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Virus abundant in West Coast waters doesn’t appear to impact sockeye salmon fitness

Dr. Yangfan Zhang, a postdoctoral researcher in UBC’s faculty of land and food systems and the department of zoology, discussed his study that suggests sockeye salmon’s physical fitness isn’t compromised by the piscine orthoreovirus abundant on fish farms.
National Observer

The Lhoosk’uz Dené village near Quesnel celebrates clean drinking water

The Lhoosk’uz Dené Nation partnered with a UBC team led by chemical engineering professor Dr. Madjid Mohseni to build a sustainable water treatment system, which will provide clean drinking water for the first time in 20 years.

Perfectionism can become a vicious cycle in families

UBC psychology professor Dr. Paul Hewitt discussed perfectionism in childhood and adolescence.
The Atlantic

Salmon and other sea life affected by recent heat waves, experts say

Dr. Scott Hinch, director of the Pacific salmon ecology and conservation laboratory at UBC, and marine biologist Dr. Christopher Harley discussed the effects of the recent heat wave and climate change on marine life.
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'A very powerful place': Dispersed across B.C., the Lytton First Nation aims to come back stronger

UBCO professor of Indigenous studies Dr. Jeannette Armstrong gave comments about how Lytton, B.C. is a sacred site and has played an essential role in terms of the economics and trade between tribes.

Learning beyond the classroom: Tips for parents to re-engage their kids this summer

UBC education professor Dr. Susan Gerofsky discussed the benefits of outdoor classrooms.

Drought danger grows as some parts of B.C. see no rain for almost 5 weeks

UBC forestry professor Dr. John Richardson gave comments about drought conditions in B.C. and the danger to ecosystems.
CBC Early EditionCBC

Coyote attacks in Stanley Park

Dr. Kristen Walker, a professor in the applied animal biology program at UBC’s faculty of land and food systems, spoke about what’s causing the rise in coyote attacks in Stanley Park and what can be done to prevent them in the future.
CBC On The CoastCKNW Mike Smyth Show

Summer of smoke: Much of southeast and central Interior B.C. under smoky skies warnings this weekend

Dr. Michael Brauer, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, says residents in regions under the smoke warnings should make sure they are prepared, including ensuring they have enough medication, air filters in their home if possible, and knowing where their community’s clean air shelter is located.
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Don’t shoot the messenger—the pioneers of mRNA

Dr. Pieter Cullis, a UBC professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, was interviewed about the lipid nanoparticle technology he developed, which is playing a critical role in the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines.
Economist – Game Changers (18:45 mark)

The era of COVID ambivalence: what do we do as normalcy returns but Delta surges?

UBC psychiatry professor Dr. Steven Taylor says uncertainty is a pervasive, abstract stressor during the pandemic and it will persist after too.

What you need to know about mixing COVID vaccines

Dr. Anna Blakney, a professor in UBC’s Michael Smith Laboratories and school of biomedical engineering, was quoted about mixing an mRNA vaccine and the AstraZeneca viral vector vaccine.
Al Jazeera

Researchers tested Metro Vancouver's wastewater for fragments of COVID virus. Here's what they found.

Dr. Ryan Ziels, a professor of civil engineering, discussed his study that suggests testing wastewater can help health officials determine levels of COVID-19 infection in a community, including the rise of variants of concern.

UBC signs agreement with drone delivery company to send medical supplies to remote First Nation

Dr. John Pawlovich, UBC chair of rural health, was interviewed about the recent agreement between Drone Delivery Canada and UBC for the remote communities drone transportation initiative.

Finding the Mother Tree: Ecologist Suzanne Simard offers solutions to B.C.’s forest woes

The Narwhal spoke to UBC forestry professor Dr. Suzanne Simard about her recent memoir about her life journey to discover the intimate world of the trees.
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