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Bountiful polygamy sentencing

Janine Benedet, a UBC law professor, was interviewed on CBC Radio’s On The Coast about sentencing in the Bountiful polygamy case. She discussed how the “minimal” sentencing was a “missed […]

Whistler tops BC non-resident homeowner list: Stats Can

Two UBC professors weighed in on Statistics Canada data on non-resident homeowners across the country. Tsur Somerville, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, told News 1130 that […]

UBC student society reverses decision to cut services at Sexual Assault Support Centre

News 1130 reported that UBC’s student-led Alma Mater Society reversed the decision to stop providing support for the campus Sexual Assault Support Centre. A similar story appeared in the Georgia […]

Planning a move to Canada? Everything you need to know

Irish Times mentioned UBC in an article about Canada for those looking to move to the country. The story reported UBC was ranked 51st in the latest QS World University […]

NDP inks tentative deals with unions, terms and details elusive

Mark Thompson, a professor emeritus of industrial relations at the UBC Sauder School of Business, was quoted in the Vancouver Sun about a tentative deal between B.C. and unions. He […]

Toronto mayor asks for help with refugees in shelter system

The Canadian Press interviewed Penny Gurstein, the director of the Centre for Human Settlements within UBC’s school of community and regional planning, about temporary shelter for refugees and asylum seekers. […]

For new moms, anger overlooked as feature of mood disorders

Star Vancouver highlighted UBC research that found women who have just given birth should be screened for anger. Christine Ou, a UBC nursing PhD candidate, found that anger significantly informs […]

Paper courier culture finds solidarity amid food delivery scene

Star Vancouver interviewed Sylvia Fuller, a UBC sociology professor who studies work and labour, about the food delivery industry. She discussed the gig economy and the role of “occupational solidarity.”

Canadian cord-blood procedure passes key milestone

Work by Peter Zandstra, a UBC researcher in stem-cell bioengineering, was featured in a Globe and Mail story about new technology used to multiply the number of stem cells derived […]

Public safety minister on why cities get veto on pot vendors

Star Vancouver quoted Rielle Capler, a UBC PhD researcher and executive director of the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, after B.C.’s public safety minister gave municipalities an effective veto […]

Toronto architecture firm brings high design to rec facilities

The Globe and Mail mentioned UBC’s aquatic centre in an article about the design of recreational facilities. The centre recently won an award from the Architectural Institute of B.C.

Volunteers sought for UBCO weight program study

Kelowna Capital News reported on an upcoming study from UBC’s Okanagan campus about weight programs. Lesley Lutes, director of clinical training in the psychology department, is one of the principle […]

Barbara Kay: UBC had a #MeToo bloodletting. It was a disaster for everyone

The National Post published a column about the dismissal of Steven Galloway, the former head of UBC’s creative writing program. The story also appeared in The Province.

Ontario promotes free use of opioid antidote

The Wall Street Journal highlighted Ontario’s use of naloxone for harm reduction and cited UBC work in the area. The UBC study found that naloxone prevented the deaths of 226 […]

Micro-targeting: How Facebook is selling you to advertisers

Global interviewed Taylor Owen, a UBC expert in digital media and global affairs, about Facebook advertising. “What Facebook offers advertisers is the ability to select very specific criteria and then have Facebook […]

UBC student society reverses decision to cut support services at campus sexual assault centre

CBC reported that UBC’s student-led Alma Mater Society reversed a decision to stop providing support for the campus Sexual Assault Support Centre.

Foreign buyers tax on trial for alleged discrimination

CBC reported that two professors from the UBC Sauder School of Business lent their expertise to opposing sides for a civil trial that tested the legality of the foreign buyers […]

Report urges pension funds to divest from fossil fuels

CBC and Chek News featured a report from academics at UBC and the University of Victoria that shows many pensions for public sector workers in B.C. are dependent on the […]