Archives by date

You are browsing the site archives by date.

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 […]

UBC Thunderbirds women’s volleyball goes green

The Province reported on the UBC Thunderbirds women’s volleyball team work on a sustainability and recycling program for the school’s athletics teams. “It’s not something that comes up in your day-to-day […]

Research suggests potential for norovirus early warning system

CBC quoted Curtis Suttle, a UBC marine microbiologist, for a story about an American study into the potential for a norovirus early warning system. He said the idea of the system […]

Canadians struggle to find home rentals as prices climb, availability declines

The Canadian Press interviewed Craig Jones, a UBC geography PhD candidate, about the high housing costs in Canada. He said the situation is largely the result of the federal government’s […]

UBC president apologizes for university’s participation in oppression of Indigenous people

The Toronto Star and other media outlets reported on UBC President Santa J. Ono’s statement of apology for the university’s involvement in the system that supported the operation of Indian […]

How to tame Zuckerberg and protect democracy

The Tyee interviewed Taylor Owen, a UBC professor of digital media and global affairs, about Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony following breaches of privacy by Facebook. Owen discussed what the testimony means for […]

Activists protesting restaurant don’t speak for all vegans

CBC published an op-ed about veganism by Sarah Bond, a UBC student who studies global resource systems. “In regards to doing the least harm for animals, it is better to […]

Experts on Kinder Morgan’s deadline ultimatum for pipeline

Two UBC experts weighed in on the deadline ultimatum for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Jocelyn Stacey, a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC who […]

How sugar taxes punish the people

Sarah Fessenden, a UBC anthropology lecturer, wrote an op-ed for The Conversation about sugar taxes. “Let’s stop pretending that unhealthy, unjust food systems can be solved by a tax on […]

Zombie NAFTA looms

Two UBC experts weighed in on NAFTA renegotiations. Paul Evans, interim research director for the Institute of Asian Research at UBC, spoke to Business in Vancouver about three possible outcomes […]

Bang! Fest


How should Canada respond to latest Trump tax cuts?

iPolitics reported that Kevin Milligan, a UBC economist, is one of the panellists for a discussion on the latest round of tax cuts brought in by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Big pond

Canadian Architect featured UBC’s new Ponderosa Commons complex. The article highlights the details of the mixed-use project.

B.C. could face budgetary backlash for Kinder Morgan stance

The Vancouver Sun interviewed Richard Johnston, a UBC political science professor, about Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. He said the pressure is on Alberta and potentially Ottawa to invest public dollars into the […]

B.C.’s forest sector: Writing the book on innovation

The Vancouver Sun mentioned UBC’s Brock Commons student residence. The 18-storey building is 53 metres high and is the tallest wood structure in the world.

Obituary: Canadian pioneer in Islamic studies crossed tense boundaries

The Vancouver Sun remembered the late Hanna Kassis, a former UBC religious studies professor. Kassis died this month at age 84, after struggling with Parkinson’s disease.

Emergency awareness tips for Tsunami Preparedness Week

Richmond News interviewed Susan Allen, a UBC oceanographer, for a story about the risk of tsunamis in B.C. “No question, the higher sea levels get, the more susceptible Richmond will […]