UBC In The News

UBC researchers map Pacific salmon habitat, finding much is lost or inaccessible

A study by researchers from UBC and the Rainforest Conservation Foundation found that Pacific salmon can no longer access many spawning streams or floodplain habitat after decades of urban, agricultural and resource development around the Lower Fraser River. Study authors Riley Finn and Dr. Tara Martin at UBC’s faculty of forestry were quoted.
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'Like drinking an ashtray': Why scientists and winemakers are fighting smoke taint from wildfires

UBCO chemistry professor Dr. Wesley Zandberg discussed smoke taint and the effects of smoke exposure on grapevines.

Olympic advocates want Vancouver to bid on the 2030 Winter Games — but will climate change stop them?

UBC geography professor Dr. Simon Donner gave comments about the snow forecast for 2030 and targeting zero emissions in an article about a potential Vancouver bid to host the 2030 Winter Games.

Coyotes in Vancouver's Stanley Park have attacked 3 people this week

Dr. Kristen Walker, a wildlife biologist at UBC’s faculty of land and food systems, suggests that Stanley Park stays closed until the coyote attacks get sorted.

As the Taliban retakes Afghanistan, Canadian military veterans look on with frustration and sorrow

Tim Laidler, executive director of the Institute for Veterans Education and Transition at UBC, was quoted in an article about the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan.
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B.C. heads into federal election amid rising COVID-19 cases and wildfire chaos

Dr. Maxime Heroux-Legault, a UBCO professor of economics, philosophy and political science, and Dr. Richard Johnston, a professor emeritus in UBC’s department of political science, gave comments about the upcoming federal election.
Heroux-Legault: Vancouver SunThe Province
Johnson: Vancouver is Awesome

As the Lambda COVID-19 variant dominates South America, should Canadians be concerned?

Dr. Anthony Chow, a professor emeritus of infectious diseases in UBC’s department of medicine, gave comments about the Lambda COVID-19 variant.

Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia invest in salmon and habitat research and aquaculture science

UBC researchers have received funding from the B.C. Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund to improve B.C.’s fish and seafood sector.

From studying pets to rethinking wastewater, B.C. researchers tap $25m from province

UBC researchers have received support from the B.C. Knowledge Development Fund for their work to drive innovation and economic growth.
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