UBC In The News

Popular seafood species sharply decline around the world

New UBC research discovered global declines of many popularly consumed fish species. The lead author Maria Palomares, manager of the Sea Around Us initiative at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, was quoted.
Times of India

Understanding the gypsy moth

UBC forestry professor Richard Hamelin was interviewed about the Asian gypsy moth and his rapid DNA detection system for invasive species that can process results in under two hours and help stop pests from becoming established in forests, nurseries and farms.
CKNW Mornings with Simi

Noise that vibrates Earth dropped drastically after COVID-19 lockdowns: study

New research co-authored by Mika McKinnon, a geophysicist and adjunct professor in the department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences at UBC, showed lockdown measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 led to a 50 per cent reduction in seismic noise observed around the world in early to mid 2020.
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Got a pimple, wrinkle or dark spot? There's a skin patch for that

Flare asked Monica Li, a clinical instructor at UBC’s department of dermatology and skin science, to break down the three main types of skincare patches available and whether they can actually deliver results.

The cost of friendship with China

Asia Times mentioned Paul Evans, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs, about what it means to be a friend of China.
Asia Times

There were 2 earthquakes off the West Coast in 6 hours. When will B.C. get an early warning system?

Brett Gilley, a professor in UBC’s department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences, gave comments about the subduction zone and an early warning earthquake detection system.

Military to send Cyclone helicopter, downsized force to world's largest maritime exercise amid COVID-19

UBC political science professor Michael Byers says the restricted maneuvers for the Cyclones are not a solution, especially for the long-term, since pilots in combat situations need to be able to fly to the limits of their aircraft’s capabilities.

Mental health in the pandemic: older adults show better resilience

A new UBC study examined age differences in exposure and reactivity to daily stressors and positive events in the first several weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak. The lead author Patrick Klaiber, a graduate student in UBC’s department of psychology, was quoted.
ZME ScienceHindustan Times

Why err on the side of caution as COVID-19 looms in health-care workplaces

Roger Wong, a clinical professor of geriatric medicine in the faculty of medicine, says applying the precautionary principle is an important and timely conversation because COVID-19 has already hit long-term care homes and other shared living facilities hard. He added Canada has a narrow window of opportunity to better protect its most vulnerable.

After COVID-19, nations can tackle environmental crises by shifting priorities to sustainable development

Kai Chan, a professor at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, discussed the inconvenient truth about focusing on building resilient social and ecological systems for thriving sustainability.
The Conversation

Fisheries subsidies fuel ocean depletion and hurt coastal communities

Daniel Skerritt and Rashid Sumaila from the fisheries economics research unit at UBC, wrote about effective global fisheries subsidies reform and hoped for removal of subsidies that support illegal fishing and impact overfished stocks.
The Conversation

How Canada’s oilsands city is supporting Indigenous food sovereignty

The Tyee interviewed Eduardo Jovel, director of Indigenous Research Partnerships at UBC’s faculty of land and food systems, who leads a project at UBC farm exploring Indigenous food security and sovereignty in urban settings.
The Tyee