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Potential tenants asked to fill out a personality test for Vancouver building

Delroy Paulhus, a UBC psychology professor who specializes in survey research, spoke to Global about a personality test for potential tenants of a Vancouver building. “You wouldn’t want to nail […]

B.C. startup developing wearable tech that could save drug users from overdosing

Sampath Satti, a master’s candidate in UBC’s biomedical engineering department, is working on wearable technology to prevent drug overdoses, Star Vancouver reported. Satti is developing a device to calculate the […]

B.C. beekeepers cautious as 233 scientists urge neonic pesticide ban

Christy Morrissey, a biologist and UBC alumna, spoke to Star Vancouver about a possible ban on pesticides that harm bees. “These Canadian proposed bans are not due to concerns for pollinators. They […]

The extra load that professors of colour have to bear

The Globe and Mail interviewed Annette Henry, the David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education at UBC, Ayesha Chaudhry, a professor in UBC’s institute of gender, race and social justice, and […]

‘Corridor of the future’: Vancouver-area proposal shortlisted in $50M government-funding competition

Star Vancouver interviewed Alex Bigazzi, a civil engineering and transportation-planning professor at UBC, for an article about the possibility of autonomous buses and drones in Vancouver. “As long as this […]

Youth envision a climate strategy for Metro Vancouver

Star Vancouver quoted Shakti Ramkumar, a fourth-year UBC geography student, in a story about the climate strategy for Metro Vancouver. “Climate change is something I think about every day,” she […]

BC gluten study

Castanet reported that a UBC master’s candidate and team of researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus are studying factors affecting gut health. Jacqueline Barnett is launching the first-ever crowdfunded research campaign in the […]

Hunting for answers

Castanet reported on research by Phil Ainslie, a health and exercises sciences professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Ainslie studies hypoxia, or reductions in oxygen tension.

Burnaby Village Museum partners with UBC to share history

Burnaby Now highlighted a joint partnership between the Burnaby Village Museum and UBC that will allow students to turn their research into interpretive material. The museum will collaborate with the […]

Detainment of activists brings Saudi-Canadian relationship into question, say experts

Star Vancouver reported on the detainment of UBC alumna and women’s rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul. Experts say the detainment could harm relations between Canada and Saudi Arabia.

What good is marriage, anyway?

The Globe and Mail cited work by Joseph Henrich, a professor of human evolutionary biology, who studied monogamy. Henrich, who conducted research on the topic while at UBC, noted that […]

Lil Tay’s hookah smoking video is not going over well

Jennifer Shapka, a developmental psychologist at UBC, spoke to Vice about a viral video of a nine-year-old girl smoking. Shapka said it doesn’t seem as though the young girl is […]

Playgrounds shouldn’t be entirely free of risks

The Times Colonist cited a study on play environments by researchers at UBC and the Child and B.C. Children’s Hospital. “We found that play environments where children could take risks […]

Oleksiak wins twice on last day of Mel Zajac International swim meet

The Canadian Press featured the Mel Zajac Jr. International swim competition at UBC. Olympic star Penny Oleksiak won two races Sunday and UBC simmer Carson Olafson took top spot in […]

Let’s shed a couple of planets’ worth of ecological footprint

The Times Colonist mentioned work by UBC academics Mathis Wackernagel and Bill Rees in the early 1990s. The researchers developed the concept of the ecological footprint.

Renowned architect helped shape Western Canada’s landscape

Journal of Commerce remembered Alberta architect Ken Hutchinson, a UBC alumnus who recently passed away. Hutchinson earned a degree in architecture from UBC.

Personal acts of reconciliation

CBC Manitoba mentioned UBC’s Museum of Anthropology in a story about actions people can take to learn more about reconciliation. The article highlighted galleries at MOA.

Letters to Joan Gillis

MonteCristo Magazine reported on an acquisition by the UBC Library Rare Books and Special Collections. The library now has more than 100 letters written by young Japanese-Canadians interned in camps […]

Cascades, Thunderbirds hold on to win Canadian university championship

Golf Canada reported that golfer Avril Li of the UBC Thunderbirds led her team to its third consecutive win in the women’s team division. A similar story appeared in The […]

UBC’s Sauder finally gets his Rugby Canada call

UBC rugby player Theo Sauder was profiled in the Vancouver Sun. He got his first senior men’s Rugby Canada call up this week, after playing for Canada in two warm […]