UBC In The News

It's so hard to find a COVID booster in Washington, experts worry people will just give up

Dr. Devon Greyson (school of population and public health) said that the key to communicating about the updated booster shot is to convey the urgency of getting it without overselling the vaccine’s availability.

Eastern hemlocks are declining. Here’s why that matters

Forestry professor Dr. Danielle Ignace discussed how Indigenous knowledge is crucial to understanding how to adapt to climate change.
The Sweaty Penguin (29:52 mark)

Hockey Canada board stepping down

Christie Stephenson, executive director of the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, commented on the resignation of Hockey Canada’s board of directors.
CBC Vancouver News at 6 (10:25 mark)CBC Radio West (28:35 mark)CHCH (2:42 mark)

Samurai wasps poised to help B.C. with its stink bug problem

Zoology professor Dr. Katie Marshall noted the need to manage the population of invasive stink bugs in B.C.

Gas prices in B.C. drop after weeks-long spike, but experts warn of future increases

Dr. Werner Antweiler (Sauder School of Business) said British Columbians can expect more erratic gas price patterns because there is currently a tight market for refining capacity.
CBC via Yahoo

Is Vancouver 'deteriorating'? How public safety is being debated in the lead-up to the election

Professor emeritus Dr. Penny Gurstein (school of community and regional planning) and Dr. Alexandra Flynn (Peter A. Allard School of Law) discussed public safety in Vancouver.
CTV via iHeartRadio

Falling loonie, looming ban fails to spur foreign real estate buyers

Dr. Tsur Somerville (Sauder School of Business) noted that foreign investment in B.C. has flatlined.
Business in VancouverWestern Interior

We need to talk about B.C.’s drought

Forestry professor Dr. Scott Hinch and professor of Indigenous fisheries Dr. Andrea Reid discussed how drought has impacted the salmon population in B.C.
The Narwhal