UBC In The News

For the Fraser River delta, a crucial choice looms for species and a way of life

Media highlighted a study led by UBC forestry professor Tara Martin that showed the 102 species at risk of local extinction in the Fraser River estuary require urgent investment in conservation management strategies.
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A survey find that health of transgender youth is improving, but stigma is still a concern

UBC nursing professor Elizabeth Saewyc discussed her study on the health and well-being of trans and non-binary youth across Canada.
Spice Radio

Moaning sex can actually turn you on more, here's why

Cosmopolitan asked Lori Brotto, a professor in the department of obstetrics and gynaecology, about moaning sex.
Cosmopolitan (UK)

Court reduces sentence for Quebec City mosque shooter

Debra Parkes, a UBC professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, commented on the appeals ruling on the Quebec mosque shooter case.
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Canada had its Thanksgiving in October. What followed may bode poorly for the U.S.

Daniel Coombs, a UBC professor of mathematics and an infectious disease modeling expert, says it is not really possible to say what fraction of current cases were specifically seeded by Thanksgiving gatherings but it is indisputable that the effect is there.
New York Times (subscription)

On ‘knife’s edge’: virus surge on Island easing, but experts still see danger signs

UBC mathematics professor Daniel Coombs says Vancouver Island’s steady daily new-case count amid explosive new numbers of COVID-19 cases in the Lower Mainland means we’re at a critical point.
Times Colonist

These impressive 17 British Columbians have been appointed to the Order of Canada

UBC community members B. Lynn Beattie, Izak BenbasatTimothy Frick, Priscilla Edson Greenwood and Roger Wong have been appointed to the Order of Canada.
Vancouver is Awesome

Prominent Vancouver lawyer gets Law Society of B.C. award

UBC law alumnus Leonard Doust has received the Law Society of B.C. award in recognition of his contributions to the legal community.
Postmedia via Vancouver SunThe Province

The geographer that mapped the cities within the city

Canadian Geographic spoke with Liam McGuire about the Ten Cities project, which came out of his graduate work at UBC’s geography department, and what he hopes people will take away from this work.
Canadian Geographic