UBC In The News

Eyelashes that are 1/4 of eye width are judged most attractive, according to a new study

Forbes featured new research led by Farid Pazhoohi, a Killam postdoctoral fellow at UBC psychology, that looked at the effect of eyelash length on attractiveness.

B.C. research tool offers glimpse into the deep-sea lives of salmon

Media highlighted UBC researchers’ work to fill in the gaps in our knowledge of fishes’ diet. Brian Hunt, UBC Hakai professor in oceanography, and Caroline Graham, a graduate of UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries’ master of science program, were quoted.
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Nisga'a researcher spearheads new effort to repatriate family house pole from Europe

Amy Parent, Noxs Ts’aawit, a professor in UBC’s department of educational studies, discussed her work on revitalizing Nisga’a culture using virtual reality.
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Indigenous fishing practices are needed to revive salmon fisheries

Andrea Reid, a citizen of the Nisga’a Nation and a professor of Indigenous fisheries at the Institute for Oceans and Fisheries, was quoted about her study that shows Indigenous fishing practices can help revitalize Pacific salmon fisheries.

Survey: help researchers navigate the benefits and pitfalls of wearable sensors in the workplace

UBC neuroethics researchers have teamed up with Technical Safety BC to conduct a study around the use of wearable devices for monitoring health and wellness in the workplace.
BC Business

'Too much noise' on Canadian warship program - DND Deputy Minister admonishes industry executives

Michael Byers, a professor in UBC’s department of political science, gave comments about the Canadian Surface Combatant and other shipbuilding projects.
Ottawa Citizen

Pandemic impact on mental health

UBC nursing professor Emily Jenkins discussed the survey she led gauging the mental health of Canadians six months into the pandemic. Tyler Black, a clinical professor in UBC’s department of psychiatry was also interviewed about mental health in times of distress.
CBC The Current (1:40 mark, 14:05 mark)

MPs unanimously vote to support motion to create suicide preventional hotline

Radio Canada mentioned a study by UBC researchers in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association, that found more Canadians are thinking about suicide during the pandemic.
Radio Canada

B.C. Nurses Union donates money for mental health support programs

Media mentioned a recent study by UBC nursing researchers and the BC Nurses Union that found 40 per cent of B.C. nurses are struggling with severe depression.

More British Columbians willing to get COVID-19 vaccine, survey finds

Ran Goldman, a pediatrics professor in UBC’s faculty of medicine, commented on the poll results that show 48 per cent of respondents in B.C. are receptive to getting a vaccine as soon as possible.

Containing COVID-19 outbreak to single B.C. mink farm essential, say experts

Sally Otto, a professor in UBC’s department of zoology, said mink farms are ideal breeding grounds for viruses and the real danger is that it spreads from farm to farm.

Saskatchewan advocates, experts expect spike in mental health calls over holidays

Global mentioned a recent survey conducted by UBC and the Canadian Mental Health Association that showed mental health has deteriorated during the second wave of COVID-19.

Pregnant women with COVID-19 have increased risk of hospitalization, ICU admission, early labour: report

Deborah Money, a professor in UBC’s department of obstetrics and gynaecology, is leading a national surveillance project looking at pregnancy and COVID-19 in Canada. The preliminary findings found pregnant women are at a much higher risk of ending up in the hospital or giving birth early if they become infected with COVID-19.
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Testing gaps add to COVID risks in long-term care

A serological study led by Rohit Vijh, a public health and preventative medicine resident at UBC, looked at outbreak management and infection control policies at long-term care facilities in Metro Vancouver.
The Tyee via The StarInfoTel NewsPrince George Citizen

Best face masks to keep you safe and warm in the winter during COVID-19

Huffington Post highlighted a UBC study on the best mask materials and quoted clinical medicine instructor Jane Wang, one of the research leads.
Huffington Post

Canada needs proactive climate change strategies now to avoid huge disaster bills later

UBC graduate students Victoria Ker, Erica Steele, Stephen Patenaude and Brayden Pelham at the school of public policy and global affairs say to prepare for the impending consequences of climate change, the Canadian government must take a proactive approach on disaster mitigation strategies.
National Observer (subscription)

UBCIC congratulates Ardith Walkem on appointment to the BC Supreme Court

UBC alumnus and former law professor Ardith Walkem, Welpetko We’dalx, has been appointed a judge of the BC Supreme Court.
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