UBC In The News

Stealing vs. going to war. Why Russian corruption is not an obstacle to war but rather its cause

Media mentioned a paper by Dr. Philippe Le Billon (school of public policy and global affairs; geography) which argued that war creates additional conditions that facilitate illicit enrichment.
The Insider Russia

B.C. scientists help discover space-time distortions that could test Einstein's theory of relativity

UBC physics and astronomy researchers co-authored a study that harnessed the Milky Way as an antenna to find the first evidence of low-frequency gravitational waves.
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Severe cold could hurt B.C. wine sector as much as heat and forest fires

Media mentioned a UBC study that claimed half of current global wine-growing regions would become climatically unsuitable for today’s major wine grapes.
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Orcas in general don't pose a threat to humans — but any encounter with a massive, wild animal has its risks

Dr. Andrew Trites, director of the marine mammal research unit, commented on killer whales ramming into sailboats.
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Water safety and kids

Pediatrics professor Dr. Ian Pike discussed safety tips for kids and water, and debunked myths about drowning.
CBC Radio

Promoting sports gambling: Canada’s other pandemic

Dr. Luke Clark, psychology professor and director of the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC, discussed why it is more dangerous for young people to start gambling than mature adults.
The Link

These Canadian universities ranked among the best in the world

UBC has risen to 34th from 47th position in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.
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