UBC In The News

Mandy Len Catron: Can you jumpstart love?

NPR featured a TED Talk by Mandy Len Catron, an adjunct professor at UBC’s creative writing program, about reframing love.

Classical musicians use virtual reality

Breakfast Television featured a new virtual reality project that simulates the experience of conducting an orchestra. Director of orchestras Jonathan Girard and assistant conductor Zane Kistner, with the UBC school of music, were interviewed.
Breakfast TV

7 ways to prioritize your own pleasure during sex

Bustle quoted Lori Brotto, a professor in UBC’s division of gynaecologic specialties and director of the UBC Sexual Health Laboratory, about the most common predictors and causes of sexual dysfunction in women.

Grooming forests could be making fires worse, researchers warn

Lori Daniels, a UBC professor of forestry talked about how diversifying the forest is a better way of building resistance to major fires than other forest management practices.

B.C. stokes public outrage on cellphone bills, but must defer to Ottawa

Cristie Ford, a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, discussed who has jurisdiction over cellphone rates.
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Trio of Trudeau appointments send warm signal to Beijing, experts say

Wenran Jiang, a professor at the school of public policy and global affairs, commented on Trudeau’s recent cabinet appointments and how that could affect Canada-China relations.

B.C. takes historic steps towards the rights of Indigenous peoples, but the hard work is yet to come

Sheryl Lightfoot, a political science professor and Canada Research Chair in global Indigenous rights and politics at UBC, wrote an article about B.C.’s implementation of the UN declaration recognizing Indigenous rights.

Can the middle class minister vanquish an intergenerational villain?

Paul Kershaw, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health and founder of Generation Squeeze, wrote about the intergenerational tensions disrupting the middle class.
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With help from UBC student hygienists, Union Gospel Mission expands clinics to New West clients

The Union Gospel Mission and UBC’s school of dentistry are expanding their program that provides dental care to low-income individuals in Metro Vancouver. UBC dentistry professor Leeann Donnelly was interviewed.
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Manny Jacinto of ‘The Good Place’ plummets to Earth

The New York Times featured NBC comedy The Good Place‘s star Manny Jacinto, a UBC alumnus in civil engineering.
New York Times (subscription)

Surrey City Orchestra presents the Nutcracker this holiday season

Postmedia interviewed the Surrey City Orchestra’s music director and conductor Stuart Martin, a UBC music alumnus.
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