UBC In The News

Her husband was in hospital for 5 weeks. They stayed connected by phone but racked up a huge bill

Christie Stephenson, the executive director of the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at the UBC Sauder School of Business, commented on whether companies should consider compassion in their business models during the pandemic.
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COVID and culture

Dr. Hugh Gusterson, a professor in UBC’s department of anthropology, discussed the cultural context and ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Where is God? The COVID-19 pandemic has been a test of faith for believers

UBC anthropology professor Dr. Sabina Magliocco gave comments about Indigenous faith practice, gathering extended kin for singing, dancing and acts of hospitality, which have been sharply curtailed by COVID-19 restrictions.
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When feeling lonely and unhappy veers into depression: challenges of these pandemic holidays

UBC nursing professor Dr. Emily Jenkins spoke about the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and seeking out mental health support. The article also mentioned her survey that found more Canadians are thinking about suicide during the pandemic.

What we know about the new strain of coronavirus

Global asked Dr. Sarah Otto, a professor in UBC’s department of zoology, about the new variant of the coronavirus.
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Prescribing nature: A pathway to health and economic prosperity in Canada

Dr. Melissa Lem, a clinical professor at UBC’s faculty of medicine, co-wrote about Canada’s first national nature prescription program PaRx, which aims to build a future with healthier people and a stronger health-care system and economy.
Vancouver Sun

Meet the 50 doctors, scientists and healthcare entrepreneurs who became pandemic billionaires in 2020

Forbes featured former physics professor Dr. Carl Hansen, who is a co-founder of AbCellera, a UBC spin-off that began in UBC’s Michael Smith Labs.

B.C. government appoints investigators into Chilliwack School Board

Former UBC dean of law and B.C. Supreme Court Justice Lynn Smith has been appointed to evaluate the Chilliwack Board of Education’s commitment to a school system that is safe, inclusive and welcoming to all students and staff.
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'It's about time': Leading First Nations law expert named to B.C. Supreme Court

UBC alumnus and former law professor Ardith Walkem, Welpetko We’dalx, has been appointed a judge of the B.C. Supreme Court. The appointment makes her the first First Nations woman in this role in B.C.
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