The international reporting of students and faculty been recognised with a prestigious digital journalism award.
Students and faculty have received six nominations across five categories in the 2016 Canadian Online Publishing Awards.
The professors have been awarded approximately $200,000 from SSHRC to support the launch of a national version of the non-profit academic journalism site, TheConversation.com.
UBC Journalism faculty and alumni have received eight nominations in this year's Jack Webster Awards, which recognize the best journalism in British Columbia.
Investigative reporter Sandra Bartlett is joining the School of Journalism as this year's Asper Visiting Professor.
Veteran CBC national reporter Chris Brown and data journalist Caitlin Havlak are joining the School of Journalism as adjunct professors.
Two UBC Journalism students projects are nominated in the 2016 Online Journalism Awards, one of the top international accolades for excellence in digital journalism.
Prof Gretsinger is joining other academics and journalists in a week of presentations at UBC on engaging with the media on health issues.