UBC In The News

Researchers make surprising discovery while tracking Chinook salmon in Salish Sea, B.C.

The Seattle Times spoke to Dr. Andrew Trites from the Marine Mammal Research Unit at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, about his study that found that southern resident killer whales encounter higher prey densities than northern resident killer whales during summer.
Seattle Times

The Earth is inside an enormous cosmic tunnel, new research proposes

A new study by researchers at UBCO, University of Toronto’s Dunlap Institute and National Research Council Canada proposed that Earth is situated within an enormous magnetized tunnel surrounding the entire solar system.

Alberta glacier suffered record melt this year — but researchers suggest it will get worse

CBC mentioned a study by researchers in the department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences, that found approximately one in four people living in Alberta will experience water shortages due to melting glaciers.
CBC via Weather Network

New SmartParent program aims to help families adapt to life with their newborn

Dr. Patricia Janssen, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, was interviewed about SmartParent, a text messaging program that sends people information timed with their pregnancy.
Black Press Media via Surrey Now-LeaderNorth Delta ReporterMaple Ridge-Pitt Meadows NewsLangley Advance TimesAbbotsford NewsChilliwack ProgressVictoria NewsKelowna Capital News

Homecoming: The psychedelic digital companion therapists are already using

Dr. Kenneth Tupper, an adjunct professor in UBC’s school of population and public health, commented on Homecoming, an app developed as a companion to psychedelic-assisted therapy.

Trudeau's visit to B.C. First Nation about repair, UBC professor says

Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, academic director of UBC’s Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, commented on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nation after he skipped an invitation to join them during the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
CBC NewsGlobe and Mail

Deaths of female grizzly, 3 cubs a reminder of population fragility, says wildlife scientist

UBCO wildlife scientist Dr. Clayton Lamb gave comments about the deaths of a female grizzly bear and her three cubs that were hit by a train east of Elko, B.C.

Should 'iceberg homes' be allowed in Canada?

Matthew Soules, a professor at the school of architecture and landscape architecture at UBC’s faculty of applied science, explained the trend known as “iceberg homes.”
CTV Your Morning

Bars, pubs similar to supervised consumption sites: Vancouver drug-user advocate

Dr. Stan Floresco, a professor in UBC’s department of psychology, says an argument on pubs, bars and restaurants selling alcohol being a form of supervised drug consumption site has some merit.

Retailers urge shopper patience as shipping backlogs makes some Christmas stock late

Dr. David Gillen, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, commented on backlogs in the supply chain.
Postmedia via Vancouver SunThe Province

Bitcoin mining could be heating homes in North Vancouver next year

Dr. Werner Antweiler, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, and UBCO engineering professor Dr. Joshua Brinkerhoff gave comments in an article about using Bitcoin to provide homes with heat.
Postmedia via Vancouver SunThe Province

Singapore Airlines to fly non-stop to Vancouver

John Korenic, an adjunct professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, was quoted about how airlines often aim to fly daily to destinations because it is a more efficient use of aircraft.
Business in Vancouver via Vancouver is Awesome

Supply chain pain points will heal, observers forecast

Dr. Werner Antweiler, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, was quoted about lean supply chains.
Business in Vancouver

Does Canada still need a Green Party?

UBC political science professor Dr. Kathryn Harrison commented on the Green Party’s role in Canada’s political system.
The Narwhal

8 hospital employees sue Mass General Brigham over COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Dr. Devon Greyson, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, was quoted about the history of employer vaccine mandates.
NBC Boston

Half of Canadian parents plan to get their young kids vaccinated against COVID-19: poll

Dr. Heidi Tworek, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs and department of history, says we need to explain to parents how the COVID-19 vaccine approval process works, so they can feel confident in having their children vaccinated as soon as the vaccine is approved.

The provinces need to end the horrific practice of detaining migrants in prisons

Dr. Efrat Arbel, a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, wrote an opinion piece on the practice of immigration detention.
Globe and Mail

The city’s false promises about False Creek South

Patrick Condon, James Taylor Chair in Landscape and Livable Environments at UBC’s school of architecture and landscape architecture, discussed the False Creek South development plan.
The Tyee

Drone program for delivering medical supplies to remote B.C. First Nation takes flight

UBC has partnered with the Stellat’en First Nation and Drone Delivery Canada in a 12-month project to deliver medical supplies to remote communities using drones. UBC chair of rural health Dr. John Pawlovich was interviewed.

Peter Zandstra wants to change the future of medicine

BC Business featured UBC’s school of biomedical engineering director Dr. Peter Zandstra, who discussed the work the school is doing on medical innovation.
BC Business