UBC In The News

How raccoons became the ultimate urban survivors

Forestry and zoology professor Dr. Sarah Benson-Amram discussed her research that looks into the intelligence of raccoons.
National Geographic (subscription)

Quantum scientists create new phase of matter with two time dimensions

Physics and astronomy professor Dr. Andrew Potter discussed his research which found a way to keep information moving within a quantum computer without errors using a high-school mathematics lesson and two dimensional time.

Bees ejaculating to death due to severe heatwaves as population in danger

Postdoctoral fellow Dr. Alison McAfee (UBC’s Michael Smith Labs) discussed her research which found that male honey bees ejaculate themselves to death in extreme heat.
Daily Star

B.C. researchers hail ‘breakthrough’ in blood-based technology for cancer research

Urologic sciences professor Dr. Alexander Wyatt discussed developing a blood-based technology that’ll allow doctors to determine what form of cancer a patient has and get them on the right treatment sooner.
GlobalCKNW Mornings with Simi Sara (41:01 mark)

Prescribing opioids for injury increases risk of future overdose: Fraser Health study

A study co-led by UBC researchers found that giving injured patients opioids to manage pain increases the risk of them going on to have an illicit drug overdose after the prescription. Medicine professor Dr. Ian Pike was quoted.
Postmedia via Vancouver SunThe Province

B.C. expands speculation and vacancy tax into more suburban communities

A UBC Sauder School of Business study led co-written by Dr. Tsur Somerville stated that a review of the speculation and vacancy tax rates should take place in one year.
Glacier Media via Pique NewsmagazineTimes ColonistDawson Creek MirrorNorth Shore NewsPowell River PeakDelta OptimistSquamish ChiefAlaska Highway News

Two new dragonfly family fossils dating back 50 million years discovered near Princeton

Dr. Bruce Archibald, a curator of paleontology collections at UBC Beaty Biodiversity Museum, discussed the discovery of dragonfly-like fossils in Princeton, B.C.
Glacier Media via CastanetCoast Reporter

Clear, detailed communication key to getting Manitoba's youngest vaccinated against COVID-19, experts say

Dr. Devon Greyson (school of population and public health) gave suggestions on public health communications around the COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5 years old.

Forget the 8.1%: Here's why inflation has already peaked — maybe

Economics professor Dr. Michael Devereux gave comments on factors of the current inflation.

B.C. will stop holding immigration detainees in provincial jails, citing human rights

Dr. Efrat Arbel (Peter A. Allard School of Law) said there’s no basis in law to hold immigration detainees in correctional facilities, and that the mental health consequences are profound and extreme.
Toronto Star

B.C. slaps three-day cooling off period on real estate sales, starts Jan. 1

Dr. Tsur Somerville (UBC Sauder School of Business) said the homebuyer protection period is something that is long coming and much needed.
Postmedia via Vancouver SunThe Province

Recording breaking temperatures in Europe makes us think how can we be prepared in B.C

Forestry postdoctoral fellow Dr. Kelsey Copes-Gerbitz discussed how we can be prepared for wildfires in B.C.
Spice Radio

Supreme Court of Canada upholds first-degree murder verdict for Darren Sundman

Professor of teaching Nikos Harris (Peter A. Allard School of Law) gave comments on Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to dismiss an appeal of a lower court decision for Darren Cayley Daniel Sundman for the January 2015 murder of Jordan Taylor McLeod.
Prince George Citizen

Personal risk assessment the new normal for summer travellers

Dr. Michael Brauer (school of population and public health) commented on the need to assess one’s personal risk when travelling.
Glacier Media via Business in VancouverVancouver is AwesomeRichmond NewsPique NewsmagazineSquamish Chief

UBCO Indigenous Art Intensive makes waves in decolonizing industry

UBCO’s Indigenous Art Intensive program aims to bring together artists from diverse nations to promote and uplift each other’s work, and decolonize a largely European-influenced field. Creative studies and visual arts professor Tania Williard was quoted.
Indiginews via Yahoo