.

Canada failing to grasp scale of social media ‘bot’ use in politics, report

The Guardian mentioned a UBC professor in a story about the use of social media bots in politics. During the 2015 federal election, a UBC professor was targeted by a torrent […]

UBC sends orientation invites to rejected applicants by accident

CTV reported that UBC accidentally sent orientation week invites to 31,000 applicants, including some who have already been rejected. “This email was sent in error to all UBC applicants rather […]

Industry-academia partnership prepares shipbuilders of tomorrow

The Vancouver Sun highlighted UBC’s new one-year master of naval architecture and marine engineering program. The degree was created to meet a growing need for shipbuilders.

B.C.’s booming economy comes third in productivity

The StarMetro Vancouver interviewed James Brander, a professor at UBC Sauder School of Business, for a story about the B.C. economy. Brander said positive multifactor productivity is often the result […]

B.C. businesses’ political donations shifted after NDP takeover

The StarMetro Vancouver interviewed Maxwell Cameron, a UBC political science professor, about the NDP’s change to political donation rules. Cameron praised the new ban on corporate and union donations, and […]

Xia Wan brings soul singer to bring Cuban Ecstasy

Ming Pao featured an upcoming event at the Chan Centre on UBC campus. Daymé Arocena and Roberto Fonseca will perform Cuban music.

LEED Gold UBC Aquatic Center takes an innovative approach to water recycling

Inhabitat highlighted UBC’s aquatic centre which was designed to LEED Gold specifications. To meet water efficiency regulations, architects employed a water management system that includes water recycling and an underground cistern […]

Vancouver’s realtors are people too

The Vancouver Courier highlighted UBC students who run an Instagram account about Vancouver’s real estate community. Daanyaal Sobani, Léo Chazalon and Aditya Chinchure are behind the Realtors of Vancouver Instagram […]

UBC opens new residential school centre with apology

The Tyee reported on the opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC. UBC President Santa J. Ono read a statement of apology for the university’s […]

Systemic racism in First Nations medical care the subject of visit

BC Local News reported on Dermot Kelleher, the dean of the faculty of medicine at UBC, who spoke about the need for changes in the way medical services are provided […]

Twitter isn’t voice of the people, media shouldn’t pretend it is

CBC reported that Heidi Tworek, a UBC professor who teaches the history of information, published an essay in the Columbia Journalism Review about how journalists have become dependent on Twitter.

UBCO visual arts grads host exhibition

The Kelowna Daily Courier highlighted an exhibition by visual arts students at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Students will host the annual graduation art exhibition called 20.

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The era of Big Tech self-governance has come to an end

Taylor Owen, a UBC professor of digital media and global affairs, wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail about self-governance among tech companies. “It’s now time for a difficult […]

Call me by my chosen name

CBC’s Second Opinion interviewed Elizabeth Saewyc, a UBC nursing professor, and Gu Li, a postdoctoral research fellow at UBC, for a story about the importance of a name for transgender youth. “When you’re […]

Presidents insecure on digital learning

Inside Higher Education interviewed Santa Ono, president and vice chancellor of UBC, about the culture change of increased digital learning at universities. Ono shared tips for how universities can embrace […]

Finding your community in graduate school

Danielle Barkley, a UBC career educator and adviser for graduate students, wrote an op-ed for University Affairs about the importance of social networks during graduate school. “Even with all the […]