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‘Charismatic’ young walruses at the Vancouver Aquarium

Global interviewed David Rosen, a UBC scientist who is leading walrus research at the Vancouver Aquarium. Rosen called the walrus the poster child for climate change.

Shakesqueer in love: Exploring the Bard’s queer themes

Stephen Guy-Bray, a UBC English professor, was quoted in an article on The Conversation about Shakespeare’s queer themes. He suggests that any queer person can find a “space” for themselves […]

UBC arts faculty adds Top Hat content

Inside Higher Education reported that UBC’s faculty of arts will have access to the content on the open-source platform Top Hat. The article reported that about 1,100 instructors and 14,000 […]

Toxic shock syndrome: Teen’s death revives ’80s anxiety

CBC interviewed Anthony Chow, a UBC professor emeritus in infectious diseases, for a story about toxic shock syndrome. He discussed the bacteria known to cause toxic shock.

Dealing with caregiver burnout

Breakfast Television interviewed Roger Wong, the executive dean of UBC’s faculty of medicine, about caregiver burnout and the required support for caregivers. The clip starts at the 2:20 mark.

UBC tracks penguin data to teach us ways to preserve habitat

Star Vancouver interviewed Sarah Dier-McComb, a UBC master’s candidate in the department of zoology, about research on penguins. She said gentoo penguins are especially interesting because they return to their […]

Lose weight for science

Castanet highlighted a research project at UBC’s Okanagan campus on the weight-loss company Weight Watchers. Lesley Lutes, a psychology professor, has been awarded $1.7 million to study Weight Watchers’ new […]

Condos key to limiting urban sprawl in West Island, Off-Island

The Montreal Gazette cited a UBC study on mixed-use condo projects in lower density neighbourhoods. The case study found numerous benefits including improved access to green spaces and an increase […]

5 things you need to know about Evangeline Lilly

Evangeline Lilly, a UBC alumna and actress, was profiled in South China Morning Post. She majored in international relations at UBC.

Bountiful polygamy sentencing

Janine Benedet, a UBC law professor, was interviewed on CBC Radio’s On The Coast about sentencing in the Bountiful polygamy case. She discussed how the “minimal” sentencing was a “missed […]

Whistler tops BC non-resident homeowner list: Stats Can

Two UBC professors weighed in on Statistics Canada data on non-resident homeowners across the country. Tsur Somerville, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, told News 1130 that […]

UBC student society reverses decision to cut services at Sexual Assault Support Centre

News 1130 reported that UBC’s student-led Alma Mater Society reversed the decision to stop providing support for the campus Sexual Assault Support Centre. A similar story appeared in the Georgia […]

Planning a move to Canada? Everything you need to know

Irish Times mentioned UBC in an article about Canada for those looking to move to the country. The story reported UBC was ranked 51st in the latest QS World University […]

NDP inks tentative deals with unions, terms and details elusive

Mark Thompson, a professor emeritus of industrial relations at the UBC Sauder School of Business, was quoted in the Vancouver Sun about a tentative deal between B.C. and unions. He […]

Toronto mayor asks for help with refugees in shelter system

The Canadian Press interviewed Penny Gurstein, the director of the Centre for Human Settlements within UBC’s school of community and regional planning, about temporary shelter for refugees and asylum seekers. […]

For new moms, anger overlooked as feature of mood disorders

Star Vancouver highlighted UBC research that found women who have just given birth should be screened for anger. Christine Ou, a UBC nursing PhD candidate, found that anger significantly informs […]

Paper courier culture finds solidarity amid food delivery scene

Star Vancouver interviewed Sylvia Fuller, a UBC sociology professor who studies work and labour, about the food delivery industry. She discussed the gig economy and the role of “occupational solidarity.”

Canadian cord-blood procedure passes key milestone

Work by Peter Zandstra, a UBC researcher in stem-cell bioengineering, was featured in a Globe and Mail story about new technology used to multiply the number of stem cells derived […]

Public safety minister on why cities get veto on pot vendors

Star Vancouver quoted Rielle Capler, a UBC PhD researcher and executive director of the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, after B.C.’s public safety minister gave municipalities an effective veto […]