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UBC 2017-2018 Annual Report

You’re invited to read UBC’s 2017–2018 Annual Report, which communicates our progress made over the past year and celebrates the achievements of faculty, staff, and others who are shaping UBC’s next century.

Husband, wife explore how gender affects experience as Muslims

CBC quoted Shagufta Pasta, a UBC educator involved in the discussion Being Muslim: The Gendered Experience, which is part of the Vancouver Biennale event. Pasta, co- facilitator of the discussion, […]

Parents of teen who died of overdose renew call for inquest

CBC interviewed Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, a law professor with the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC and the former B.C. representative for children and youth, about a family […]

Douglas Todd: Extremism should ease with electoral reform

The Vancouver Sun published a review of Maxwell Cameron’s book Political Institutions and Practical Wisdom. Cameron is a political science professor at UBC and the head of UBC’s Centre for […]

Expanding future of shipbuilding on Canada’s west coast

The Vancouver Sun reported that Seaspan has invested in UBC to promote shipbuilding and ship repair training for under-represented groups including women and Indigenous peoples. The University of Victoria and […]

Anti-developer rhetoric shapes campaigns ahead of election

The Globe and Mail interviewed Maxwell Cameron, a UBC political scientist, about anti-developer rhetoric in Vancouver. “There’s a sense everywhere that inequity has grown,” Cameron said. “Many feel we’re living […]

B.C. engineers develop artificial-skin technology for robots

Star Vancouver highlighted robot technology developed by UBC engineers with John Madden’s research group. The team is developing artificial-skin technology that may allow robots to hold an egg without cracking […]

Vancouver team finds Russian sunken ship possibly filled with gold

The Globe and Mail interviewed Alexei Kojevnikov, a UBC history professor, about a Russian naval ship that may be filled with gold. Kojevnikov said he is skeptical there will be […]

Vancouver-built Prosthesis is exoskeleton for extreme sports

The Georgia Straight mentioned UBC students in a story about a giant electronic creation called “Prosthesis” which was built in Vancouver. UBC engineering students helped build the machine.

Thormeyer wins 200 backstroke for fourth medal at Canadian Trials

The Canadian Press reported that Markus Thormeyer, a UBC Thunderbirds swimmer, won four medals at the 2018 Canadian Swimming Trials. Three of his medals were gold. The CP story appeared […]

Noise effects on whales, other mammals to be studied

Radio Canada reported that UBC researchers will receive funding from the Canadian government to investigate the impact of shipping-related noise on whales and other marine mammals. UBC will receive funds […]

Access to early childhood education training improved

The Delta Optimist reported that a program at UBC’s faculty of education will allow more students around B.C. to have access to online training opportunities to become early childhood educators. […]

Why Canadian baby boomers gave up on hitchhiking

Maclean’s quoted Doug Owram, a UBC history professor emeritus, for a story about the rise and fall of the federally funded age of hitchhiking. Owram, the author of Born at […]

To close America’s diet gap, we must recognize food as a human right

The Guardian published an op-ed co-written by Sinikka Elliott, a UBC sociology professor, about food insecurity in the United States. “The gap in the quality of rich and poor Americans’ […]

Canadian Women’s Amateur set to kick off at Marine Drive

Golf Canada highlighted Avril Li, a UBC Thunderbirds golfer and the Canadian University-College champion. Li is entering her senior year at UBC.

Controversial Events on Campus: Opportunities & Limitations in Institutional Responses