UBC In The News

Climate literacy is essential for effective change

Yes Magazine spoke to Jiaying Zhao, a professor in UBC’s psychology department and Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, about her study that looked at how well people understand the climate impact of individual actions.
Yes Magazine

Climate change has affected 2020 wine harvests around the globe. Growers are concerned.

UBC forestry professor Elizabeth Wolkovich gave comments about how climate change affected the wine harvests in 2020.
Washington Post

Beyond sustainability: The regenerative business

Forbes quoted UBC forestry professor Suzanne Simard about what businesses can learn about regeneration from nature and trees.

Indigenous children in care

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, director of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC, was interviewed about Indigenous children in care in B.C. and Canada.
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Watering down the violence against Mi'kmaw fishermen ‘dehumanizes native people'

UBC journalism professor Candis Callison says mainstream media coverage of the lobster fishery lacked deep historical and economic context – such as treaty rights and the Marshall decision – that could shed light on events in Mi’kmaq territory.
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Mental illness is on the rise due to COVID-19. Could psychedelic drugs be the ‘game changer’?

Mark Haden, an adjunct professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, spoke about the potential of psychedelics to treat mental health, and how little people know about them.
The Star

Lifeline for people with PTSD and depression is restored after Tyee report

Neil Hanon, a clinical professor in the department of psychiatry, commented on the reversed restriction from using ketamine, a cheap and effective tool to treat severe mood disorders like depression and PTSD.
The Tyee

Proposed express railway for the Sea to Sky likely a pipedream

UBC architecture and landscape architecture professor Patrick Condon commented on Mountain Valley Express, the envisioned high-speed rail corridor that would connect Vancouver to Whistler in the north and Chilliwack to the east.

B.C. snap election coloured by pandemic recovery, candidate gaffes

Annette Henry, a professor at UBC’s Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, says B.C. political leaders don’t understand how they are implicated in everyday systemic racism, and how it prevents people from opportunities, education and adequate health care and housing.
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B.C. election results: Where do the Liberals go from here?

UBC political scientists Max Cameron and Richard Johnston commented the fading appeal of the Liberals as the province becomes a more diverse and multicultural society, and potential change in leadership.
Vancouver SunThe ProvinceMSN

B.C. election results: NDP scores clean sweep in Tri-Cities

Max Cameron, a UBC political science professor, was quoted about the NDP’s strong showing in the suburbs and said they listened to people’s concerns, especially young people.
Vancouver SunMSN

Green incumbents Sonia Furstenau, Adam Olsen declared elected

Richard Johnston, a professor emeritus in UBC’s department of political science, was quoted in an article about projected seats for the Greens in the next legislature.
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B.C. workers still at risk: mental health group

Business in Vancouver highlighted a national survey conducted by UBC nursing and medicine researchers, in partnership with CMHA, found that nearly 40 per cent of Canadians feel their mental health has deteriorated since the onset of COVID-19 in March.
Business in Vancouver

Dear Gen Z, to protect your right to protest, you must exercise your right to vote

Grace Nosek, a PhD candidate at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, encouraged young Americans to vote in the U.S. presidential election.

Threat of U.S. election chaos a terrifying reminder Big Tech should not be entrusted to uphold democracy

UBC professor of law Joel Bakan says antitrust law needs to be reinvigorated, not only for economic reasons but also for democracy’s survival.
Globe and Mail

Making Halloween a teachable moment against racism

Cay Burton, a UBC master of arts student in early childhood education, wrote about how Halloween presents many ways to teach children about race in an accessible, actionable way.
Montreal GazetteEdmonton Journal

UBC Okanagan speaker series on systemic racism provides public forum on difficult topic

UBCO’s webinar series provided a forum for discussion of systemic racism across Canada. Ananya Mukherjee Reed, provost and vice president of academics at UBCO, was quoted.

COVID-19: Pandemic rattles the soul of higher education in B.C.

Matthew Ramsey, director of university affairs at UBC, was quoted about the impact of COVID-19 on the university. The article also mentioned UBC mathematics professor Elyse Yeager’s experience of a third-party company posting test answers.
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UBC fisheries department supports Mi’kmaq lobster fishermen

Media reported on the UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries statement in support of Mi’kmaq lobster fishermen in Nova Scotia.
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