UBC In The News

The chemicals that make skunks and some marijuana smell the same

ZME Science mentioned a UBC study that sequenced the genomes of various cannabis plants to see what particular genes give certain strains their characteristic flavours.
ZME Science

Preventing forest fires by getting ahead with the work now

UBC forestry PhD candidates Sarah Dickson-Hoyle and Kelsey Copes-Gerbitz discussed community forests and their study on wildfire management.
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Meng Wanzhou back in court as observers ponder influence of Biden presidency

CBC spoke to Paul Evans, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs, about what U.S. president-elect Joe Biden might mean for the extradition case of Meng Wanzhou.

British Columbia prepares to withstand devastating earthquake

Carlos Molina-Hutt, a professor in UBC’s department of civil engineering, commented on B.C.’s seismic building codes.
Radio Canada

Pedestrian safety, a never-ending problem

Kay Teschke, a professor emeritus at UBC’s school of population and public health, gave comments about improving road safety.
Radio Canada

Pandemic panic buying: Shelves again wiped clean of toilet paper

UBC psychiatry professor Steven Taylor gave comments about the psychology of panic buying.

'It feels like the loss of a brother': Worker in his 30s could be B.C.'s youngest COVID-19 victim

Melissa Lem, a clinical professor at UBC’s faculty of medicine, shared her concerns about the rising cases of COVID-19 among young people.

Fraser Health infographics show the workings of community COVID transmission

Reza Afshari, a clinical professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, was interviewed about how COVID-19 can travel in the community.
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Prenatal care remains key amid COVID, B.C. expert says, as U.S. studies show heightened risk

Deborah Money, a professor in UBC’s department of obstetrics and gynaecology, discussed pregnancy during the pandemic and the risk of COVID-19 for pregnant people.
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What’s going on with a COVID-19 vaccine?

Horacio Bach, an adjunct professor in UBC’s division of infectious disease, commented on the development and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.

15 countries just signed the world’s largest trade pact. The U.S. isn’t one of them.

Kristen Hopewell, Canada research chair in global policy and a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs, discussed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a free trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific region, and how it would impact the U.S. economy.
Washington Post

Why the Liberals' nuclear power plan is a pipe dream

M.V. Ramana, Simons Chair in disarmament, global and human security and director of the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the school of public policy and global affairs, co-wrote about some risks and downside of the Liberal government’s action plan for small modular nuclear reactors.
Ottawa Citizen

Vancouver must commit to climate action now for a healthy future

UBC medicine professors Rashmi Chadha and Melissa Lem say to give our city the best chance at a healthy, livable future, the Vancouver city council must come together to fully pass, implement and fund the evidence-based framework of the Climate Emergency Action Plan.
The Province

Iconic Vancouver landmark to be torn down and rebuilt to make it seismically safe

The Museum of Anthropology’s Great Hall will be seismically upgraded with isolation technology. Jennifer Sanguinetti, UBC’s managing director of infrastructure development, was interviewed.
CTV News Vancouver

Indigenous cellist Cris Derksen performs November 18

Indigenous cellist and composer Cris Derksen will give an online performance as part of Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts, a collaboration between the UBC School of Music, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.
Georgia Straight

Exploring racism at work

Canadian lawyer, journalist and equity advocate Hadiya Roderique will speak about racism in the workplace at UBCO’s Distinguished Speaker Series.