UBC In The News

B.C. First Nation Elders say salmon catches have dropped 83%

Assistant professor of Indigenous fisheries Dr. Andrea Reid discussed using Indigenous research methodologies to discover that salmon stocks have dropped to one-sixth of levels seen 50 to 70 years ago across the Fraser, Skeena and Nass rivers.
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Why Canada is so far behind Europe in electrifying rail

UBCO civil engineering professor Dr. Gord Lovegrove commented on why Canada is slow to electrify the railway system.

Lack of access to allergy specialists outside Vancouver area is a potentially fatal problem, parent fears

Dr. Amin Kananim, head of UBC’s division of allergy and immunology, gave comments on the low number of allergy specialists in B.C.

Bolder action needed on telco competition say industry watchers

Dr. Thomas Ross (UBC Sauder School of Business) discussed why Canada will always have limits to telecom options.
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'Any person's pain needs to be recognized': Canadian advocates look at menstrual sick leave

Medicine professor Dr. Jerilynn Prior gave comments on Spain’s introduction of paid menstrual leave.
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Cost of housing is a chronic municipal election issue

Dr. Thomas Davidoff (UBC Sauder School of Business) discussed how cost of housing will be a major issue during the municipal election.
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Metro Vancouver gas prices spike yet again, hitting $2.339 a litre Sunday

Dr. Werner Antweiler (UBC Sauder School of Business) commented on why people will still fill their tank despite rising gas prices.
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Learning from Indigenous knowledge holders on the state and future of wild Pacific salmon

Assistant professor of Indigenous fisheries Dr. Andrea Reid discussed how she employed Indigenous research methodologies for her salmon research.
The Conversation

Climate change is now on the menu at seafood restaurants

Dr. William Cheung (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries) wrote about why restaurant menus across Canada’s West Coast will soon have more squid and sardine dishes instead of the popular sockeye salmon.
The Conversation

How countries weaponize landscape design in war

UBC’s school of architecture and landscape architecture professor Dr. Fionn Bryne discussed how trees and green spaces can be components of a non-coercive mode of warfare.
Fast Company

Surgery wait times may find governments using public funds to pay for private care

Medicine professor Dr. Jason Sutherland co-wrote about adopting public-private model of healthcare for elective surgery in Canada.
The Province

A guaranteed basic income could end poverty, so why isn’t it happening?

Psychology professor Dr. Jiaying Zhao and physics professor Dr. Lorne Whitehead discussed the need for guaranteed basic income in order to end poverty.
The Conversation via City News

University of British Columbia hosts first-ever forum addressing Scarborough Charter on anti-Black racism

UBC held the first-ever forum on the Scarborough National Charter that aims to make campuses more inclusive for Black students and staff. Dr. Handel Wright, senior advisor to the president on anti-racism and inclusive excellence, was interviewed.
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Canadian medical students call for free, universal access to contraception

UBC medical student Nadia Boukina and Davy Lau discussed why the federal government needs to make contraception free and universally available.

The success of mRNA vaccines could act as a blueprint to tackle other diseases

Dr. Pieter Cullis (department of biochemistry and molecular biology) was mentioned as one of the pioneers in developing lipid nanoparticles.
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