UBC In The News
The simple reasons you shouldn’t try to boost your IQ
Science Focus mentioned a UBC study that suggests that regular aerobic exercise boosts the size of the hippocampus, the brain area involved in verbal memory and learning.
BBC – Science Focus
More progress needed to improve global physical activity, experts say
A study led by Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis, a professor with UBC’s faculty of medicine and UBCO’s faculty of health and exercise sciences, suggests that worldwide progress to improve physical activity has stalled, and overall deaths associated with inactivity remain at more than five million people per year.
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 via The Star, Yahoo
A look at Canada’s wildfires in numbers and graphics over the decades
Christopher Rodell, a PhD student in atmospheric sciences at UBC, commented on Canada’s wildfire season.
UBC Okanagan sociologist on wildfire emotional toll
UBCO sociology professor Dr. Mary Ann Murphy shared insights into the emotional toll that wildfire takes when families lose their homes to it.
Dr. Leo Shin, a professor of Asian studies and history at UBC, says many Chinese Canadians are afraid to share their political beliefs with anyone because there is a possibility that their friends, neighbours or acquaintances are monitoring them.
Global – China Rising
Pandemic-related stress stoked Canadians' sexual desire, until it didn't, researchers find
Dr. Lori Brotto, a professor in UBC’s department of obstetrics and gynecology, discussed her study on the effect of pandemic-related stress on a variety of aspects of Canadians’ sexuality.
Why green hydrogen — but not grey — could help solve climate change
Dr. Walter Mérida, associate dean of research for applied science at UBC, discussed hydrogen energy systems and how Canada has an opportunity to become a leading hydrogen exporter.
The Conversation via Financial Post