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UBCO eyeing record student numbers

AM 1150 reported that UBC’s Okanagan campus is leaning toward a record number of students this school year. As of Sept. 1 there are an estimated 9,945 students enrolled. A […]

Four ways that climate change is making our allergies worse

Michael Brauer, from UBC’s faculty of medicine and school of population and public health, was quoted in an article on The Weather Network about the impact of climate change on […]

Day of the Longboat


Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers award winners

Peace Arch News reported that Erick Carreras, a UBC undergraduate student, is a recipient of the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. Carreras is the co-president of Undergraduate Research Opportunities.

UBC study finds Vancouver is the unhappiest city in Canada

The Vancouver Courier published a Vancouver Is Awesome article highlighting a UBC study that found Vancouver is the unhappiest city in the country. Researchers from UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics and […]

Private-public partnerships are new face of student housing

Andrew Parr, managing director of student housing and hospitality services at UBC, spoke to University Affairs for a story about student housing. Parr discussed the need to bring student services […]

Where to get free coffee on UBC campus this week

Daily Hive reported that Virtuous Pie at UBC’s Wesbrook Village is handing out cups of free coffee on Thursday. Another Daily Hive story reported that a new pizza place will open at […]

For the study, researchers surveyed 4,393 Grade 4 students across 164 elementary schools in 10 B.C. public school districts. Credit: Krissy Venosdale/Flickr

UBC experts on back-to-school season

UBC experts are available to comment on various school-related topics as children and families begin another school year.

Lessons from a B.C. whooping cough outbreak

CBC reported on a UBC study that examines the 2014 whooping cough outbreak on Haida Gwaii and calls for more clarity on how the province handles outbreaks. “On review, it […]

B.C. wildfires are forcing bears out of critical habitats

Cole Burton, a UBC professor of forestry, spoke to CBC for an article about how wildfires forced bears from their habitats. Burton discussed how fire is a natural force of […]

Richmond World Festival showcases city’s best bites

Wild Sweets, a Richmond-based chocolate company, is involved with UBC research on the science of chocolate-making, CBC reported. The company is the only science-based bean-to-bar chocolate maker in the country. […]

Program aims to help youths with intellectual disabilities

CBC reported on a new program at UBC’s Okanagan campus that aims to help young people with intellectual disabilities and autism find meaningful work. “I think that there’s a lot […]

Canadian court halts expansion of Trans Mountain oil pipeline

Various media outlets interviewed UBC professors about the Federal Court of Appeal ruling regarding Indigenous groups in a case related to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The New York Times […]

Being fit in middle-age may not prevent you from CVD risk

Various media outlets highlighted UBC research that found even high-performing athletes are not immune to cardiovascular disease as they get older. Barb Morrison, lead study researcher and a PhD candidate, […]

UBCO expects record student enrolment for 2018 academic year

UBC’s Okanagan campus is expecting a record high in student enrolment this year, Global reported. The school is projecting the total student population to be around 9,950.

TransLink to boost bus service for students heading back to school

The Vancouver Sun reported on TransLink bus service changes to routes that include service to UBC for the first week of the school year. The story also appeared in The […]

TransLink launches new mobility grant program for academics

The Vancouver Sun reported that TransLink will hire up to four UBC sustainability scholars as part of a pilot project this fall. The scholars will conduct research related to new […]

Is it possible to work less, get more done, and be happier?

The Vancouver Sun interviewed Paul Kershaw, a professor in the school of population and public health at UBC, about full-time work hours. Kershaw believes it’s time to challenge the concept […]

The woman most likely to get promoted, according to science

The New York Post highlighted research on female CEOs by Jennifer Berdahl, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business. Berdahl said blonde women were judged to be less […]

Students head back to class, is B.C. school system ready?

The Vancouver Sun mentioned UBC in a story about B.C. school system. The article reported some of the 100 new teacher-training spaces funded by the NDP will be in northern […]