UBC In The News

Latin American immigrants increasingly settling in Kelowna but affordable housing a barrier: Study

Dr. Carlos Teixeira, UBCO geography professor, discussed his new study which examined  barriers to Latin American immigrants settling in Kelowna.
Vancouver Sun

These B.C. researchers want to study your dog

Faculty of land and food systems assistant professor Dr. Alexandra Protopopova discussed the UBC Human-Animal Interaction Lab and its public call for dogs to take part in its research.
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Study looks into equitable greenspace distribution in Victoria and Canadian cities

Jessica Quinton, a UBC forestry doctoral student, discussed new UBC research which looked at whether socio-economic and demographic factors played into greenspace availability.
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Public considers calf age in views on slaughter

Dr. Marina von Keyserlingk, professor in the UBC faculty of land and food systems, discussed her recent study which aimed to assess public attitudes toward how surplus dairy calves are managed.
The Western Producer

Research Review: Dr. Julia Harten

Dr. Julia Harten, assistant professor in the UBC school of community and regional planning, discussed her research on China’s shared rental market, and her experience with “bed rentals” in urban cities.

The fear of public places in the age of COVID: Is it agoraphobia or something else?

Dr. Steven Taylor, professor in the UBC department of psychiatry, discussed people’s resilience to COVID-related anxiety.
Los Angeles Times

Enoki mushrooms recalled in B.C. for 2nd time this month

Food safety engineering associate professor Dr. Siyun Wang discussed Listeria contamination of Enoki mushrooms, saying there is no precise step to eliminate the pathogen and advising food processors to conduct thorough checks.
CBC via Yahoo Canada

Why the unconventional bedtime tale Goodnight Moon endures 75 years on

Dr. Theresa Rogers, professor in the UBC department of language and literacy education, commented on children’s books, saying they tend to centre on innocence.

Worst marriage ever: The story of Jason and Medea

Dr. Florence Yoon, associate professor in the UBC department of ancient Mediterranean and near Eastern studies, discussed the ancient Greek story of Jason and Medea.

Causes and solutions for healthcare worker burnout

Dr. Farinaz Havaei, assistant professor in the school of nursing, discussed healthcare burnout including factors and what needs to improve in the healthcare system.
CBC BC Today (27:30)

Food prices soaring, even as inflation cools

Dr. Matias Margulis, assistant professor in the UBC school of public policy and global affairs and faculty of land and food systems, commented on increased food prices globally.
CBC BC Today (14:50)

Fourth year of hemlock looper outbreak threatens trees in Vancouver

Dr. Richard Hamelin, professor in the department of forest and conservation sciences, discussed the damage caused to hemlock trees by lambdina fiscellarialarvae, or hemlock loopers.

Musk and interest rate hikes

Peter A. Allard School of Law assistant professor Dr. Hassan Ahmad discussed the legal basis of Elon Musk’s wanting to retract his offer to buy Twitter, in advance of a hearing to take place in October before the Delaware Chancery Court.
Fairchild TV

Dan Fumano: Vancouver and Surrey face long ballots, crowded fields

Dr. Gerald Baier, associate professor in the UBC department of political science, commented on the Surrey mayoral contest.
Vancouver Sun

COVID-19: How to read B.C. CDC data on deaths and other numbers

Evolutionary biologist Dr. Sarah Otto commented on the reasons why COVID deaths are under-reported.
Vancouver Sun, The Province

As Chinook salmon get thinner and fewer, southern resident killer whales struggle to find enough food

Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries doctoral student Fanny Couture discussed her research into the decline of southern resident killer whales and their primary source of food, Chinook salmon.
The Conversation via Yahoo Canada

Three ways to help the world

Dr. Yves Tiberghien, professor in the UBC department of political science, co-wrote about how to navigate a world in shock, including facing interacting food, energy, climate, and economic shocks with pragmatism
Khaleej Times

How a 20-year-old student in Canada became a Ukrainian war correspondent with a global following

UBC political science undergraduate Anastasiia Lapatina discussed her work as anational reporter for The Kyiv Independent reporting the war in Ukraine.
The (Toronto) Star

UBC students face a food insecurity crisis. Here's what's being done about it

Media discussed food insecurity and the approach UBC is taking to support students who are facing affordability and food security issues.
Vancouver is Awesome

The 10 best places in Vancouver to watch the leaves turn colour this fall

UBC campus, and the Botanical Garden, was featured as one of the 10 best places in Vancouver to see fall foliage this autumn.
Daily Hive

This is the house that collaboration is building

Drs. Peter Zandstra, Dena Shahriari, and Kelly McNagny, researchers in the UBC school of biomedical engineering, discussed the school, which they hope will become a space for collaboration.