UBC In The News

Overdose prevention sites bring broad health benefits, study finds

The Tyee mentioned a study by researchers at UBC and the B.C. Centre on Substance Use that looked at the health impacts of a scale-up of supervised injection services in a Canadian setting.
The Tyee

Barbados just got rid of the Queen — should Canada follow suit?

Dr. Gordon Christie, a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, discussed what would happen to the various treaties the Crown has made with Indigenous people if Canada were to transition to a republic.

How Indigenous pipeline resistance keeps emissions in the ground

Dr. Gordon Christie, a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, commented on the Wet’suwet’en pipeline conflict and said it’s a clash between legal systems of Canada and the hereditary system of the Wet’suwet’en.

Flood waters create stream

UBC forestry professor Dr. Lorien Nesbitt commented on a new stream that has emerged at Jericho Park, which has been carved out by overflowing pond water with a meandering path to the ocean.
CBC News Vancouver at 6 (13:40 mark)

Do we dare hope COVID-19 is becoming milder with Omicron? 'Hope isn't science'

UBC evolutionary zoologist Dr. Sarah Otto gave comments about the new variant Omicron.
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Is there a link between COVID vaccines and shingles? What experts want you to know

Dr. Fawziah Lalji, a professor in UBC’s faculty of pharmaceutical sciences, discussed the link between COVID-19 vaccines and shingles.
Best Health via MSN

Young people’s fear of missing out may be fuelling feelings of social disconnection during COVID-19

Natasha Parent, a PhD student at UBC’s faculty of education, discussed her study that looked at adolescents’ feelings of social disconnection during COVID-19.
The Conversation

Hundreds of academics condemn RCMP, governments over Coastal GasLink crisis in open letter

Naomi Klein, a professor of climate justice in UBC’s department of geography, is among the signatories to an open letter calling for government intervention in the wake of RCMP enforcement of an injunction granted to Coastal GasLink to build a pipeline through unceded Wet’suwet’en territory.
National Observer (subscription)

Trapped in Hope during flood, UBCO medical student gets first-hand education in disaster response

UBC Southern Medical Program student Brayden Fishbook was interviewed about his efforts to help provide medical support at a makeshift medical clinic set up in Hope to support travellers who were stranded there during the recent catastrophic flooding.