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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.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Women need twice as many public washrooms as men, new report says

Global News cited research from UBC which looked at the need for more public washrooms for women. A similar article appeared in the Daily Hive.

Trash dumping in Manila is raising a stink

Channel News Asia published an op-ed co-written by Alexine Sanchez, a graduate student at UBC’s department of geography, about plastic waste being shipped to the Philippines.

Physiotherapy program to be launched at UNBC

Several media outlets reported on a new physiotherapy program to be launched in Prince George. Graduates from the program will hold a joint degree from UBC and the University of […]

Lightspeed is writing a new chapter in the Canadian tech story

The Financial Post featured UBC alumnus Dax Dasilva, founder and chief executive of tech company Lightspeed.

Do our mountains matter? Experts say Canada’s mountains are bellwethers of change

The Prince George Daily News spoke to Lael Parrott, a UBCO sustainability professor, for an article about mountains. “Understanding how our mountains respond to climatic and environmental changes is more […]

Why Nova Scotians are so darn happy

The Chronicle Herald mentioned John Helliwell, a professor emeritus of psychology at UBC, in an article about the happiness of Nova Scotians.

The Bank of Canada declared climate change a financial risk. Now what?

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed co-written by Christie Stephenson, the executive director of the P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at UBC, about climate change and Canada’s economy.

Google revives controversial cold-fusion experiments

Nature reported on new research by UBC, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Maryland, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Google into nuclear fusion at room temperature. Curtis […]

UBC excited to host Canada’s largest annual gathering of scholars

The Vancouver Sun published an op-ed by Santa Ono, president and vice-chancellor of UBC, about the 88th Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, to be held at the university in […]