UBC In The News

UBC scientists discover entirely new branch on the tree of life — and they are likely to ‘nibble’

A study led by botany professor Dr. Patrick Keeling found that there’s a new branch on the tree of life and it’s made up of predators that nibble their prey to death.
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Biodiversity: 'Magical marine species' pushed toward extinction

Marine biologist Dr. Amanda Vincent (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries) said the latest extinction list should shock us and engage us for urgent action.

A brief history of silent protests

Asian studies professor Dr. Christopher Rea gave comments on China’s blank paper protests.
Smithsonian Magazine

Labradors napping together melts hearts: 'the cutest bond'

Psychology professor emeritus Dr. Stanley Coren was quoted about how dogs will attempt to establish a good-natured relationship unless they receive hostile signals.

Unearthing the original Mediterranean diet

Dr. Daniel Pauly (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries; Sea Around Us) discussed the actual condition of the Mediterranean Sea with respect to the historical baseline.
Hakai Magazine

Poilievre’s pasta politics are flawed

Dr. James Vercammen (Sauder School of Business; faculty of land and food systems) discussed the Conservative party leader’s commentary of pasta inflation.
National Observer

Has B.C. turned a new leaf around protecting biodiversity?

Sociology professor Dr. David Tindall commented on the shift in the B.C. NDP’s tone on climate and the environment.
National Observer

Alberta health minister says current peak of influenza may have passed, bracing for more waves in new year

Pediatrics professor Dr. Pascal Lavoie suggested that people need to be careful to limit the spread of respiratory viruses by avoiding overcrowding.
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Planning a holiday feast? Be prepared for the sticker shock, experts say

Land and food systems professor Dr. Matias Margulis (school of public policy and global affairs) discussed the cause of dairy price increase.

What Canadian travellers need to know about the new sex law in this popular destination

History professor Dr. John Roosa and adjunct professor John Korenic (Sauder School of Business) discussed what travellers need to know about the new laws in Indonesia.
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Will Indigenous sovereignty be on the agenda at COP15?

Forestry postdoctoral fellow Dr. Richard Schuster said biodiversity on Indigenous-managed lands is consistently higher than it is elsewhere.
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Indigenous cultures hold the keys to sustaining our planet. At COP15, will we finally be listening?

Anthropology professor Dr. Wade Davis co-wrote about the need to listen to Indigenous peoples to sustain our planet and preserve its biodiversity.
Globe and Mail

Here’s why an increase in Canada’s carbon pricing can actually put money in your pocket

Dr. Werner Antweiler (Sauder School of Business) argued that nearly all the money collected through federal carbon pricing finds its way back to households and businesses and helps us shift to a greener society.
Toronto Star

The likely constitutional fly in Alberta's Sovereignty Act ointment

PhD student Mark Mancini (Peter A. Allard School of Law) co-wrote about why Alberta’s proposed Sovereignty Act makes judicial review of ministerial orders difficult.
National Post

Museum of Anthropology at UBC closing for seismic upgrades

UBC’s Museum of Anthropology will be temporarily closed in 2023 for seismic upgrades.
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