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It’s not too late to save 102 endangered Fraser River species, according to UBC study

Media highlighted a study led by UBC forestry professor Tara Martin that showed the 102 species at risk of extinction require urgent investment in conservation and the concerted effort of different groups and communities.
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Scientists probe DNA to create game-changing strain of mildew resistant cannabis

UBC bonanists Loren Rieseberg and Marco Todesco are searching for ways to improve cannabis as a commercial crop.
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COVID-19 rapid test study launches at Vancouver airport for departing passengers

A study is under way to investigate the safest and most efficient way to rapidly test for COVID-19 in passengers prior to takeoff at YVR. Don Sin, co-principal investigator and a professor at UBC’s faculty of medicine, was interviewed.
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Here's why everyone is putting up Christmas lights so early this year

UBC psychiatry professor Steven Taylor says cultural rituals are important to people because they’re stable, positive and normalizing, and they outlive the sickness and death of COVID-19.
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Women in B.C. have fared worse than men during the pandemic, study finds

UBC economist Marina Adshade collaborated on a report that found women have been negatively affected by COVID-19 to a disproportionate degree, as they are more likely to work public-facing positions and were forced to take on increased responsibilities as the pandemic deepened.

Health Matters: Monitoring and predicting the spread of COVID-19

David Patrick, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, was interviewed about what we can expect as COVID-19 continues to evolve.
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Feds need to flex creative muscles in pandemic messaging, say experts

Heidi Tworek, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs and department of history, commented on the routine COVID-19 briefings. She recently studied pandemic messaging in nine jurisdictions.
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Why are typically pro-vax parents nervous about the COVID vaccine?

Ran Goldman, a pediatrics professor in UBC’s faculty of medicine gave comments about parental willingness to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Young adults, unfairly blamed for COVID-19 spread, now face stress and uncertain futures

Rod Knight and Pierre-julien Coulaud in UBC’s department of medicine discussed how framing young people as irresponsible spreaders of the COVID-19 distorted the actual experiences and attitudes of young adults towards COVID-19 and created flawed perceptions of the pandemic’s true impact on this group.
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Trump’s lies about the election show how disinformation erodes democracy

Chris Tenove and Spencer McKay in UBC’s department of political science wrote about the dangers of disinformation campaigns.
The Conversation

Paying attention to the health of the elderly patients of the pandemic

Ming Pao highlighted work by Roger Wong, a clinical professor at UBC’s faculty of medicine who was recently appointed to the Order of Canada.
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What’s fuelling the mental health crisis in young people? Here are four key stressors

UBC president and vice-chancellor Santa Ono was quoted in a story about the challenges students face.
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