UBC In The News

On the hunt for B.C. mosquitoes

Zoology postdoctoral fellow and entomologist Dr. Dan Peach is collecting slapped mosquitoes to study how many mosquito species live in the province and the effects of climate change on them.
Global News MorningCBC via Yahoo

When is it safest to begin peanut allergy treatment?

Clinical professor Dr. Edmond Chan discussed his study which found that oral immunotherapy can help infants under 12 months old overcome their peanut allergies.
CKNW Weekend Mornings with Raji Sohal

Solving food insecurity issues

Dr. William Cheung (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries) discussed Solving Food-Climate-Biodiversity project, an international project that aims to solve food security issues.
CKNW Mornings with Simi Sara, Postmedia via HealthingVancouver SunThe ProvinceMSN

Safer supply programs rapidly increased during COVID-19: UBC study

A new UBC medicine study found that access to a safer supply of pharmaceutical-grade alternatives to an increasingly toxic drug supply got a boost during COVID-19. Medicine postdoctoral fellow Dr. Stephanie Glegg was quoted.
Postmedia via Healthing

Appetite-suppressing molecule helps obese mice lose weight

UBCO postdoctoral fellow Dr. Hashim Islam (Exercise Metabolism and Inflammation Lab) said lac-phe may hold genuine therapeutic potential for combating obesity and cardiometabolic disease if it is proven to be a potent regulator of appetite and food intake.
New Scientist

Here's why some scientists want to change how we talk about monkeypox

Clinical professor Dr. Stephen Hoption Cann (school of population and public health) and professor Dr. Heidi Tworek (department of history; school of public policy and global affairs) commented on renaming the monkeypox virus.

Campaign to curb clothing waste reaches Metro Vancouver residents, review shows, but recycling will get harder

Psychology professor Dr. Jiaying Zhao gave comments on reducing clothing waste.

'We really want to find a long-term solution': Canada inches toward permanent storage of radioactive waste

Dr. Allison Macfarlane (school of public policy and global affairs) said finding an underground storage spot for radioactive waste is imperative.
Postmedia via National PostHealthing

The data shows taxing empty homes works

Dr. Tsur Somerville (UBC Sauder School of Business) discussed the results of the review on speculation and vacancy tax.
The Tyee

Diversifying B.C.’s supply chain crucial to combat negative impact of extreme weather

UBCO engineering professor Dr. Babak Tosarkani said profitability was the main objective when setting up supply chains, but now, we need to develop a resilient supply chain, even if it isn’t as efficient.
Black Press via Today in BCKelowna Capital NewsSaanich NewsNorth Delta ReporterPenticton Western NewsPeace Arch NewsMaple Ridge-Pitt Meadows NewsCastlegar News

Online sessions with therapy dogs can help students feel less stressed

UBCO education professor Dr. John-Tyler Binfet wrote about how online sessions with therapy dogs can help students feel less stressed.
The Conversation

Canada has an opportunity to exert influence in Latin America

Dr. Maxwell Cameron (department of political science; school of public policy and global affairs) wrote about why Canada must pursue an active role in Latin America.
Open Canada

When health care goes wrong: It’s time for transparency in patient safety

Family practice adjunct professor Dr. Carolyn Canfield, nursing professor Dr. Nelly Oelke and PhD student Allison Kooijman co-wrote about transparency in patient safety.
The Conversation via National Post

21 Canadian books to get your dad for Father's Day

CBC Books featured Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies scholar Ian Williams’ book, Disorientation, as a gift recommendation for Father’s Day.
CBC Books