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What a ‘grumbling appendix’ can tell you

The Washington Post spoke to Ran Goldman, a pediatric emergency physician at UBC and the BC Children’s Hospital, about chronic appendicitis. The article also appeared on SFGate.

UBC hosts Canada’s largest academic conference this week

Several media outlets reported on Congress 2019 at UBC, which is being held from June 1 to 7. Articles appeared on CBC, the Vancouver Sun, The Province and The Conversation.

Ecstasy could help treat PTSD patients: B.C. researchers

CTV spoke to Zach Walsh, a professor of psychology at UBCO, about his research into the use of MDMA for post traumatic stress disorder. A similar article appeared in the […]

B.C. RCMP to review 2012 investigation after video surfaces of male officer interrogating Indigenous teen who reported sexual assault

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, a professor of law at UBC and B.C.’s former child representative, spoke to the Globe and Mail about the treatment of a young Indigenous woman by the […]

Playgrounds need more sand and less rubber, argues UBC researcher

Global News spoke to Susan Herrington, a professor in the school of architecture and landscape architecture at UBC, about children’s playgrounds.

Wildfire smoke can harm your lungs, your heart, and maybe even your mental health: research

Sarah Henderson and Chris Carlsten, professors at UBC’s school of population and public health, spoke to Global News about the impacts of smoke on our health.

Overdose crises lowering life expectancy: Statistics Canada

The Globe and Mail quoted Thomas Kerr, a professor in the department of medicine at UBC and a senior scientist at the B.C. Centre on Substance Use, in an article […]

Edwin Leong’s foundation funds health-care programs for seniors and children

The Globe and Mail featured Edwin Leong, a UBC alumnus and donor to a fund to help the elderly and children.

Peace, Love and Fibre: Canadian cookbook author whips of dishes that are great for your gut

The Vancouver Sun featured a book of fibre-rich recipes by UBC alumna Mairlyn Smith. The article also appeared in The Province and the Montreal Gazette.

Trump’s plan to put more tariffs on Mexico threatens new NAFTA: experts

Global News quoted two UBC academics in an article about Trump’s tariffs on Mexico. Maxwell Cameron, a political scientist, commented on Trump’s belief that Mexican immigration is a security risk, […]

Rival teams hail shortcut for removing carbon from the atmosphere

The Globe and Mail quoted Curtis Berlinguette, a professor of chemistry at UBC, about research which has the potential to draw carbon out of the atmosphere and slow climate change.

Fraser Valley, B.C. group protesting Surrey-Langley SkyTrain line as ‘biggest waste of money’

The Globe and Mail mentioned Patrick Condon, a professor of urban design at UBC, who will be participating in a series of public events looking at transit in the Fraser […]

Your climate, your choice: NDP’s climate action plan

Kai Chan, a professor at UBC’s institute for resources, environment and sustainability, was interviewed on Global National about the federal NDP’s climate change plan.

Internationally recognized plastic surgeon Dr. Kimit Rai to be appointed to Order of BC

The Indo-Canadian Voice featured Kimit Rai, a UBC alumnus who will be appointed to the Order of British Columbia. Rai studied plastic surgery at the university.

Should you worry about the chemicals in your sunscreen?

Global News spoke to Sunil Kalia, a professor of dermatology at UBC, about the potential dangers of chemicals in sunscreen. “What we don’t know is, does this cause any endocrine […]

Canada vs U.S. immigration policy: Where they’re different and similar

The Vancouver Sun quoted Antje Ellermann, a professor of political science at UBC, in an article about how Canadian immigration policies compare to those of the U.S. The article also […]

Three years after TMX approval, confidence in Canada’s energy sector is shattered

Adam Pankratz, a lecturer at UBC Sauder School of Business, wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail about Canada’s energy sector.

Banning fuel imports wouldn’t help environment or economy, experts say

The Vancouver Sun quoted George Hoberg, a professor of political science at UBC, in an article about foreign oil imports. The article also appeared in The Province.

‘I just see myself as me’: What DNA tests don’t say about who you are

CBC mentioned a UBC study which looked at DNA testing services and found that users tend to “cherry pick” the results. According to Wendy Roth, a professor of sociology at […]

U of R team’s award-winning design may help humans visit Mars

Global News mentioned UBC in an article about the Project Airlock Challenge. UBC started the project which challenged university students across Canada to find solutions to make Mars safe for […]