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Searching for tree-eating bugs in B.C.’s charred forests

CBC interviewed Lori Daniels, a UBC forestry professor, about her work searching for Douglas fir bark beetles that live in the layer under the thick bark of dying trees. “You’ve got nice pink […]

UBC students teach at Downtown Eastside business school

CBC highlighted a group of students from the UBC Sauder School of Business who will teach business skills in the Downtown Eastside this summer. The initiative is part of the school’s […]

Local family-friendly culture crawls this summer

News 1130 featured the Museum of Anthropology at UBC in an article about family-friendly culture activities for the summer. The article mentioned that visitors can learn about B.C.’s First Nations […]

Canada Transplant Games are a chance to celebrate

The Vancouver Sun reported on the Canadian Transplant Games at UBC. The event brings together athletes who have received organ transplants, living donors, donor families and supporters. The story also […]

Millennials flock to Vancouver despite housing crisis

Star Vancouver interviewed Nathanael Lauster, a UBC demographer and sociology professor, for a story about millennials moving to Vancouver during the housing crisis. “There are more people that are moving […]

Communities at risk of tsunamis consider merits of evacuating

Ryan Reynolds, a postdoctoral research fellow at UBC who studies community preparedness for natural hazards, spoke to Star Vancouver for an article about tsunamis. He said the risk of a […]

Users of home DNA tests ‘cherry pick’ results based on race biases: Study

Various media outlets reported on a UBC study that found most people did not change their views of their identity after receiving new DNA information about themselves. “I was surprised […]

Plan to keep drug users from shooting up in public restrooms

The Washington Post cited a UBC study in a story about a plan to prevent drug users from doing drugs in public restrooms. Alexis Crabtree, lead study author and a […]

Gordon Campbell named officer of the Order of Canada

The Georgia Straight reported that two UBC academics were named as members of the Order of Canada. Veronica Strong-Boag, a UBC professor emeritus in the faculty of education, was recognized […]

Pollution affects poor, anti-pollution skin care is expensive

Racked mentioned UBC research in a story about anti-pollution skin care. The study connected exposure to nitrogen dioxide to the formation of dark spots on the skin.

Canada approaching point of no returns

Business in Vancouver interviewed Kin Lo, a professor of accounting at the UBC Sauder School of Business, about changes to Canada’s tax system. Lo said moving to a return-free system […]

Editorial: Travelling teens good for Canada

Times Colonist mentioned UBC in an article about a program that allows teens to travel the country and learn. UBC, the University of Victoria, and Langara College will host 415 […]

Indigenous woman fights to stay in Canada

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, a law professor with the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC and inaugural director of UBC’s Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, was quoted […]

Davie aims to replace Canadian Coast Guard’s icebreaker fleet

CBC Montreal quoted Michael Byers, a professor and Canada Research Chair in global politics and international law at UBC, in a story about Canada’s icebreaker fleet. He argued that Ottawa’s […]

Cello and Dene drums bring Berger Inquiry back to life

Eric Wilson, a world-renowned cellist and instructor at UBC’s faculty of music, was featured in a story on CBC North. Wilson performed at an art event in the Northwest Territories. […]

Postmodern Urban Spaces: A City Tour


Century-old cure may help ward off superbugs

The Canadian Press interviewed Bob Hancock, a UBC microbiology professor whose lab focuses on designing new therapies for infections, for a story about superbugs. He said investing now in preventative […]

UBCO fires basketball coaches

The Kelowna Capital News reported that UBC Okaganan’s athletic director fired the coaches of the men’s and women’s basketball teams. Bobby Mitchell and Ken Olynyk have been named the interim […]

If Congress changes food stamp requirements, kids will go hungry

The New York Times published an op-ed about potential changes to food stamp requirements in the United States co-written by Sinikka Elliott, a UBC professor of sociology. “The House proposal […]

When tradition meets business and science: The world of Kisameet clay

The Tyee mentioned a UBC study in a story about healing Kisameet clay. Julian Davies, a professor emeritus of microbiology and immunology and study lead author, found the clay can […]