UBC In The News
Gov't disregard of Indigenous prescribed, cultural burns 'created this catastrophe': advocates
CTV mentioned a UBC forestry report that found impediments to progress to better wildfire prevention included a lack of sustained funding from provincial and federal governments, high costs and complex paperwork.
Will there be an mRNA vaccine for cancer?
Dr. Anna Blakney, a professor in UBC’s Michael Smith Laboratories and school of biomedical engineering, was quoted in an article about an mRNA cancer vaccine.
The impact B.C.’s drought is having on the ecosystem
UBC forestry professor Dr. John Richardson explained the devastating toll B.C.’s drought is having on the local ecosystem.
Global News Morning BC
Manitoba RCMP reveals 11-year probe into Fort Alexander residential school
Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond (Aki-kwe), academic director of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, commented on the Manitoba RCMP’s announcement that it has spent such a long time investigating criminal wrongdoing at one residential school.
Globe and Mail
‘Should not have happened’: new documents outline potentially catastrophic failures in Danbrook One design
Dr. Carlos Ventura, a professor of civil engineering at UBC, commented on the issues of Danbrook One, Langford’s tallest high-rise.
COVID-19: Province shifting vax strategy to reach those without a dose
UBC mathematics professor Dr. Daniel Coombs and Dr. Heidi Tworek, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs and department of history, gave comments about B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccination rate and vaccine hesitancy.
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Will speculators feast thanks to Vancouver's council?
Patrick Condon, the James Taylor chair in Landscape and Livable Environments at UBC’s school of architecture and landscape architecture, wrote an article about the difficulty of getting affordable market rentals in Vancouver given land price inflation.
This affordability vote says much about Vancouver politics
Patrick Condon, the James Taylor chair in Landscape and Livable Environments at UBC’s school of architecture and landscape architecture, discussed the council vote on loosening the rules for the Moderate Income Rental Housing Pilot Program rental housing experiment.
Marine engineer Jagdeep Bakshi’s professional legacy commemorated by a scholarship at UBC
Drishti Magazine highlighted the Jagdeep Singh Bakshi Memorial Award scholarship, which supports graduate students in the master of engineering leadership in naval architecture and marine engineering program at UBC.