UBC In The News

Volumetric video can help train and upskill the workforce

Forbes mentioned a project by the Emerging Media Lab at UBC, which used volumetric video to connect patient volunteers with staff and students.

U.S. space mining policies may trigger regulatory 'race to the bottom,' scientists warn

Aaron Boley, a professor in UBC’s department of physics and astronomy, and Michael Byers, a professor in the department of political science, spoke about the current U.S. approach to space mining and rejecting space as being a global commons.
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Grief as Vancouver’s most beloved Hong Kong cafe closes. But can the spirit of Goldstone Bakery be saved?

UBC history professor Henry Yu commented on the closure of a Chinatown café and shared his idea of a public-private partnership to retain the venue as a community space.
South China Morning Post

BC NDP promises free female contraception at a cost of $60M annually

Ruth Habte, a UBC gynaecology and obstetrics resident, was quoted about the removal of barriers to contraception access.
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Anatomy of a comeback

Naznin Virji-Babul, a professor in UBC’s department of physical therapy and director of the Perception-Action Laboratory, gave comments about brain recovery.

B.C. Liberal leader shelves austerity in the name of recovery on the campaign trail

UBC professor of political science Gerald Baier says in the midst of an election, politicians can’t attract voters by simply saying they would make cuts right now.

B.C. sees 100-fold increase in election mail-in ballot requests

Richard Johnston, a professor emeritus in UBC’s department of political science, commented on mail-in voting and how it would affect the coverage of elections and the nature of campaigning.
Globe and MailRichmond News

More important than ever to reach out to your loved ones this pandemic Thanksgiving, says expert

Diane McIntosh, a clinical professor in UBC’s department of psychiatry, and Srinivas Murthy, an infectious disease specialist and clinical professor in the department of pediatrics, discussed the importance of maintaining social connections and the safest approach to family gatherings during the pandemic.
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Murthy: Global

Front-line workers, COVID-19 patients find gratitude, resilience this Thanksgiving

UBC psychiatry professor Steven Taylor said despite the terrible events of the last 10 months, not everything is negative. He added humans look for things to be grateful for, which can be helpful for our mental health.

The Science of COVID - Airborne spread goes viral

UBC mechanical engineering professor Steven Rogak discussed how the coronavirus spreads in the air.
Super Awesome Science Show

Building blocks of language learning formed in infancy, and video chats can help later on

Janet Werker, a university Killam professor in the department of psychology and co-director of the language sciences, co-wrote about children and language learning.
Globe and Mail

Stober Foundation gives $1 million to UBCO for student and public health

The Stober Family Foundation donated $1 million to UBCO to support student scholarships, research and community health initiatives over the next five years. Lesley Cormack, UBCO deputy vice-chancellor and principal, was quoted.
GlobalKelowna Capital NewsCastanet

Canada’s best universities by reputation: Rankings 2021

UBC has been named the second-most reputable university in Canada.
Maclean’sDaily Hive

UBC Vancouver campus' student housing occupancy at 44 per cent

Daily Hive reported that with classes largely being held online, the student housing occupancy at UBC’s Vancouver campus is currently at 44 per cent.
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