UBC In The News
B.C. researchers using lights brighter than the sun to curb hip implant failures
Research led by biomedical engineering professor Dr. Rizhi Wang is using light technology brighter than the sun to reduce hip implant failures.
Black Press via Today in BC, Victoria News, Alberni Valley News, Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle, Saanich News
How long does evolution take? It happens on two different timescales
Zoology professor Dr. Matthew Pennell said evolution over small timescales is way too fast to explain patterns of diversity at longer timescales.
Experts blow hole in claims of blue whale off Canadian coast
Dr. Andrew Trites (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries; Marine Mammal Research Unit) gave comments on blue whale sightings in B.C.
AAP Fact Check
‘Friendliest of wars’ ends: Canada and Denmark sign deal over island
Political science professor Dr. Michael Byers commented on the conclusion of the dispute between Canada and Denmark over Tartupaluk or Hans Island.
New York Times via Sydney Morning Herald
Canada on board for ending subsidies that promote overfishing at WTO meeting
Dr. U. Rashid Sumaila (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries; school of public policy and global affairs) said while Canada doesn’t fish outside its territorial waters, the country has a stake in the outcome of ending subsidies.
CBC via Yahoo
Class action lawsuit against oil companies over climate damages launched by B.C. group
Professor Stepan Wood (Peter A. Allard School of Law) gave comments on pursuing a class action again oil companies over climate damages.
'World-precedent measure': Heart and Stroke Foundation applauds single cigarette warnings
Psychiatry clinical professor Dr. Shimi Kang commented on introducing health warnings on individual tobacco items.
Glacier Media via Business in Vancouver, Prince George Citizen, Richmond News, Burnaby Now, Coast Reporter, Pique Newsmagazine, New Westminster Record
Lawyers can’t ignore climate change
Dr. Carol Liao (Peter A. Allard School of Law) discussed how lawyers can incorporate climate change considerations in their practice.