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UBC’s Conor Morgan inks pro basketball deal after helping Canada to historic medal

The Vancouver Sun reported that former UBC basketball player Conor Morgan signed a professional deal with the Southland Sharks, who play in the New Zealand National Basketball League. The story also […]

Former B.C. representative for children and youth takes new UBC job

CBC reported that Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond will be the inaugural director of the UBC Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre. Turpel-Lafond was B.C.’s former representative for children and youth.

Male millennials value emotions over physical strength: Study

The Mirror U.K. reported on a UBC nursing study that found young men are tackling stereotypes of masculinity. Researchers surveyed men in Western Canada and found selflessness was the most […]

Charges against man accused of keeping HIV status from 12 women could be dropped

Janine Benedet, a UBC law professor, spoke to CTV for a story about charges against a man accused of failing to disclose his HIV status to a dozen sexual partners. […]

Too many jellyfish, so scientists want to cover them in chocolate

Lucas Brotz, a postdoctoral researcher in the Institute for Oceans and Fisheries at UBC who studies jellyfish, spoke to Popular Science about various jellyfish research projects. He explained that adapting […]

Vancouver rated No. 1 for rodents in B.C.

The Vancouver Sun cited an interview with Kaylee Byers, a UBC PhD candidate doing research at The Vancouver Rat Project, about rodents in B.C. She explained that local rats are […]

Vaughn Palmer: NDP stacking deck in favour of proportional representation

Maxwell Cameron, a UBC political science professor, is one of four experts chosen to vet the public consultations on B.C. electoral reform, the Vancouver Sun reported. Cameron, Genevieve Fuji Johnson, […]

Trans Mountain pipeline: Some arguments for and against it

Work by Kevin Milligan, a UBC economics professor, was featured in a Global article about the Trans Mountain pipeline. Milligan wrote about natural resource industries and related economic topics.

Struggling hands-on educational farm program connects seniors, youth

The Star Vancouver reported on The Intergenerational Landed Learning Project, which is sponsored by UBC’s faculty of education. The program brings elders together with youth at the UBC farm.

New Indian residential school centre opens in Vancouver

APTN toured the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC, where Squamish Nation Elder Sam George discovers a photo of himself and his classmates in front of his […]

12-storey residential building in Esquimalt will be built with timber modules

The Times Colonist mentioned the 18-storey Brock Commons building on UBC campus in a story about a new timber building in Victoria. The Corvette Landing project will be the second-highest […]

Gamelan festival glides into new territory at Roundhouse

Michael Tenzer, a UBC ethnomusicology professor, spoke to the Georgia Straight for an article about the Gamelan at the Roundhouse festival. Tenzer spoke about I Putu Gede Sukaryana, who performs under the […]

Fisheries department doing too little to protect wild fish from salmon farms: Federal audit

The National Post quoted Anthony Farrell, chair of sustainable aquaculture at UBC, for a story about salmon farms. He said it’s hard to know how wild salmon are affected by […]

Harm reduction policies gain favour on campuses

University Affairs mentioned UBC in a story about shifting attitudes around drug use and the opioid crisis. Paul Dagg, a UBC professor of neuropsychology, said universities must think about their […]

Millennials opting for ‘responsible’ investing, study finds

James Tansey, executive director of the UBC Sauder School of Business’ Centre for Social Innovation and Impact Investing, spoke to Business in Vancouver about responsible investing among millennials. He said […]

Persistence of Vision Film Festival


Inuit worry about toxic splash from rocket debris in Canada’s Arctic waters

CBC North interviewed Michael Byers, professor of international politics and the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC, about rocket debris. Byers discussed debris that could […]

Vera Etches becomes Ottawa’s first female medical officer of health

Vera Etches, Ottawa’s new medical officer of health and a UBC alumna, was profiled in the Ottawa Citizen. Etches received a medical doctorate from UBC.

Outgoing Providence Health Care boss reflects on 42 years

Business in Vancouver highlighted Dianne Doyle, a UBC alumna and the outgoing Providence Health Care CEO. Doyle completed her master’s degree in nursing at UBC.