UBC In The News

Men more likely to suffer from mental illnesses after breakup, claims study

CNN18 highlighted a study led by Dr. John Oliffe, a nursing professor and lead investigator of UBC’s men’s health research program, that found men are more likely to face mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and suicide after a breakup.

Brain injury endemic among homeless populations: Vancouver research

The Canadian Press mentioned UBC research that showed the prevalence of traumatic brain injury in homeless or marginally housed individuals.
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Climate change could spark fish wars around the globe

Dr. Juliano Palacios-Abrantes from the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries discussed his research on the effect of climate change on the distribution of shared fish stocks.
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Salmon camps for Indigenous children

Radio Canada featured the Salmon Science Camp for Nisga’a youth, run by Dr. Andrea Reid, principal investigator of the Centre for Indigenous Fisheries at UBC, which aims to open doors to scientific learning.
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UBC researchers develop way to produce lithium for EV batteries, address supply crunch

Postmedia highlighted Mangrove, a company co-founded by UBC engineering professor Dr. David Wilkinson and members of his research group at the Clean Energy Research Centre. The start-up has developed a way to produce cost-effective lithium to address the supply crunch for electric vehicle batteries.
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Astronomers want to save dark skies from satellite swarms

Dr. Aaron Boley, a professor in UBC’s department of physics and astronomy, says it’s going to be very critical that light mitigation be part of satellite design, to ensure that we can carry out astronomical research and preserve the night sky for future generations.

Why we should retire ‘NIMBY’

Patrick Condon, a professor of urban design at UBC’s faculty of applied science, was quoted about a universal scapegoating of baby boomer homeowners for the housing affordability crisis. Professor Larry Beasley was also quoted about why the term NIMBY shouldn’t be used.
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Will you watch the Beijing Olympics?

Dr. Wei Cui, a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, says it could be dangerous for Canadian athletes to protest at the Beijing Olympics — and there may not be much the Canadian government could do to help them.
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Vancouver’s population declined for the first time in 40 years according to Stats Can data

UBC sociology professor Dr. Nathanael Lauster discussed the reasons behind and the meaning of Vancouver’s population decline.
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Should B.C. teens get boosted? Advice for 12- to 17-year-olds as invitations go out

Dr. Kelly McNagny, a professor in UBC’s department of medical genetics, discussed whether teens should get a COVID-19 booster shot.

Sewage plant samples show Omicron infections dropping in Lower Mainland

Dr. Ryan Ziels, a professor of civil engineering, was quoted about using wastewater samples to extract information about the prevalence of COVID-19 and its variants within a region.
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B.C.'s wildfire strategy is leaving whole communities behind

UBC forestry professor Dr. Lori Daniels co-wrote an opinion piece on B.C.’s wildfire strategy.
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Lion dance marking Chinese New Year performed in Vancouver, Canada

Xinhua featured a lion dance performed at St. John’s College last week marking the Lunar New Year.

Free masks, rapid tests for symptomatic cases await UBC students as in-person classes return next week

Free masks and rapid tests for those with symptoms will be available to UBC students this week as most in-person learning returns.

UBC student spearheads effort to create Black library in Vancouver

UBC student Maya Preshyon was interviewed about spearheading an initiative to create a Black library that she hopes will become a community hub.

The science behind ‘moonfall’

Forbes spoke to Mika McKinnon, a UBC geophysics graduate, about the science behind what would really happen if the Moon’s orbit were to spiral down to Earth.