UBC In The News

The latest on the sexual effects of marijuana

Psychology Today mentioned UBC research, which surveyed people who had used marijuana during lovemaking to investigate the drug’s sexual impact.
Psychology Today

Some B.C. prisoners will get art supplies to help them cope with isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic

CTV highlighted a project by UBC nursing researchers to deliver art and reciprocity kits to people in prison. The project co-lead Kelsey Timler, a PhD student in interdisciplinary studies, was quoted.

Nuclear tests have changed, but they never really stopped

UBC anthropologist Hugh Gusterson discussed nuclear testing and weapon maintenance in the U.S.

Maternal health and wellness issues

Farah Shroff, a public health researcher who teaches in UBC’s department of family practice and the school of population and public health, was interviewed about her passion to improve the health of women and children, and the importance of self-care for well-being.
Harpreet Singh Show

Mandatory mask use could have saved 40,000 lives, study says

Bloomberg featured a study co-authored by Paul Schrimpf, a UBC professor at the Vancouver School of Economics, that evaluated the impact of masks, policies and people’s voluntarily behavioural response on the early stage of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.

Call to support, not sack, junior academics as pandemic hits

Thomas Schneider, a UBC professor of Egyptology and Near Eastern studies was quoted about the financial support provided by the Canadian government to avoid staff layoffs in research labs across the country during the pandemic.
Times Higher Education

Study suggests 8 times more people in B.C. infected with virus than confirmed

A new joint study by UBC, B.C. Centre for Disease Control, LifeLabs and public health scientists has found a low level of coronavirus infections in the community using serology testing. This adds to the evidence that B.C. was able to successfully suppress community virus transmission throughout the early phase of the pandemic.
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Coronavirus: UBC Okanagan teams up with Kelowna-based company for air-filtration machine

UBCO researchers and a Kelowna-based tech company have created a machine that helps mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by isolating and eliminating airborne droplets and germs.

The kids are not all right. We need to act now

Michael Kobor, Canada Research Chair in social epigenetics and professor in UBC’s department of medical genetics, Kim Schmidt and Ruanne Vent-Schmidt at the UBC Social Exposome Cluster wrote about the long-term adverse effects the pandemic on the health and well-being of children and adolescents.
The Tyee

Silvia Moreno-Garcia has crafts covered. Bring your own scissors.

The New York Times interviewed Silvia Moreno-Garcia, a Vancouver-based author and communications coordinator at UBC’s faculty of science, about her downloadable book club kit that includes a paper doll inspired by the book’s protagonist.
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Memorial fund set up in name of UBC athlete who drowned in Fraser River

A memorial fund has been set up in the name of former UBC athlete Kory Nagata who recently lost his life on the Fraser River when he entered the water to retrieve a football. Blake Nill, Nagata’s coach while he played for UBC, was interviewed.
Daily Hive

Okanagan College honours community leaders in business, culture

Pamela and Wilfred Barnes, adjunct professors at UBCO’s faculty of health and social development, have been selected by the Okanagan College as its 2020 Honorary Fellows for making unique and meaningful contributions through education, public service, mentorship and philanthropy.

The B.C. engineer behind 3D-printed human tissues

Business in Vancouver interviewed UBC engineering alumnus Tamer Mohamed for his success with Aspect Biosystems, an entrepreneurship@UBC program spinoff that has created a 3D bioprinting platform to enable the rapid creation of functional living tissues.
Business in Vancouver