UBC In The News

Here’s how loneliness, social isolation increases risk of high blood pressure, hypertension in women

Media highlighted a new UBC study found social isolation increases the risk of high blood pressure or hypertension in women. Principal investigator Annalijn Conklin, a professor in UBC’s faculty of pharmaceutical sciences, and Zeinab Hosseini, a former postdoctoral fellow at UBC, were mentioned.
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A study reveals the abusive nature of Twitter during election campaigns

Heidi Tworek, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs and department of history, was interviewed about her study that looked at social media from the 2019 federal election and online abuse against the political candidates. The study was co-authored by Chris Tenove, a postdoctoral fellow in UBC’s department of political science.
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Nuclear arms control in crisis while U.S. exerts pressure on treaty signatories

M. V. Ramana, Simons Chair in disarmament, global and human security and director at the Liu Institute for Global Issues and the school of public policy and global affairs at UBC, says achieving a nuclear-weapons-free-world is difficult to achieve and we are not close to it, but it isn’t a fantasy.
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Sales of cancer-fighting drugs soared in Canada over the past decade

Steve Morgan, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, commented on the patchwork system of coverage for cancer-fighting drugs in Canada, which does not have a national drug plan.
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A nose job without the knife? Doctors say 'liquid rhinoplasty' isn't worth the risk

Erin Brown, a clinical professor of plastic surgery at UBC, gave comments about the dangerous side effects of liquid rhinoplasty.

Will drivers have to pay for tolls, parking permits in Vancouver? Report released ahead of council

Lawrence Frank, a UBC professor at the schools of population and public health and community and regional planning, commented on Vancouver’s climate emergency action plan and said without significant changes, we can’t expect to achieve major shifts in travel behaviour that are needed for major reductions in GHG emissions.

Ottawa expected to stick to high immigration to propel COVID-19 recovery

Dan Hiebert, a professor in UBC’s department of geography, commented on the effect of immigration on Canada’s economy.
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A Biden presidency to bring ‘normalcy’ in Canada-U.S. relations: expert

UBC political science professor Kathryn Harrison shared insights on the outcomes Canada can expect from the U.S. presidential election.
Global News

Woodfibre LNG and climate played a role in swinging this riding Green

Kai Chan, a professor in the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at UBC, says local issues can tip the balance when it comes to votes, whereas global concerns sometimes don’t.

Ho, no, no: Experts advise preparing for a scaled-back COVID holiday season

The Canadian Press interviewed Peter Berman, a professor and director at UBC’s school of population and public health, about how the pandemic will shape Christmas.
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COVID-19's effect on Halloween and the time change

Wendy Hall, a professor emeritus at UBC’s school of nursing, says the switch to standard time will only exacerbate sleep disruptions linked to the COVID-19 crisis.
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Mental health check: How Vancouver is coping with the pandemic

Glacier Media spoke to UBC psychology professor Nancy Sin about how people are coping mentally and physically during the pandemic.
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COVID spread in South Asian community

Gurinder Mann, a lecturer in UBC department of Asian studies, was interviewed about the recent spread of COVID-19 in B.C., particularly in the South Asian community.
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Is a safe Halloween possible this year?

Srinivas Murthy, an infectious disease expert and clinical professor in UBC’s faculty of medicine, spoke about having a safe Halloween during the pandemic.
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China has a golden opportunity to show global leadership, with a WTO fisheries deal

Kristen Hopewell, a UBC professor and Canada Research Chair in global policy, wrote about the role China will play in establishing new international rules restricting fisheries subsidies.
South China Morning Post

B.C. politics matured when it mattered most

Philip Resnick, a UBC professor emeritus of political science, discussed how the pandemic may have done B.C. politics some good.
The Star

Vancouver airport’s COVID-19 pilot project will start next month

Vancouver International Airport will begin its COVID-19 testing pilot project, a partnership with UBC and WestJet, early next month.
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