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Mystery hornet identified, turns out she’s not from around here and likes to eat honeybees

UBC was mentioned in a CBC article about a giant hornet found in North Vancouver. Karen Needham, a lecturer and curator of the Spencer Entomological Collection at UBC’s Beaty Biodiversity […]

B.C. asks universities, colleges to review cash policies after money laundering report

CBC mentioned UBC in an article about schools accepting cash payments.

Inhaled steroids reduce risk of lung cancer in COPD patients: UBC study

The Vancouver Sun highlighted new UBC research which found that inhaled steroids can cut the risk of lung cancer among COPD patients by as much as 30 per cent. The […]

B.C. real estate a hardening target for crime, money laundering

Tsur Somerville, a professor at UBC Sauder School of Business, contributed to the Vancouver Sun’s Housing Matters podcast about the provincial government’s steps to tackle money laundering in real estate. […]

Cold fusion remains elusive—but these scientists may revive the quest

National Geographic published an article about cold fusion research at UBC and other North American universities. “The timing is really good for this. I’m just really excited to show the […]

‘A cavalier approach’: Experts urge the companies behind brain wearables to rein in their claims

Stat quoted Judy Illes, a neurologist and neuroethics professor at UBC, in an article about the claims of neurotechnology developers.

George Hoberg takes your calls on climate change

George Hoberg, a professor of political science at UBC, participated in a climate change call-in on CKNW’s Lynda Steele Show.

B.C.’s first ‘dementia village’ set to open in Langley

Dan Levitt, an adjunct professor at UBC’s school of nursing, spoke to Business in Vancouver about a new retirement housing complex for people suffering with dementia. “These seniors, most of […]

On the hunt for B.C.’s biggest life forms

An article in The Tyee about B.C.’s trees mentioned UBC’s BigTree website, a registry held at UBC’s faculty of forestry. “It’s important to track these trees, because you can’t protect something […]

Boat motors speed up metabolism in fish embryos

An article in Hakai quoted George Iwama, assistant director of UBC’s institute for the oceans and fisheries, in an article about stress on fish embryos.

Master’s film student examines the modern movie trailer

The Delta Optimist featured UBC student Jemma Dash, who received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada graduate scholarship, and who is examining the movie trailer in the […]

Does being seen really make cyclists safer on the road?

Castanet quoted Gord Lovegrove, a professor in UBCO’s school of engineering, about his research into high-visibility clothing for cyclists.

Type 2 Diabetic? Forget oatmeal, low-carb breakfast reduces sugar spikes

The Business Standard published an op-ed by Jonathan Little, a professor at UBCO’s school of health and exercise sciences, about low-carb diets.

The risky use of video game ‘loot boxes’ is associated with problematic gambling behaviors

PsyPost spoke to Gabriel Brooks, a PhD student at UBC’s centre for gambling research, about his research into loot boxes and gambling addiction.

Soil additives may not help

The Kelowna Daily Courier featured the work of Miranda Hart, a professor of biology at UBCO, who is looking at whether soil additives are beneficial or harmful to the environment.

Animal hoarding a mental illness which needs treatment, sociologist says

Christiana Bratiotis, a professor at UBC’s school of social work and expert on hoarding, spoke to CBC Radio’s The Morning Edition about animal hoarding. She explained that far more is known […]

Canada officially makes case for ownership of North Pole at UN, following claims by Russia, Denmark

Michael Byers, a professor of international law at UBC spoke to the Canadian Press about Canada’s claim for control of the North Pole. “All of the countries involved recognize that […]

Court rules B.C. can’t restrict Alberta oil

David Tindall, a professor at UBC’s department of sociology, was interviewed on CTV about the B.C. Court of Appeal’s decision on B.C.’s proposed environmental legislation to limit the flow of […]

Interior university coalition funds disaster-prevention research initiatives

The Kelowna Daily Courier reported on a new coalition between UBCO, Thompson Rivers University and the University of Northern British Columbia, which will help researchers study the effects of disasters […]