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UK seed vault banks on wild crops to feed a warming world

A Reuters story on the world’s largest seed bank quoted Tara Moreau, a co-author of a plant blindness study and associate director of the UBC Botanical Garden. “We are losing […]

Study sheds light on inter-couple smartphone snooping

The Irish Times highlighted new research by computer science and computer engineering researchers at UBC and the University of Lisbon. Researchers found that snooping on a partner’s phone can spell […]

Research group launches probe into allegation of racial profiling of black student

Media reported on an incident involving allegations of racial profiling at an academic conference at UBC put on by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. The story appeared […]

Trudeau accepts Indigenous inquiry’s finding of genocide

Sheryl Lightfoot, the Canada Research Chair in global Indigenous rights and politics at UBC, spoke to the Globe and Mail about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls report. […]

Will Canada follow Denver’s lead in decriminalizing magic mushrooms?

Mark Haden, a professor in UBC’s school of population and public health, spoke to the Regina Leader-Post about the possible decriminalization of magic mushrooms. The article also appeared in The […]

Flexibility in income-assistance payments is safest method for drug users, study suggests

The Globe and Mail quoted Lindsey Richardson, a professor at UBC’s department of sociology and leader of a study into the timing of income assistance payments.

Dark mode isn’t ‘easier on the eyes’ for everybody

Vice mentioned 2014 research from UBC’s sensory perception and interaction research group, which investigated the best screen display for people with astigmatism.

Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls: An epidemic on both sides of the Medicine Line

The Conversation published an op-ed by Margaret Moss, a UBC nursing professor and the director of the First Nations House of Learning, about the inquiry into the missing and murdered […]

Hope for Health launches as the first CRA registered cannabis charity

The Georgia Straight reported on the appointment of Jenna Valleriani, a UBC alumna and drug policy expert, as executive director of Hope for Health, Canada’s first cannabis charity.

Fifteen things to start doing at 50 that’ll save your brain at 80

MSN quoted Teresa Liu-Ambrose, a UBC professor and Canada Research Chair in physical activity, mobility, and cognitive neuroscience, in an article about brain health.

Toronto’s rats are multiplying, spreading — and winning. So why aren’t we doing anything to stop them?

Kaylee Byers, a PhD student of zoology at UBC, spoke to The Star about Toronto’s rat problem. The article also appeared on MSN.

B.C. overdose deaths would be twice as high without harm reduction: report

A number of media outlets cited a study by Mike Irvine, a postdoctoral research fellow at UBC and the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, which investigated harm reduction strategies in […]

When Life Gives You Parkinson’s podcast: Meet the woman who can smell Parkinson’s

A Global News podcast featured Matt Farrer, a professor of genetics at UBC, who is presenting at the World Parkinson Congress in Japan.

UBC unveils updated plans for 32-storey tower, new 5K-seat Thunderbird Stadium

Global News reported on plans for a new development at UBC’s Point Grey campus for 3,500 residents and a new Thunderbird stadium. A similar article appeared on Daily Hive.

Equity in health care improves people’s health

The Conversation published an op-ed by Annette Browne, a professor of nursing at UBC, that focused on how equity in health care can improve people’s health. She provided examples of […]