UBC In The News
Scientists finally discovered how whales eat without drowning
UBC research discovered a new anatomical structure that allows lunge-feeding whales to take in massive amounts of water without choking. Study authors Dr. Kelsey Gil and Dr. Robert Shadwick in the UBC department of zoology were interviewed.
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Sunflowers' invisible colours are revealed
A UBC study looked at the dual adaptive role of the ultraviolet bullseye patterns found on sunflowers. Study authors Dr. Marco Todesco and Dr. Loren Rieseberg in the department of botany and the biodiversity research centre, were interviewed.
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Climate change could shift 45 per cent of fish stock to new economic waters by 2100, Canadian study finds
UBC research looked at the effect of climate change on the distribution of shared fish stock. Study authors Dr. Juliano Palacios-Abrantes, who conducted the research during his time at UBC, and Dr. Gabriel Reygondeau, a research associate at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, were quoted.
Mend the Gap
UBC researchers are leading the charge on a $24-million project called Mend the Gap, a new approach to spinal cord regeneration. Co-principal investigators Dr. Karen Cheung and Dr. Dena Shahriari in UBC’s department of orthopaedics and school of biomedical engineering, were interviewed.
Marijuana is a risky choice for drivers
Times Colonist highlighted a UBC study which found that since the use of cannabis was legalized in 2018, the number of drivers injured while testing positive for the drug has more than doubled.
A chance for a democratic revival
Dr. Heidi Tworek, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs and department of history, discussed what media will look like in the next 15 years.
US’ lack of space cooperation with China is dangerous and counterproductive
Dr. Aaron Boley, a professor at UBC’s department of physics and astronomy, was quoted about the risk of accidents and collisions with space debris.
South China Morning Post
Experts say disasters, extreme weather underscore need for climate resilient agriculture in B.C.
Dr. Sean Smukler, a professor at UBC’s faculty of land and food systems, says we should have started building the infrastructure for climate-resilient farms by now.
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How greens are killing the B.C. forest sector
Dr. John Innes, dean of forestry at UBC, was quoted about the old-growth forests left in B.C.
Climate change is pushing Greenland over the edge
Dr. Anais Orsi, a polar climate scientist in UBC’s department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences, commented on summer warming and a study that examined the ice core in Greenland.
Coronavirus: the Omicron variant is less severe but it’s not ‘nature’s vaccine’
Dr. Michael Curry, a clinical professor in UBC’s department of emergency medicine, commented on what a mild infection means for emergency physicians.
South China Morning Post
Goggles or face shields not needed for most people to prevent COVID-19, experts say
UBC nursing professor Dr. Sabrina Wong and ophthalmology professor Dr. Kevin Gregory-Evans gave comments about catching COVID-19 through the eyes.
Globe and Mail
Advocates and researchers say people with disabilities are left out of B.C. COVID strategy
UBC nursing professor Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch spoke about the impact of the pandemic on people with disabilities.
Vancouver biomedical engineering shines bright
UBC biomedical engineer Dr. Peter Zandstra discussed how his research has helped find cures for debilitating chronic diseases and contributed to the life sciences and biomedical community in Vancouver and B.C.
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