UBC In The News

The benefits of living close to greenspace

Ingrid Jarvis, a PhD candidate at the faculty of forestry, discussed her study that connects greenspace and child development.
CTV Morning Live

Pacific white-sided dolphins play with local population of orcas in B.C.

Vancouver is Awesome featured drone footage of Pacific white-sided dolphins swimming with the southern resident orcas. Dr. Andrew Trites, director of the Marine Mammal Research Unit at UBC, was interviewed.
Vancouver is Awesome via Castanet

How Ted Rogers's preoccupation with family control planted seeds for the turmoil in his empire

Dr. Camden Hutchison, a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, commented on the internal struggles at Rogers Communications Inc.
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‘Social jetlag’: How daylight saving time can impact our health

UBC nursing professor emeritus Dr. Wendy Hall spoke about the impact of daylight saving time on our health.

Farm and Food: Mother Nature doesn’t do ‘net zero’

Dr. William Rees, a professor emeritus of ecology at UBC, was quoted about how human enterprise is in a precarious state of “ecological overshoot” propelled by excessive economic activity and growing populations. He said that real change is net reversal everything, not net zero anything, and will require dramatic change.
The Hawk Eye via Yahoo

Thousands fill Glasgow streets demanding more action and ambition from UN climate summit

Temitope Onifade, a graduate student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, and sociology professor Dr. David Tindall were quoted about climate movements.

5 ways to sort substance from spin in climate politics

CBC asked UBC political science professor Dr. Kathryn Harrison how to sort substance from spin in climate politics and how to hold politicians accountable.

Instead of writing big cheques to fight climate change, billionaires should just pay taxes: environmentalist

UBC geography professor Dr. Jessica Dempsey says the climate crisis should not depend on the charity of billionaires, and governments need to set up proper taxation systems to make sure billionaires pay their fair share.

Youth and action on climate change

UBC student Marina Melanidis spoke about how university students can effect change.
CBC Early Edition (5:35 mark)

How these two key takeaways from COP26 could affect B.C.

Global spoke to UBC’s COP26 delegates Dr. Walter Mérida, Temitope Onifade and Dr. Kathryn Harrison about why COP26 is crucial and why B.C. should be paying attention.

Big Oil reaches for net zero

Dr. Werner Antweiler, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business says the burden of achieving a 40 per cent reduction in emissions by 2030 falls heavily on the oil and gas sector.
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Exercise caution, compassion regarding religious exemptions from workplace vaccine mandates: experts

Dr. Rumee Ahmed, a professor and Canada Research Chair in Theology and Ethics in UBC’s department of Asian studies, gave comments in an article about religious exemption from COVID-19 vaccination.

Don't sideline fish and the ocean at COP26

Dr. Rashid Sumaila, a professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and the school of public policy and global affairs, wrote about the importance of ocean issues in drafting climate policies.
Euronews via Indian Nation

We must ban anti-satellite weapons testing to stop space from becoming a minefield

Dr. Michael Byers, Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law, and Dr. Aaron Boley, Canada Research Chair in Planetary Astronomy discussed the necessary first step in preventing debris in low Earth orbit.
Globe and Mail

When will climate justice be served?

UBC sociology professor Dr. David Tindall discussed climate justice.
National Observer

Learning from COVID-19 for B.C.’s climate emergency response

UBC forestry professor Dr. Stephen Sheppard discussed various wins in COVID-19 recovery and climate action. He wrote that COVID-19 demonstrates that massive change is possible on the ground, with substantial side benefits if well planned.
Georgia Straight

Yes, we can save B.C. from the worst wildfires — here's how

Dr. Kira Hoffman and Dr. Lori Daniels at UBC’s faculty of forestry discussed the best ways to protect B.C. forests from fire.
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Are you a distressed student? Here’s how therapy dogs can help

UBCO education professor Dr. John-Tyler Binfet wrote an article about his research that examined the best way to interact with dogs in our lives.
The Conversation via Yahoo

At UBC’s wine library, every bottle tells a story

Montecristo Magazine featured the UBC Wine Library and quoted former director of UBC’s Wine Research Centre Dr. Hennie van Vuuren and associate director Dr. Simone Castellarin.
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Province honours work in community safety, crime prevention including Chilliwack podcaster Aaron Pete

Fraser Valley News featured Aaron Pete, a UBC student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, who received the 2021 Community Safety and Crime Prevention Award in the emerging leader category.
Fraser Valley News