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Is kelp disease fueled by its own microbiome?

Laura Parfrey, a professor at UBC’s department of zoology, was quoted in a Forbes article about the correlation between temperature and kelp disease spread.

Peter Winterburn, retired UBC prof, killed in Chile, university confirms

The Canadian Press and other outlets reported on the death of Peter Winterburn, a retired UBC professor of geochemistry. Articles appeared in the Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, National […]

This is a simple way to make your workout feel much easier, according to research

A study done at UBCO was featured in a Martha Stewart article about the correlation between music and exercise activities. “Music is typically used as a dissociative strategy. This means […]

UBC fined for deleterious substance release into Fraser River tributary

CBC reported that UBC and CIMCO Refrigeration received a fine from Environment and Climate Change Canada in connection with an incident in September 2014. Similar articles also appeared in Radio […]

‘I didn’t know that seagulls were protected’: B.C. man escapes fine for destroying gull’s nest

CBC (and Yahoo) cited a 2015 UBC study which looked at the decline of seagulls in B.C.

Deer meat from contaminated Quebec farm released for human consumption

Neil Cashman, a professor at UBC’s faculty of medicine, was mentioned in a CBC article about an animal disease that could infect humans. “I think the Canadian consumer should be […]

Employee rep group calls for cancellation of anti-SOGI event

CTV reported protests around an event that took place on campus on Sunday. It was also reported in Vancouver Sun, The Province and News 1130.

Scientists make first high-res movies of proteins forming crystals in a living cell

Contribution of UBC researchers in finding first observations of protein assembly using high-resolution technology was mentioned in a Newswise article.

Author Q&A: Heidi Tworek’s new book shows information warfare has a long history

Heidi Tworek, a professor at UBC’s department of history, was interviewed by the Vancouver Sun about her new book on Germany’s attempt to build a powerful communication empire between 1900-1945. […]

Majority of 2018 Windsor-Essex opioid deaths occurred indoors, affected men

Geoff Bardwell, a postdoctoral fellow at UBC, spoke to CBC about men’s drug consumption and the efficiency of naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses. “If someone’s using by themselves, there isn’t […]

HBC shareholders challenge $29.4M CEO pay amid privatization deal

Kai Li, a professor at UBC Sauder School of Business, commented to the Associated Press about the opposition of Hudson’s Bay Company shareholders to top executives’ multi-million dollar payouts. Articles […]

Reschedule Vancouver fireworks if air quality poor? Not so fast

Two UBC academics spoke to the Vancouver Sun about pollution from fireworks. Christopher Carlsten, a professor and Canada Research Chair in occupational and environmental lung disease, and Michael Brauer, a […]

Sun 20 Questions: Kelly Shepherd

Kelly Shepherd, a UBCO alumnus and author of two collections of poetry, was interviewed in the Montreal Gazette. The piece also appeared in Regina Leader-Post and the Edmonton Sun.

Cutting-edge skin treatment, without the cutting

Haishan Zeng and Harvey Lui, professors at UBC’s department of dermatology and skin science, were featured in a Research2Reality article about a new microscope technique.

Time to cook is a luxury many families just don’t have

Today’s Parent published an op-ed co-written by Sinikka Elliott, a professor at UBC’s department of sociology, about overlooked factors that affect time spent on cooking. The article previously appeared in […]

Canada’s broken housing market needs more homes, not more buyers

Paul Kershaw, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, was mentioned in a Globe and Mail article about problems in Canada’s housing market.

Penticton firm takes technology global to help reduce carbon footprints

BC Local News (and Penticton Western News) mentioned Liwei Wang, a professor at UBCO’s school of engineering, and PhD student Yuanshi Zhang, in an article about technology which helps to […]

The steady attack on freedom in Hong Kong

The Tyee reported that Leo Shin, a professor at UBC’s department of history, and Pitman Potter, a professor at Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, spoke at a […]