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Urban greenways can reduce neighbourhood carbon emissions

A new UBC study has found that greenways significantly reduce carbon emissions, with 300 metres being the optimal distance for maximum environmental benefits.

Crows are always jerks to ravens, research confirms

National Geographic highlighted a UBC study that suggests crows are almost always the aggressors when interacting with ravens. Ben Freeman, a UBC postdoctoral fellow and lead study author, said crows […]

Bacteria-powered solar cell can produce electricity on cloudy days

Various media outlets reported that UBC researchers developed a low-cost and sustainable way to build a solar cell using bacteria that can harvest energy on cloudy days. Vikramaditya Yadav, a professor […]

Einstein’s theory of gravity holds up on test of 3-star system

Gizmodo featured UBC research that tested Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Ingrid Stairs, the study co-author and a UBC astronomy professor, explained the complications involved with testing the theory on […]

Trying for the perfect selfie can lead to extreme risk-taking

The Vancouver Sun interviewed Eric Li, a UBC professor of management, for a story about risks people take to take selfies. “Seeking the perfect selfie is connected with building confidence, especially among […]

Indigenous art returns home to B.C.

Star Vancouver reported that Margaret Perkins Hess, the late philanthropist and businessperson, donated part of her art collection to the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. Works by Haida artist Bill Reid and […]

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Vancouver housing sales drop as prices flatline

The Globe and Mail interviewed Tom Davidoff, a real estate economist with the UBC Sauder School of Business, about the housing sales decline in Vancouver. He discussed how prices tend […]

WHO move to reclassify transgender identity will reduce stigma

Star Vancouver interviewed UBC nursing professor Elizabeth Saewyc after the World Health Organization announced it plans to reclassify transgender identity or gender incongruence as a sexual health condition and not a […]

UBCO researchers studying high-altitude human populations

Pique Magazine highlighted researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus who are studying how some populations can adapt to their habitat. Mike Tymko, a UBCO PhD candidate and high-altitude researcher, is examining high-altitude […]

UBC just got an awesome new destination for Asian fusion food

Daily Hive reported that the restaurant Bao Down recently opened on UBC campus. The eatery is part of a new stretch of restaurants in the U Boulevard neighbourhood.