UBC In The News
Global seafood supply could shrink if we don’t act now, study says. Here’s why
Media highlighted a new UBC study that suggests global farmed seafood supply such as salmon and mussels is projected to drop 16 per cent by 2090 if the world fails to take steps to reduce human-caused climate change. Study author Dr. William Cheung, a professor and director of UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, was quoted.
Miami Herald, Eat This, Not That
Sensor warning system could predict B.C. mudslides, bridge collapse
Dr. Nemy Banthia, a civil engineering professor at UBC’s faculty of applied science, developed a real-time monitoring system that detects flood-triggered mudslides and bridge failures together with his doctoral student Mohammed Farooq.
Glacier Media via North Shore News, Burnaby Now, Richmond News, New West Record, Tri-City News, Pique Newsmagazine, Castanet, Prince George Citizen
China revives abandoned HTGR nuclear technology in safe power drive
Dr. M.V. Ramana, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs, gave comments about high-temperature gas-cooled reactors and the possibility of accidents.
South China Morning Post
Do new forests or old ones capture more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere?
UBC forestry professor Dr. Gregory Paradis discussed the carbon capture rate of forests.
CBC Quirks & Quarks
Forest fires reportedly contributed to flooding in British Columbia
UBC forestry professors Dr. Younes Alila and Dr. Gregory Paradis, and Dr. Tim McDaniels, a professor emeritus at UBC’s faculty of applied science, discussed forest fires in B.C.
How to keep holiday gatherings safe as Omicron takes hold
Dr. Devon Greyson, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, gave tips on how to make holiday gatherings safer.
Yes, pandemic fatigue is an issue, experts say. Will Omicron make it worse?
UBC psychiatry professor Dr. Steven Taylor spoke about pandemic fatigue.
COVID-19 modelling expert says the province hasn’t seen anything like Omicron
UBC evolutionary biologist Dr. Sarah Otto discussed what the modelling is showing about the spread of Omicron in Alberta.
CBC News Calgary
New B.C. restrictions not enough to curb Omicron without boosters sooner: expert
UBC evolutionary biologist Dr. Sarah Otto gave comments about Omicron cases and COVID-19 restrictions in B.C.
Global, Global News Morning BC, CKNW Mornings with Simi, Vancouver Sun, The Province, Healthing, The Tyee, Burnaby Beacon
Scholars say the COVID-19 prevention measures are too mild
UBC dentistry professor Dr. HsingChi von Bergmann commented on the newly introduced COVID-19 regulation and why rapid tests need to be used where an additional layer of protection can be offered to protect immunocompromised individuals.
OMNI – Focus Mandarin
Local COVID-19 cases fluctuating; likely to rise as Omicron circulates
Dr. Devon Greyson, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, says if there’s a lot of tourist activity in a region during a particular season, we might expect to see COVID-19 cases going up in that season.
Why carbon capture and storage is key to avoiding the worst effects of the climate emergency
Dr. Naoko Ellis, a professor of chemical and biological engineering at UBC’s faculty of applied science, discussed carbon capture, utilization and sequestration technology.
The Conversation via National Post
This is your brain on alcohol
UBC philosophy professor Dr. Edward Slingerland discussed the ideas in his new book, Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization.
TVO – The Agenda
Excerpt: The Ocean’s Whistleblower
Canadian Geographic featured Dr. Daniel Pauly, a professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries at UBC, whos the subject of a new biography, The Ocean’s Whistleblower.