University of British Columbia experts are catching Canucks fever as excitement mounts in Vancouver during the Stanley Cup playoffs. They are available to comment on the difficulty of predicting a win, the power of twins, sports injuries, the drag from flags, traffic issues and sports marketing.
Rick White, UBC Statistical Consulting and Research Laboratory
Sports, probabilities and statisticians
Fans can expect reasonable guesses based on past performance more than surefire probabilities due to multiple unknown factors.
Tim Silk, Marketing, Sauder School of Business
Tel: 604.822.8362 (unavailable between June 10-14)
Economic benefits from playoffs and winning for team owners; salary caps for players.
Peter Cripton, Mechanical Engineering
Concussion, injury biomechanics, helmet, skull fracture, bone fracture, spinal cord injury, hip fracture
Kerry Jang, Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine
Cell: 778 229 6569
Twins research, behavior genetics
Peter Ostafichuk, Mechanical engineering
Drag and resistance and extra fuel cost from flying Canucks flags on vehicle
Tarek Sayed, Civil Engineering
Urban road safety, pedestrian safety and sustainable travel during large-scale events