UBC In The News

Outdoor play is essential for kids' health, even if parents worry: Study

The Huffington Post featured a new documentary from UBC’s school of kinesiology which explores independent mobility of children, and spoke to Negin Riazi, a PhD candidate whose research informed the documentary.
Huffington Post

A frequently prescribed class of antibiotic could be responsible for cardiovascular diseases

AFP Relax News highlighted a UBC study which found a link between two types of heart problems and fluoroquinolone antibiotics, quoting lead author Mahyar Etminan, a professor at UBC’s department of ophthalmology and visual sciences.
AFP Relax News via Yahoo

One-time UBC researcher headed to International Space Station

Postmedia reported that former UBC postdoctoral student Jessica Meir will board a Russian Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft to conduct experiments in human physiology.
Postmedia via Vancouver SunThe Province

Canada needs to deliver dental care for all

A Province op-ed mentioned UBC research that showed non-traumatic dental problems could be prevented with better access to dental care. The article quoted Mario Brondani, director of the dental public health program at UBC.
The Province

UBC study finds health isn’t the only issue with bacteria growth

Castanet highlighted a UBCO study about the effects of indoor fungi and mentioned Negin Kazemian, Sepideh Pakpour, Abbas Milani and John Klironomos from the school of engineering and the biology department.

Motion to prevent sale of magic mushrooms defeated by Vancouver council

Mark Haden, an adjunct professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, commented on psychedelic drug prohibition.

Experts comment on B.C.'s speculation and vacancy tax

Several media outlets interviewed Tom Davidoff, a professor at UBC Sauder of School of Business, to discuss B.C’s speculation and vacancy tax.
Tsur Somerville, a professor at Sauder School of Business, spoke to the Canadian Press on the same topic.
Davidoff: CBC (2:06 mark)Globe and Mail (subscription), Global (04:12 mark).
Somerville: Canadian Press via National PostCalgary HeraldVancouver CourierTimes Colonist

Law says Port Moody mayor doesn’t have to leave during sex charge fight, despite outrage

Carey Doberstein, a professor at UBC’s department of political science, commented on Port Moody Mayor Rob Vagramov’s standing after the recent sexual assault case against him.

The dangers of vaping

Breakfast Television interviewed UBC nursing professor Elizabeth Saewyc, about possible dangers of electronic cigarettes.
News 1130

What matters to millennials? Atlantic Canada's young voters are letting their issues be known

Christopher Martin, a professor at UBCO’s faculty of education, was quoted about lowering the voting age.
SaltWire via Chronicle HeraldGuardian (PE), Cape Breton Post

The road to reconciliation starts with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Sheryl Lightfoot, Canada Research Chair on global Indigenous rights and politics
at UBC, wrote an article about the UN declaration recognizing Indigenous rights.
The Conversation

Ignore university rankings, but make higher education an election issue

Michelle Stack, a professor at UBC’s department of educational studies, wrote an article about global university rankings.
The Conversation

Canadian universities in world rankings

Radio Canada mentioned UBC was recently ranked 34th in the world by the annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Radio Canada

Vancouver's Museum of Anthropology celebrates 70th birthday

Vancouver Courier featured the Museum of Anthropology’s 70th anniversary open house.
Vancouver Courier

The Odyssey of Daniel Pauly

The Tyee featured Daniel Pauly, a professor at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, and interviewed him about his life and career.
The Tyee

UBC Okanagan student wins gold for Canada at Parapan Games

Black Press Media featured UBCO PhD student Rob Shaw, the first ever Canadian to earn a gold medal at the Parapan American Games.
Black Press Media via Kelowna Capital NewsBC Local News