UBC In The News

Pandemic stress is compounded by climate anxiety

A study led by UBC in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association found that two-thirds of British Columbians are worried that new variants of COVID-19 mean the pandemic will continue for years to come. Nursing professor Dr. Emily Jenkins and school of population and public health professor Dr. Anne Gadermann were mentioned.

Mongolia's East-West balancing act buffeted by Russian invasion of Ukraine

Dr. Julian Dierkes, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs, commented on Mongolia’s geopolitical position amidst the Russo-Ukrainian War.
Reuters via Kathmandu PostFinancial Post

Stark differences in reporting on Ukraine conflict versus other wars, Manitobans say

Dr. Saranaz Barforoush, a professor of teaching at the UBC school of journalism, gave comments on the importance of depth and context in reporting on conflicts. She said the amount of coverage, the types of stories told and the language used to tell those stories are significant in shaping the public’s understanding of a conflict.

Financial sanctions hit Russian banks and account holders

Dr. Michael Devereux, a professor at the Vancouver School of Economics, discussed the impacts of sanctions on Russian banks and account holders.
CBC On the Coast

What ramifications will Russia's attack on Ukraine have in Canada?

Dr. Werner Antweiler, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, discussed the impacts of the Russo-Ukrainian War on the price of oil and gas in Canada.

Unprepared and low morale: Military experts on the early days of Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Dr. Allen Sens, a UBC political science professor of teaching, commented on the development of the Russo-Ukrainian War. He says Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has not gone as swiftly as they may have hoped, but that the current situation is still within the scope of Russia’s planning.

Divesting from Russia easy statement to make, more difficult step to take

Dr. Werner Antweiler, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, commented on the process of divesting one’s holdings in Russian state-owned firms.
Postmedia via Vancouver SunThe Province

Lies, damn lies and propaganda wars: Russia's 'other' campaign

Dr. Heidi Tworek, a professor at UBC’s department of history and school of public policy and global affairs, commented on the Russian government’s disinformation campaign.
Postmedia via National PostVancouver Sun, The Cold Lake Sun, Clinton News Record, Shoreline BeaconThe Community PressCornwall Standard-Freeholder

Watched very closely, the Russian demonstrators stand up

Dr. Lisa Sundstrom, a UBC political science professor who studies Russian social movements, discussed the scale of Russian protests demonstrating against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Le Devoir

'Emerging from a darkness': Mardi Gras revelers shed pandemic woes

Dr. Steven Taylor, a UBC psychiatry professor, said the pandemic over the past two years have made clear the importance of traditions like Carnival, graduation parties and even spring breaks as people look to return to normal.
Reuters via CNBCNational PostOttawa Citizen

Cooling-off period for B.C. homebuyers won't help affordability, real estate industry says

Researchers from UBC Sauder School of Business discussed the recommendations of the B.C. government and B.C. Real Estate Association to help with cooling the housing market. Sauder professors Dr. Thomas Davidoff and Dr. Tsur Somerville were interviewed.
Davidoff: CBC Early EditionCBC Daybreak South (1:00:50 mark)
Somerville: City News

B.C.'s toxic drug crisis has changed a lot since 2017 — but the government's policies have not, say advocates

Dr. Mark Tyndall, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, commented on the government’s policies to curb overdose deaths.
CBCThe Tyee

Climate change: IPCC scientists on the narrowing window to adapt – podcast

Dr. Balsher Singh Sidhu, a postdoctoral fellow at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability was interviewed about what the IPCC tells us about water insecurity and what adaptations we need to make to address it.
The Conversation

Ukraine invasion shows why Canada needs to become an energy superpower

Dr. Adam Pankratz, a lecturer at the UBC Sauder School of Business, discussed why Canada needs to invest more in its energy sector.
National Post