UBC In The News

Age, looks, stigma all tangled in greying hair

San Francisco Chronicle mentioned a UBC study which examined older women’s perceptions of grey, white and coloured hair.
San Francisco Chronicle

More play, hands-on learning in kindergarten improves academic outcomes

Moms highlighted a new UBC study which found emphasizing social play in kindergarten leads to better outcomes.

Trans Mountain oil tankers aren't the only thing endangering whales on the West Coast

Kai Chan, a professor at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, spoke to CBC about the stressors that can affect whales and other marine life.

MEC to close its doors across the country as climate strikes hit Canada

spoke to Christie Stephenson, executive director of the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at UBC Sauder School of Business, about companies’ stance on the global climate strike.
CBC (1:11:45 mark)

Tackling period stigma and taking charge

Tait Gamble, a second-year student at UBC, was featured in the Globe and Mail about her work in reducing the stigma around menstrual health and alleviating “period poverty.”
Globe and Mail (subscription)

Here’s how climate change will impact the region where you live

Global quoted Kai Chan, a professor at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, about the impacts of climate change in Western Canada.

World-wide climate strike: What’s next

Global interviewed George Hoberg, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs, about the global climate strike.
Global (0:30 mark)

Unprecedented damage to oceans has Canada's marine life on the run

National Observer interviewed William Cheung, the Canada Research Chair in ocean sustainability and global change at UBC and a professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, about the changes in ocean conditions and the ecosystem.
National Observer

Canada will take a harder stance on China — no matter who wins the next election

CNBC quoted Paul Evans, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs, in an article about Canada-China relations.

Elizabeth May unveils ‘really large new revenue pieces’ to pay for Green Party promises

Werner Antweiler, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to the Globe and Mail about the Green Party’s proposed tax on financial transactions.
Globe and Mail (subscription)

Justin and Jagmeet: Campaigns collide in Lower Mainland

Gerald Baier, a professor of political science at UBC, gave comments about the NDP leader Jagmeet Singh.
Vancouver Sun, The Province, Calgary Herald, Windsor Star

Thunberg too extreme, immigration needs limiting, Bernier says in B.C.

Kathryn Harrison, a professor at UBC’s department of political science, spoke in an article about Maxime Bernier’s views on climate change.
Times Colonist

Adding variety to your diet lowers disease risk. But what does variety mean?

Annalijn Conklin, a professor at UBC’s faculty of pharmaceutical sciences, and PhD student Hadis Mozaffari, wrote an article about dietary diversity.
The Conversation

Why people choose medically assisted death revealed through conversations with nurses

Barbara Pesut and Sally Thorne, professors at UBC’s school of nursing, wrote an article about medical assistance in dying.
The Conversation

Young activists are boosting the climate movement, so why all the flak?

David Tindall, a professor at UBC’s department of sociology, wrote an article about youth climate activism.
The Conversation

Global climate strike

Media reported on the global climate strike and mentioned support by UBC members for climate action.
CTVNews 1130Vancouver Sun, The ProvinceKelowna Capital News, Castanet

Author of anti-immigrant Vancouver Sun op-ed invited to speak at UBC by student group

Daily Hive reported on an upcoming talk being hosted by a UBC student group.
Daily Hive