UBC In The News

Don't be surprised if your March baby ends up in this career

Romper mentioned a UBC Sauder study that suggested babies born in March and April are more likely to become company leaders than those born in the summer months.

Seaspan to field-test Richmond clean-tech firm's new, denser batteries

Postmedia reported that Corvus, along with UBC, Seaspan, B.C. Hydro and Vard Marine have partnered to field-test Blue Whale, described as a novel energy system. UBC is supporting the work by offering specific methodologies for measuring emissions.
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UBCO students among most food insecure in Canada

A new study by UBCO’s Campus Health VOICE Research Project team showed more than 40 per cent of UBCO students either don’t have enough money to feed themselves properly or are worried they will soon run out of funding. Team lead Casey Hamilton, a campus health specialist, was quoted.
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Salmon smolts: here today, guano tomorrow

Hakai Magazine featured work by Zachary Sherker, a researcher at UBC’s marine mammal research unit, on solving the case of the missing tracking devices that follow salmon migration to the Pacific Ocean.
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How Indigenous social media influencers inspired podcast host on journey of self-discovery

UBC journalism professor Dr. Candis Callison says social media has given Indigenous people their narrative back, and the ways in which they use the platforms to hold mainstream media accountable is really a game-changer.

Rich countries are going to extend the pandemic

UBCO nursing professor Dr. Katrina Plamondon discussed how important it is to treat COVID-19 like a “global pandemic” and pool our collective resources.

Number of COVID-19 deaths likely much higher than records show, experts say

Dr. Roger Wong, a clinical professor of geriatric medicine in the faculty of medicine, says an incomplete or inaccurate record of mortality data can have public health implications. He added that scientists and researchers will get a better understanding of COVID-19 in people with long-standing health conditions by recording as many details as possible in death certificates.
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Threats against Dr. Bonnie Henry 'unacceptable,' B.C. health minister says

Dr. Heidi Tworek, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs and department of history, commented on Dr. Bonnie Henry being the target of abuse and her prominent role during the pandemic.

New national survey aims to enroll more than 600,000 participants to study vaccine side effects

A national survey led by Dr. Julie Bettinger, a professor in UBC’s division of pediatric infectious disease, is tracking any potential adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines.
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