UBC In The News

What is spacetime really made of?

Dr. Mark van Raamsdonk, a professor in UBC’s department of physics and astronomy, discussed emergent spacetime and traversable wormholes.
Scientific American

The next trend in luxury Canadian real estate? Multi-level 'iceberg' basements.

Matthew Soules, a professor in the school of architecture and landscape architecture at UBC’s faculty of applied science, gave comments about the iceberg house trend.

Re-wearing disposable masks? Experts weigh in on extending life of pricey respirators

Dr. Jane Wang, a clinical instructor at UBC’s faculty of medicine, spoke about sanitizing respirators for re-use, when not to re-use masks or respirators and what we should look for when buying them.
The Canadian Press via The StarWinnipeg Free PressPique Newsmagazine

Pandemic mental health crunch leads to calls for changes to B.C.'s already 'broken' system

CBC mentioned a proposal by UBCO and the B.C. Psychological Association for bringing psychologists into primary care networks, where family doctors could give patients same-day, on-the-spot referrals.

Who can expect to get the COVID-19 antiviral pill in B.C., and how many will be available?

Dr. Mahyar Etminan, a professor at UBC’s faculty of medicine, discussed why the COVID-19 antiviral treatment should not be viewed as a magic bullet.

UBCO study suggests COVID-19 pandemic has changed our grocery habits

A new study by Dr. Mahmudur Fatmi, a professor in UBCO’s school of engineering, looked at how the public’s online shopping habits have changed in various ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kelowna Capital News

How Bangladesh handled SARS CoV-2: Interim evaluation through

Dr. Muhammad Morshed, a clinical professor in UBC’s department of pathology and laboratory medicine, discussed how Bangladesh dealt with COVID-19.
Business Standard

UBC earthquake lab shakes, rattles and rolls

University Affairs featured UBC’s Earthquake Engineering Research Facility, which is studying the dangers of seismic instability. Facility director and civil engineering professor Dr. Carlos Ventura was quoted.
University Affairs