UBC In The News

What will the effects of climate change on our ecosystems look like in 2050?

Dr. Chris Harley, a UBC zoology professor and marine biologist, commented on the longer-term implications of heat domes and climate change.
CBC North by Northwest (7:14 mark)

ADHD linked to air pollution, lack of green space in sweeping Metro Vancouver study

A new study by UBC researchers at the school of population and public health and the faculty of forestry found that children exposed to less air pollution and more green space are less likely to develop ADHD. Study co-author Dr. Michael Brauer was interviewed.
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This elastic and washable battery could improve the performance of wearables

UBC researchers have created what could be the first flexible and washable battery. UBC engineering postdoctoral fellow Dr. Ngoc Tan Nguyen, PhD student Bahar Iranpour and professor Dr. John Madden were quoted.
Publi Metro

Are social movements making male leaders more empathetic? UBC study indicates yes

Media featured a study from UBC and BluePrint which found that social movements have influenced male leaders to be more inclusive and empathetic.
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B.C. emission reduction targets ‘based on a fantasy,’ say energy experts

UBC professors at the department of chemical and biological engineering, Dr. Xiaotao Bi and Dr. Roland Clift, discussed their new report on how prepared B.C. is to meet its emissions reduction target for 2030.
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Rural communities need more settlement dollars: Conference Board

Media mentioned research by Dr. Carlos Teixeira, a UBCO geography professor, which found that immigrants prefer urban centres where there are already established ethnic communities.
The Star via The Star VancouverSudbury.com

Invasion of Ukraine puts Chinese relationship with Russia under pressure

UBC political science professors Dr. Yves Tiberghien and Dr. Michael Byers commented on China’s relationship with Russia in the context of the Russo-Ukrainian War.

Budget contains help for homeless, but little for affordable housing

Dr. Paul Kershaw, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health and founder of advocacy group Generation Squeeze, gave comments on the 2022 B.C. budget’s housing strategy.
ICI Radio CanadaTimes ColonistBusiness in Vancouver

'We cannot contain our pain': Hundreds rally in Vancouver to support Ukraine

Dr. Allen Sens, a professor of teaching in UBC’s department of political science, commented on how Canada could support Ukraine in the Russo-Ukrainian War.
Global News via Rock101

What do we know about BA.2, the sublineage of COVID-19's Omicron variant?

UBC evolutionary biologist Dr. Sarah Otto discusses the data around BA.2, the subvariant of the Omicron COVID-19 strain.
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UBC introduces first-ever Indigenous nursing lead

Tania Dick, a member of the Dzawada’enuxw First Nation of Kingcome Inlet and UBC nursing alum, is UBC’s first-ever Indigenous nursing lead.
CTV, Postmedia via Vancouver SunThe Province

Abbotsford will soon be home to the first supercapacitor manufacturing facility in the country

BC Business mentioned UBCO engineering professor Dr. Jian Liu’s involvement with the clean energy startup Atlas Power Technologies. The company makes supercapacitors, a battery alternative that can charge and discharge energy quickly and support a renewable energy grid.
BC Business

New UBC podcast links Indigenous youth and Knowledge Keepers in conversation

The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC has launched a podcast series, which aims to connect Indigenous youth and Knowledge Keepers through discussions of various topics. The centre’s community outreach co-ordinator, Jess Boon, and academic director, Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, were quoted.
North Shore News