UBC In The News

Study suggests 'non-communicable' diseases might be spread through gut bacteria 

Brett Finlay, a microbiology professor at UBC’s faculty of science and the faculty of medicine, spoke about his new study which proposes some noncommunicable diseases like heart disease and diabetes may spread via gut bacteria.
Science Magazine (14:48 mark)National PostOttawa CitizenMontreal GazetteRegina Leader-PostVancouver SunWindsor Star

It’s the world’s leading cause of death — and it’s not getting the medical attention a new study says it deserves

New UBC research co-authored by Tex Kissoon, a professor in UBC’s department of pediatrics, found that sepsis is responsible for one in five deaths worldwide, being the leading cause of death globally.
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Health Matters: Determining a medical emergency

Global interviewed David Barbic, a clinical professor in UBC’s department of emergency medicine, about his new research which showed most people don’t recognize the signs of a heart attack or opioid overdose.
Global News MorningGlobal News Hour

Canada must rethink how it gets life-saving drugs and vaccines to market

Glybera, a gene therapy treatment developed by UBC medical researchers, was mentioned in an article about how drugs get to market in Canada.
Ottawa CitizenThe Province

Royal couple's potential move to B.C. mimics migration trends

Vancouver Sun mentioned UBC geographer David Ley’s book that examined the migration career of wealthy migrants.
Vancouver Sun

Unknown territory

M.V. Ramana, a professor and Simons Chair in disarmament, global and human security at UBC, was quoted about cyber-attacks on a nuclear power plant in India’s Tamil Nadu state.
Millennium Post

Off-topic but persistent: Albertan dogs 'fair deal' panel seeking decriminalization of sex work

Chris Atchison, a research coordinator with the Human Early Learning Partnership at UBC’s school of population and public health, commented on the sex industry and the rights of sex workers or sex worker rights organizations.

Biometric opioid dispensing machine first of its kind to address demand for safer drug supply

Mark Tyndall, opioid researcher and a professor at the UBC school of population and public health, discussed using MySafe, an opioid dispensing machine for approved patients in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Globe and Mail (subscription)

Political consequences: Here’s what the Trans Mountain pipeline fight has meant for Trudeau, Kenney and Horgan

The Star quoted George Hoberg, a political science professor at UBC, about the legal challenge brought forward by Indigenous groups to put an end to the Trans Mountain pipeline.
The Star

New U.S.-China 'Phase 1' trade deal could be boon or bane for Canadian, B.C. exports

Yves Tiberghien, a political science professor at UBC and director emeritus at the Institute of Asian Research, spoke about the risk of a China-U.S. decoupling and “Phase 1” of a trade deal between Washington and Beijing.
Business in Vancouver

Hereditary chiefs call for UN intervention in CGL dispute

UBC Peter A. Allard School of Law professor Margot Young says international law is central to resolving a dispute between Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and the government.
Interior News

Canadian students making every action count for campus mental health as partners in the 2020 Bell Let's Talk Day campaign

Yahoo quoted UBC president and vice chancellor Santa Ono in an article about the Bell Let’s Talk Day campus campaign.

Students take part in snowball fight at University of British Columbia

The annual snowball fight took place as scheduled, one day after it was postponed due to heavy snow.
XinhuaVancouver SunThe ProvinceDaily Hive

Education without liberal arts is a threat to humanity, argues UBC president

CBC Radio featured UBC president and vice chancellor Santa Ono’s lecture on liberal arts in the 21st century.
CBC Radio

A copy editor’s education in Indigenous style

The Tyee highlighted UBC’s Indigenous Peoples Language Guide which helps navigate the terminology and meanings associated with Indigenous peoples to produce respectful communication results.
The Tyee

New cohort of projects announced for Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster

Three of the new projects announced as part of Canada’s digital technology supercluster involve UBC researchers: an intelligent network for point-of-care ultrasound, a personal health wallet, and technology to reduce opioid use for pain management.
Daily Hive

Engineering professor’s rhetoric wins UBC Okanagan zombie apocalypse debate

UBCO engineering professor Ray Tehri beat out fellow debates in a fun academic discussion on which professor would be most valuable if there is a zombie apocalypse.
Kelowna Capital News

International artists to push boundaries at Kelowna festival

A festival founded by UBCO professor Neil Cadger brings interactive visual art to downtown Kelowna.
Daily Courier