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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 […]

Mountain pine beetle turns Jasper forests red

Allan Carroll, a professor of insect ecology and director of the forest sciences program at UBC, spoke to CBC Edmonton about the destruction caused by mountain pine beetles in Jasper. […]

Is “what the fluff” cruel to pups?

Slate mentioned work on dog intelligence by Stanley Coren, a UBC psychology professor emeritus. He reasoned that a dog has the approximate intellectual equivalence of a two-and-a-half-year-old child.

Labour code review an opportunity to strengthen workers’ rights

The Vancouver Sun published an op-ed by Bethany Hastie, a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC and Daniel Mare, a JD student at the school, about a […]

Mayoral candidate Patrick Condon steps aside after stroke

CBC reported that Patrick Condon, who teaches at UBC’s school of architecture and landscape architecture, bowed out of the Vancouver mayoral race after suffering a stroke. Similar stories appeared in […]

Mom takes aim at pharmacy over daughter’s close call with nut allergy

Donald Stark, an allergist and clinical professor at UBC’s faculty of medicine, spoke to CBC about anaphylaxis. He explained that anaphylaxis presents differently in different people but there are classic […]

Signs of stabilization in Canadian housing markets: Study

CTV interviewed Tom Davidoff, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, about signs of housing market stabilization in Canadian cities. “We’ve sort of been waiting for the other […]

Billboard campaign puts spotlight on Indigenous artists in Canada

Michelle McGeough, a UBC historian of indigenous art, spoke to Smithsonian Magazine about a campaign highlighting Indigenous Canadian artists. She discussed how the artists are “taking on issues of appropriation.”

To reduce carbon footprint stop giving birth to more children

International Business Times highlighted a report from researchers from UBC and Lund University that examined methods of reducing damage from climate change. The report derails “a comprehensive suite of lifestyle […]

UBC students design compostable toilet made of mushrooms

The Vancouver Sun reported on a team of UBC architecture and science students who designed a compostable toilet made out of mushroom roots. The toilet was designed to help address the problem […]