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B.C. experiencing French immersion teachers shortage

The Vancouver Sun mentioned UBC in a story about the shortage of French immersion teachers in B.C. The article noted the government is putting funds toward teacher recruitment and retention at […]

How jellyfish rule the seas without a brain

National Geographic interviewed Lucas Brotz, a postdoctoral research fellow at UBC, for a story about jellyfish. He discussed jellyfish biology.

Your 2018 glass of wine may taste like wildfires burning in B.C.

Matthew Noestheden, a PhD candidate at UBC’s Okanagan campus, spoke to Star Vancouver about his research on how wildfires impact wine. He said winemakers should adjust their practices in light […]

Malaysia’s Mahathir blames previous government for debt to Beijing and project woes

Kai Ostwald, the director at UBC’s Centre for Southeast Asia, spoke to South China Morning Post for an article about Malaysian politics. Ostwald discussed the relationship between China and Malaysia.

In defense of using “the new normal” to describe climate change

Salon interviewed Daniel Pauly, a UBC fisheries biologist, for an article about climate change discussions. Pauly coined the term “shifting baseline syndrome” to describe generational differences in the perception of […]

Impacts of wildfires in Canada

Three UBC experts spoke to various media outlets about the impacts of wildfires. Sarah Henderson, a UBC public health expert and senior scientist at the BC Centre for Disease Control, […]

Saudi trade with Vancouver started declining before any tweets

Business in Vancouver mentioned UBC in an article about trade between Saudi Arabia and Vancouver. The article reported there are roughly 280 Saudi Arabian students at UBC.

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Trudeau government poised to beef up bill to prevent foreign interference in 2019 election

Taylor Owen, a professor of digital media and global affairs at UBC, will speak to federal ministers about securing elections against cyberthreats, the Globe and Mail reported. Owen co-authored a recent […]

Activists target China’s human-rights record with Vancouver ad campaign

The Globe and Mail quoted Pitman Potter, a law professor at UBC, in an article about China’s human rights record. Potter said China has tightened its grip on freedom of […]

Don’t ostracize drugs users – empathize with them

Gabor Maté, a UBC alumnus and author, wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail about empathy for drug users. Maté graduated from UBC’s medical school.

U of T named one of the best academic schools in the world

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

China’s hockey teams turn to B.C. talent to create Olympic women’s team

Emily Costales, a hockey player for the UBC Thunderbirds, was featured in a CBC article about B.C. players on China’s next Olympic women’s hockey team. The article also appeared on […]

Everything Donald Trump got wrong linking California wildfires to Canadian lumber imports

David Andison, an adjunct professor in UBC’s department of forestry resources management, was interviewed for a Maclean’s article about Donald Trump connecting California wildfires to Canadian lumber imports. Andison noted […]

Richmond student with dyslexia wants to help others transition to university

Richmond News reported on a charity basketball tournament co-created by UBC student Mahtab Singh Gill. Gill and Michael Jakac-Sinclair organized Hoop to Learn to help students with learning challenges succeed […]

10 champions for LGBT2Q+

Michael V. Smith, a professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, was highlighted in a Kelowna Daily Courier article about champions for the LGBT2Q+ community in the Okanagan. Smith is a novelist, […]