UBC In The News
Coral reefs ability to provide food, jobs and climate protection drops by half since 1950
PBS NewsHour mentioned UBC research, which found that the capacity of coral reefs to provide benefits to the ecosystem has declined by half since the 1950s.
What happens when you take 550 doses of LSD? Well…
ZME Science highlighted a case series by Dr. Mark Haden, an adjunct professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, that describes the medical consequences of accidental overdoses in three individuals.
Degraded coral reefs may be more resistant to climate change
Sara Cannon, a PhD student at UBC’s Institute for Oceans and Fisheries and the department of geography, discussed how Gilbert Islands could give researchers insights into what could happen elsewhere as climate change intensifies.
Marine heat waves could wipe out fish stocks, UBC study finds
Dr. William Cheung, a professor and director of the UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, discussed new research that found extremely hot years could wipe out hundreds of thousands of tonnes of fish available for catch in a country’s waters in this century, on top of projected decreases to fish stocks from long-term climate change.
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B.C. subsidizes energy drilling on caribou habitat it promised to protect, study says
Adriana DiSilvestro, a graduate student in UBC’s department of geography, discussed her research that found subsidized oil and gas well drilling on the same land as critical habitat for woodland caribou.
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How a virtual sex therapy is helping women reclaim their intimate lives
The Globe and Mail interviewed Dr. Lori Brotto, a professor in UBC’s department of obstetrics and gynaecology, about a new online therapy she co-developed for women struggling with low desire, arousal and orgasm.
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Comment: We need to do more than just talk about reconciliation
Times Colonist highlighted UBC forestry professor Dr. Tara Martin’s work to bring together funders and the Land Conservancy of B.C. to buy SISȻENEM (Halibut Island) and turn the title over to the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council.
Scientists found a new kind of killer whale
Josh McInnes, a researcher with the UBC’s Marine Mammal Research Unit, discussed his study that revealed there are likely more branches on the killer whale family tree than previously thought.
Advocates shocked by Catholic list claiming $28M of 'in-kind' help for residential school survivors
Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, academic director of UBC’s Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, says the vast majority of $25 million claimed by the Catholic Church as an in-kind service to survivors is “not legitimate.”
How Indigenous 'cultural burns' can replenish our forests
Dr. Lori Daniels, a professor in UBC’s faculty of forestry, discussed the benefits of cultural burns, or low-intensity fires in forested areas.
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‘Outdated’ breast cancer screening guidelines failing Canadian women: report
Dr. Paula Gordon, a clinical professor in UBC’s department of radiology, gave comments about breast cancer screening guidelines and practices.
A search for more than band-aid housing solutions
UBC real estate finance professor Dr. Tsur Somerville shared why he believes better tenant protections at the provincial level are needed to protect renters from power imbalances with landlords.
Globe and Mail
These Indigenous fishers hold DFO accountable for B.C.’s shocking salmon decline
Dr. Andrea Reid, a professor at UBC’s Centre for Indigenous Fisheries, says while food, social and ceremonial fisheries offer Indigenous Peoples opportunities to harvest for food, they are incomparable to Indigenous fisheries before colonization.
Crazy train: Strange days as Ottawa's $2.1B LRT faces another crisis of confidence
UBCO engineering professor Dr. Gordon Lovegrove commented on delays and issues with Ottawa’s Confederation Line, saying it wasn’t unusual even after two years of operation.
Dementia and wandering: Finding a way forward
Dr. Lillian Hung, a professor in UBC’s school of nursing, discussed how it’s important for caregivers to understand why someone with dementia might desire to wander as it is often a result of unmet needs.
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Vancouver land assemblies come with a range of difficulties
UBC geography professor emeritus Dr. David Ley was quoted about rezoning throughout Metro Vancouver and land assemblies.
Old-growth with John Innes, Andy Mackinnon and Garry Merkel
UBC forestry professor Dr. John Innes discussed the importance of old-growth forests for ecosystem health.
The number of births in Canada has fallen to a 15-year low amid COVID-19 pandemic
UBCO sociology professor Dr. Mary Ann Murphy commented on the decline in the number of births in Canada and spoke about how the pandemic has added additional barriers to having children.
More COVID-positive pregnant women in ICU, AHS urges pregnant people get vaccinated
CityNews mentioned UBC research showing an increase in risk for adverse outcomes for COVID-19 during pregnancy as well as an increased frequency of pre-term births.
Parents and school districts push B.C.'s top doctor into rare reversal
Dr. Ran Goldman, a professor in UBC’s department of pediatrics, gave comments about surging COVID-19 case counts amongst school-aged children and how schools are important for growth, social interaction and learning.
How the Chinese state handles labor unrest, with Manfred Elfstrom
Dr. Manfred Elfstrom, a professor in UBCO’s department of economics, philosophy and political science, discussed his book, Workers and Change in China: Resistance, Repression, Responsiveness.