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Why the G7 must take bold action on plastic pollution

David R. Boyd, a professor of law, policy, and sustainability at UBC, wrote an op-ed for the Ottawa Citizen about plastic pollution.

UBC Blue & Gold Campaign for Students

UBC Blue & Gold Campaign for Students

Haley Seven Deers was able to come to UBCO to pursue her education thanks to the donor-funded UBC Okanagan Aboriginal Entrance Award.

UBC baseball player selected by New York Yankees in MLB Draft

Daily Hive reported that UBC baseball player Mitch Robinson was drafted by the New York Yankees. He led the UBC Thunderbirds with a .361 batting average through 52 games in […]

Be nice to your boss — it could benefit the whole company, UBC study

CBC highlighted a UBC Sauder School of Business study into how envy manifests itself between supervisors and employees. “Whether you’re a warm person or nice person is also important. In our […]

Woman seeks doctor. Must be willing to prescribe opioids

Launette Rieb a UBC clinical professor and addictions expert, was quoted in a CBC story about a woman who lost her bid to file a human rights complaint against family […]

Half of all patents for genes from marine species owned by one company

The Independent U.K. featured UBC research that found genetic sequences from deep oceans are currently controlled disproportionately by a handful of nations and companies. “Equity is deeply embedded within [the […]

High seas fishing isn’t just destructive—it’s unprofitable

National Geographic highlighted research that found more than half of the world’s industrial fisheries would not be profitable if it were not for forced labour and current subsidies. The project […]

Vancouverites on high alert as crows begin dive-bombing pedestrians

Wayne Goodey, from UBC’s department of zoology, spoke to CBC about the season of crow attacks around Vancouver. He said male and female crows often take turns attacking passersby near […]

B.C. property markets starting to shift after tighter mortgage rules, tax changes

The Vancouver Sun interviewed Tom Davidoff, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, about shifting property markets in B.C. He said tighter mortgage qualification rules are impacting first-time […]

How energy-efficient new homes can lead to increased carbon emissions

Anthropocene Magazine highlighted work on energy efficiency of homes by UBC researchers. The study, by Joe Dahmen, a professor at UBC’s school of architecture and landscape architecture, and data analyst […]

U.S. Coast Guard detentions of drug smugglers ‘violating international law,’ Canada may be complicit

Michael Byers, a UBC professor of international politics and international law, was interviewed for a story on CBC Radio’s The Current about anti-smuggling vessels. Byers discussed the role of Canadian […]

Canada’s largest cannabis co. donates $2.5M to create UBC professorship to research pot’s potential to treat opioid addiction

Star Vancouver reported on a new UBC professorship aimed at researching the role of cannabis in addressing the overdose crisis. Evan Wood, professor and Canada Research Chair at UBC, said […]

No reason to expect more accidents after pot is legalized: Study

Global highlighted a UBC study that found legalized recreational marijuana didn’t lead to any meaningful change in accident rates. “The reassuring thing is that we did not see, in the evidence […]

Newcomers working for free in hopes of finding jobs in Vancouver

Star Vancouver interviewed Sylvia Fuller, a UBC sociology professor and expert on equitable employment, for a story about immigrants working for free in Vancouver. She discussed how hiring practices often […]

Many Canadian universities slip in world ranking that measures research output

The Globe and Mail mentioned UBC in a story about world rankings of universities. UBC moved up in the rankings from 51st to 47th thanks in part to a higher score […]

Is it good for Western Canada if Ontario becomes a debt-ridden basket case?

Ngaio Hotte, a UBC resource economist, spoke to the National Post to weigh in on the Ontario election. Hotte explained how the economy is more strongly influenced by global forces […]

Millennial housing crisis? Turns out, it’s real and worse than you thought

The Financial Post quoted Paul Kershaw, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health and founder of Generation Squeeze, for a story about the millennial housing crisis. “The fact […]

UBCO research team crowdfunds for answers about gut health

Researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus are crowdfunding for a project to examine the rise in celiac disease, Kelowna Capital News reported. The team aims to raise $25,000 by July.

First Indigenous librarian earns honorary law degree

Gene Joseph, the first librarian of First Nations heritage in B.C. and a UBC alumna, earned an honorary law degree from Vancouver Island University, Times Colonist reported. Joseph studied library […]

Multi-million dollar road upgrade at UBC to begin next week

Daily Hive reported on an upcoming multi-million dollar road upgrade project at UBC. The project involves part of University Boulevard between Wesbrook Mall and Blanca Street.