UBC In The News

New research suggests fish oil supplements could compromise infant immunity

New UBCO research shows mothers who take fish oil supplements while breastfeeding may put their babies’ immunity at risk. The article quoted senior author Deanna Gibson, a professor in UBCO’s Irving K. Barber faculty of science, and former PhD student and study co-author Candice Quin.

Indigenous woman records slurs, taunts of Quebec hospital staff before her death

UBC law professor Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, who is leading an independent investigation into allegations of racism in B.C.’s health care system, commented on a recent report of racist treatment of an Atikamekw woman.
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'Time running out' for many maple trees: Report reveals extinction threat

Douglas Justice, associate director of horticulture and collections at the UBC Botanical Garden, was quoted about the loss of maple habitat in forests. He said we still have an opportunity to save species from extinction, but it will take expertise, resources and collaborative efforts by the world’s botanical gardens to make it work.
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BC Liberals PST cut would deliver cuts to services

UBC political science professor Gerald Baier spoke about BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson’s pitch to get rid of the provincial sales tax and what that could mean for government coffers.
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Without a high profile, Liberals' Wilkinson has big hill to climb

UBC political scientist Richard Johnston says Andrew Wilkinson was blindsided by history and essentially denied a platform by the pandemic. He added that the Green party is getting more press because they have been a participant in governance.
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This is how local volunteers are being matched with vaccine trials

Ted Steiner, a professor and head of UBC’s division of infectious diseases, discussed how close researchers are to finding a viable vaccine and the COVID-related research he is currently working on in the Lower Mainland.
CBC Early Edition

B.C. nurses face increasing stress during COVID-19 pandemic: survey

A survey conducted by UBC nursing researchers and the BC Nurses’ Union looked at how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted frontline nurses. Lead researcher and nursing professor Farinaz Havaei was interviewed.
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5 tips for handling your mental health during a second wave of COVID-19

Shimi Kang, a clinical professor in UBC’s department of psychiatry, shared some tips on managing mental health during COVID-19’s second wave.
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Can pregnant women’s leftover blood samples help us understand how the coronavirus spread in Canada?

Deborah Money, a professor in the department of obstetrics and gynaecology, is leading a study that will track COVID-19 antibodies found in leftover blood samples of pregnant women taken during routine prenatal screening.
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What could have prevented the spread of COVID-19?

Jeffrey Joy, a professor in UBC’s division of infectious diseases, discussed how earlier testing and tracing could have prevented the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. and Europe.
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