UBC In The News

Parents find new ways to give their darlings dowries

The Financial Times mentioned findings by Dr. Siwan Anderson, a UBC professor at the Vancouver School of Economics, on dowry and brideprice.
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UBC team creates stretchy, washable battery — and new possibilities for wearable tech

UBC researchers have created a battery that is both flexible and washable. Dr. Ngoc Tan Nguyen, a postdoctoral fellow at UBC’s faculty of applied science, and Dr. John Madden, director of UBC’s Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Lab, were quoted.
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Canada's Food Price Report says prices are going up

Dr. Kelleen Wiseman, academic director and manager of UBC’s master of food and resource economics, discussed the new Canada’s Food Price Report.
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Heatwaves threaten ocean's carbon capture powers

A recent study led by researchers from UBC found that a major two-year heatwave as known as “the Blob” may have reduced the Pacific Ocean’s ability to absorb carbon.
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Coastal species are forming colonies on plastic trash in the ocean, study finds

Dr. Juan José Alava, an expert in marine ecotoxicology and conservation at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, spoke about plastic pollution in the ocean and the concept of organism-encrusted plastic.
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B.C. judge says 'higher range' of sentences needed for intimate-partner violence

Isabel Grant, a UBC professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, gave comments about sentences for intimate-partner violence.

Scientists puzzle over Omicron’s origins as variant spreads

UBC evolutionary biologist Dr. Sarah Otto commented on Omicron’s genetic trait and how health crises are not independent of one another.
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Doctors issue call for prompt COVID-19 measures as cases surge

Dr. Srinivas Murthy, an infectious disease expert and clinical professor in UBC’s department of pediatrics, says Canadian health officials need to act now in order to prevent a new COVID-19 surge and ensure access to paid sick leave and rapid COVID-19 tests, with a particular focus on marginalized communities that have been hardest hit throughout the pandemic.
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UBC and Tŝilhqot’in sign agreement to incorporate Indigenous values into university research

UBC and the Tŝilhqot’in National Government have signed a memorandum of understanding to ensure research is undertaken with cultural sensitivity, free of racism and discrimination toward Indigenous people.
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