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T-Birds baseball team takes Japan

The Thunderbirds are off on a 10-day trip to Japan where they’ll face four top university level teams in Tokyo.

How to conserve half the planet without going hungry

How to conserve half the planet without going hungry

The Conversation published an op-ed co-written by two UBC academics about rethinking agriculture and conservation.

UBC’s William Rees digs into global food footprint

Richmond News reported on ecological footprint research by William Rees, a UBC professor emeritus, in an article about global food footprints. The story also appeared in the Vancouver Courier. A […]

Growing a garden grows awareness of intricate food system

A Richmond News story about gardening quoted Tara Moreau, a plant scientist and lead researcher and educator at the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research. She discussed place-based food […]

A local food system defined by us all

Richmond News quoted Colin Dring, a UBC PhD candidate in agricultural planning, for an article about local food systems. He explained how culture and class are two pre-existing biases in […]

Science news in brief: Megatoothed sharks and inside a leech

Independent U.K. and CNBC published a New York Times story about UBC research on scratching behaviour among cows. Marina von Keyserlingk, who studies animal welfare at UBC, explained how her […]

B.C. schools will weather loss of Saudi students: Officials

A Business in Vancouver article about Saudi Arabian students in B.C. mentioned a statement from UBC president Santa Ono. In the statement Ono said there are 280 students with Saudi […]

Why blockchain technology is flourishing in Metro Vancouver

An article in the Georgia Straight mentioned the research group Blockchain@UBC. The group examines blockchain technology.

How B.C. homeowners can prepare for wildfires

CBC Radio’s The Current featured an interview with Lori Daniels, a UBC professor with the department of forest and conservation sciences, for a story about preparing for wildfires. She discussed […]

If the world ate USDA-recommended diet, there wouldn’t be enough land to grow it

CBC interviewed Navin Ramankutty, a professor of global food security and sustainability at UBC, about dietary guidelines. He explained why such guidelines should account for factors beyond health, such as […]

UBC placed as 2nd in Canada by 2018 World University Academic Rankings

Daily Hive reported that UBC placed second among Canadian universities according to the ShanghaiRanking Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018.

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Trinity Western covenant change good, not far enough: Critics

Margot Young, a UBC law professor who specializes in constitutional and social justice law, was quoted in The Tyee for an article about Trinity Western University’s decision to drop a […]

Research suggests real bike safety comes with separated lanes

Star Edmonton quoted Kay Teschke, a UBC professor emeritus, in a story about bike safety. She discussed how cycle safety should focus on infrastructure.

Shipbuilding program hits snag as inspection finds defective welds in hull

CBC quoted Ian Braidwood, a UBC alumnus, for a story about issues with the first ship built under the federal government’s shipbuilding program. Braidwood, who holds a PhD in marine […]

Academic Rankings Of World Universities

CBS mentioned UBC in a story about the top universities in the world featured in the ShanghaiRanking Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018. UBC was ranked number 43 on the […]

Cellphone use puts pedestrians off-balance

Health Day reported on a UBC study that found cellphone use dramatically changes a pedestrian’s balance, coordination and movement. Mohamed Zaki, a research associate in UBC’s department of civil engineering, […]

Andrew Weaver wants B.C. to follow New Zealand ban on foreign homebuyers

Two UBC professors were quoted in various media outlets about foreign homebuyer bans. CBC interviewed Tsur Somerville, an economics professor, who said taxing foreign buyers is a more common approach to manage housing […]

Surgical masks offer little protection against wildfire smoke: Prof

Global interviewed Michael Brauer, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, for a story about the lack of smoke protection offered by surgical masks. “So you wear […]