UBC In The News

The latest summer forecast calls for deadly heat waves

Popular Science highlighted a new study by UBC and Boston University that suggests the number of deaths related to heat in the U.S. is substantially larger than previously reported, and quoted lead author Kate Weinberger, a UBC professor at the school of population and public health.
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Researchers list the 10 lifestyle choices most likely to kill you

Media featured a study led by Eli Puterman, a health psychologist and a professor at UBC’s school of kinesiology, that looked at non-biological predictors of mortality.
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University of B.C. study warns wildfire smoke could make COVID-19 symptoms worse

A new UBC study found that exposure to wildfire smoke affects the respiratory and cardiovascular systems almost immediately. Stories quoted lead author Jiayun Angela Yao, who conducted this research while completing her PhD at UBC’s school of population and public health.
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B.C. nurses working in acute care report high levels of stress and violence: Study

A joint study conducted by UBC nursing researchers and the BC Nurses’ Union shows nurses working in acute care, long-term care and community care settings report high levels of mental injury and workplace violence, even before COVID-19.
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Here's how climate change affects this 'living dinosaur' on B.C.'s coast

Vancouver is Awesome featured a UBC study that looked at the impact of ocean acidification and warming on the glass sponge reefs unique to the Northeast Pacific Ocean, and quoted Angela Stevenson, who led the study as a postdoctoral fellow at UBC zoology.
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Mongolian People's Party retains strong parliament majority

Julian Dierkes, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs, commented on the result of Mongolia’s parliamentary election and said the MPP victory brings some stability during a turbulent era but also represents a generational change for the party, with 27 lawmakers that are new to office.
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With spy charges, China corners Canada over Huawei's Meng

UBC political science professor Yves Tiberghien was interviewed about Canada-China diplomatic relations.
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Canada’s proportion of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes top 16 other nations: study

Roger Wong, a clinical professor of geriatric medicine in the faculty of medicine, commented on a study that shows the proportion of Canadian COVID-19 deaths that occurred in long-term care facilities is about twice the average from other developed nations.
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Latest round of modelling data shows B.C. must stay the course

UBC evolutionary biologist Sarah Otto was interviewed about the latest COVID-19 modelling results and how B.C. is managing the outbreak.
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UBC study seeks to learn if at-home workout apps improve health during pandemic

UBC’s Fitness, Aging, & Stress Lab led by Eli Puterman, a professor at UBC’s school of kinesiology, will be conducting a study to investigate if a mobile app can significantly improve the well-being and health of individuals during COVID-19.
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The fight to ban single-use plastics has been set back years by the pandemic — but innovative new products are coming to the rescue

UBC’s BioProducts Institute has designed what could be the world’s first fully compostable and biodegradable medical mask. It’s made entirely from B.C. wood fibres.
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The pandemic presents the chance to end homelessness in Canada for good

A Huffington Post article mentioned a call made by the Housing Research Collaborative, chaired by UBC planning professor Penny Gurstein, for the federal government to address homelessness as part of a post-COVID-19 economic stimulus package.
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UBC stress study seeks to help people prepare for second pandemic wave and beyond

Georgia Straight interviewed UBC psychology professor Joelle LeMoult at the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Lab, about their research that aims to look at the impact of COVID-19 on psychological wellbeing.
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UBC Okanagan students’ union seeks change, accountability after disturbing video of wellness check

UBCO’s student union is calling for change following allegations that an RCMP police officer mistreated a UBCO student during a wellness check.
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