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Virtual Kabuki Project: Bringing virtual and augmented reality to the classroom

Education researcher Kyle Stooshnov worked with dancer Yayoi Hirano and the Steampunk Digital Dojo to create an interactive performance that can be brought into any space.

How income affects the brain

The Atlantic quoted Jiaying Zhao, a UBC psychology professor, for an article about a new study from the University of Texas at Dallas connecting lower socioeconomic status to detrimental brain […]

Earliest version of our alphabet possibly discovered

Live Science reported that Thomas Schneider, a UBC professor of Egyptology and Near Eastern studies, found what could be the earliest example of our alphabet on a 3,400-year-old inscribed piece of […]

Is climate change to blame for B.C.’s floods? It’s complicated

Brett Gilley, a UBC professor in earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences, spoke to CBC about B.C. floods. He said it’s too early to determine whether the recent flooding events are […]

Lessons from Montecito: Science’s credibility is at stake

Sean W. Fleming, an adjunct professor in UBC’s department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences, wrote an op-ed for Wired about scientists’ credibility. “Profound ambivalence about the intellectual and moral […]

Is Ottawa’s honeymoon with Silicon Valley coming to an end?

Taylor Owen, a UBC digital media and global affairs professor, spoke to the Toronto Star for a story about how Silicon Valley investment in Canada was a crucial part of […]

Development costs and regulations driving up home prices in Vancouver

Tom Davidoff, a UBC economics professor, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about home prices in Vancouver. He said municipalities need to relax zoning in single-family areas.

Critics question Vancouver councillor’s cannabis motion

The Vancouver Sun interviewed Rielle Capler, a UBC PhD candidate who researches cannabis policy, after a motion from a Vancouver city councillor seeking to increase scrutiny of cannabis dispensaries. Capler […]

All cancer patients should be prescribed exercise: Australian guidelines

CBC interviewed Kristin Campbell, a physiotherapist and professor with UBC’s department of physical therapy, about the need for cancer patients to exercise. Campbell said the cancer-related medical community has been “late to the […]

Legal challenge to B.C.’s foreign-buyers tax heads to court in June

The Globe and Mail mentioned several UBC experts for a story about a Chinese citizen’s legal challenge to B.C.’s property transfer tax for foreign buyers. Professors Tom Davidoff, Nathanael Lauster […]

Controversial prof Jordan Peterson to speak at UBC’s Chan Centre

The Vancouver Sun reported on an upcoming talk by Jordan Peterson at UBC’s Chan Centre. Peterson is a psychology professor from the University of Toronto.

Margot Kidder, actress who found movie stardom in ‘Superman,’ dies at 69

The New York Times published an obituary for Margaret Ruth Kidder, an actress and UBC alumna. She was most well known for playing Lois Lane in the 1978 Superman film […]

Geoffrey Smedley obituary: Sculptor, intellectual, author, UBC prof

The Vancouver Courier published an obituary for Geoffrey Smedley, a former UBC professor and sculptor. Smedley built complex mechanical devices that he called metaphorical machines.

437 million tonnes of fish wasted due to harmful fishing

The Weather Network highlighted a UBC study that found fisheries relying on bottom trawling have wasted 437 million tonnes of fish and $560 billion in revenue over the past 65 […]

New website tackles kids’ sport injuries

Burnaby Now reported on a project co-led by Shelina Babul, a UBC clinical professor and sports injury specialist. Active & Safe Central is a website providing easy access to injury […]

Foodies gentrify Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

The Tyee published an article by Zachary Hyde, a UBC sociology PhD candidate who studies gentrification, housing and the politics of urban development. Hyde talked about the Downtown Eastside’s restaurant […]

Initiative links academia, private sector to drive innovation

Business in Vancouver highlighted Primary Peptides, a company developing medical technology founded by three UBC professors. The company is now close to beginning its first clinical trial on humans for new stroke medicine.

New app connects construction firms and workers

Journal of Commerce reported on an app that aims to help with industry hiring. Faber Connect began as a research project at UBC.

MOA presents Arts of Resistance: Politics and The Past In Latin America

Daily Hive highlighted an exhibition at the Museum of Anthropology. Arts of Resistance: Politics and The Past in Latin America is slated for May 17 to Oct. 8.