UBC In The News

When conservation techniques evolve towards a transformation of ecosystems

UBC forestry’s PhD student Guillaume Peterson-St. Laurent spoke to Radio Canada about a new classification system tool conservationists can use for tackling climate change.
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Collapseologists are warning humanity that business-as-usual will make the Earth uninhabitable

Dr. William Rees, a professor emeritus of ecology at UBC, was one of hundreds of scientists, writers and academics from 30 countries who wrote an open letter warning of societal collapse if damage to the climate and environment continues to accelerate.
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10 ways to manage anxiety when you have bipolar disorder

Self spoke to Dr. Trisha Chakrabarty, a professor in UBC’s department of psychiatry, about bipolar disorder and ways to maintain a stable and good mood.

‘We’re done’: Navalny draws younger protesters in Russia, signalling trouble for Putin

Dr. Lisa Sundstrom, a professor in UBC’s department of political science, discussed the protests happening in Russia.

How did Joe Biden’s first days as president impact Canada?

Dr. Kristen Hopewell, Canada Research Chair in global affairs at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs, and UBC political science professor Dr. Kathryn Harrison commented on the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline.
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Rare sight of ice disc cluster

Dr. Michael Church, a professor emeritus in UBC’s department of geography, gave comments about unique ice disc clusters captured by an Osoyoos photographer.

The downside of clean: Scientists fear pandemic's 'hyper hygiene' could have long-term health impacts

A study led by Dr. Brett Finlay, a professor in the departments of biochemistry and molecular biology, and microbiology and immunology at UBC, raised the possibility the pandemic could profoundly change the human microbiome, making some people more susceptible to chronic conditions and diseases, including asthma and obesity.
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COVID-19: More short-term cuts in vaccine supply create 'challenging' weeks ahead for B.C.

UBC mathematician and epidemiologist Dr. Daniel Coombs says the delay in vaccine delivery to Canada would not make much difference in community virus transmission in the short-term as the amount of vaccine to be administered was low.
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Drones will deliver medical supplies to remote First Nations in B.C. during COVID-19 pandemic

UBC’s faculty of medicine received a $750,000 grant to deliver health care supplies to remote First Nations communities using drones during the pandemic.
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Faster to spread, potentially more deadly, and all by mistake? An expert in virus evolution weighs in on the U.K. variant

Dr. Sarah Otto, Killam university professor in evolutionary biology at UBC, discussed virus mutation and transmissibility of the U.K. COVID-19 variant.
Kitchener Today

A $2,000 hotel? What you need to know about Canada's new travel restrictions

UBC mathematician and disease modeller Dr. Daniel Coombs described the pandemic as “a race” because health officials are working to get as many vaccine shots into peoples’ arms as fast as possible to undercut the explosive growth of COVID-19 variants.
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UBC students encouraging more diversity in law school

The Black Law Students’ Association at UBC hosted the first-ever Black Pre-Law Conference to encourage Black students to pursue law school and legal professions.
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Trailblazer and oldest practising B.C. lawyer Constance Isherwood dead at 101

Media paid tribute to Constance Isherwood, a UBC law school alumna and the oldest practising lawyer in the province, who has died at the age of 101.
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