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Undergraduate researchers and advocates recognized as Wesbrook Scholars

A blood-bank diversity campaigner and a mental-health advocate are among the 20 outstanding senior undergraduate students named as this year’s Wesbrook Scholars.

‘Alberta will lose this case’: Turn-off-the-taps law would be unconstitutional, says legal expert

Several media outlets reported on Jason Kenney’s win in Alberta. Joel Bakan, a law professor at UBC, told CBC and Daily Hive there is no constitutional basis for cutting off […]

Provincial election losses may help Justin Trudeau’s green agenda

The Guardian quoted Kathryn Harrison, a professor of political science at UBC, in an article about the possible effects of the Alberta election result on Trudeau’s carbon tax agenda. The […]

Law changed to protect vulnerable women had opposite effect, B.C. judge finds

Isabel Grant, a law professor at UBC, commented to CBC about the laws surrounding mandatory life sentence for second degree murder.

Vancouver program paving the way in addiction training for health-care workers

Evan Wood, a professor of medicine at UBC and director of the B.C. Centre on Substance Use, spoke to CBC about a program he founded, which is now North America’s […]

Peanut allergy treatment safe for use on children, study suggests

UPI reported on UBC research which suggests peanut-allergic preschoolers can be given small amounts of peanut protein to boost tolerance. Edmond Chan, a pediatric allergist, explained the findings. Similar articles […]

Puppy sacrifice was widespread during the Shang dynasty

The Atlantic spoke to Zhichun Jing, an archaeology professor at UBC and expert on the Shang dynasty, about ritual sacrifice.

Multiculturalism is not the real story of Canada

The Walrus featured the debut novel by Ian Williams, a creative writing professor at UBC, in an article about multiculturalism in an apparently tolerant country.

These are the best breakfast food for people with type 2 diabetes according to science

Tech Times cited a study from UBCO’s school of health and exercise sciences which looked at the best breakfast foods for diabetics.

Life—after life: Does consciousness continue after our brain dies?

The Vancouver Sun mentioned Elaine Drysdale, a professor in the department of psychiatry at UBC, in an article about research into near-death experiences. The article also appeared in The Province, […]

Most Saskatchewan pharmacies don’t stock abortion pill due to cost

The Canadian Press spoke to Wendy Norman, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, about the availability of the abortion drug Mifegymiso in Saskatchewan. Articles appeared in […]

It’s time to make Canada a leader in sustainable finance

The National Observer published an op-ed co-written by Christie Stephenson, executive director of the Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at UBC Sauder School of Business, about sustainable finance.

Meat and the environment: Do Canadians know what’s at stake?

CBC quoted Derek Gladwin, a fellow of the UBC sustainability initiative, about the effect of meat consumption on the environment. Gladwin said as much as 70 per cent of the […]

Hometown TED-talker highlights path to happiness through giving

The Vancouver Sun reported on the TED Talk given by Elizabeth Dunn, a professor of psychology at UBC and expert on happiness. The article also appeared in The Province.

Blame the signs: When recycling is confusing, we avoid it

CBC Radio spoke to Jiaying Zhao, a professor of psychology, about the difficulty of recycling when signage is inadequate. The article also appeared on CHEK News.

Five of your dog’s weirdest behaviours explained!

CBC mentioned a study by Stanley Coren, a professor emeritus in UBC’s department of psychology, in an article about dogs’ behaviour.

UNDRIP is cause for celebration, not alarm

The Province published an op-ed co-written by Sheryl Lightfoot, Canada Research Chair in global indigenous rights and politics and a political science professor at UBC, about the United Nations Declaration […]

B.C. art exhibit focuses on ocean plastics in effort to highlight environmental damage

The Globe and Mail spoke to UBC graduate student Vanessa Fladmark for an article about an art exhibit that highlights the environmental damage by plastics. “We’re finding an absurd amount […]

Does your doctor know you’re taking that?

Research2Reality quoted Morris Pudek, a clinical professor at UBC, about biotin supplements and how they can interfere with medical test results.