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UBC experts on ride-hailing services

The NDP government is expected to introduce today the Passenger Transportation Amendment Act, the next step to enable ride hailing in B.C. UBC experts are available to comment: Erez Aloni […]

B.C.’s ‘most vulnerable’ child still subject of Public Guardian concern at age 19

An article appeared in CBC about a vulnerable young man whose plight was highlighted by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, a UBC law professor and B.C.’s former representative for children and youth. […]

Who are Canada’s ‘most historically significant’ women?

The Conversation published an op-ed by Donica Belisle of the University of Regina, and Andrea Eidinger, a sessional lecturer at UBC’s department of history. They write about how many significant […]

Ten ways giving back can benefit your mental and physical health

An article in Australia’s Business Insider cited a 2013 study from UBC that looked at the effect of volunteering on risk factors for cardiovascular disease in young people. They found […]

University of British Columbia may become first university to permit pot smoking on campus

The Business Standard of India reported that UBC may become the first university in the world to allow marijuana smoking on campus. “We believe that when you criminalise any activity […]

Gardening great combines unique plants in stunning displays

The Vancouver Sun published an article about the recent UBC SALA Garden Design Lecture Series. This year landscape designer Dan Hinkley gave a presentation at UBC Robson Street Theatre.

Truck damage at UBC Hospital looks bad, but safety not at risk

UBC Hospital was mentioned in an article in The Province. Four months after a truck crashed into the overhang next to the urgent care clinic, the damage has still not […]

How the totem pole became a symbol of Canada

The Tyee mentioned a 16-foot totem pole at UBC that was carved by Ellen Neel, granddaughter of the famous Kwakwaka’wakw carver Charlie James, and who was responsible for the rival […]

UBC Okanagan men’s basketball team shooting big this season

Global News reported on the success of UBC Okanagan basketball team UBCO Heat who won the first four games of the season.

UBC’s physics teacher training gives science enthusiasts the tools to inspire young learners

An article in the Georgia Straight profiled UBC student Natasha Philibert-Palmer who joined the faculty of education in September and plans to become a high school physics teacher. Philibert-Palmer said […]

New book Refuse: CanLit in Ruins shakes up the status quo

A Toronto Star article mentioned UBC in connection with a new book about the politics of CanLit.