UBC In The News

UBC study finds climate change could cause butterflies to shrink, raising pollination concerns

Dr. Michelle Tseng, professor in the UBC departments of botany and zoology, discussed her work with UBC alum Erez Büyükyilmaz which found warmer temperatures can lead to smaller butterflies that collect less pollen and visit fewer flowers.
Vancouver Sun

Peter McKnight: Research shows risk of harm, lack of benefits from compulsory drug treatment

An op-ed mentioned research by Dr. Evan Wood, professor in the UBC department of medicine, which found 78 per cent of systematic reviews analyzed failed to detect any positive impact from compulsory drug treatment.
Vancouver Sun

Chasing rainbows: Can adding colour to your make-up bag make you happier?

Media referenced a UBC Sauder School of Business study which found green and blue colours can improve cognitive performance, compared to the colour red.
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After 100 years, insulin delivery needs an upgrade

UBC land and food systems professor Dr. Anubhav Pratap-Singh and team are developing oral insulin tablets that can replace daily insulin injections.

Separating sports by sex doesn’t make sense

Dr. Michela Musto commented on separating sports teams by sex, saying the practice is “backwards” and the relationship between sex and athletic capability is not so cut-and-dried.
The Atlantic (subscription)

Hundreds of Americans will die from COVID today

Dr. Steven Taylor, a professor in the UBC department of psychiatry, commented on human adaptability to threats, and the psychology of pandemics.
The Atlantic (subscription)

Take it easy on your dog

Faculty of land and food systems professor Dr. Alexandra Protopopova commented on the ineffectiveness of aversive dog training.
Undark via The Atlantic (subscription), Ars Technica

Cantonese is a Chinese dialect with an uncertain future. Meet those working to preserve it through podcasts, documentaries, and even rap

Lecturer in the UBC department of Asian studies Raymond Pai discussed his efforts to share Cantonese with a wider audience, including his podcast Chatty Cantonese.
South China Morning Post

Continuity and change: What experts expect for the reign of King Charles III

English language and literature lecturer Dr. Sarika Bose discussed King Charles III’s laying the foundation for his legacy, including overcoming his public image as a prince outshone by his first wife and his mother.
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Patrolling the Salish sea: How B.C.'s whale protection unit keeps marine mammals safe by keeping humans away

Dr. Andrew Trites, professor in the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, discussed distance laws in place to keep whales safe from boats.
CBC via Yahoo News

How the century-old history of the Okanagan's bold fruit labels is being kept fresh

Dr. David Jefferess, professor in the UBCO faculty of creative and critical studies, discussed the colonial legacy of fruit-growing in the Okanagan.

Brownstein: Doctor prescribes another path toward dealing with depression

Dr. Melissa Lem, clinical assistant professor in the department of family practice, discussed PaRx, Canada’s national nature prescription programs, and the health benefits of nature.
Montreal Gazette

NDP leadership challenger Anjali Appadurai's campaign is under investigation by Elections BC

Political science professor Dr. Gerald Baier commented on the way party leadership races occur.
Global News

Zombie-proof your writing: tips for making the conceptual concrete

UBC doctoral student Y.Z. Frankel was quoted on tips to make conceptual language more concrete for readers, including getting rid of “zombie nouns” or nominalizations.
University Affairs

Lake Country man spots Starlink satellites over Falkland

Dr. Aaron Boley, professor in the UBC department of physics and astronomy, commented on an image of what appeared to show a Starlink satellite train.

As Queen Elizabeth’s corgis find a new home, a lesson for seniors concerned that their pets will outlive them

Dr. Stanley Coren, professor emeritus in the UBC department of psychology, discussed rehoming dogs, saying it isn’t as traumatic for dogs as owners might think.
Zoomer Magazine

India playing its own Taiwan card on China

Narayanan (Hari) Gopalan Lakshmi, a UBC graduate student, and Dr. Yves Tiberghien, professor in the UBC department of political science, wrote about India’s relationship with Taiwan.
Asia Times

A look into how Canadian cities deal with student housing

Matthew Ramsey, director of university affairs at UBC, discussed the university’s efforts to help students find housing in Vancouver.
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UBCO receives $2.7M award to support research projects

UBCO is one of eight universities across the province that have received a combined $30 million from the BC Knowledge Development Fund

UBCO is recruiting for food service workers to feed 12,000 hungry mouths

UBCO director of business operations Shannon Dunn discussed UBCO’s efforts to recruit food service workers now that students are back to in-person learning.

UBC-based nonprofit MEDIC Foundation cuts into the heart of chronic conditions

UBC undergraduate students Anjali Menon and Madhini Vigneswaran discussed their nonprofit, MEDIC Foundation, which aims to make treatment for people diagnosed with chronic conditions more accessible and convenient