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Trillions upon trillions of viruses fall from the sky each day

The New York Times interviewed Curtis Suttle, a UBC marine virologist, about his research on viruses that fall from the sky. Suttle discussed how intercontinental travel is quite easy for […]

Gays, lesbians face subtle discrimination from neighbours

Business Standard highlighted a study led by Amin Ghaziani, a UBC sociology professor that explored LGBT discrimination. “Prejudice and discrimination still exist — it is just more subtle and difficult […]

Zero-waste mobile phones come closer to reality

Business Standard highlighted work by UBC engineers that brings the world closer to the goal of a zero-waste cellphone. “Discarded cellphones are a huge, growing source of electronic waste,” said […]

Team develops novel eye drop to treat glaucoma

A team of researchers led by Vikramaditya Yadav, a UBC professor of chemical and biological engineering, developed a new eye drop that could be used to treat glaucoma, Hindustan Times […]

Hummingbirds “sing” with tail feathers to impress females

CBC reported on hummingbird research led by Emily Mistick, a UBC graduate student. Mistick and colleagues found that the Costa’s hummingbird male dive-bombs the female, using acceleration and speed to […]

B.C. cops arrested in Cuba could be forced to remain in Caribbean

Benjamin Perrin, a UBC law professor, was interviewed by the Vancouver Sun for an article about police officers arrested in Cuba. He said people need to be aware that when […]

Better mental health among trans people addressed by preferred name

CBC highlighted a study on mental health among trans people that involved a UBC researcher. Gu Li, a postdoctoral research fellow at UBC who helped crunch numbers for the study, […]

Army to recruit Canada’s jobless medical grads

The StarMetro Vancouver interviewed Roger Wong, executive associate dean, education at UBC’s faculty of medicine about jobless medical school graduates. Wong discussed how UBC is providing resources to assist students […]

Trans Mountain pipeline expansion meeting

UBC experts weighed in on the pipeline project meeting involving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, B.C. Premier John Horgan and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. Jocelyn Stacey, an environmental law professor, told […]

UBC accidentally sends Orientation Week invites to rejected applicants

Ming Pao reported that UBC accidentally sent orientation week invites to thousands of applicants, including some who had already been rejected. A similar story appeared in the Kelowna Capital News […]

Cuban duo play UBC’s Chan Centre

The Vancouver Courier reported that vocalist Daymé Arocena performed with pianist Roberto Fonseca at UBC’s Chan Centre. The duo played Cuban music.

Experts will explore key issues in Site C forum

The Tyee reported on an upcoming Site C forum at UBC campus. Karen Bakker a UBC professor, Canada Research Chair, and director of UBC’s Program on Water Governance and Gordon Christie, a […]

New UBCO sports boss

Castanet reported that Tom Huisman has been appointed as the new director of athletics and recreation at UBC’s Okanagan campus. He joins UBC Okanagan with more than 25 years of […]

B.C. United Church partner in new affordable housing developments

The Canadian Press interviewed Penny Gurstein, director of UBC’s school of regional and community planning, about affordable housing. She said partnerships between governments, non-profits and the private sector are key […]

Canadian men win silver in Commonwealth Games basketball

The Canadian Press mentioned Conor Morgan, a UBC basketball player, who competed for Canada at the Commonwealth Games. Morgan scored 19 points in a game against New Zealand and Canada […]

Birds of a feather flock to West Coast: For 3 species, their most important habitat

The Times Colonist highlighted the work of Moira Lemon, a UBC alumna and author. Lemon studied zoology at UBC and graduated in 1975.

A university president apologizes for academia’s role in residential schools

The Conversation published an op-ed by Santa Ono, president and vice chancellor of UBC, about academia’s role in residential schools. “Failing to confront a heinous history, even if it is […]

Will the vehicles of the future be powered by electricity or hydrogen?

The Globe and Mail interviewed Walter Merida, director of the Clean Energy Research Centre at UBC, for a story on battery-electric and hydrogen-powered cars. “It’s not really a competition – […]

UBC women’s volleyball team goes green

Laura MacTaggart, a UBC volleyball player, was interviewed on Roundhouse Radio about a recycling program by several UBC varsity teams. MacTaggart, project director of the athletics recycling program and a […]