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2018 Friedman Scholar: Hooman Esfandiari

Hooman Esfandiari is a doctoral student in the Biomedical Engineering program. He is currently researching a novel surgical navigation framework based on artificial intelligence for intraoperative assessment of orthopaedic implants.

‘Toxic’ rocket propellant poses danger at proposed spaceport: Prof

CBC interviewed Michael Byers, a political science professor at UBC, about a toxic rocket propellant that will be used at a proposed spaceport in Nova Scotia. He explained the danger associated with […]

Committee on basic income

David Green, the director of UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics, spoke with CBC Radio’s On the Coast about his work chairing a committee that will explore how providing people with […]

A tech guru captivated Canada then he fled to China

Michael Byers, a professor of global politics and international law at UBC, spoke to the New York Times about a technology guru who stopped paying his Canadian workers and fled […]

Why does every soccer player do this?

Jessica Tracy, a UBC professor of psychology, was interviewed for a New York Times article about the gesture that soccer players make when they make a mistake during a game. […]

Are Vancouver’s sky-high rents finally falling?

CBC quoted Tom Davidoff, a UBC professor and real estate expert, about an analysis from a UBC-trained data scientist that suggest rent prices in Vancouver are dropping. “You want to […]

36-year climate change record found in cycle racing footage

National Geographic interviewed Elizabeth Wolkovich, a UBC ecologist, after old cycling race videos helped uncover a valuable record of climate change. She explained how it’s important to learn how plants […]

Speed limits to change depending on congestion on Hwy. 1

Werner Antweiler, a UBC professor, spoke to Star Vancouver for a story about speed limits that change based on congestion in the Fraser Valley. “Ever since we got rid of […]

Organic better for B.C. farmer’s cows

Star Vancouver interviewed Marina von Keyserlingk, a UBC professor of animal welfare, for an article about organic farming. She said there are challenges on both conventional and organic farms from […]

Over one third of fish caught never make it to human stomachs

Independent U.K. quoted Daniel Pauly, with the Sea Around Us research initiative at UBC, for a story about a new study that found waste from global fishing production is increasing. […]

UBC ‘discovery’ will change treatment for COPD patients

Surrey Now-Leader highlighted a UBC study that found chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is expected to be the third leading cause of death worldwide by 2020. Tillie-Louise Hackett, a professor in […]

Ottawa leaves door open for royal commission

The Georgia Straight interviewed Dan Small, a medical anthropologist and adjunct professor at UBC, about the possibility of a royal commission to investigate the drug overdose crisis in Canada. “We […]

Improve digital well-being, put phone down, talk to people

An op-ed in The Conversation mentioned UBC research on the negative impact of relying on phones for information. A study involving UBC researchers Jason Proulx and Elizabeth Dunn found that […]

Babies born in July are happier, healthier: Science

Red Tricycle mentioned UBC research in a story about babies born in July. The study from the UBC Sauder School of Business found that more S&P 500 CEOs were born […]

Richmond’s greenways helping to reduce carbon footprint

Richmond News reported on a UBC study that found people who live near an urban greenway have a lower carbon footprint compared to those who do not. “Less commuting meant […]

Australia penalizes parents who don’t vaccinate kids, should Canada?

Julie Bettinger, a professor with UBC’s school of population and public health, was quoted in a Global article about consequences for parents who don’t vaccinate their children. She said it’s […]

Crows gang up to ‘chase and harass’ ravens, study finds

The National Post featured UBC research that examined social behaviour of crows that harass ravens. “If you could force one crow and one raven into a boxing ring, the raven […]

Wild in the Squamish sea

Andrew Trites, director of the Marine Mammal Research Unit at UBC, was interviewed for a Squamish Chief article about species at risk in Howe Sound. Trites discussed what he calls […]

Micki-Lee’s Trio: Amphitheatre Summer Series