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Honeybees use odours to clean out deceased broods

Scientific American quoted Leonard Foster, a UBC professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, for an article about honeybee health. He said “diseases are by far the main cause of problems […]

Seventy-five per cent of the men said that a man should have physical strength, compared with those who said a man should have intellectual strength (87 per cent). Credit: Tony Alter/Flickr

Millennial men value altruism and self-care above traditional male qualities

Contrary to popular stereotypes, young men today are likely to be selfless, socially engaged and health-conscious, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia and Intensions Consulting, a Vancouver-based market research firm.

UBC has a housing problem, not a transportation problem

The Tyee published an op-ed by Patrick M. Condon, the UBC James Taylor Chair in Landscape and Livable Environments at the school of architecture and landscape architecture, about the need to […]

Dozens of letters by interned Japanese-Canadian teens donated to UBC

CBC reported that UBC acquired nearly 150 letters written by young Japanese-Canadians interned in camps during the Second World War. The letters were written to Joan Gillis from friends she […]

Vancouver’s empty homes tax generates millions in revenue

Tom Davidoff, director of the Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate with the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to News 1130 about Vancouver’s empty homes tax. When combined […]

Breakthroughs in science

Work by Rebecca Kordas, a UBC researcher, was featured in National Geographic. She studied the importance of aquatic mollusks that graze on algae.

Five highlights of the Chan Centre 2018-19 season

The Province reported on the 2018-19 Chan Centre Presents concert series and the 2018-19 Beyond Words series at UBC. Performers include Cristina Pato Quartet and Aida Cuevas.

Better sex is (almost) all in your head: UBC prof’s new book

The Star Vancouver highlighted a book about the link between mindfulness and sexual desire and satisfaction by Lori Brotto, the Canada Research Chair in Women’s Sexual Health at UBC. Brotto […]

Scientists find ways to recycle your old phone

Popular Science highlighted recycling technology developed by UBC researchers that recovers previously unrecoverable fibreglass from cellphones. Amit Kumar, a UBC PhD candidate, and Maria Holuszko, a mining engineering professor and […]

Doctor sees healing power in psychedelic plant as Peru investigates deaths

The Canadian Press interviewed Mark Haden, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, about a psychedelic plant called ayahuasca. Haden said the plant helps people gain insight […]

Broaden labour market stats to include job quality indicators: Advocate

Sylvia Fuller, a UBC sociology professor who specializes in work and labour, spoke to the Star Vancouver about new labour market statistics. She said the labour indicators tracked by Statistics […]

3 history-making exhibitions of Indigenous art, culture in B.C.

The Globe and Mail highlighted three Indigenous art and culture exhibitions in B.C. including one at UBC. A new show at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology brings together work from six […]

Multiverse expert Michio Kaku to give public lecture at UBC

The Georgia Straight reported on an upcoming public lecture at UBC by world-famous theoretical physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku. Kaku is an authority on Einstein’s unified-field theory and the […]

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Architectural excellence celebrated at AIBC awards

The UBC Aquatic Centre won an architectural award from the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, Construction Canada reported. The centre was designed to gold standards under the Leadership in Energy […]