UBC In The News
Study finds children are more comfortable reading to dogs because they are less judgmental
CBS 3 Pet Project featured a UBCO study that found children who read to dogs are more motivated and engaged.
CBS 3 Pet Project
This 'Cold Tube' sucks your body heat to keep you cool
Media highlighted the Cold Tube project by UBC architecture and landscape architecture professor Adam Rysanek and collaborators. The team has developed an environmentally friendly cooling system that absorbs body heat and uses half the energy of air conditioning.
Popular Mechanics, Anthropocene Magazine
Dangerous, difficult and disgusting — Tracking cougar kills gives insights into the big cats
Quirks & Quarks interviewed Siobhan Darlington, a UBCO PhD student and coordinator of the Cougar project, which is studying cougar kill sites to understand the role of human activity in shaping cougar distributions, behaviour and diet.
CBC Quirks & Quarks
Canada vaccine deals criticized as minister affirms support for equal access
UBCO nursing professor Katrina Plamondon expressed compassion and empathy for Canadian political leaders being expected to secure a vaccine for Canadians and trying to help ensure poorer regions are also served.
The Canadian Press via North Shore News, Burnaby Now, New West Record, Tri-City News, Times Colonist, Castanet
Ask an Expert: Mask study
A team of UBC researchers led by Jane Wang, a clinical instructor in the faculty of medicine, and Steven Rogak, a professor of mechanical engineering, ran tests on the best mask materials for safety and comfort.
Global News Morning BC
COVID-19 is the worst nightmare come true for those battling OCD and hypochondria
UBC psychiatry professor Steven Taylor discussed key elements that may be present in someone experiencing COVID stress syndrome and said authorities must try to allocate resources for mental health interventions.
Vancouver Sun, The Province
UBC demonstrates that we all have a role in upholding the rights of Indigenous peoples
Sheryl Lightfoot, a political science professor and senior advisor to the president on Indigenous affairs, Santa Ono, president and vice-chancellor of UBC, and Margaret Moss, a nursing professor and director of the First Nations House of Learning, wrote about UBC’s new Indigenous Strategic Plan. The plan aims to continue to advance the human rights of Indigenous peoples and put the UN declaration at the heart of the university’s mission and work.
UBC's research community is a critical asset in confronting COVID-19
Gail Murphy, vice-president for research and innovation, says UBC’s research community is a critical asset in confronting COVID-19 across many areas and has positioned B.C. well to not only overcome the pandemic but to recover sustainably and equitably.
How Canada could benefit from a carbon budget
Kathryn Harrison, a professor of political science at UBC, discussed the need for emissions-reduction milestones to keep Canada on a path to meet its long-term climate target.