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7 things to do in Vancouver on Thursday

Daily Hive reported on an International Women’s Day event involving UBC groups. The event, called International Women’s Day Banquet: Pave Your Path, featured a variety of activities, talks from keynote […]

Skindigenous episode paints a picture of B.C. Indigenous tattoo artist’s quest

The Vancouver Sun highlighted the work of Dion Kaszas, an artist and UBC alumnus. Kaszas will defend his master’s degree thesis in Indigenous Studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The article also […]

UBC alumna’s one-woman show like the ‘Vagina Monologues’ on acid

The Vancouver Courier featured a one-woman show by Joylyn Secunda, a UBC acting alumna Secunda returns to UBC campus with her “comic exploration of asexuality” titled The Moaning Yoni.

Money underpins drop in kidney donations among men and the poor

Jagbir Gill, a UBC professor of nephrology, spoke to Health about kidney donation. “We found that in both men and women, donation rates dropped the most in the lower-income groups, […]

Put pen to paper for new outdoor writing contest

Kylie Millar, an artist and alumna of UBC’s Okanagan campus, will host two workshops, Pique Magazine reported. Millar will teach participants about using different lines, textures, shading and layering.

No new ‘learning’ brain cells after age 13: Study

Various media outlets quoted Jason Snyder, a UBC neuroscientist, who weighed in on a study that found the adult human brain doesn’t produce any detectable new neurons in the area […]

Dude, you have an all-male conference. Time to make room for women.

USA Today cited work by Greg Martin, a UBC mathematician, in an article about diversifying conferences to include more women. In 2015 Martin devised a statistical probability analysis that concluded it was impossible that […]

UBC acquires rare 1st edition of Harry Potter for roughly $47K Cdn

CBC reported that UBC acquired a rare first edition of a Harry Potter book. “We’re pretty thrilled to have been able to purchase a copy of this particular book,” said […]

Multiple sclerosis: Growing up in sunny climate could reduce risk

Several media outlets featured research by Helen Tremlett, a UBC Canada Research Chair in Neuroepidemiology and Multiple Sclerosis, suggesting that plenty of sun exposure during childhood could protect against multiple […]

3 ways to treat cold sores

Reader’s Digest Best Health interviewed David Zloty, a UBC clinical professor of dermatology, and Shakeel Bhatti, a clinical instructor at the faculty of pharmaceutical sciences, about how to treat cold […]

Canada can handle NAFTA turmoil: Morneau

Various media reported on Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s visit to UBC, including the Canadian Press (posted on CTV, Ottawa Citizen, MSN, News 1130 and Metro News), iPolitics, The Province and Vancouver Courier.

Canada should retaliate proposed tariffs by going to WTO: Expert

Werner Antweiler, a professor of economics at the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to News 1130 about Canadian trade. He said Canada and the U.S. are members of various […]

B.C. breakthrough highlights rise of the robots

Business in Vancouver reported on Generation R Consulting, a consultancy based at UBC. The company was commissioned to develop an artificial intelligence ethics guideline for new software.

Geoscience BC, UBC to monitor groundwater in gas fields

Geoscience BC and UBC will monitor 30 wells in the Peace region for the presence of methane and other hydrocarbons, Business in Vancouver reported. The wells will allow scientists to collect […]

Why are women more likely to donate a kidney than receive one?

Agence France Presse reported on research showing that women are statistically far more likely to donate a kidney to a spouse or other partner than receive one. “Although it is […]

Why Kim Campbell is still fighting for women in the #MeToo era

Metro News highlighted the career of Kim Campbell, a UBC alumna and former Canadian prime minister. Campbell studied political science at UBC and became the university’s first female president of […]

UBC Symphony Orchestra – Concerto Competition Winner