UBC

True North Crime

The Sad Story of What Could Become Canada’s Longest Wrongful Imprisonment

After more than 35 years behind bars—made longer by his claim of innocence—Phillip Tallio will finally get an appeal next year.
Meredyth Cole
11.14.18
Drugs

Why Men Who Take Psychedelics Are Less Likely to Be Violent Partners

Researchers found men who tripped were half as likely to hurt a significant other, and “emotional regulation” may play a role.
Sarah Berman
6.7.18
Science

This Neuroscientist Wants Researchers to Study More Female Brains

Most non-human test subjects are male. Aarthi Gobinath wants to change that.
Michael Ruffolo
12.8.17
Health

Meet the ‘IUD Whisperer’ Doctor Who Proved Abortion Pills Are Safe

Dr. Ellen Wiebe is globally renowned for killing off sexual health myths with science. We must protect her at all costs.
Emily McCarty
5.26.17
Opioids

These UBC Students Have Invented an Overdose Detection Device

Sampath Satti hopes to test out a new watch that warns of the first signs of respiratory change starting next week in Vancouver.
Sarah Berman
3.28.17
Drugs

This Study Found Another Clue to Stopping Coke Addiction Before It Starts

The downside is, it’s mostly genetic.
Sarah Berman
2.15.17
crime

UBC Decides Students Probably Shouldn’t Judge Sex Assault Cases

Why did it take decades to figure this out?
Sarah Berman
2.14.17
thump news

New Study Finds 13% of Festival Deaths Worldwide Caused by Alcohol and Drugs

Looking at fatalities between 1999 and 2014, the report recommends organizers make drug-testing kits more widely available.
Max Mertens
12.13.16
Stuff

Why Every Canadian Author Has an Opinion About a Campus Sex Assault Case

UBC's creative writing chair Steven Galloway was fired this summer following an investigation into sexual assault. The ensuing avalanche of takes has been called "THE GREAT CANLIT CIRCLE JERK OF 2016."
Sarah Berman
11.21.16
News

UBC Students Aren’t Happy About a Canlit Star’s Defence of Fired Prof Accused of Sex Assault

Governor General's Literary Award winner Madeleine Thien has defended her friend Steven Galloway, accused of sexual assault. An open letter to Thien shows how closely students are listening.
Sarah Berman
11.2.16
News

UBC Will be First University in British Columbia to Offer Rape Kits on Campus

The university had been sharply criticized for how it handled reports of sexual assault.
Hilary Beaumont
9.20.16
Stuff

We Asked People with the Most Useless-Sounding University Degrees If They Regret Their Life Choices

How far can a degree in comparative religions really get you?
Manisha Krishnan
9.14.16
0102