UBC In The News

Transgender student harassed out of B.C. school by 'pack-like' bullies

Media mentioned a 2021 report by UBC and the McCreary Centre Society which found that many transgender boys and girls, as well as non-binary youth, reported experiencing bullying.
CBC via Yahoo

At-home medicated abortions improve access to care, advocates say

Media mentioned a UBC faculty of medicine-led study which found that there was no increase in abortion-related health complications following the removal of restrictions on the abortion pill, mifepristone.
Global, Canadian Press via Toronto StarCTVAlberta Prime TimesAlaska Highway NewsCoast Reporter

'Blind to women's realities': Uber and Doordash put workers at risk, find B.C. researchers

A new study co-led by UBC computer science researchers found that gig industry platforms fail to acknowledge the realities of women workers’ experiences, putting women at financial and personal risk. Postdoctoral fellow Dr. Ning Ma was quoted.
Glacier Media via CastanetNorth Shore NewsNew Westminster Record

City of Regina installing reflection benches to prompt mental health conversations

A survey conducted by the CMHA and UBC researchers showed that feelings of empathy have eroded during pandemic, with only 13 per cent of Canadians feeling empathetic, down from 23 per cent pre-pandemic.
Regina Leader-Post

Trees have to beat extreme heat brought on by climate change to survive

National Geographic mentioned forestry professor Dr. Sally Aitken’s experience during the 2021 heat dome.
National Geographic (Spanish)

Boats behaving badly: New report analyzes China’s own fisheries data

Dr. U. Rashid Sumaila (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries) gave comments on a new report that identified hundreds of fisheries offences committed by China’s distant-water fishing fleet between 2015 and 2019.

Vietnam protests as China declares annual South China Sea fishing ban

Dr. U. Rashid Sumaila (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries) said the simmering conflict that we see in the South China Sea is mostly because of fish even though countries don’t say it out loud.
Radio Free Asia

Hauling freight trains with electric locomotives is now starting to happen

UBCO civil engineering professor Dr. Gord Lovegrove said given climate and pollution concerns, rail companies need to electrify “because diesel is going to be regulated out of existence.”
CBC via Yahoo

1 of 5 species of reptiles are at risk of extinction

Zoology professor Dr. Mary O’Connor discussed biodiversity challenges in Canada.
CBC The Current (40:01 mark)

Reconciliation through sport inspires Indigenous-led bid to bring the 2030 Olympics, Paralympics to B.C.

Dr. James Brander (UBC Sauder School of Business) gave comments on two main concerns residents have when their city pursues an Olympics.
CBC Sports

Breathe easy: How an air quality forecast comes together

PhD student Christopher Rodell (department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences) gave comments on working with BlueSky Canada, a collaboration centre for forest fire information sharing between Alberta and B.C.

Windowless room barely larger than a twin mattress renting for $750 a month in downtown Vancouver

Dr. Thomas Davidoff (UBC Sauder School of Business) commented on the compromises some renters are willing to make to secure a space in Vancouver’s low-vacancy, high-priced rental market.
CTV via Bounce Radio

How should we actually prepare for natural disasters?

UBC school of community and regional planning postdoctoral fellow Dr. Ryan Reynolds discussed how to prepare for natural disasters as B.C. tests its emergency alert system.
CKNW The Jas Johal Show (01:00 mark)

Two new subvariants of COVID appear to dodge natural immunity

UBC medicine professor Dr. Horacio Bach gave comments on how lifting restrictions will impact the potential for more COVID variants to emerge.
Postmedia via National PostCold Lake Sun

Architects Against Housing Alienation to represent Canada at international architectural exhibition

Architects Against Housing Alienation, co-led by school of architecture and landscape architecture professors Matthew Soules, Dr. Sara Stevens, Dr. Tijana Vujosevic, will represent Canada at next year’s Venice Biennale of Architecture, an international architectural exhibition.
City News