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Can new boss put Westport on road to profitability?

Business in Vancouver highlighted Westport Fuel Systems Inc., a UBC spinoff, in a recent story. The company’s technology allows heavy-duty trucks to run on natural gas with performance comparable to […]

B.C. joins the ranks of provinces offering abortion drug Mifegymiso

B.C. will make Mifegymiso accessible for all women who want it, at no cost, beginning Jan. 15, reports the Globe and Mail. The story quoted Wendy Norman, a family doctor […]

The UN starts a conservation treaty for the high seas

National Geographic reported on the start of United Nations negotiation for the first conservation treaty for the high seas, the international waters beyond the areas of ocean controlled by individual […]

Sorry, it’s not likely to get much cheaper in B.C.

Buying a home in B.C. won’t get much easier in 2018, UBC Sauder School of Business professor Tom Davidoff told CBC. He said that although stricter mortgage regulations that take […]

Why Hong Kong and world downplayed atrocity

Timothy Brook, a professor of Chinese history at UBC, was interviewed for a South China Morning Post story on the Nanking Massacre. Brook, author of Documents on the Rape of […]

Child rep collects documents after sisters’ deaths

UBC law professor Erez Aloni was interviewed for a Canadian Press story on the two young sisters whose bodies were found in an Oak Bay home on Christmas Day. Aloni […]

Better bargains and how you treat customer service workers

The Canadian Press reported on UBC research which found that bargain hunters tend to be less sensitive to the needs of customer service staff, in effect seeing them as less […]

Canadians demand more from Loblaws

Hasan Cavusoglu, an associate professor at UBC’s Sauder School of Business was quoted in a Canadian Press story on alleged bread price-fixing by a Canadian food retailer. Cavusoglu said that […]

UBC students brew up smartphone app to help craft beer makers

A UBC student project involving craft beer brewing was featured in the Globe and Mail. Eleven students, mostly in the chemical engineering program, are designing an inexpensive app that will […]

Policies and technology need updating for eco-friendlier shipping

Jane Lister, a professor at UBC’s Sauder School of Business is leading an international project to compare shipping practices and explore ways to promote more eco-friendly shipping. The story appeared […]

Foreign buyers pay almost 50 per cent more for Toronto-region properties

Foreign home buyers are paying almost 50 per cent more for properties in the Toronto region than Canadians, according to a new Globe and Mail story. The story also quoted […]

Massive asthma study could lead to new treatments

CBC highlighted a massive study of the DNA of more than 142,000 people to find which genes were susceptible to asthma. The study found five new genes that were linked […]

White Spot site sale rings in at $245M

UBC Sauder School of Business professor Tsur Somerville was interviewed for a CBC story about the recent sale of a large plot of land on West Georgia Street. The purchase […]

UBC researchers step into starry virtual world

UBC researchers have created a 3D model of a star cluster using images captured from the Hubble Space Telescope to better understand galaxy formation, reports CBC. Astronomy professor Harvey Richer […]

Researchers in major effort to save endangered killer whales

Andrew Trites, a professor at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, was quoted in a Vancouver Sun story on federal researchers trying to save endangered killer whales. Trites said […]

Helping women deal with life after prison

The Vancouver Sun reported on a peer mentor program created by UBC researchers that pairs former prisoners with those currently incarcerated to help them cope with life on the outside. […]

Immigrants providing a boost to declining church attendance

Fewer Canadians are identifying as Christian, but church attendance is getting a boost from a growing number of immigrants who have converted to Christianity upon arriving here, reports the Globe […]

Why white-collar jobs are safe from AI — for now

Despite recent advances, AI is far from taking over most human jobs, according to a Financial Post article that quoted a number of experts in the field. Alan Mackworth, a professor […]

UBC researcher to study earthquakes on Mars

The Vancouver Sun highlighted work by UBC geophysicist Catherine Johnson, who is part of an international NASA team that will gather seismic information about Mars. The NASA mission will place […]

B.C. experimenting with ‘blockchain’

Victoria Lemieux, who leads a blockchain research and education cluster at UBC, was interviewed for a Times Colonist story on B.C.’s experiment with blockchain, the technology behind the digital currency […]