UBC In The News
Green air travel is still decades away. Here's why
CBC mentioned UBC research on greenhouse gas emissions from business-related air travel and spoke to co-author Dr. Erica Frank, Canada Research Chair and professor at the UBC’s school of population and public health.
How eight Pacific Island states are saving the world’s tuna
Dr. Rashid Sumaila, University Killam professor at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and the school of public policy and global affairs, gave comments about applying the Parties to the Nauru Agreement model to West Africa. He also talked about how to reduce overfishing and prevent illegal fishing.
Canada-China ties need reset, experts urge
Dr. Paul Evans, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs, spoke about the relationship between Canada and China and the need to engage with China in a new and more active way.
China Daily Global
Too many Black and Indigenous people are in prison. Researchers say mandatory minimum sentences are part of the problem
Debra Parkes, a UBC professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, says harsher punishments do not deter crime. She added that we tend to want to see people in prison as solely offenders, but it’s simply not borne out by the evidence.
Agriculture key to meeting Paris goals, but documents suggest feds avoiding change
Dr. Sean Smukler, a professor at UBC’s faculty of land and food systems, was quoted about how nitrogen fertilizers contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and hurt soil health.
National Observer (subscription) via Yahoo
Your Morning Experts warn of nursing shortage in Canada
Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc, a professor and director of UBC’s nursing school, discussed the increasing demand for nursing and health care programs across the Lower Mainland and how it is still not enough to alleviate the shortage of nurses.
CTV Your Morning
Social media and the pandemic: What we’re learning from the Twitterverse
Dr. Muhammad Abdul-Mageed, a professor in the school of information and the department of linguistics at UBC, discussed his research on the role of social networks in our current lives amid a pandemic, and how much false information is shared online.
Globe and Mail
Western University students organize national stem cell drive in honour of Chatham's Jocelyn McGlynn
Postmedia spoke to Dr. Warren Fingrut, a hematologist at UBC and founder of the Stem Cell Club, about a virtual stem cell drive in honour of Jocelyn McGlynn, an aspiring doctor who passed away after a battle with acute myelomonocytic leukemia.
Postmedia via Beacon Herald, Chatham Daily News
A 3D printing hobbyist created this sweet model of downtown Vancouver
Vancouver is Awesome interviewed Daniel Ryan, a UBC student and a 3D printing hobbyist who created a 3D printed version of downtown Vancouver.
Vancouver is Awesome