UBC In The News
Indigenous report calls for change in B.C. wildfire response, recovery
An Indigenous-led report documented Secwépemc community and provincial government experiences of the Elephant Hill wildfire and recommended a new approach to wildfire response and recovery. Report co-author Sarah Dickson-Hoyle, a PhD candidate at UBC’s faculty of forestry, was quoted.
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Traffic injuries among youth did not change after legalization of cannabis: study
CTV highlighted a study led by UBC Northern Medical Program professor Dr. Russ Callaghan that found the 2018 legalization of cannabis in Canada was not associated with increases in traffic injuries.
Lululemon vs. Peloton: The fine line between inspiration and imitation in fashion
Dr. Steven Minns, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, was quoted in an article about the lawsuit between Lululemon and Peloton.
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Why does Victoria have the lowest fertility rate in Canada?
Dr. Farah Shroff, a public health researcher who teaches in UBC’s department of family practice and the school of population and public health, discussed the declining fertility rates in Victoria.
Radio Canada – Phare Ouest
The science of swearing
Dr. Anne-Michelle Tessier, a professor of linguistics and director of UBC’s Child Phonology Lab, discussed linguistics and the science of swearing.
From pandemic to endemic: this is how we might get back to normal
UBC psychiatry professor Dr. Steven Taylor says even once a pandemic has ended, the phenomenon of group polarization may linger in the background.
COVID-19: why hopes the Omicron variant will prove less deadly may be premature
Dr. Jeffrey Joy, a professor in UBC’s department of medicine, gave comments about the evolution of virulence.
South China Morning Post
Residential school timelines, unmarked graves part of new web resource for survivors
CBC highlighted a new online resource being launched at UBC’s Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, which aims to help residential school survivors find information about compensation, unmarked gravesites and other issues. Academic director Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, was quoted.
Driverless electric shuttles coming to UBC Vancouver campus in 2022
Daily Hive reported that a high-tech, automated electric shuttle vehicle pilot project is coming to UBC’s Vancouver campus.