UBC In The News

Pact to ease transition from traditional to clean energy

Times of India quoted a study from UBC’s Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability graduate Dr. Sandeep Pai in an article on transitioning from fossil fuels.
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Study shows importance of protected areas for wildlife

New analysis of data from camera trap stations spanning four continents found that protected areas are highly effective at conserving wildlife. Study authors Dr. Cole Burton and Cheng Chen at the UBC faculty of forestry were quoted.
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Sunflowers have a hidden ability that helps them adapt to climate change

CTV highlighted research from UBC’s biodiversity research centre and department of botany that looked at why some sunflowers contain more ultraviolet shades than others.

Warming oceans could set off cross-border fish fights

Dr. William Cheung, a professor and director of the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, discussed a new study that suggests tensions between countries are likely to rise with the global temperature as valuable fish stocks flee warmer waters and cross national boundaries.
Toronto Star (subscription)

A summer camp for salmon

Dr. Andrea Reid, a professor at UBC’s Centre for Indigenous Fisheries, was interviewed about the Salmon Science Camp for Nisga’a youth, which aims to open doors to scientific learning.
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UBCO studies human impact on wolf hunting habits

UBCO research has found that wolves living in areas with high densities of roads and seismic lines need far less space to survive than others living in less disturbed areas. Study authors Melanie Dickie and Dr. Adam Ford were quoted.
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How helpful are self-monitoring tools for mental health?

Dr. Emma Morton, a postdoctoral fellow at UBC’s faculty of medicine, was quoted about engaging in daily self-reflection about one’s mental health. The article also mentioned her study, which looked at a self-monitoring tool for individuals with bipolar disorder.
Discover Magazine

China signals cultural shift with tattoo ban in football as the game – and modern society – continues to embrace ink

Dr. Christopher Rea, a professor in UBC’s department of Asian Studies, discussed China’s tattoo ban in football.
South China Morning Post

Mi'kmaw man makes videos to share day-to-day life with schizoaffective disorder

Dr. William Honer, a UBC professor of psychiatry, commented on a project by a Mi’kmaw artist that depicts what it’s like to experience schizoaffective disorder.

Ducks Unlimited Canada has developed a new eco-label

UBC forestry professor Dr. Hamish van der Ven discussed eco-labels.
CBC Cost of Living (6:25 mark)

Expanded provincial alert system

UBC forestry professor Dr. Stephen Sheppard gave comments about the need to have a standardized alert system and plans for extreme weather events and getting communities engaged.
Radio Canada – Le Téléjournal

Farmers: Rebuilding after British Columbia floods

Dr. Jean-Thomas Cornelis, a professor of soil science at UBC’s faculty of land and food systems, commented on how the human footprint on the environment made the Abbotsford region vulnerable.
Radio Canada

'Forgotten' cancer patients have long faced treatment delays

Dr. Sarah Finlayson, head of UBC’s division of gynaecologic oncology, was quoted about B.C.’s longstanding shortage of gynaecological oncologists.
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Social-media platforms failing to tackle abuse of scientists

Dr. Heidi Tworek, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs and department of history, says although tweaks to algorithms and better enforcement of the companies’ own terms of service will help, there is no silver bullet that will solve the problems of online harassment and misinformation.

Even if they can find a test, not everyone wants to know they have COVID

Dr. Hugh Gusterson, a professor in UBC’s department of anthropology, commented on the recent rise of at-home testing for COVID-19. He said more consumers will be able to make their own choice about whether to test, or withhold reporting the results, which in turn will make it much harder to measure the real number of cases.

Legal experts worry about changing court landscape after COVID-19

Tony Paisana, a supervising lawyer with the UBC Innocence Project, commented on the changing court landscape after the pandemic.
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COVID-19: Vaccinations for children stalling, some in older age groups yet to receive booster

UBCO nursing professor Dr. Marie Tarrant says there are likely a number of reasons for vaccine hesitancy in children and the uptake of boosters that include mixed messaging, vaccine concerns that haven’t been addressed, convenience and access.
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COVID: how the pandemic could make poverty levels among ethnic minorities even worse

Temitayo Olarewaju, a PhD candidate at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, discussed his research on rates of ethnic poverty.
The Conversation

Best global universities for food science and technology in Canada

UBC was ranked among the top universities in Canada for food science and technology.
U.S. News & World Report

How AI and immersive technology are being used to revitalize Indigenous languages

Caroline Running Wolf, a PhD student from the department of anthropology, discussed designing immersive technology to teach Kwak’wala in a land-based setting.
CBC via Yahoo

7 free online courses available with Canadian universities that you can enroll in

Narcity highlighted a free online course offered by UBC, which covers the history of psychology and looks at psychology today.

Gandeeva Therapeutics raises $40M zoom in on biomolecules – and create new drugs in the process

Gandeeva Therapeutics, a company led by UBC medicine professor Dr. Sriram Subramaniam, has raised $40 million in Series A funding to develop novel therapies based on precision imaging of protein-drug interactions.
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