UBC In The News

Sink or Swim: Asia's marine fisheries at risk of collapse, leading scientists warn

Media highlighted research by UBC fisheries scientists and ADM Capital Foundation that highlighted key threats and risks of economic losses under a range of climate change and fisheries management scenarios. Study author Dr. Rashid Sumaila, a professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and the school of public policy and global affairs at UBC, was quoted.
Taiwan NewsYahoo (Singapore)

Being prepared for an emergency

Dr. Ryan Reynolds, a postdoctoral researcher in the faculty of applied science’s school of community and regional planning, was interviewed about his new app that can help get Vancouver island residents ready in case of a disaster emergency.
CKNW Mornings with SimiCFAX 1070 Adam Stirling

Experts are trying to convince WTO to ban harmful fisheries

Dr. Rashid Sumaila, a professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and the school of public policy and global affairs, discussed why it is necessary for the WTO to ban harmful fisheries subsidies.
GB News

Iceberg homes

Matthew Soules, a professor at the school of architecture and landscape architecture at UBC’s faculty of applied science, gave comments about how “iceberg homes” can pose risks to nearby foundations.
CBC The World at Six (23:30 mark)

Jellyfish invasion causes shutdown of UK nuclear power plant

Dr. Lucas Brotz, an honorary research associate at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries at UBC, gave comments about the impact of jellyfish on a nuclear power plant.
Weather Network via Yahoo

Nuclear industry has high hopes for net-zero future

Dr. M.V. Ramana, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs, and UBC engineering and mining engineering professor Nadja Kunz were mentioned in an article about the feasibility of small modular reactors.

COP26: Climate change and climate inaction

Dr. Jiaying Zhao, Canada Research Chair in Behavioral Sustainability and professor at UBC’s department of psychology and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, spoke about getting everyone to act on climate and why there are many different reasons for climate inaction.
Spice Radio

Schools should train students to be citizen responders – every minute counts in a crisis

UBC medical geographer Tom Koch says that there’s a need for more ordinary citizens to be able to respond when they encounter emergency situations.
Globe and Mail

Why refusing the vaccine isn't inherently Christian

Dr. Brian Bird, a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, co-wrote an opinion piece on vaccine hesitancy among some Christians.
National Post

Integrating the public humanities with career development

UBC history PhD candidate and arts co-op student Henry John wrote an article on his co-op experience.
Inside Higher Ed

Vancouver’s upzoning push lacks one guarantee. Affordability

Patrick Condon, a professor at the school of architecture and landscape architecture in UBC’s faculty of applied science, wrote an article on the proposal to open up the far reaches of the city for rental housing.
The Tyee

From the Amazon, Indigenous Peoples offer new compass to navigate climate change

UBC professors Dallas Hunt, Cash Ahenakew, Sharon Stein, Vanessa Andreotti and Will Valley discussed addressing global challenges and reorienting ourselves away from reproducing harm and toward fostering more generative possibilities for co-existence.
The Conversation via National Post

UBC buys $70M 'revenue generator' property in Surrey

Media reported that UBC is expanding its presence south of the Fraser River with the $70-million purchase of a property in Surrey.
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UBCO professor Robert Godin at the COP26 summit on climate change in Glasgow, Scotland

Daybreak South spoke to UBCO chemistry professor Dr. Robert Godin about attending the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
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