UBC In The News

5 science-based, body language habits that will help you master video conferencing

Forbes mentioned a UBC psychology study that found people skilled at manipulating negotiations are far less successful when they must correspond in writing, versus video or in-person.

Fabric repels both oil and water thanks to clever silicone coating

Kevin Golovin, a professor of engineering at UBC’s Okanagan campus, and his team developed a method of making a fabric that repels oil and water that could help clothing become more environmentally friendly and sustainable.
New Scientist

They outlived dinosaurs, but can glass sponge reefs survive man-made warming?

Mongabay interviewed Angela Stevenson and Chris Harley from UBC’s department of zoology about their study that looked at the immediate effect of ocean acidification and warming on the sprawling glass sponge reefs.

How Vancouver plans to cool down the hottest parts of the city amid global climate change

CBC spoke to Stephen Sheppard, a forestry professor and director of UBC’s Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning, about the collaborative’s partnership with the city to carry out the heat map project that will establish baseline temperatures for neighbourhoods across the city.

Women are key to fisheries, so why don't they get credit?

Sarah Harper, a postdoctoral researcher at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, was interviewed about her study that estimated the global contribution by women to small-scale fishing.
National Observer (subscription)

Metro Vancouver greenways plan could be 'game-changer' for the region

Media interviewed Lawrence Frank, a UBC professor at the schools of population and public health and community and regional planning, about his study that showed proximity to green space or parks is associated with less chronic disease and lower health care costs. He also gave comments about the city’s 30-year plan to map out 830 kilometres of greenways.
Vancouver SunThe ProvinceMSN

Baiting and abetting

Hakai Magazine highlighted research by Juan José Alava, a researcher from UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, that suggests marine mammals are being used as bait by artisanal fishers in coastal Ecuador.
Hakai Magazine

Satellite study reveals wide scale of melting ice shelves in Antarctica

Michele Koppes, a professor of geography at UBC, commented on a study that examined how the ocean interacts with ice sheets.
Wall Street Journal (subscription)

When you come close to dying, it’s transformative

The Tyee asked Srinivas Murthy, an infectious disease specialist and clinical pediatrics professor at UBC, about some risks associated with medically induced comas.
The Tyee

Why we need to clean up outer space

Aaron Boley, a professor in UBC’s department of physics and astronomy, gave comments about potentially dangerous debris in space and the need for basic rules to manage human activity.

COVID-19 update to reveal whether B.C.'s case count remains on upward trajectory

UBC mathematics professor Daniel Coombs says B.C.’s margin for error in Phase 3 was small to begin with and the next two weeks will be critical in gauging where the province is headed with the pandemic.

COVID-19 in B.C.: Tracking the outbreak

UBC professor and mathematical biologist Sarah Otto discussed the latest COVID-19 numbers and the consequences of an upwardly trending curve.
Global News Morning BC

How COVID-19 is changing city design and expectations and behaviours in public space

Erick Villagomez, a lecturer at UBC’s school of community and regional planning, was interviewed about what our cities will look like after COVID-19.
Spice Radio

B.C. COVID-19 numbers rising, but stricter measures from earlier phases unlikely

UBC psychiatry professor Steven Taylor says the potential reasons why B.C. is seeing an increased number of COVID-19 cases are growing lockdown fatigue and a sense of unreality.