UBC In The News

What apes can teach us about our heart health

The New York Times highlighted a study co-authored by Rob Shave, a professor at UBCO’s school of health and exercise sciences, about the evolution of the human heart in response to different physical challenges.
New York Times (subscription)

The sea is running out of fish, despite nations’ pledges to stop it

National Geographic highlighted a UBC study on global fisheries subsidies and quoted the lead author Rashid Sumaila, a professor and director of the fisheries economics research unit at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries.
National Geographic

The things parents don't talk about with their kids... but should

Kiley Hamlin, a professor at UBC’s department of psychology, was quoted about her study on social evaluation by preverbal infants.

Toronto is one of the least happy cities in Canada: report

Daily Hive mentioned a study co-conducted by UBC about the life satisfaction among Canadian neighbourhoods and communities.
Daily Hive

The difference between SkinCeuticals' $166 C E Ferulic serum and an $18 dupe

Huffington Post spoke to Monica Li, a clinical instructor at UBC’s department of dermatology and skin science, about SkinCeuticals’ claimed benefits.
Huffington Post

The pros and cons of Extinction Rebellion’s protest style

David Tindall, a professor at UBC’s department of sociology, gave comments about protests as a social movement.

Mouldy mattresses plague Canadian warships

CBC quoted Karen Bartlett, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, about the consequences of mould exposure.

‘It’s very real’: Chinese propaganda film connects with audiences in North America

Christopher Rea, a professor of modern Chinese literature at UBC’s department of Asian studies, commented on propaganda films commemorating China’s anniversary.
The Star (subscription)

From a lot to a little, party leaders dish baloney in English-language debate

The Canadian Press spoke to Kevin Milligan, a professor at the Vancouver School of Economics, about the Liberals and Conservatives’ tax proposals.
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Trade and foreign policy discussion 'lacklustre' in leaders' debate: experts

Max Cameron, a professor at UBC’s department of political science, spoke about the significance of foreign policy issues in the federal election.

Low-income Canadians struggling to pay for medications plead for pharmacare

CTV interviewed Steve Morgan, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, about the prospects for pharmacare.

Grizzly experts want research into emaciated bears photographed in Knight Inlet

Cole Burton, a professor at UBC’s department of forest resources management, gave comments about the wellbeing of grizzly bear populations.
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Liberals prove they don’t value Indigenous kids as much as other children

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, a professor of law and the director of UBC’s Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, wrote an article about race-based discrimination against Indigenous children.
Globe and Mail (subscription)

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

The Narwhal published a Conversation article written by Sheryl Lightfoot, a political science professor and Canada Research Chair in global Indigenous rights and politics at UBC, about the UN declaration recognizing Indigenous rights.

Medically assisted dying is about so much more than the act itself, nurses say

Media published a Conversation article written by Barbara Pesut and Sally Thorne, professors at UBC’s school of nursing, about medical assistance in dying.
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Canadian-born James Peebles wins Nobel prize in physics

Canadian-born physicist James Peebles, an honorary doctorate recipient from UBC, won the Nobel Prize for Physics.

‘One size doesn’t fit all’: Canadian campuses desperately need better mental health services

Global wrote an article about mental health services in post-secondary institutions and interviewed Cheryl Washburn, director of counselling services at UBC.

Legacy of Asian-Canadian literary pioneer Jim Wong-Chu to be spotlighted in Vancouver exhibit

UBC Library will be hosting an exhibition about Jim Wong-Chu, a well-known Asian-Canadian historian, editor, author, and poet from Oct.10 to Nov.15
Georgia Straight