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Ancient hookups between species may explain Lake Victoria’s fish diversity

Dolph Schluter, an evolutionary biologist at UBC, spoke to Science Magazine about the diversity of fish in Hawaii’s Lake Victoria. Schluter weighed in on hybridization.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will run in Burnaby South riding

Gerald Baier, a UBC political scientist, spoke with CBC Radio’s BC Today about NDP leader Jagmeet Singh’s announcement that he will run in the riding of Burnaby South. Richard Johnston, […]

Why do dogs wag their tails and do they control it?

Stanley Coren, a UBC professor emeritus, was quoted in a Metro U.K. article about the meaning of dog tail-wagging. He said a dog’s tail movement serves the same function as […]

What does my dog know and how can I talk to him about it?

Stanley Coren, a UBC psychology professor emeritus, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about how dogs perceive human behaviour. “They can detect stress signals. When our body posture is less erect […]

Home ownership depends on parentage

Star Vancouver quoted Tsur Somerville, an economist at the UBC Sauder School of Business, in an article about the link between home ownership and baby boomer wealth. Speaking about a […]

Breast-feeding suffers in homes with smokers: Study

U.S. News and World Report featured UBC research that found new mothers who are surrounded by cigarette smoke tend to stop breastfeeding sooner than those who aren’t around second-hand smoke. […]

Japanese-Canadian ‘crusader’ Mary Kitagawa appointed Order of B.C.

Henry Yu, a history professor at UBC, nominated former teacher and “crusader for human rights” Mary Kitagawa to the Order of British Columbia, Star Vancouver reported. Yu said Kitagawa led […]

Three possible scenarios for Vancouver’s housing market

BC Business quoted Tom Davidoff, an economist at the UBC Sauder School of Business, in a story about the future of Vancouver’s housing market. He said a huge price drop […]

Ontario’s basic income plan was welfare state on steroids but it didn’t have to be

Work by Kevin Milligan, a UBC economist, was quoted in a Financial Post column on Ontario’s basic income plan. “If you add in CPP and EI payroll taxes and the […]

Micki-Lee’s Trio: Amphitheatre Summer Series


UBCO researchers study success of app for quitting smoking

Kelowna Capital News reported on a study by Joan Bottorff, the director of UBC Okanagan’s Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention. The study showed that an app for […]

Before Crazy Rich Asians comes out, we need to discuss this stereotype

John Paul Catungal, a professor of critical race and ethnic studies at UBC, spoke to Flare Magazine about stereotypes related to Asian people for an article about the film Crazy […]

Children with disabilities need better access to sport

The National Post published an op-ed from The Conversation co-written by two UBC professors about access to sport for children with disabilities. Daniel Goldowitz, a UBC professor and Canada Research Chair […]

Star Wars robots to the rescue at UBC annual competition

Peace Arch News reported on an annual robot competition among engineering students at UBC. Andre Marziali, director of engineering physics at UBC, led the event, which is the culmination of […]