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Metro Vancouver’s Indigenous peoples find their voice … and their leaders

A Vancouver Sun story about Indigenous communities and leaders across B.C. and Canada mentioned the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC. The centre houses archival photos and […]

Trade war tips: How to stand up to an American bully

The Province interviewed UBC Sauder School of Business professor James Brander for a story on how consumers can respond to U.S. tariffs on Canadian products. Brander suggested Canadians stop cross-border […]

Mattis compared Xi’s China to the Ming Dynasty. Xi might be happy to hear it.

Tim Brook, a historian of China at UBC, was quoted in a Washington Post story discussing a comment made by U.S. defense secretary Jim Mattis. Mattis suggested that Chinese leader […]

B.C. anti-counterfeit company develops tech to put moving 3D holograms on bank notes

Werner Antweiler, an economist at UBC’s Sauder School of Business was interviewed for a Star Vancouver story on anti-counterfeit technology. Authorities are in a constant “technological arms race,” against counterfeiters, […]

Indigenous storytelling is inspiring B.C. and Alberta youth to study mathematics

The Huffington Post highlighted an initiative to promote math learning among Indigenous youth. SFU professor Veselin Jungic collaborated with UBC professor Mark MacLean to launch SFU’s Math Catcher Outreach program […]

Trump’s claims Canadians smuggle shoes to avoid tariffs ‘laughable,’ experts say

The Canadian Press interviewed UBC Sauder School of Business professor Werner Antweiler for a story on U.S. President Donald Trump’s claim that Canadians are smuggling shoes across the border to […]

UBC merging education faculties

The education faculties at UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan faculties will merge on July 1, Kelowna Daily Courier reported. Blye Frank, dean of the faculty of education said the unique degree […]

New family doctors ‘don’t feel competent’ to perform abortions

UBC reproductive health researcher Wendy Norman was quoted in a National Post story that reported on the declining numbers of family doctors who are trained to perform abortions. The abortion […]

Food Fraud in Canada: Can we control it?

Food Fraud in Canada: Can we control it?

Wall Scholar Xiaonan Lu explains how seafood fraud impacts our health, economies, and trust in governance. He proposes concrete solutions to address this widespread problem.

Amphitheatre Summer Series: Dianna David


Loneliness, falls and over-medicating afflict seniors in B.C. care homes

Jennifer Baumbusch, a UBC nursing professor and an expert in long-term residential care, was interviewed for an Ottawa Citizen article about problems in B.C. care homes. She suggested questions people […]

Raptors 905 name Jama Mahlalela as new head coach

Jama Mahlalela, a UBC alumnus, was named the head coach of the Toronto Raptors’ NBA G League affiliate, Raptors 905, the Canadian Press reported. Mahlalela played basketball for five years […]

Men think a nice meal tastes better when waitress is attractive

Daily Mail highlighted research by SFU and UBC that found the presence of physically attractive people can affect consumers’ expectations about their consumption experience. Researchers found that when a restaurant […]

Male peacocks can make females’ heads vibrate by shaking tail feathers

Daily Mail reported on UBC zoology research that examined the behaviour of peacocks. They found that the pulsating sound created when a male peacock shakes his feathers causes the crest […]

B.C. ongoing teaching shortages

Charles Ungerleider, a professor emeritus in UBC’s faculty of education, was interviewed on CBC Radio’s BC Today about teacher staffing levels in B.C. The segment starts at 25:20. He also […]

Think you’re getting the fish you ordered? Not always

The Vancouver Sun highlighted UBC research into misleading fish labelling in Vancouver. “We have a lower rate (of mislabelled fish) compared to some inland cities, but it’s still high, especially […]

Smart stents can better prevent heart attacks

Various media outlets reported on a “smart stent” created by UBC researchers that can potentially prevent heart attacks by monitoring subtle changes in the flow of blood through the artery. […]

U of G to give each female faculty member $2,050 raise

The Canadian Press mentioned UBC after the University of Guelph announced a raise for its female faculty members. In 2013 UBC gave female faculty a two per cent raise across […]