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B.C. marine mammal expert says moving killer whale from Miami a death sentence

CBC interviewed Andrew Trites, the director of UBC’s Marine Mammal Research Unit, about the possibility of moving a captive orca into West Coast waters where it was born. “I think this […]

More than 2 years into public health emergency, officials in B.C. still struggle to slow deaths

Bonnie Henry, a UBC professor and B.C.’s provincial health officer, was interviewed for a CBC article about the overdose crisis. Henry explained that Naloxone has revived thousands of people who overdosed.

Will we be prepared for ‘Disease X’ – the next pandemic?

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed by Tom Koch, a professor of medical geography at UBC, about a previously unknown pathogen that is likely to cause the next pandemic. “The […]

Did you attend a college commencement? What the speaker should have said

The Washington Post interviewed Henry Siu, a UBC economics professor, for an article about advice for recent college graduates. He encouraged people in their 20s to explore the job market […]

Low-cost membrane can help clean up oil spills

India Today highlighted UBC research on a new method to assist with oil spill clean up. “This technology offers an effective and eco-friendly way to reduce the negative impacts of oily […]

Hong Kong History Project’s Vivian Kong on uncovering the city’s history

The Hong Kong Free Press reported on the Hong Kong Studies Initiative at UBC. The program examines the city’s history, culture and language.

The best remedies for excessive sweating

Reader’s Digest Best Health interviewed Jason Rivers, a clinical professor in UBC’s department of dermatology and skin science, about excessive sweating. “It’s our body’s built-in air conditioning system, but it […]

Educational toy aims to help trans youth with gender identity

CTV cited a UBC study in an article about an educational toy used to help with gender identity among trans youth. The 2015 study found that more than 33 per […]

Trans Mountain pipeline fight: Can we ever be friends again?

Two UBC experts spoke to various media outlets about the Trans Mountain pipeline controversy. Bradley Miller, a UBC history professor, told CBC “these things always go to the core of […]

Small communities the happiest places in Canada: Study

CTV mentioned happiness research from UBC and McGill University that found rural Canadians are more satisfied with life than those living in cities. The happiest Canadian community is in Neebing, […]

B.C. researchers say hearing loss contributes to seniors’ isolation, loneliness

Hearing loss should be accounted for in community programs according to UBC researchers, CBC reported. Charlotte Jones, a professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, and her colleagues found many seniors weren’t […]

Med school grads face problems obtaining required residency positions

Roger Wong, executive associate dean at the UBC faculty of medicine, spoke to the Globe and Mail for an article about residency positions for Canadian medical school graduates. He said […]

B.C. student wins prestigious scholarship, hopes to study brother’s illness

CBC profiled Ella Chan, a Grade 12 student and scholarship winner who hopes to study pharmacology at UBC to learn more about her brother’s illness. Chan received a $40,000 entrance […]

Could forest fire control be hurting B.C. deer? Study aims to find out

Wildfire control efforts in B.C. may be creating a drop in the mule deer population, CBC reported. Adam T. Ford, a professor and Canada Research Chair in wildlife restoration ecology […]

Scientists make few gains on federal environment bill

A paper by Kai Chan, a UBC scientist who specializes in environmental policy, was highlighted in the Globe and Mail. Chan and colleagues found that environmental assessors typically underplayed the […]

Anti-vaccination moms judged harshly, UBC study finds

The Vancouver Sun highlighted a UBC study that found mothers of unvaccinated kids are judged harshly by other people. “How under-vaccinated children and their parents are viewed by others heavily […]

Canadian money, research helps China become global telecom superpower

The Globe and Mail mentioned UBC in a story about Canadian universities conducting research for a Chinese telecom company. Huawei Technologies committed about $50 million of funding to Canadian universities […]

New tools to dig digitally into Island papers’ past

The Times Colonist mentioned a grant from UBC’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The $40,000 grant will allow the digital reconfiguration of the Nanaimo Daily Free Press and the Cowichan […]

Infrastructure contest highlights innovative, future-proof spending ideas

The Globe and Mail mentioned an infrastructure contest proposal from UBC researchers. Kevin Chen and colleagues suggested that 5G access could be extended to less populated areas with low-Earth orbiting […]