UBC In The News

Asia's wealthiest man is going green but still gets rich off oil

Dr. M.V. Ramana, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs, says it would be hard for Reliance Industries, which owns the world’s biggest oil refining complex, to dissociate from fossil fuel businesses that create emissions.
Bloomberg via Economic TimesJapan Times

The poop about your gut health and personalized nutrition

Dr. Brett Finlay, a professor in the Michael Smith Laboratories and the departments of biochemistry and molecular biology, and microbiology and immunology, says we don’t have enough data yet to effectively modify the gut microbiome and personalize nutrition.

As climate disasters come to museums’ doorsteps, curators decide what to save or leave

Heidi Swierenga, senior conservator at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology, and associate director Moya Waters were interviewed about protecting museums from the effects of climate change.
Globe and Mail

The Bloc Québécois wants 'green equalization.' Experts say that’s not likely to happen.

UBC political science professor Dr. Kathryn Harrison commented on the Bloc Québécois’ proposal to create a system that compensates provinces that have effectively reduced emissions.
The Star

Cash for renters? NDP's tenant assistance pledge sets off debate

Dr. Penny Gurstein, a professor at UBC’s school of community and regional planning, commented on the NDP’s housing platform.
Postmedia via Vancouver SunThe Province

Students are preparing to go back to campus — but will it require a vaccine?

Debra Parkes, a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, was interviewed about some of the legal issues associated with returning to campus in the context of COVID-19.
CBC The Current

Day 1 of mandatory masks again in B.C.’s indoor public places

UBC evolutionary biologist Dr. Sarah Otto commented on B.C.’s mandatory mask mandate.

Health care without conscience is a dangerous contradiction

Dr. Brian Bird, a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, says that without conscience, health care professionals cannot do their job.

No more excuses — national Pharmacare now

Dr. Steve Morgan, a professor of health policy at UBC’s school of population and public health, co-wrote an article about implementing a national pharmacare system in Canada.
The Province

As Paralympics heat up, COVID-19 is not Tokyo 2020’s biggest health risk

Dr. Madeleine Orr, a researcher at UBCO’s faculty of management, wrote an article about the Tokyo Paralympic Games and how climate adaptation is necessary for future Games.
Corporate Knights

How Indigenous-led agriculture in B.C.’s Peace River region is a beacon of hope amid an uncertain future

Tiffany Traverse, a Secwépemc land and seed steward, partnered with students at UBC’s faculty of land and food system to develop a seed bank and identify more resilient food sources in B.C. in the face of a warming planet.
Globe and Mail