UBC In The News

B.C. lacks plans for rising seas, flooding: coastal adaptation researcher

Kees Lokman, a professor at UBC’s school of architecture and landscape architecture, spoke about B.C.’s need for an overarching authority to oversee coastal flood management and ecosystem conservation.
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Cannabis may help reduce exposure to fentanyl among people taking opioid replacements, study finds

UBC researchers and the B.C. Centre on Substance Use have found that cannabis use by opioid addiction patients might improve their treatment outcomes. Senior author and UBC cannabis science professor Dr. M-J Milloy was interviewed.

The real cure for COVID is renewing our fractured relationship with the planet

The Globe and Mail mentioned a UBC study on biodiversity in Canada, Australia and Brazil that found more species of birds, animals and amphibians on land managed by Indigenous people.
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Once abundant sunflower sea star now critically endangered

National Observer featured a study on the population of sunflower sea stars, which has been added to the critically endangered list. Dr. Alyssa Gehman, a zoology researcher at UBC and the Hakai Institute, participated in the study.
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What will it take for B.C. to grow more of its own food?

BC Business mentioned the latest Food Price Report jointly released by UBC, Dalhousie University, University of Guelph and University of Saskatchewan. Co-author Dr. James Vercammen, a professor at UBC’s faculty of land and food systems and the Sauder School of Business was interviewed.
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How does baby-making work in Whoville? An investigation

Mel Magazine asked Dr. Sarah Otto, a professor in UBC’s department of zoology, about the Whos’ procreation process.
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Science reveals how to choose the perfect gift

UBC psychology professor Dr. Elizabeth Dunn was quoted about gift recipients appreciating gifts they have explicitly asked for.
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Ottawa holds back on new funding for small nuclear reactors

Dr. M.V. Ramana, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs, commented on Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan’s SMR announcement.
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COVID-19 may have halted massive protests, but youth are taking their fight for the future to the courts

Dr. David Boyd, a UBC professor at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and the school of public policy and global affairs, says if Canadian youth succeed in convincing the court that the government’s inaction on climate change is a violation of their rights, that would be a huge breakthrough and would set a precedent.
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National foreign buyer tax may have unintended consequences: Experts

Dr. Thomas Davidoff, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Busines, discussed Ottawa’s proposal to impose a homeownership tax on foreign owners.
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Coronavirus: Pregnant and sick with COVID-19 — visiting a hospital during the 2nd wave

Global mentioned a new UBC study that suggests expectant mothers with COVID-19 are at a slightly higher risk of hospitalization, ICU admission and early labour.

COVID-19 heightens food security concerns among Canadians

Dr. Jennifer Black, a professor at UBC’s faculty of land and food systems, dicussed how the pandemic is fueling food security concerns and how it’s affecting the health and well-being of Canadians.
Global News Morning BC

Mathematical model makes a case for immunizing the oldest first

Dr. Daniel Coombs, a UBC professor of mathematics and an infectious disease modeling expert, says trying to project how younger people will behave after their parents and grandparents have been immunized is the trickiest part of modelling the impact of vaccines.
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COVID-19: UBC study looks at what one long-term care home did right

UBC nursing professor Dr. Farinaz Havaei was interviewed about her study that evaluated the management practices of a large B.C. long-term care facility that successfully kept COVID-19 at bay at the start of the pandemic.
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