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If you’re reading this, you’re probably breathing unsafe air

Fortune reported on a study that found almost everyone on the planet breathes unsafe air. The new comprehensive study from the Health Effects Institute and the Institute for Health Metrics […]

Three-way relationships with sex robots ‘could save marriages’, expert claims

Metro UK, Toronto Star, Global and other media outlets interviewed Marina Adshade, a professor at UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics, about sex robots. She suggested that sex robots could help marriages […]

A slew of apps are creepily spying on our kids

The New York Post highlighted UBC research that found children- and family-oriented apps in the Google Play store improperly collect “identifiers or other personally identifiable information.” Researchers from UBC, UC […]

Battle for gaybourhood is passive-aggressive turf war

Mel Magazine featured key findings of new UBC research on “gaybourhood turf wars.” Amin Ghaziani, a UBC sociology professor, and Adriana Brodyn, a PhD candidate, conducted the research and Ghaziani […]

Grey Matters: Alternative therapy can be deadly: Study

Alan Low, a UBC clinical professor in pharmaceutical sciences, spoke to the Ottawa Citizen for an article about alternative therapies. Low offers to work with patients to examine the possible […]

Rise of risks shaking up business world in B.C. and beyond

Christie Stephenson, the executive director for the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at UBC, spoke to Business in Vancouver about a panel on business risks. Stephenson said risk […]

The magic of medicinal mushrooms growing wild in Ireland

Irish Times mentioned UBC research in a story about medicinal mushrooms. UBC researchers showed the anti-proliferatory, immune-stimulating and anti-inflammatory ability of artists’ conk mushrooms.

4/19 pot panel wants to clear air regarding cannabis and youth

The Vancouver Courier interviewed UBC professors M-J Milloy and Zach Walsh for an article about a panel that will focus on the medical, social and legal impacts of cannabis use […]

RCMP officers who worked Fort McMurray wildfire lacked proper safety masks

CBC Edmonton quoted Michael Brauer, a professor in UBC’s school of population and public health, for a story about safety masks used by RCMP officers during the Fort McMurray wildfire. […]

A stratospheric calling to document viruses and how they affect humans

Business Times Singapore highlighted a UBC study that counted the number of viruses falling to earth. “Unimpeded by friction with the surface of the Earth, you can travel great distances, […]

Faculty of Education, UBC IB Alumni Reception 5th Anniversary


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

The National Post and University Affairs published an op-ed from The Conversation by Santa Ono, president and vice chancellor of UBC, about academia’s role in residential schools. “Failing to confront […]

Junior Heat U17 hoop team tips off season with three wins in Edmonton

The UBC Okanagan Junior Heat came back from an opening loss to win three straight games at a U17 girls Prairie Elite Basketball League tournament in Edmonton, Kelowna Now reported.