UBC In The News

Breakup, Then Breakdown: Men Can Crumble Mentally When Romance Ends

Dr. John Oliffe, a nursing professor and lead investigator of UBC’s men’s health research program, discussed his new study that found men are more likely to face mental health problems after a breakup.
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UBC researchers create a fabric coating that kills COVID-19, E. coli

UBC chemistry researchers have developed an inexpensive, non-toxic coating for almost any fabric that decreases the infectivity of the virus that causes COVID-19 by up to 90 per cent. PhD student Taylor Wright and professor Dr. Michael Wolf were quoted.
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Why whales don't drown when they eat

Dr. Kelsey Gil, a postdoctoral researcher in UBC’s department of zoology, discussed her study that discovered why lunge-feeding whales don’t drown when they eat.

Why does cannabis smell skunky? A UBC researcher wants to find out

Davi de Ferreyro Monticelli, a doctoral student in UBC’s department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences, explained the importance of understanding what causes cannabis to smell like a skunk.
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Going green to fight cancer

UBCO researchers, including professor of biochemistry and molecular biology Dr. Thu-Thuy Dang, have discovered a group of enzymes from a tree that can create chemotherapeutic drugs using less time and effort.

Police response history

Dr. David Tindall, a UBC sociology professor, explains the history and context of police response to blockades of critical infrastructure in Canada.
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How COVID-19 has affected legal family disputes

Erez Aloni, a family law professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, discussed how parents’ differing views on raising their children during a pandemic has complicated cases of divorce.
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February is Black History Month. Here’s how it started

Dr. Crystal Webster, a history professor at UBC, says Black history is not distinct from Canadian history or history of North America — it’s impossible to teach the history of Canada without talking about Black contributions and ways that Canada needs to do better.
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Business owners celebrate, experts hesitate as B.C. lifts restrictions

UBC evolutionary biologist Dr. Sarah Otto commented on B.C.’s lifting of pandemic restrictions.
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UBC student's fundraiser to create Vancouver Black Library smashes goal

UBC student Maya Preshyon discussed her initiative to create a Black library that she hopes will become a community hub.
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