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Never-ending allergies? Blame multiple pollen seasons

A CBC article on seasonal allergies quoted allergist Donald Stark, with UBC’s faculty of medicine. “There’s still tree pollen in the environment and people are allergic to tree pollen as […]

Can Modi translate his election mandate into real reform?

Amartya Lahiri, a professor at UBC’s department of economics, spoke to the Wall Street Journal about the predicted growth rate of per capita income in India.

‘Farm-like’ dust microbes may protect kids from asthma, even in the city

Charisse Petersen, a postdoctoral fellow at UBC’s department of microbiology and immunology, was mentioned in a PBS article about the correlation between microbes and asthma prevention.

Florida wants to import medicine from Canada. But how would that work?

Steve Morgan, a professor of health policy at UBC spoke to NPR about medicines from Canada being imported to the U.S.

How decoding genes could prevent MS

A study led by UBC scientific researchers was featured in the Daily Mail. They have identified 12 genetic mutations that may be responsible for multiple sclerosis.

How debris from logging and wildfires can benefit wildlife: UBC researcher

Thomas Sullivan, a professor emeritus at UBC’s department of forest and conservation sciences, was featured in a CBC article about the benefits of leaving wood debris, and its potential role […]

Could Type 2 diabetes be reversed by reducing a protein in fat cells? UBC researchers think so

Edward Conway, a professor at UBC’s faculty of medicine, was interviewed by Global about his team’s discovery on the impact of a specific protein in fat cells on Type 2 […]

Disappointed Horgan says B.C. will continue with Trans Mountain pipeline fight

Two UBC academics spoke to media about the Trans Mountain pipeline project. Richard Johnston, a professor and Canada Research Chair in public opinion, elections and representation at UBC, spoke to […]

Boost your mental health by completing this physical milestone every day

Darren Warburton, a professor at UBC’s faculty of kinesiology, was mentioned in an Inverse article about the links between physical activity and mental health.

Hate your job? Being unhappy at work might have long-term health effects

John Helliwell, a professor emeritus at UBC’s school of economics, was quoted in a Fast Company article about workplace satisfaction and its role in overall happiness.

Hope you like to eat jellyfish, because they’re taking over the oceans

Lucas Brotz, a professor at UBC’s institute for the oceans and fisheries, was featured in a Fast Company article about the flourishing jellyfish and its robust survival mechanisms.

Fleshing out the future

Rickey Yada, the dean of UBC’s faculty of land and food systems, was featured in an Otago Daily Times article. He will be giving a public lecture in New Zealand, […]

At Vancouver’s MOA, puppets that make you feel (not freak out)

The Tyee reported on an exhibition of puppetry at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology.

Feds plan to help first-time homebuyers, critics blast it

Tsur Somerville, a professor at UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to the Times Colonist about how a plan to help first-time buyers worked in the U.K.

Tilting your head at a certain angle makes you appear dominant, UBC researchers find

Two UBC researchers spoke to Kelowna Now about their study which looked at how the tilt of the head is perceived by other people. Zachary Witkower, a graduate student, and […]

A blossoming partnership pursues ‘biocultural diversity’ at the UBC Botanical Garden

The National Observer featured the collaboration between Tara Moreau, associate director of sustainability and community programs at UBC’s Botanical Garden, and Vanessa Campbell, who works at UBC’s Musqueam language and […]