UBC In The News

Bosses who do not believe in gender bias seen hiring fewer women

Reuters and other media highlighted a new UBC study on the effect of explicit and implicit gender biases on promotion decisions. “Our evidence suggests that when people recognize women might face barriers, they are more able to put aside their own biases,” said study author Toni Schmader, Canada Research Chair in social psychology at UBC.
ReutersiNewsTimes Higher Education (subscription), Thomson Reuters Foundation News and Inside Higher Ed

UBC study says team-based extracurriculars boost children's mental health

Media highlighted a UBC study on the positive effect team sports have on preteens’ mental health and interviewed the lead author Eva Oberle, a professor at the school of population and public health.
CBCGlobal and Voice Online

Canadian schoolchildren are eating better than they used to: study

Media featured a new UBC study on the nutritional profile of foods consumed during school hours and quoted the lead author Claire Tugault-Lafleur, a postdoctoral research fellow in the faculty of land and food systems.

'Good momentum' is all we have from G7 so far: Expert

Yves Tiberghien, director emeritus of the Institute of Asian Research, spoke to BNN Bloomberg about the trade progress at the G7 summit and some key concerns for the leaders.

The fight to make shroom therapy legal in Oregon

Mark Haden, an adjunct professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, gave comments in an article about setting up a therapeutic framework on psilocybin.

World leaders pledge millions for Amazon wildfires, but experts say it’s not just about money

Karen Hodges, a professor at UBCO’s department of biology, spoke about the difference between wildfires in Canada and the Amazon rainforest.

Yaletown boulevard trees are thirsty and dying, say residents

Stephen Sheppard, a professor at the department of forest resources management, gave comments about how urban densification is affecting tree growth.
Postmedia via Vancouver Sun and The Province

The Amazon is approaching a tipping point. What are we going to do about it?

John Innes, dean of the faculty of forestry, wrote an op-ed about the ongoing fires in the Amazon rainforest.
Globe and Mail (subscription)

Why Canada needs a plan to address dementia and Alzheimer’s

Howard Feldman, a professor at UBC’s division of neurology, co-wrote an article about a national action plan to address dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Calgary’s Business

B.C. court awards author Steven Galloway access to e-mails, online posts in defamation case

Several media outlets reported on former UBC professor Steven Galloway’s defamation case.
The Canadian Press via Globe and MailCTVOttawa CitizenVancouver CourierVancouver Is Awesome and Postmedia via Vancouver SunThe Province

4.8 million sockeye salmon were expected at B.C.’s Fraser River — just 628,000 showed up

Canada and B.C. announced investments in salmon conservation projects, including a UBC-led research project which aims to improve sustainability of catch and release recreational fishing.
The Star (subscription)

Super Awesome Science Show: Riding bikes

Global’s Super Awesome Science Show invited Alex Bigazzi, a professor at UBC’s department of civil engineering, to talk about e-bikes.

The innovator: How Claudia Krebs is pioneering a new kind of medical education

The Tyee featured the works of Claudia Krebs, a senior instructor in the department of cellular and physiological sciences at UBC’s faculty of medicine.
The Tyee

ThunderBikes team dedicated to the art of electric personal mobility

Postmedia’s automotive section featured the UBC ThunderBikes, a student-run design team which aims to educate members about electric bikes, and interviewed the team members.