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Mental health conditions ‘alarmingly high’ among children with autism: UBC study

A new study led by Dr. Connor Kerns, a professor in UBC’s department of psychology, found that nearly 78 per cent of children with autism have at least one mental health condition.
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How streaming watch parties are boosting new viewing platforms

Dr. Daniel Keyes, a UBCO professor of cultural studies, gave comments about virtual watch parties.
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From Alberta's oilsands to tariffs, how Biden's presidency could change Canada

Dr. Werner Antweiler, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, says big-budget oil projects such as Keystone XL looked promising at the time they were proposed, but they may no longer meet the test of being cost-effective.

After the fire: the long road to recovery

UBC forestry professor Dr. Lori Daniels was quoted about how the dramatic decrease in cultural burning since the 1860s has led to more intense wildfires.

What to do when a friend shares a conspiracy theory

Reader’s Digest spoke to UBC psychiatry professor Dr. Steven Taylor about COVID-19 conspiracy theories and how to talk to family and friends about it.
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The U.S. coronavirus response might be a crime against humanity

Dr. Adam Jones, a UBCO professor of political science, gave comments about applying the broader concept of crimes against humanity. He said crimes against humanity can be indirect and structural but no less intentional for that.
Foreign Policy

COVID-19 modelling: Risk factors that could affect the rate of infection

UBC professor and mathematical biologist Dr. Sarah Otto discussed the potential variables that could cause COVID-19 case numbers to rebound over the next weeks and months.
Global News Morning BC

Creating rich transcripts for career activation

Dr. Fred Cutler, a professor of political science at UBC, discussed the five-year process that produced rich transcripts for a pilot project for political science graduates at UBC.
Inside Higher Ed

We must stop racism against Indigenous peoples

Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, a UBC law professor and director of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC, wrote about anti-Indigenous racism in Canadian society and health-care systems.
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