UBC In The News

Electrical currents controlled with quantum switch turn metals into insulators

A new UBC study demonstrated how a metal can be transitioned into an insulator by controlling electrical currents. The study authors Berend Zwartsenberg, a PhD student, and Andrea Damascelli, principal investigator and scientific director of UBC’s Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute, were quoted.

Producing wine despite global warming

New UBC research found that switching grape varieties can help winemakers adapt to climate change. The study’s senior author, Elizabeth Wolkovich, a UBC forestry professor, was quoted.
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Could bright lights help with bipolar disorder? B.C. research explores possible treatment

New UBC research led by Raymond Lam, a professor in UBC’s department of psychiatry, suggests light therapy could reduce depressive symptoms for people with bipolar disorder.

Understanding the great climate science scenario debate

Forbes quoted Justin Ritchie and Hadi Dowlatabadi from UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at UBC, about the RCP8.5 pathway.

How Proud are we really?

UBC sociology professor Amin Ghaziani, says there is a more pronounced sense of xenophobia and licensed bigotry on the streets since Trump became president in the U.S.

Millennials break down why they still live with their parents

Huffington Post interviewed Silvia Bartolic, a sociology professor at UBC, about delayed entry of young people into adulthood.
Huffington Post

Ending birth alerts requires new programs, province warned

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, a UBC professor of law and director of the Indian Residential School History Dialogue Centre, spoke about child welfare and the need for new resources.
Winnipeg Free Press

UBC’s Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum exhibit

CBC’s On the Coast mentioned UBC’s exhibition based on artifacts and iconographic materials of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
CBC On the Coast