UBC In The News
Cannabis may be helping some Canadians cope with PTSD symptoms: study
Media highlighted a UBC study that showed found cannabis could be beneficial in treating post-traumatic stress disorder. Lead author Stephanie Lake, a UBC PhD student at the school of population and public health, and M-J Milloy, a professor at UBC’s faculty of medicine, were interviewed.
Newsweek, Daily Mail, Global, CTV, BC Local News, Surrey Now Leader, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News, Kelowna Capital News
Young, low-income women less likely to use effective birth control: UBC study
Media featured UBC research that suggests young, low-income women in Canada may not be able to afford the full range of contraceptives available. Elizabeth Nethery, the lead author and a PhD student in the UBC school of population and public health, was interviewed.
CBC, Global, CTV, iHeart Radio, and Black Press Media via Free Press, Abbotsford News, Chilliwack Progress, Victoria News
Canadian researchers used drones for the first time to monitor the behaviour of orcas
Media highlighted new drone footage on resident killer whales collected by UBC in collaboration with the Hakai Institute, and interviewed project lead Andrew Trites, director of the marine mammal research unit at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries.
USA Today, ABC, CHEK
KFC Canada to test eco-friendly bamboo packaging for poutine starting next year
Media spoke to Chunping Dai, a professor at UBC’s faculty of forestry, about the sustainability of bamboo packaging.
BNN, The Star (subscription), Global, Ming Pao, Huffington Post, Vancouver Courier, Times Colonist, Victoria News, Kelowna Now, Guelph Today
B.C. drug testing case pits transit safety against right to smoke pot after hours
Evan Wood, a professor at UBC’s faculty of medicine and director of the B.C. Centre on Substance Use, was mentioned in a CBC article about random drug screening of a SkyTrain attendant.
Vancouver council votes to ban consumer fireworks by Halloween 2021
Victoria Shroff, an adjunct professor of animal law at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, was quoted about the negative effect of fireworks on pets, people and the environment.
Alix Ohlin's fiction about the realities of relationships
CBC’s Sunday Edition with Michael Enright interviewed Alix Ohlin, chair of the creative writing program at UBC, about her life and her new book, Dual Citizens.
Fashion is a monster that I loved
UBC’s Sustainable fashion Week was highlighted in a Tyee article focusing on the complexities of fast fashion and ethical sourcing.