UBC In The News

Global carbon dioxide emissions are on the brink of a long plateau

Justin Ritchie, a PhD candidate at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at UBC, was quoted in a Forbes article about a possible plateau in carbon dioxide emissions over the next several decades.

Disturbing new statistic uncovers link between homelessness and brain health

Media highlighted a new UBC study that looked at the prevalence of traumatic brain injury in homeless or marginally housed individuals. The study authors William Panenka, a professor at UBC’s faculty of medicine, and UBC PhD student Jacob Stubbs, were interviewed.

Conservative Christians are making schools less safe for LGBTQ students

Truthout interviewed Elizabeth Saewyc, a professor at UBC’s school of nursing, and mentioned her study that showed gay-straight alliances make schools feel safer for all students.

Did you know that phone locking method can reveal your age?

UBC research on the connection between smartphone locking and age was presented at a recent conference and media articles quoted study author Konstantin Beznosov, an electrical and computer engineering professor at UBC’s faculty of applied science.
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Israeli doctor fights for patients at Canada’s only women’s holistic HIV clinic 

Times of Israel interviewed Neora Pick, a clinical professor in UBC’s division of infectious diseases, about her work and research on HIV.
Times of Israel

Artist shows what a Vancouver school could look like after an earthquake

UBC seismic engineers and psychologists teamed up with a visual artist to create an image to show what a Vancouver elementary school would look like after a major earthquake. Elizabeth Dunn, a psychology professor at UBC’s faculty of arts, and Iris Lok, a UBC PhD student in social psychology and the study’s lead author, were interviewed.
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For whom the bus rolls: UBC professor looks at bus etiquette

Media interviewed Amy Hanser, a sociology professor at UBC’s faculty of arts, about her ethnological research on bus riding behaviours.
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Trudeau is greenish. Canada’s oil-producing prairie provinces see red.

Margot Young, a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, commented on Alberta Premier Kenney’s demand for equalization reform.
Washington Post

Warming waters, moving fish: How climate change is reshaping Iceland

Daniel Pauly, a professor at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, and Rashid Sumaila, a professor and director of the fisheries economics research unit, were quoted about warming waters associated with climate change.
Seattle TimesMiami Herald

What The Health?! Can feather duvets really cause lung disease?

Yahoo spoke to Christopher Ryerson, a respiratory professor at UBC’s faculty of medicine, about hypersensitivity pneumonitis which is caused by repetitive inhalation of environmental substances.

How China-US rivalry is dividing the internet

Renren Yang, a professor in modern Chinese popular culture at UBC’s department of Asian Studies, gave comments about internet censorship in China.

It may be possible to 'alter' memories of heartbreak so they hurt less, research finds

Judy Illes, a neurology professor and Canada Research Chair in neuroethics at UBC, commented on medical treatments for severe heartbreak.

Virtual patients help boost safety and quality care in medicine

Karim Qayumi, professor of surgery at UBC’s faculty of medicine, discussed how a UBC invention known as CyberPatient could revolutionize medical learning.
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Potato power

Natasha Haskey, a PhD student in UBCO’s department of biology and a registered dietitian, spoke about the gut microbiome.
Winnipeg Free Press

The bizarre and ecologically important hidden lives of mosquitoes

Daniel Peach, an entomologist and a postdoctoral fellow in UBC’s department of zoology, wrote an article about mosquitoes and their functions in the ecosystem.
The Conversation

About all those acronyms at a climate conference

Kathryn Harrison, a political science professor at UBC, explained some of the common acronyms used at climate conferences.
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Woman of the year 2019: Dr. Connie Eaves

Connie Eaves, a professor in UBC’s department of medical genetics, is Chatelaine Magazine’s woman of the year for her research on leukemia and breast cancer.