|PAU holds seminar on food sustainability|
Mark Johnson, a professor at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, and a Canada Research Chair, gave the keynote address at a seminar on sustainability, Hindustan Times reported.
Johnson spoke about climate change, sustainable water management solutions and urban hydrology.
|Why glorify violence?|
The Hindu mentioned an exhibition formerly housed at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology.
Bill Thomson created a work of art from violent children’s toys, or ‘war toys.’
|Dark energy may lurk in the nothingness of space|
Live Science featured a study co-authored by Qingdi Wang, a UBC physics researcher.
The study addresses the problem of our expanding universe.
|How Instagram can help you lose weight|
Richard Carpiano, a UBC sociology professor, was quoted in a Best Health article about the ways Instagram can help people lose weight.
He said if someone is contemplating pursuing healthier options and positive changes, Instagram can be influential.
|Addiction experts urge expansion of medical heroin program|
The Canadian Press reported on a Vancouver addiction symposium featuring a presentation by Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health.
Oviedo-Joekes said people who are treated at Vancouver’s heroin-assisted treatment clinic stopped use of deadly opioids sold on the street.
The CP story appeared on CTV and Yahoo and a similar story appeared on CBC.
|Smog is making you sick|
Michael Brauer, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, spoke to Australian Broadcasting Corporation about global air pollution.
He discussed how ambient particle mass was the fifth-ranking mortality risk factor in 2015.
|The hipsterfication of A&W|
|Globe and Mail|
The Globe and Mail interviewed Darren Dahl, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, for an article about A&W’s brand makeover.
He said children in schools are made more aware of environmental issues and sustainability.
|Tips for sticking to that first budget|
|Globe and Mail|
Darran Fernandez, associate registrar and director of student support and advising in enrolment services at UBC, spoke to the Globe and Mail about student budgeting.
He said opening conversations with students about money is vital.
|The Vienna model for housing sanity|
|Globe and Mail|
Thomas Davidoff, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, was quoted in a Globe and Mail story that compared the Vienna housing model to that of Vancouver.
Davidoff said Vancouver has “tremendous land scarcity” compared to Vienna.
|Team-teaching Canada, one moment at a time|
University Affairs featured UBC’s “Moments that Matter” history course.
Bradley Miller, a history professor, is joined by seven other history professors in a collaborative teaching method called sequential teaching.
|Canada just increased data sharing with international spy partners|
The National Observer interviewed Efrat Arbel, a professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, about an expansion of the ‘Five Eyes’ spy system.
Arbel said “there are privacy rights, human rights and a real risk those rights will be overridden or denied.”
|New hires at the Belkin|
Canadian Art reported that Barbara Cole is the new curator of outdoor art at UBC’s Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.
Cole replaces Keith Wallace who held the position since 2015.
|‘Fake news 2.0’: A threat to Canada’s democracy|
|Globe and Mail|
The Globe and Mail published an op-ed co-written by Taylor Owen, a UBC professor of digital media and global affairs, about the threat of “fake news.”
Owen and Greenspon, the president and CEO of the Public Policy Forum, wrote “fake news cannot be allowed vacant space in which to flourish.”
The Toronto Star mentioned UBC in an article about mental health budget increases at Canadian universities.
UBC saw an 86-per-cent increase from over $1 million in 2010 to $1.9 million in 2016.
The story also appeared on MSN.
|The perils of straying from the sexual straight and narrow|
W. Peter Ward, a UBC historian, was quoted in a story from the Montreal Gazette archives about a book that details a series of morality tales.
He weighed in on the importance of the moral lessons.
|“Wood Buildings” speech at architecture fest|
|Journal of Commerce|
Journal of Commerce featured presentations by Penelope Martyn, the green building manager at UBC, and Angelique Pilon, the research manager for the UBC Sustainability Initiative.
They spoke at the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Festival of Architecture.
|Descendants of historical Métis leaders graduate UBC side by side|
CBC reported on two UBC graduates of the Peter A. Allard School of Law with historical ancestry.
Mark Stevens is a descendent of Métis leader Gabriel Dumont, and Carly Teillet is the great, great grandniece of Métis leader Louis Riel.
The story also appeared on Yahoo and a similar Vancouver Sun story appeared on MSN and The Province.
|How Vander Zalm’s labour laws led to one of B.C.’s largest strikes|
Mark Thompson, a professor emeritus at the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to CBC about labour laws introduced by former B.C. premier Bill Vander Zalm.
Thomson said Vander Zalm wanted to make fundamental changes and “botched it.”
|Pipeline pushes forward despite B.C.’s uncertain political future|
CBC quoted George Hoberg, a UBC professor of environmental and natural resource policy, after Kinder Morgan announced construction on the project will start in the fall.
Hoberg said the announcement is a “bold statement to make at this particular time.”
The story also appeared on Yahoo.
|Canada 150: Robert H. Lee stresses importance of giving back|
The Vancouver Sun named Robert H. Lee to its list of 150 notable British Columbians.
Lee, a UBC alumnus, served as chancellor of the university from 1993 to 1996.
|Study: Genetics in sockeye salmon could make stocks healthier|
|Kelowna Capital News|
Kelowna Capital News reported on a study from UBC’s Okanagan campus that identifies new genetic markers in sockeye salmon.
Study senior author Michael Russello, a UBCO biology professor, said the findings have practical applications for fisheries management.
|Fighting prostate cancer|
|Kelowna Capital News|
Juanita Crook, a professor of radiation oncology at UBC’s Okanagan campus, was quoted in a Kelowna Capital News article about a fundraising initiative for prostate cancer research and treatment.
Crook said the donation from the Motorcycle Ride for Dads event has helped with prostate cancer treatment, diagnosis and genetic testing.
|Suffer the children: the anti-vaxxing stigma|
The Vancouver Courier reported on UBC research that found children who aren’t vaccinated will be shunned.
Richard Carpiano, a UBC sociology professor and Nicholas Fritz, a recent UBC sociology graduate, found that people will harshly judge mothers who are opposed to immunization as a concept.
|Exercise, avoid Alzheimers|
Castanet reported on research from UBC’s Okanagan campus that connected exercise to improve the daily lives of people living with Alzheimer’s.
Kathleen Martin Ginis, a professor of health and exercise sciences, said there is an urgent need for interventions to lower the risk of developing the disease.
|That’s a lot of water|
Castanet featured work by Craig Nichol, a professor in the department of earth, environmental and geographic sciences at UBC’s Okanagan campus, as the Okanagan Lake water level continues to rise.
Nichol has calculated the amount of water it would take to raise the lake by 2.5 cm in 24 hours.
|Parmjit Sohal promoted to clinical professor at UBC|
Parmjit Sohal was promoted to the rank of clinical professor in UBC’s department of family practice, Indo-Canadian Voice reported.
Sohal’s main research interests include the field of diabetes, cholesterol metabolism and cardiovascular diseases.
|Maryland eliminated from League college championship|
ESPN reported on the League of Legends College Championship which features a team from UBC.
UBC was eliminated in the quarter-finals by the University of Maryland.
|Coach plans for next season, UBC claims NAIA men’s crown|
The Province reported on the UBC track and field team’s recent success. The men’s squad captured the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics team title and the women’s team placed fourth.
UBC is the first Canadian school to capture the men’s team track title at this competition.
The story also appeared in the Vancouver Sun.