UBC In The News
Fragment of lost continent discovered in Canada
Media highlighted a UBC study that analyzed rock samples from the Chidliak Kimberlite province and quoted the lead author Maya Kopylova, a professor in UBC’s department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences.
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Can you put a price on what it takes to get Canadians more physically active?
The Globe and Mail highlighted a study co-conducted by UBC which examined whether an app rewarding users with digital incentives for walking increased physical activity.
Globe and Mail
Why we hoard: Fear at root of panic-buying, psychologists say
UBC psychiatry professor Steven Taylor was quoted about psychological phenomena of pandemics.
San Diego Union-Tribune
Coronavirus: how Asian countries acted while the west dithered
UBC psychiatry professor Steven Taylor commented on the challenge faced by the government when estimating the risk of a health threat.
Healthcare workers in Canada 'mentally prepare' for coronavirus
Al Jazeera interviewed UBC psychiatry professor Steven Taylor about the importance of public support for the healthcare professionals to respond efficiently.
Fine Canadians for ignoring COVID-19 orders or face consequences: doctor
Peter Phillips, a clinical professor in UBC’s division of infectious diseases, says fines must become widespread as part of aggressive containment measures to prevent more illness.
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Treatment for COVID-19: UBC professor among researchers looking for ways to help
UBC clinical pediatrics professor Srinivas Murthy is working to help governments and clinicians figure out how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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No evidence to support danger of ibuprofen claims
Media interviewed Mahyar Etminan, epidemiologist, drug safety expert and professor at UBC’s faculty of medicine, about COVID-19 myths and the controversy around ibuprofen.
Global (20:35 mark), CKNW Simi Sara Show, Indo-Canadian Voice, Georgia Straight
Rent freezes, eviction deferrals needed amid coronavirus fallout: experts
Thomas Davidoff, a professor at UBC Sauder School of Business, suggests the government institute a national rent freeze.
Coronavirus: Will Canadians see more wildlife in their backyards as people self-isolate?
Global spoke to Adam Ford, Canada Research Chair in wildlife restoration ecology and a biology professor at UBC, about the effect of COVID-19 on wildlife.
Strict COVID-19 shutdowns are in place in other provinces. Why not B.C.?
Anna Wolak, a UBC clinical professor of family medicine, and Annalee Yassi, a professor and Canada Research Chair at UBC’s school of population and public health, spoke about crowds of people that are not practicing social distancing.
Yassi: The Star (subscription)
Emergency sitting of B.C. legislature to be ‘completely different’
UBC political science professor Richard Johnston commented on the unprecedented sitting of the B.C. legislature.
Globe and Mail
Spread of coronavirus puts squeeze on flow of freight
Werner Antweiler, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, and Yves Tiberghien, director emeritus of UBC’s Institute of Asian Research, spoke about the effect COVID-19 will have on globalization.
Business in Vancouver
Closing time: B.C. businesses brace for the worst from pandemic
Kevin Milligan, a UBC professor at the Vancouver School of Economics, gave comments about the “Great Depression-level” unemployment rates.
Business in Vancouver
How the pandemic is already slamming women’s shelters and transition houses
Marina Adshade, an instructor at the Vancouver School of Economics, was quoted about the growing need for shelters for women and families seeking refuge and supports amid COVID-19.
Five things to know about life with closed schools
The Tyee spoke to Cay Holbrook, a professor in UBC’s department of educational and counselling psychology and special education, about how to support the students’ learning at home and the overall impact during school closure.
How can a good business education benefit you and where should you get yours?
UBC Sauder School of Business was featured as a leading Canadian business school for 2020.