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UBC sexual assault policy

A reporter from the UBC student paper The Ubyssey was interviewed on CBC Radio’s On the Coast about UBC’s sexual assault policy one year after it was enacted. The segment […]

Some bad news for good news — optimistic forecasts create recessions

The Wall Street Journal highlighted work by Paul Beaudry, a UBC economics professor. Beaudry and International Monetary Fund economist Tim Willems found that good economic forecasts could help cause a recession.

Guatemala’s deadly volcano eruption: What is the ‘Ring of Fire’?

NBC interviewed Kirsten Hodge, a UBC volcanologist, about the Ring of Fire zone where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. Hodge explained that regions within this “ring” are seismically and […]

Port Alberni January tsunami evacuation handled well: UBC report

CBC highlighted a new report from UBC that sheds light on the emergency response in the Alberni Valley following a tsunami warning. The report found that more than two-thirds of […]

Vancouver, Surrey shortlisted for $50 million fund to build autonomous vehicle corridors

Lawrence Frank, a UBC professor in transportation and public health, spoke to News 1130 about the possibility of autonomous vehicle corridors in Metro Vancouver. “I think the purpose is to […]

Can a new kind of consumerism help fight climate change?

Justin Ritchie, an energy economist at UBC’s institute for resources, environment and sustainability, spoke to Wired about a study that suggested a new type of consumerism can help combat climate change. […]

Canadian labour force better off than that of the U.S. since 2000

Star Vancouver quoted Thomas Lemieux, a UBC economist, for an article comparing the labour forces of Canada and the U.S. He said that the U.S. may have more significant problems […]

Meet Glamour’s 2018 College Women of the Year

Glamour Magazine named Ann Makosinski, a UBC student and inventor, to its list of 2018 College Women of the Year. Makosinski invented a flashlight that runs on the heat of […]

Baked goods may contain less added sugar than labels suggest: Study

Ningjian Liang, a UBC PhD candidate in food science, spoke with CTV about her study on how much sugar is lost when cakes are baked and browned. Liang said this […]

Gutsy Walk raises money for research into Crohn’s and colitis

The Kelowna Daily Courier highlighted inflammatory bowel disease research by Deanna Gibson, a biology professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Gibson’s team is working on dietary research on fats and wheat […]

Homeowners rally against NDP school-tax surcharge

The Vancouver Sun quoted Paul Kershaw, founder of Generation Squeeze and a UBC professor, who spoke at a town hall about a school-tax surcharge. He suggested it is time to rethink […]

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Farm workers miss out on minimum wage increase

Bethany Hastie, a professor in the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, wrote an op-ed for The Province about farm workers being left out of the recent minimum […]

NPA nominates businessman Ken Sim as its Vancouver mayoral candidate

The Georgia Straight reported that NPA members chose Ken Sim, a UBC alumnus, as its Vancouver mayoral candidate. Sim, a graduate of the UBC Sauder School of Business, co-founded Nurse […]

World ranking names three Canadian universities in reputation survey

Maclean’s reported that UBC placed 38th in the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Reputation Rankings. In 2017 UBC was ranked 40th on the list. A similar story appeared on […]

UBC to honour Kelowna’s Jacobs with Dean’s medal

Kelowna Daily Courier reported that Mike Jacobs, a UBC alumnus, has been awarded the UBC Applied Science Dean’s Medal of Distinction. He received the honour for his contributions to civil engineering.

#UBCGrad: Read more about the graduating class of 2018

#UBCGrad: Read more about the graduating class of 2018