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Men underrepresented in healthcare and early education careers

Global reported on UBC research that discovered men value care-oriented jobs such as teaching and nursing less than women do. Katharina Block, a UBC social psychology PhD candidate and lead […]

Protesters arrested at doctor-organized pipeline demonstration

CTV reported on a pipeline demonstration organized by doctors who wanted to highlight the risks to public health and the environment. Peter Pare, a UBC expert on respiratory medicine at UBC […]

Charles Shaver: All visitors to Canada should have health insurance

The Vancouver Sun mentioned medical residents and clinical fellows from Saudi Arabia at UBC in a column about health insurance for visitors in Canada.

Gut bug enzyme turns blood into type-O

Various media outlets highlighted UBC researchers who discovered an enzyme in gut bacteria that could convert type A blood into universal type O. Stephen Withers, a UBC professor of biochemistry […]

Method developed to test new Parkinson’s therapies

Researchers at UBC’s Djavad Mowafaghian Center for Brain Health developed a new tool that can evaluate new therapies for Parkinson’s disease, United Press International reported. The therapies could lead to faster development of […]

Doctors should ensure their patients have a good death

Ellen Wiebe, a UBC clinical professor, wrote an op-ed for The Economist about assisted death. “An important part of being a good doctor is helping our patients have a good […]

Discovery could open up development of starships and microscopic machines: Researcher

Star Vancouver reported on a researcher at UBC’s Okanagan campus who was involved in a study about the momentum carried by light. Kenneth Chau, a study co-author and engineering professor, […]

Daring to hope

Science Magazine mentioned work by Blair Leavitt, a Huntington disease researcher at UBC, in an article about a woman diagnosed with Huntington disease. Leavitt worked on a clinical trial of a […]

Fitness trackers tend to overestimate the number of steps

The Daily Mail mentioned UBC research in an article about fitness trackers overestimating steps taken by users. Researchers suggested Fitbit monitors should not be used for research purposes because of […]

The 16th Annual FarmAde


Followers flock to University of Alberta social media

The Edmonton Journal mentioned UBC in an article about the presence of Canadian universities on Twitter. The article reported UBC is number three on the list of most mentioned schools […]

How ‘intrapreneurship’ is changing the business landscape

Paul Cubbon, the leader of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group at the UBC Sauder School of Business, was quoted in a Yahoo story about intrapreneurship, defined as the ways a business encourages […]

Impact of B.C. wildfires

Two UBC professors spoke to local media outlets about the B.C. wildfires. The Globe and Mail and News 1130 interviewed Lori Daniels, a professor at UBC’s department of forest and conservation sciences, […]

Weather raises cost pressures on B.C. farmers

Business in Vancouver interviewed James Vercammen, a professor in the faculty of land food systems at UBC, about the costs of extreme weather on B.C. farmers. “The biggest impact we […]

Ontario cannabis dispensaries face choice of shutting down now for chance at licence

The Globe and Mail interviewed Rielle Capler, a UBC PhD candidate and interim executive director of the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, for an article about Ontario cannabis dispensaries. Capler’s […]