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UBC’s Learning Analytics + Canvas API Hackathon in 40 seconds

UBC held its fifth learning analytics hackathon on March 29 and 30, bringing more than 100 students together to get experience analyzing and visualizing educational data.

Are leftovers the best we can do for the ‘left behind’?

Are leftovers the best we can do for the ‘left behind’?

Graham Riches, an emeritus professor and former director of UBC’s school of social work, wrote an op-ed for the Times Colonist about food insecurity in Canada.

WestJet buyout, Air Transat-Air Canada talks — how they could impact prices and travel

John Korenic, an adjunct professor at UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to Global News about airline takeovers and what they could mean for travellers.

When it comes to money laundering in real estate, there are more unknowns than knowns

The Vancouver Sun mentioned Tsur Somerville, a professor at UBC Sauder School of Business, who contributed to a report on the role of money laundering in B.C.’s real estate market. The […]

New device can perform surgery without cutting

CBS Boston reported on a new device developed at UBC which uses an infrared laser beam to treat tissue without cutting the skin. Haishan Zeng, a UBC professor and Distinguished […]

Museum of Anthropology pulls strings for puppet exhibition

The Vancouver Courier reported on an exhibition at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology which looks at the role of puppets in storytelling and culture.

Indigenous teen’s ‘heinous’ treatment while disclosing abuse indicative of ’pattern,’ former B.C. child representative says

The Canadian Press quoted Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, a UBC law professor and B.C.’s former child representative, in an article about the treatment of an Indigenous teen by the RCMP. The […]

Doom and gloom unless we act

The Squamish Chief mentioned findings from UBC scientists who have estimated that 90 per cent of Canada’s glaciers will be gone by 2100.

Smart clothes that monitor human movement in the offing

The Business Standard spoke to Mina Hoorfar and Abbas Milani, professors at UBCO’s school of engineering, about the development of a low-cost sensor that can be woven into materials to […]

‘No appetite’ to ban abortions in Canada amid U.S. bills, expert says

Ellen Wiebe, a professor at UBC’s department of family practice, spoke to Surrey Now-Leader about abortions in Canada after a recently-passed ban in Alabama. The article appeared in Victoria News, […]

We’re finally learning more about MU69, the strange, flat rock in the outer solar system

Christa Van Laerhoven, a postdoctoral fellow at UBC, spoke to Gizmodo about a newly released study into a flat rock in the outer solar system. Van Laerhoven, who was not […]

Yikes! Upcoming cannabis conference in Toronto has an ‘atrocious price tag’

The GrowthOp quoted Jenna Valleriani, a postdoctoral fellow at UBC and strategic advisor for Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy, in an article about the cost of a one-day cannabis […]

Vancouver software firm PDFTron raises $71-million to fund growth

The Globe and Mail published an article about a Vancouver software company, and one of Adobe Systems’ top rivals, which was created by UBC alumni Ivan Nincic and Catherine Andersz.

Big win in Florida for Richmond golfer

Richmond News reported that Zahidali Nathu, a student at UBC Sauder School of Business and Thunderbirds fourth-year member, won the men’s individual title at the 33rd annual PGA Works Collegiate […]

Rapid transit under Burrard Inlet rejected two years ago as impractical

Erik Eberhardt, a geological engineer and professor at UBC, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about the proposal to build a transit tunnel under the Burrard Inlet. The article also appeared […]

UBC Okanagan brings in wave of soccer talent

Kelowna Capital News reported on six new players due to join the mens’ Heat soccer squad at UBCO. The story also appeared in the Kelowna Daily Courier.

UBC’s new campus energy centre wins green building award

The Daily Hive reported that UBC’s Campus Energy Centre has won the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s 2019 Green Building Award.

41 fresh ideas shared by the public on expanding public transit in Metro Vancouver

UBC was mentioned in a Daily Hive article about expanding public transit in Vancouver.