UBC In The News

Alcohol should have cancer warning labels, say doctors and researchers pushing to raise awareness of risk

Dr. Eric Yoshida, a professor of gastroenterology at UBC’s faculty of medicine, discussed the devastating impact of alcohol and liver disease among young people and called for product warning labels to raise awareness and deter alcohol misuse.

Why does smoke disperse but clouds seem to stick together?

UBC chemistry professor Dr. Nadine Borduas-Dedekind explained the difference between clouds and smoke.
CBC Quirks and Quarks

U.S. study offers reassurance on COVID-19 shots, menstrual cycles

Dr. Deborah Money, a UBC professor in the faculty of medicine’s department of obstetrics and gynaecology, commented on a study that tracked the effect of COVID-19 vaccination on menstrual cycles.
Associated Press via CBC

When will the Omicron wave end? Data suggests it could be soon, but experts are wary

Dr. Tom Koch, an adjunct professor of medical geography at UBC, was quoted about how COVID-19’s three distinct waves have targeted the most susceptible populations available to the virus at a given time.

Pregnancy & COVID-19

Dr. Deborah Money, a UBC professor in the faculty of medicine’s department of obstetrics and gynaecology, discussed the preliminary results of her new study on the impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy.
Global News Morning Montreal

COVID-19 in B.C.: How to track cases in the Omicron wave

UBC evolutionary biologist Dr. Sarah Otto gave comments about the active number of COVID-19 cases in B.C.

As calls for better masking practices increase, provinces are divided over the use of N95s

Dr. Steven Rogak, a UBC professor of mechanical engineering, discussed the fit and function of N95 masks and other respirators.
Globe and MailBurnaby Beacon

COVID-19: B.C.'s pandemic visiting restrictions deny couple of 63 years a birthday visit

Dr. Roger Wong, a clinical professor of geriatric medicine at UBC’s faculty of medicine, commented on B.C.’s visitor restrictions in long-term care homes.
Times Colonist via Vancouver SunThe Province

B.C. ICU units projected to be overwhelmed in coming weeks, says independent modelling group

UBC mathematics professor Dr. Eric Cytrynbaum and evolutionary biologist Dr. Sarah Otto were quoted about the hospital surge in B.C. and said that demand on hospitals will be extreme through the coming month.
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B.C. should reverse misguided COVID-19 policies for long-term care homes

Dr. Roger Wong, vice-dean of education in the faculty of medicine and clinical professor of geriatric medicine at UBC, wrote an opinion piece on COVID-19 policies for long-term care homes amid the Omicron wave.
Globe and Mail

It’s not necessary to trash the environment to extract metals needed for renewable energy

Mining engineering professors Dr. W. Scott Dunbar, Dr. Davide Elmo and Dr. John Steen at UBC’s faculty of applied science discussed changing mining technology to reduce its footprint.
The Conversation

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.
The Conversation via National Post

Holiday romantic comedies and their borderline illegal behaviours

Maira Hassan, a PhD candidate at Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, discussed the problems of holiday romantic comedies.
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Five years after finishing my MBA, was it worth it?

UBC Sauder graduate Aubrey Chapnick discussed the value of the master of business administration degree and shared her experience.
Globe and Mail