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Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation Makes First Gift to the Blue & Gold Campaign for Students

Ensuring children are healthy and educated today will prepare them to be the leaders of tomorrow. This guiding principle was the impetus behind the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation’s recent gift to establish a Presidential Scholar Award at UBC.

How dangerous are Toronto streets for the city’s cyclists?

BBC interviewed Kay Teschke, a UBC professor who studies urban cycling, for a story about cycling in Toronto. She said a good cycling city is one that incorporates space for […]

The special cart for homeless people to keep their stuff

The Guardian reported on UBC engineering staff and students who created a cart for homeless people to store and transport their possessions. People who had experience living on the street […]

The simple way Apple and Google could fix notifications

Fast Company mentioned a UBC study in an article on Apple and Google notifications. Researchers found that people miss out on chances to increase social connectedness when relying on their […]

Canada legalising recreational marijuana could vault country to forefront of cannabis research

South China Morning Post mentioned UBC in a story about marijuana legalization. UBC recently announced its first professorship of cannabis science.

These living solar cells make energy, even in bad weather

ABC reported on UBC researchers who demonstrated how solar cells made of living organisms can generate energy even in bad weather. The cells could provide an alternative to synthetic cells […]

Pipeline protesters predict number of arrests over Trans Mountain will eclipse War in the Woods

CBC interviewed David Tindall, a UBC professor of sociology who has studied civil disobedience, for a story about arrests related to Trans Mountain pipeline protests. “Some people think that they […]

HPV tests should be used to detect cervical cancer: New research

UBC research on tests to detect cervical cancer was featured on King 5 News. “The important thing is that we detected more pre-cancers earlier [with the HPV test],” said lead […]

Why this nutritionist recommends coffee leaf tea

Richmond News mentioned a UBC study that examined the benefits of young and mature coffee leaf tea. The findings showed that the longer coffee leaf tea steeped, the greater the […]

Gu Xiong spent years in labour camp, sketches brought him hope

CBC profiled Gu Xiong, a UBC professor and artist, who came to Canada from China looking for freedom for his art. He is a professor in the department of art […]

Highway crashes double in Fraser Valley, truck traffic also up

Abbotsford News quoted Gord Lovegrove, a UBC engineering professor, in an article about highway crashes in the Fraser Valley. “We can’t point a finger at any one thing, it’s a […]

For the record, July 17, 2018

Business in Vancouver reported that Heather McCaw has been appointed vice-president, development and alumni engagement, at UBC. Previously she was at UBC as associate vice-president, development.

Kelowna’s tech hub is taking off

BC Business mentioned UBC’s Okanagan campus in an article about Kelowna’s technology hub. The article reported more graduates from UBCO want to stay in the region rather than relocate.

Agriculture economist to study farm worker wages

Indo-Canadian Voice reported that the B.C. government has retained Karen Taylor, a UBC agricultural economist, to study agriculture piece rates and farm worker wages.

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UBC research could lead to earlier MS diagnoses:

The Canadian Press highlighted UBC research that found multiple sclerosis patients had higher incidence of other conditions. Helen Tremlett, lead study author and a professor in UBC’s division of neurology, […]

Vancouver looks to limit new buildings’ embodied emissions

Rabble interviewed Patrick Condon, the chair of the urban design program at UBC’s school of architecture and landscape architecture, about planned policies to limit embodied emissions from new buildings. Condon […]