CTV News: UBC students criticized on social media for partying amid pandemic

CTV News: UBC students criticized on social media for partying amid pandemic. “Fraternities at the University of British Columbia are being called out for allegedly partying and breaking COVID-19 rules limiting the size of gatherings. The complaints online are anonymously posted on a Facebook group called ‘UBC Confessions’ and directed at students at the university.”

EurekAlert: New tool developed at UBC screens online health ads for deception

EurekAlert: New tool developed at UBC screens online health ads for deception . “The internet is rife with ads for health products, from weight-loss systems to arthritis cures–but whether they actually work can be difficult to discern. Now, experts at the University of British Columbia have devised a simple screening tool to evaluate if the products popping up on your newsfeed are likely to be scams.”

University of British Columbia: Launch Of The Habitat Conferences Digital Archive

University of British Columbia: Launch Of The Habitat Conferences Digital Archive. “Held in Vancouver in 1976, The United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat I) was the largest UN conference then undertaken, the first to include a global NGO Forum and ultimately the birthplace of UN-Habitat. Habitat I was also the largest global event ever held in Vancouver at the time, catapulting the city onto the world’s stage. Habitat II, known as ‘The People’s Summit,’ took place in Istanbul twenty years later. Both conferences aimed to address human settlements issues in a rapidly urbanizing world.”

Hyperallergic: The Graphic Beauty of Vintage Bookplates

Hyperallergic has a writeup on a wonderful set of bookplates which were recently added to Flickr Commons. “Recently, the University of British Columbia (UBC) Library added bookplates from its Rare Books and Special Collections to their ongoing Flickr Commons album. These examples are part of the Thomas Murray Collection. … Along with those on Flickr, you can explore 1,095 digitized bookplates on the UBC Library website, with the option to sort by year and visual subject, such as heraldry, ships, and portraits.”