UBC In The News
A kind of new plastic
Dr. Emily Cranston, a UBC professor of wood science and chemical and biological engineering, discussed new research that uses leftover organic waste to develop bioplastics that can break down in the natural environment.
Why men might start getting their own sperm from 3D printed testicles
UBC scientists have 3D printed human testicular cells, which could help offer a solution to people with untreatable forms of male infertility. Lead researcher Dr. Ryan Flannigan was quoted.
Connections between natural phenomena and Indigenous scientific knowledge
Dr. Shandin Pete, a professor of teaching in UBC’s department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences, discussed the value of investigating the connections between natural phenomena and Indigenous scientific knowledge.
CBC Early Edition
Developers of small modular reactors hope their time has come
Dr. M.V. Ramana, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs, said the biggest difficulty is that small reactors start at a disadvantage to their bigger cousins and the cost of building a reactor grows more slowly than its power output.
Gene editing could upend the future of factory farming — for better or worse
Dr. Adam Shriver, a bioethicist at UBC’s school of population and public health, discussed the potentials and limits of gene editing farmed animals.
Province considers law allowing it to intervene when cities reject affordable-housing projects
UBC Sauder School of Business professor Dr. Thomas Davidoff discussed the B.C. government’s interest in using provincial legislation to override municipalities’ decisions not to approve affordable housing projects.
CBC via Yahoo
How the Liberal-NDP agreement could impact the Conservative leadership race
Dr. Maxwell Cameron, a professor at UBC’s department of political science and school of public policy and global affairs, gave comments on the Liberal-NDP confidence and supply agreement.
B.C. says it has fulfilled promise to tackle surgery backlog, but experts say data only tell part of the story
Dr. Jason Sutherland, a professor at UBC’s Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, gave comments on surgery backlogs in B.C.
Globe and Mail
Outcry grows as B.C. government agency plans widespread South Coast herbicide spray
UBC forestry professor Dr. Suzanne Simard was interviewed about spraying herbicides in interior forests.
North Shore News
Good health is much more than the absence of disease
UBC clinical professor Dr. Arun Garg wrote about why we should embrace the integration of mind-body medicine in order to improve our health and wellbeing as well as prevent diseases.
UBC Dialogues: How to harness your entrepreneurial mindset
CBC featured an online UBC Dialogues event about how to active one’s entrepreneurial mindset happening on April 7.