UBC In The News

Brain injury from domestic abuse a 'public health crisis,' says B.C. researcher

Media highlighted work by Supporting Survivors of Abuse and Brain Injury through Research (SOAR), founded by Karen Mason, the former executive director of the Kelowna Women’s Shelter, and UBCO professor Paul van Donkelaar. SOAR is studying traumatic brain injuries from intimate partner violence.
Canadian Press via CBC680 NewsCastanet

Does homelessness cause PTSD?

The San Diego Union-Tribune mentioned a UBC study looked at the prevalence of traumatic brain injury in homeless or marginally housed individuals.
San Diego Union-Trubune

Earth's frozen 'water towers' threatened by warming, population growth, report says

CBC interviewed Michele Koppes, a professor of geography at UBC, about a study she co-authored which highlights the importance and vulnerabilities of the world’s water towers.

From zero tolerance to open dialogue: How harm reduction is shifting the conversation on drug use

CBC highlighted a study which showed the positive effect of having an honest conversation with teens about substance use and quoted Emily Jenkins, a professor at UBC’s school of nursing.

Dogs may be smarter than we think — and can benefit our health in ways we don't realize

CBC mentioned a recent UBCO study which found that children are more motivated to read when accompanied by a dog and interviewed Camille Rousseau, a PhD student in UBCO’s school of education.

UVic scientist leads Mars simulation; team explores impact of long missions on astronauts

UBCO researchers are heading to the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation lab to measure the brain function of astronauts as they become fatigued.
Times Colonist

Oceans losing oxygen at unprecedented rate, experts warn

The Guardian quoted Rashid Sumaila, a professor and director of the fisheries economics research unit at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, about ending overfishing to restore ocean ecosystems.

SFU prof links sandpiper wingspan change to return of peregrine falcon

Ben Freeman, a postdoctoral fellow at the Biodiversity Research Centre at UBC, commented on a recent study that suggests warming climate is causing birds to shrink in size while their wingspans increase.
Postmedia via Vancouver SunThe Province

Why UBC medical school has decided to admit refugees

Dermot Kelleher, dean of the faculty of medicine and vice-president of health at UBC, wrote that UBC’s medical school now welcomes applicants with refugee status from around the world.
Globe and Mail (subscription)

UBC declares a climate emergency

Media reported on UBC’s declaration of a climate emergency.
Vancouver SunThe ProvinceCTVNews 1130Business in VancouverDaily HiveKelowna Now

Polytechnique anniversary commemorated across Canada

UBC’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts hosted a “Beam of Light” ceremony to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre.
Montreal GazetteWindsor StarGeorgia Straight

UBCO daycare services slated for major improvements

Media highlighted UBCO’s child care services and quoted Deborah Buszard, deputy vice-chancellor and principal at UBCO.
Kelowna Capital NewsCastanetDaily CourierKelowna Now

Lather, rinse, repeat

Peter Ward, a history professor at UBC, wrote a book about the history of personal hygiene in Europe and North America.
Winnipeg Free Press