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UBC acquires rare U.K. edition of first Harry Potter novel

The Vancouver Sun reported that UBC acquired the first edition of a rare Harry Potter book. Chelsea Shriver, UBC Rare Books and Special Collections librarian, compared the Harry Potter series with […]

Could fasting be a cure for Huntington’s?

UBC researchers established that mouse cells can be manipulated into “eating” excess proteins that cause symptoms of Huntington’s disease, the Daily Mail reported. Dale Martin, a study co-author, said “more […]

Home prices in the region far outstrip income

Paul Kershaw, a UBC professor and the founder of Generation Squeeze, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about home prices. He discussed the scarcity of affordable family-sized homes. The story also […]

Canadian women feel excluded from own childbirth decisions

Huffington Post reported on a study from UBC’s Birthplace Lab and the B.C. Women’s Hospital and Health Centre. Researchers, led by Saraswathi Vedam with UBC’s midwifery program, found few women […]

Better speed enforcement could help save ICBC: UBC prof

Werner Antweiler, a UBC economics professor, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about how speed enforcement could save ICBC. He said better enforcement of speed limits could help ICBC by reducing […]

Federal budget awash in red ink, critics charge

Kevin Milligan, a UBC economics professor, was interviewed by Business in Vancouver, about the federal budget. “The overall budget framework, I think, is a very sustainable one,” he said. “The […]

China’s two-child policy needs to come with child-care help

Yue Qian, a UBC sociology professor, wrote an op-ed for The Conversation about China’s two-child policy. “Chinese couples’ reproductive choices are profoundly affected by fertility policies, particularly the well-known one-child […]

Show me the money, Dix says on Ottawa’s pharmacare promise

The Tyee quoted Michael Law, Canada Research Chair in Access to Medicines at UBC, for a story about the federal pharmacare promise. His research showed about 23 per cent of people who […]

Diversity and inclusion give these firms a competitive advantage

The Globe and Mail reported that UBC was named to a list of Canada’s best diversity employees. UBC offers workshops for employees to learn how to use inclusive language and how […]

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Justice system report card dubs Ontario ‘most improved,’ B.C., Quebec slide

The Canadian Press reported on a study about the Canadian justice system. “We hope this report card will spur necessary reforms to make our criminal justice system more efficient, fairer, […]

Heat falls to T-Birds, preps for nationals

Kelowna Capital News reported on the latest results from the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s volleyball team. The Heat lost to the UBC Thunderbirds in the Canada West semi-finals, but qualified […]

UBCO researchers find new way to produce living bio-tissues

Global highlighted a new a laser bio-printing method being developed at UBC’s Okanagan campus that could be a game changer for people with severe burns, organ failure or cancer. “One […]

Province proposes major changes to ICBC rate structure

Various media outlets interviewed Werner Antweiler, a professor with the UBC Sauder School of Business, for stories about changes to ICBC’s rate structure and using speed over distance technology to […]

Self-driving ‘sailbot’ returns home after being lost at sea

Various media outlets reported on a self-navigating sailboat built by UBC students that has been returned to Vancouver following its rescue at sea. A Canadian Press story appeared on CTV, CBC […]

Startup rolls into vehicle-sharing world with electric tricycles

Metro News interviewed Alex Bigazzi, a civil engineering and transportation-planning professor at UBC, for an article about a Vancouver vehicle-sharing startup. “There is potentially a condition of too many of […]

Rebuilding Canadian Environmental Law and Policy