|It’s not your imagination: 2017 has been abnormally hot|
Popular Science quoted Lori Daniels, a UBC forestry professor, in an article about the high temperatures in 2017.
She said “as we look to the future, the kinds of fire weather conditions we have now that we consider extreme, when we project forward based on climate change predictions, they become more like our average conditions.”
|6 reasons why letting children get dirty is a great idea|
|Huffington Post UK|
Huffington Post U.K. quoted Brett Finlay, a UBC microbiologist, in a story about the benefits of letting kids get dirty.
Finlay wrote that by protecting our children from dirt, we are depriving them various microbes, which could lead to more problems.
|‘Trump bump’ why more Indians apply to Canadian universities|
Hindustan Times reported on the increase in new undergraduate students with Indian citizenship registering for Canadian universities.
Karen McKellin, the executive director of UBC’s International Student Initiative, said “more than 300 new undergraduate students from India have registered, compared to just over 200 new students in 2016.”
|Researchers recycle tires to strengthen, clean up concrete|
|Business News Network|
Research by Nemy Banthia, a UBC professor of civil engineering, was featured on Business News Network (video link).
Bathia’s team worked to develop a stronger and cleaner type of concrete by using recycled tire fibre.
|How a little brown book can keep China’s lovers worlds apart|
|Globe and Mail|
The Globe and Mail featured UBC research on the hukou system in China that impacts marriages.
Yue Qian, a UBC sociology professor and study lead author, said “marriage and China’s hukou system can work together to contribute to the growing socio-economic disparities between migrants and locals.”
|Recommended reading list for new B.C. NDP cabinet|
The Georgia Straight quoted two UBC professors in an article that recommends a reading list for Premier John Horgan’s NDP cabinet.
Perry Adebar, a UBC engineering professor, is quoted in one book about people in million-dollar condos who are unaware their buildings are susceptible to damage from an earthquake.
The article also mentioned a book by Joel Bakan, a UBC law professor, about how big business targets children.
|44 things to do in Vancouver on July 20|
The Georgia Straight reported on various events at UBC campus.
The UBC Chef Challenge includes chefs from Open Kitchen, AMS Conferences and Catering, BierCraft, Koerner’s Pub, and Land and Food Systems.
The article also highlighted three exhibitions at the Museum of Anthropology, including Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia, Amazonia: The Rights of Nature, and In a Different Light: Reflecting on Northwest Coast Art.
The Vancouver Sun also mentioned the Chef Challenge.
|English lecturer discusses book on love|
Mandy Len Catron, a UBC English lecturer was interviewed on Roundhouse Radio about her new book, How to Fall in Love With Anyone.
The book follows her viral New York Times article about the 36 questions that can help people fall in love.
|Pregnant? Researchers want to know your childbirth fears|
The Vancouver Courier reported on an upcoming UBC psychology study on women who experience fear of childbirth.
Participants will be required to fill out an online survey and have a phone interview.
The story originally appeared in the Squamish Chief.
|Métis actor follows own beat to Th’owxiya at Drum Is Calling Festival|
Theatre artist and UBC alumna Tai Amy Grauman was profiled in the Georgia Straight.
Grauman, a graduate of UBC’s theatre program who stars in the production Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish, said the show is the first theatre-for-young-audiences work she’s seen with only Indigenous actors on stage.