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Canada’s wildfire season is off to a ferocious start

UBC forestry professor Lori Daniels was quoted in a Washington Post story on Canada’s wildfire season. The article noted that in Canada, slightly more than half of all wildfires each […]

UBC launches Canada’s first graduate blockchain training path

Fox reported on UBC’s launch of Canada’s first blockchain and distributed ledger technology training path for graduate students. “The initiative will allow students to develop the skills around emerging technologies […]

How to have better conversations with people you’ve just met, according to science

NBC quoted Elizabeth Dunn, a professor of psychology at UBC, in an article about social interaction.

The working witches of Los Angeles just want you to be your best self

Sabina Magliocco, a professor at UBC’s department of anthropology, explained to the Los Angeles Times why the interest in magic and witchcraft is on the increase.

Uneven road to recovery from sea star wasting disease

CTV spoke to Alyssa Gehman, a postdoctoral researcher at the Hakai Institute and UBC, about the future of sea stars on the West Coast.

E3 2019: Is the video game industry ready for pop-culture saturation?

The Los Angeles Times mentioned a recent UBC study which found that loot boxes can turn gaming into a form of gambling.

Local companies find pre-emptive ban on single-use plastics is good business, expert says

Kai Chan, a professor at UBC’s faculty of science, spoke to News 1130 about local business’s approach to single-use plastics. “It is nowhere near what’s needed when it’s just on […]

Political science for the ‘non-expert’

Richard Johnston, a UBC political science professor, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about making academic subjects accessible. “A lot of academics are kind of obsessed by their work, and that […]

Scientists say nanotechnology in cannabis needs cautious approach, more research

A Vancouver Sun article about nanotechnology in cannabis quoted Anubhav Pratap Singh, a professor at UBC’s faculty of land and food systems.

Dodgeball is ‘oppressive’ and ‘dehumanizes’ people, study claims

The Independent quoted Joy Butler, a professor at UBC’s department of curriculum and pedagogy, about research into dodgeball. “The message is that it’s okay to hurt or dehumanize the ‘other,’” […]

Genocide against Indigenous women and girls ‘obvious,’ says chief commissioner

The Canadian Press reported on a conference hosted by UBC’s First Nations House of Learning which will look at the issues of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls on […]

UBC study gives clues on preventing substance abuse among trans youth

The Vancouver Sun spoke to Elizabeth Saewyc, a professor of nursing at UBC and lead researcher on a new study into drivers of drug use in transgender and non-binary youth.

B.C. paying foster parents instead of supporting struggling families, experts say

A Vancouver Courier article about poverty and child protection cited a 2017 study by the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC. The article also mentioned Jacqueline Denison, a […]

Type A blood converted to universal donor blood with help from bacterial enzymes

Science cited UBC research by Stephen Withers, a chemical biologist, and postdoctoral fellow Peter Rahfeld, which developed a way to convert Type A blood into universal donor blood.

A decade has passed since Vancouver’s empty-condo revelation

A Globe and Mail article about Vancouver’s empty condos mentioned work by David Ley, a professor of geography at UBC.

Reggie Leach, a First Nations hockey star who left school after eighth grade, to receive honorary degree

A Globe and Mail story on honorary degrees noted that this year’s UBC honorary degree recipients showed “gender, regional and ethnic balance from a wide range of fields.” “We want […]

Canadian manufacturing is a multibillion-dollar industry— so why is it so hard to find ‘made-in-Canada’?

A Yahoo article mentioned Felix Böck, a PhD student in structural bamboo products at UBC and CEO of ChopValue, in an article about Canadian manufacturing.