UBC In The News
How can B.C. improve its housing policies?
Penny Gurstein, a professor of planning at UBC and director of the Housing Research Collaborative, was interviewed about her new report on housing policy responses to COVID-19 and what changes need to be implemented.
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B.C. court rules against women seeking to use late husband’s biological material to get pregnant
Jeff Roberts, a clinical professor at UBC’s faculty of medicine, gave comments about a widow seeking access to biological material from her deceased husband so she can have children.
Globe and Mail
13 more people die of COVID-19 in B.C., as province confirms 738 new cases
UBC mathematics professor Daniel Coombs was quoted about the delay between new cases and hospitalizations.
Coronavirus: University instructor designs device to adapt face shields to baseball hats
Ray Taheri, a senior engineering instructor at UBCO, has designed a device that attaches face shields to baseball caps.
Monsoon Islam: Author Sebastian R. Prange traces the history of Malabar’s muslim traders
Friday Magazine interviewed UBC history professor Sebastian Prange about his book Monsoon Islam that explores the life and practices of Muslim traders who arrived on Kerala’s coast between the 12th and 16th centuries.
Emerging filmmaker Anna Shubina confronts and consoles her future self in new pandemic short film
UBC media studies student and emerging filmmaker Anna Shubina created a short video about her experience during the pandemic and to give people a sense of hope regarding the year 2020.
No one should have to become homeless to earn a university degree
National Observer mentioned a 2018 report by UBC and SFU students proposing zoning for student housing in Vancouver, to allow developers to build student housing below market price.
Her university expelled her after she attempted suicide, saying she had an ‘inability to self-regulate.’ Now she is fighting back
UBC president and vice-chancellor Santa Ono was quoted about the tension between traditional views on academic standards and an emerging recognition of the need for greater flexibility in supporting students with mental health needs.
Science and systemic racism
UBCO will host a panel of leaders from a top science publication and other scientific experts to discuss science and systemic racism at a webinar. Ananya Mukherjee Reed, provost and vice president of academics at UBCO, was quoted.