UBC In The News

If You Can’t Stand People Fidgeting, You May Have Misokinesia

New research led by UBC psychology PhD student Sumeet Jaswal and professor Dr. Todd Handy found that approximately one-third of the population suffers from misokinesia, a strong negative reaction to the sight of someone else’s small and repetitive movements.
ViceSylvan Lake News

Can ancient Indigenous technology help save B.C.’s salmon?

Dr. William Cheung, Canada Research Chair in Ocean Sustainability and Global Change at UBC, discussed his projections on the effect of warming oceans on marine life.
Hakai Magazine via WalrusThe Tyee

Fish are literally shrinking in the Hudson Bay

A new UBC study looked at how climate change threatens the prey base of Arctic marine predators. Study authors Katie Florko and Dr. Travis Tai at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries were quoted.

FOREST INK: Time to look at some additional options of fighting wildfires

UBC forestry professor Dr. Lori Daniels’ work was mentioned in a column about the effectiveness of forest thinning on fire control.
Clearwater Times

The heart-wrenching history of the breakup album

UBC professor of musicology Dr. David Metzer was interviewed about the history of breakup albums.
Smithsonian Magazine

B.C. NDP government under fire for environmental record from New Democratic federal election candidate

UBC political science professor Dr. Gerald Baier commented on the differences between the federal and provincial wings of the NDP, and between factions of the NDP movement.
Globe and Mail

All-time low for housing supply leads to record-high prices in Greater Victoria real estate market

Dr. Tom Davidoff, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, commented on why property owners aren’t selling in Greater Victoria where there’s a lack of property listings and high demand.

B.C. wood pellets fuel clean power initiative in U.K.

UBC forestry professor Dr. Jack Saddler says that recent wildfires in B.C. have underscored the need not only to address climate change, but also the need to remove fuel from forests.
Business in Vancouver

Climate change and biodiversity need to be tackled in tandem to effect real change, experts say

Dr. William Cheung, director and professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries at UBC, gave comments about the link between climate change and biodiversity.
Capital Current

Liberal, NDP candidates trades shots on Trans Mountain pipeline project in Burnaby North - Seymour

Glacier Media spoke to UBC political science professor Dr. Kathryn Harrison about the political candidates’ comments on the Trans Mountain pipeline project.
Glacier Media via North Shore NewsBurnaby Now

Latest B.C. modelling shows a projected rise in daily COVID-19 cases

UBC evolutionary biologist Dr. Sarah Otto discussed the latest COVID-19 projections in B.C.
Global News Morning BC

With mounting cases, no new direction from province as frustration starts to spill out

CTV News Calgary spoke with UBC evolutionary biologist Dr. Sarah Otto about the trajectory of Alberta’s COVID-19 numbers shown in the latest projections.

Thousands of people in B.C. remain unvaccinated. How can health officials convince them to get immunized?

CBC spoke to Dr. Heidi Tworek, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs and department of history, about the challenge of improving COVID-19 immunization efforts.

Opinion: Fight anti-Black racism in Canada by transforming our places of higher learning

Dr. Ananya Mukherjee Reed, provost and vice president of academics at UBCO, discussed how higher education can help fight systemic racism and what efforts against anti-Black racism could look like.
National PostVancouver Sun

UBC vice president Ainsley Carry urges fraternities, sororities, and student groups to follow public health orders

The University of B.C. office of VP students will host a mandatory training session with all fraternity and sorority presidents in an effort to discourage violations of the provincial COVID-19 mandate.
Georgia StraightCTV

Students in West Vancouver to lose express bus service to UBC

North Shore News spoke to two UBC students about Translink’s decision not to bring back the 258 express linking the North Shore to the Point Grey campus this year.
North Shore News