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Silencing backbenchers was O'Toole's downfall, political scientist says

Dr. Richard Johnston, a professor of political science at UBC, gave comments about Erin O’Toole’s fall from grace within the Conservative Party of Canada.
Toronto StarYahoo

Omicron’s molecular structure could help explain its global takeover

Dr. Sriram Subramaniam, a professor in the UBC faculty of medicine’s department of biochemistry and molecular biology, and his team conducted a molecular-level structural analysis of the Omicron variant spike protein.

More than annoying: What trucker convoy's nearly nonstop honking could be doing to people in Ottawa

Dr. Hugh Davies, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, commented on the trucker convoy protest and said those affected by noise are likely to experience generalized stress and disruptions to sleep, which can have immediate effects on productivity and ability to pay attention.
National Post via Ottawa CitizenRegina Leader-PostVancouver SunThe Province

Uptake of COVID-19 vaccine boosters slows in Canada despite Omicron’s risks, Globe analysis finds

Dr. Devon Greyson, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, says the slower pace of COVID-19 vaccine booster administration may be partially attributed to logistical issues. They added that the uncertainty of the Omicron wave has also made personal decision-making more difficult.
Globe and Mail

UBCO researcher creates modelling data to balance saving lives with the economy

Dr. Rebecca Tyson, a UBCO mathematics professor, discussed her new study that looked at the overall costs of the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of lockdowns on the economy.
Kelowna Capital NewsCastanet via Business in VancouverNorth Shore NewsPique NewsmagazineBurnaby NowTri-City News

How Canada can take the lead in biomedical engineering

Dr. Peter Zandstra, director of the School of Biomedical Engineering and Michael Smith Labs, says now is the time to be very intentional about putting biomedical engineering front and centre in the national conscience.
Hill Times (subscription)

Dementia study involves Richmondites to break down barriers, stigma

UNBC researchers are working with UBC nursing professors Dr. Lillian Hung and Dr. Alison Phinney and others to support people suffering from dementia and their caregivers to be active parts of their community.
Richmond NewsCFNR