UBC In The News

Biomedical breakthroughs in Vancouver

UBC’s Engineers in Scrubs developed inventions to help patients who live with spinal cord injury. UBC school of biomedical engineering professor Peter Zandstra and UBC engineering grad Arvin Bahrabadi were interviewed.

Does education pay? Research suggests investing in postsecondary schooling can yield dividends

Georgia Straight mentioned a paper co-written by W. Craig Riddell, Royal Bank faculty research professor at UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics, about the relationship between education levels and re-employment success.
Georgia Straight

Are more water meters on the horizon in Delta?

Delta Optimist highlighted a survey by Jordi Honey-Rosés, a professor at UBC’s school of community and regional planning, and graduate student Pascal Volker, which looked at the political will for mandatory metering.
Delta Optimist

India’s central banker Das faces a tough balancing act

Amartya Lahiri, a professor at UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics, was quoted about the Reserve Bank of India’s roles in the nation’s economy.

What makes a song? It’s the same recipe in every culture

Scientific American spoke to Ève Poudrier, a professor of music theory at UBC, about Western music notation.
Scientific American

Why Pilgrims arriving in America resisted bathing

W. Peter Ward, a history professor at UBC, was quoted about the concept of bathing and cleanliness among western Europeans in the 17th century.

Jonathan Wilkinson talks targets and transition as he takes on challenging role of environment minister

CBC’s On The Coast interviewed UBC political science professor Kathryn Harrison about Jonathan Wilkinson’s new appointment to the environment portfolio.

Prince Andrew: I’m innocent because I can’t sweat. Dermatologists: Oh, really?

Mark Lupin, a clinical instructor in UBC’s department of dermatology and skin science, gave comments about Prince Andrew’s claim that an adrenaline overdose led to his inability to sweat.
National Post

Don’t demonise farmers

Balsher Singh Sidhu, a PhD student at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, wrote an article about agricultural burning and air pollution in North India.
The Tribune (India)

Checking PSA is not stepping onto a slippery slope to inevitable biopsies

Larry Goldenberg, a professor of urologic sciences at UBC, chair of the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation and director of supportive care at the Vancouver Prostate Centre, wrote an article about using PSA blood tests for cancer screening.
Postmedia via Vancouver SunThe ProvinceMontreal Gazette

Keith Maillard talks about his absentee father’s ‘one last gut punch from beyond the grave’

The Star interviewed UBC creative writing professor Keith Maillard, about his father and his memoir Fatherless.
The Star (subscription)

Graphic novel inspired by bloody legend of Cariboo's Agnes McVee

Postmedia featured a graphic novel by UBC creative writing instructor Sarah Leavitt, which was inspired by the bloody legend of a serial killer in the Caribou region.
Postmedia via Vancouver SunThe Province

UBC Okanagan hosts free naloxone, overdose prevention program

Media highlighted UBCO’s free naloxone training and education workshop. Event organizer and UBCO medical student Ariel Smith was interviewed.
Kelowna Capital NewsDaily Courier