UBC In The News

Dwindling salmon stocks mean endangered B.C. orcas are going hungry, researchers say

A new study from Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries found that the endangered southern resident killer whales haven’t been getting enough to eat since 2018. PhD student Fanny Couture was interviewed.
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Meet the researchers studying seabirds — and finding ways to protect them from the changing climate

Researcher Joanna Wong (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries) discussed studying the Arctic tern, the animal that makes the longest annual migration in the world.

Go ahead, be a little spontaneous

Philosophy professor Dr. Edward Slingerland gave comments on the impacts of overscheduling.

B.C. women get an up-close encounter with humpback whale off coast of Vancouver Island

Dr. Andrew Trites (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries) commented on humpback whale populations.

A look back at the announced departure of John Horgan

Lecturer Adam Pankratz (UBC Sauder School of Business) commented on B.C. Premier John Horgan’s decision to not run in the next provincial election.
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It’s taken more than 20 years and is full of holes, but a new international agreement targets fishing subsidies

Dr. U. Rashid Sumaila (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries; school of public policy and global affairs) gave comments on the World Trade Organization’s new deal meant to curb harmful subsidies that contribute to overfishing.
Hakai Magazine

B.C.’s climate adaptation disability crisis

Nursing professor Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch and medicine clinical professor Dr. Melissa Lem were quoted about the impact of heat domes on vulnerable communities.

The cod delusion

Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries honorary professor Dr. George Rose, research associate Dr. Louise Teh and Dr. U. Rashid Sumaila commented on the Atlantic cod population.
Canadian Geographic

Allergy season packs a greater wallop this year

Forestry professor Dr. Robert Guy said pollen counts have been rising more across North America due in part to climate change.
Smithers Interior News