UBC In The News

Precision medicine being advanced through data privacy and security

The Vancouver Prostate Centre, housed within UBC’s faculty of medicine, is launching a collaboration to develop precision medicine insights using advanced technology in data privacy and security. The project lead Colin Collins, a professor in the department of urological sciences, was quoted.

Social media is key to sexually empowering women

Postmedia highlighted a campaign led by the UBC Sexual Health Laboratory which aims to raise awareness around the topic of sexual desire and share quality resources to help women understand they are not alone. UBC professor and the lab director Lori Brotto was quoted.
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What are the unwritten rules for riding the bus? This UBC prof wants to find out

Amy Hanser, a sociology professor at UBC’s faculty of arts, spoke about her ethnographical research on bus riding behaviours.
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The economics of ladies’ night sheds light on red-hot digital tax dispute

Forbes quoted a paper written by Wei Cui, a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, about international income taxation.

Cyberspies, 5G and Iran: Is the US case against Huawei crumbling?

Paul Evans, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs, and Yves Tiberghien, a UBC political science professor, were quoted about Canadians’ attitudes towards China and the U.S.
Nikkei Asian Review

The coronavirus is hampering Alberta's efforts to reach oil markets in Asia

Wenran Jiang, an adjunct professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs, was interviewed about the impact of the ongoing coronavirus on the energy companies.
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Stargazers fear Elon Musk's new plan will 'destroy' view of the night sky

Michael Byers, a professor of international politics at UBC, spoke about Elon Musk’s controversial plan to seed the sky with a network of satellites.
The Star

Canadians in quarantine: What should evacuees expect on their return?

CTV interviewed UBC psychiatry professor Steven Taylor about the effects of being held in quarantine.

First Nations lose latest appeal against Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

George Hoberg, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs, commented on the Federal Court of Appeals’ approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline project and the rejection of the bid put forward by B.C. First Nations.
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246 academics call on government to act now to avoid global collapse

UBC academics, along with Extinction Rebellion, called for the Canadian government to take radical action in addressing the climate emergency and meet the 2025 net-zero emissions target.
National Observer