UBC In The News

Researchers at UBCO working on next-generation battery

UBCO engineering professor Dr. Jian Liu was interviewed about developing and designing a smaller and more powerful battery than what’s currently available in today’s markets.

Sunflowers ward off drought and heat through their invisible colours

Research by Dr. Marco Todesco, a research associate at UBC’s biodiversity research centre and department of botany, showed the same molecules that produce the ultraviolet bull’s-eye patterns in sunflowers can help the plants adapt to stresses such as drought or extreme temperatures.
Weather Network

Heat dome made British Columbians more anxious. Could prescribing nature help?

A new study co-authored by UBC researchers has found that the 2021 Western North America heat dome increased climate change anxiety among British Columbians.
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Why we are living in an era of unnatural selection

UBC evolutionary biologist Dr. Sarah Otto gave comments about the accelerated evolution of species.

Climate Change Panel: Should the province consider nuclear energy and renewable natural gas to reach climate goals?

Dr. Melissa Lem, a clinical professor at UBC’s faculty of medicine, discussed the ethics behind the B.C government’s goal to tackle climate change by curbing our carbon footprint with electricity.
CBC Early Edition

Could nuclear power help B.C. reach its climate change goals? SFU research makes the case

Dr. M.V. Ramana, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs, says nuclear power is simply too expensive to be an effective solution to B.C.’s climate problems.

Food prices climbed during the second year of the pandemic -- and climate disasters contributed

Dr. Sean Smukler, a professor at UBC’s faculty of land and food systems, spoke about the impact of climate change on food production.

Some B.C. patients, physicians argue virtual doctors’ appointments don’t work for everyone

UBC nursing professors Dr. Leanne Currie and Dr. Kathy Rush commented on virtual medical appointments.
Globe and Mail

Nine new coronaviruses found by UBC-led research team

Dr. Artem Babaian, a former UBC postdoctoral research fellow in medical genetics, led an international research team in re-analyzing all public RNA sequencing data and discovered nine new species of coronavirus and 132,000 RNA viruses.
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50 years ago, 'Zoom' spoke to children about their real lives

NPR highlighted an online exhibit on children’s television series ZOOM, which was curated by UBC history professor Dr. Leslie Paris.