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How citizen scientists are helping to protect migratory birds

Canadian Geographic mentioned UBC in an article about how citizen scientists help track birds using an app called eBird. Scientists from UBC, the Canadian government, Carleton University and the Cornell […]

The best and brightest at #BCTECH Summit 201

BC Business profiled Ian Crosby, a UBC alumnus and co-founder of the largest bookkeeping company in the U.S. which recently launched in Canada. Crosby graduated from the UBC Sauder School […]

Can better sex be achieved with a bit of mindfulness?

The Toronto Star interviewed Lori Brotto, the Canada Research Chair in Women’s Sexual Health at UBC, about her research on the link between mindfulness and sexual desire and satisfaction. Brotto […]

Why Mongolia hopes to host a Trump-Kim Jong Un meeting

The Washington Post interviewed two UBC experts about the possible meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. Julian Dierkes, a professor at the Institute of Asian Research, spoke about […]

Warming oceans could mean smaller fish

The Washington Post highlighted UBC research that linked climate change to a decrease in fish size. The study was co-authored by William Cheung, science director of the Nereus Program, a collaboration between Japan’s […]

Air pollution contributes to global deaths

U.S. News and World Report mentioned a UBC project in a story about the link between air pollution and global deaths. A health project organized by UBC, the Health Effects […]

Transgender youth more often diagnosed with mental illnesses

Teen Vogue cited a 2017 UBC study in an article about mental illness among transgender youth. The study found that more than 68 per cent of transgender Canadians ages 14 […]

Possible Millennium Line extension to UBC

Various media outlets reported on UBC’s support for an extension of the Millennium Line Skytrain to UBC campus. Stories appeared on Global (at the 10:06 mark), CKNW’s Lynda Steele Show and Daily […]

Seeing ‘pattern’ of inaction, scholars write to PM

Two UBC experts signed an open letter to India’s prime minister holding him responsible for the “terrible state of affairs” in Kathua and Unnao, The Wire reported. Milind Kandlikar, a […]

Canadian innovators changing Earth for the better

CBC mentioned Boost Environmental Systems, a new firm born out of the labs at UBC, in a story about hopeful technology, research and inspiring activists.

Universal pharmacare could be reality by 2020

Steve Morgan, a professor in UBC’s school of population and public health, spoke to the Star Vancouver, about universal pharmacare. Morgan said there are hundreds of existing programs in Canada […]

Trans Mountain pipeline dispute likely to rely on the courts

Joel Bakan, a UBC law professor, spoke to the Globe and Mail about the Trans Mountain pipeline dispute. Bakan said B.C. has the regulatory authority to protect the environment, culture […]

C-section culture needs to change, say B.C. doctors

The Star Vancouver quoted two UBC experts about the culture of C-section births. Sarah Munro, a post-doctoral researcher at UBC, said care between pregnancies was critical to creating a culture […]

The chicken and egg story: The vital role of the shell

The Hindu cited work by Marvin A. Tung, a UBC alumnus, in a story about research on the chicken egg and its shell. Tung’s PhD thesis was devoted to the […]

B.C. universities impose steep tuition increases for foreign students

The Globe and Mail mentioned UBC in a story about tuition increases for international students at universities in B.C. The article reported that between 2014 and 2017, the tuition for […]

UBC study finds straight discomfort with LGBT people underlying acceptance

The Georgia Straight featured a sociology study by UBC researchers Adriana Brodyn and Amin Ghaziani. The study examines discrimination that persists against LGBT people.

Giving back — a diaspora success story

The Tribune India highlighted Gurdev Singh Gill, a UBC alumnus who became the first Canadian of Indian origin to graduate with a degree in medicine from UBC. He was also […]

Academics join call for criminal investigation of Canadian opioid manufacturers

The Globe and Mail reported on a group of academics calling for a criminal investigation into the marketing practices of Canadian opioid manufacturers. The article reported an open letter was […]

Kits at 100: The school at the heart of a neighbourhood in constant change

The Vancouver Sun profiled Ralph Henderson, a former star athlete at UBC, for an article about graduates of Kitsilano Secondary School. The high school is hosting a centennial celebration on […]