UBC In The News
Report says tax on $1M+ homes could be key to making housing more affordable
Media highlighted a report by Dr. Paul Kershaw, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health and founder of advocacy group Generation Squeeze, that suggests an annual surtax on houses valued at over $1 million could help reduce housing inequality and cool housing markets.
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Overfishing fuels South China Sea tensions, risks armed conflict, researcher says
Dr. Rashid Sumaila, a professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and the school of public policy and global affairs at UBC, gave comments about the disputes between countries sharing the South China Sea. The article also mentioned his report that examined the impacts of climate change and overfishing in the region’s oceans.
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Robo-dogs and therapy bots: Artificial intelligence goes cuddly
Dr. Julie Robillard, a professor of neurology at UBC’s faculty of medicine, gave comments about social robots as therapy interventions.
Posting those rapid test results online can help normalize the habit, experts say
UBC social psychologist Dr. Azim Shariff spoke about the effects of sharing the results of the rapid tests on social media.
Pope under fire after calling people ‘selfish’ for having pets instead of kids
UBCO sociology professor Dr. Mary Ann Murphy was quoted about the barriers the pandemic has added to having children.
COVID-19: B.C. employers talk 'worst-case scenario' and 'last resort' as they plan for mass sicknesses
Dr. Mark Thompson, a professor emeritus at the UBC Sauder School of Business, says adapting or reducing operations while remaining open is likely a better strategy than closing altogether, as it will allow businesses to retain staff.
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Toronto’s unhoused are being left behind again amid Omicron wave
Dr. Alexandra Flynn, a professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, co-wrote an article about the need to implement a human rights approach to tent encampments amid the Omicron wave.
Canada chooses oil companies over Indigenous peoples
Margot Young, a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, says governments are choosing which law to uphold, prioritizing the law that protects oil and gas corporations, rather than the law that protects the rights of Indigenous peoples.
How the COVID-19 pandemic has affected abortion care in Canada
UBC PhD candidate Kate Wahl and postdoctoral fellow Dr. Madeleine Ennis at the faculty of medicine wrote about how the pandemic has become a catalyst for more accessible ways to deliver abortion care.
UBC Okanagan grads conduct heartfelt fundraiser for KGH Foundation, Cardiac Care Unit
Two recent UBCO graduates Venessa Thorsen and Tyler Woloshyn have founded a not-for-profit organization where they share information about heart disease as well as promote healthy heart habits. They were interviewed about their fundraising efforts for Kelowna General Hospital’s cardiac care unit.