UBC In The News
COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are safe for pregnant people
A new study led by UBC medicine researchers Dr. Julie Bettinger and Dr. Manish Sadarangani found that COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are safe to use in pregnancy, and that pregnant people experienced lower rates of health events post-vaccination than similarly aged, non-pregnant vaccinated people.
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Even low levels of air pollution can damage health, study finds
A study led by Dr. Michael Brauer (school of population and public health) found that nearly 8,000 Canadians were dying early each year from outdoor air pollution.
Indigenous women have generally poorer health than Indigenous men, UBCO professor finds
Research by UBCO economist Dr. Min Hu found that Indigenous women have worse health outcomes than Indigenous men when it comes to Indigenous populations living off-reserve in Canada.
Do you know how to recognize heat sickness in your pets?
Director of UBC’s Animal Care Services and medicine adjunct professor Dr. Ian Welch explained why it’s important keeping your pets cool during hot weather.
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'The future of science in Canada is at risk': Researchers call for pay raise
Botany professor Dr. Jeanette Whitton commented on the importance of having financial support as an early career scientist.
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What Kylie Jenner’s private jets say about us
Dr. Katherine White (UBC Sauder School of Business) gave comments on the long-term ecological consequences and prosocial consumption of celebrities’ extravagant behaviours and carbon emissions.
Canadians could soon have the legal right to a healthy environment. But can it be enforced?
Dr. David R. Boyd (Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability; school of public policy and global affairs) explained the importance of adopting the UN resolution on the right to a healthy environment.
7 birth control myths debunked, according to an expert
Clinical instructor Dr. Carol Anne Valleé debunked seven birth control myths.
Why food is so pricey
Senior fellow Dr. Gisèle Yasmeen (school of public policy and global affairs) discussed why food in Canada is expensive.
Robot competition held at UBC in Canada
Engineering physics students participated in the 22nd annual Robot Treasure Hunt competition at UBC.
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