UBC In The News

Is road salt hurting salmon? UBC and volunteers are investigating

Zoology professor Dr. Patricia Schulte discussed a project looking into the impact of road salt on local Pacific salmon.
The Weather Network

Can whales be saved from harmful noise pollution? These B.C. engineers think so

Mechanical engineering professors Drs. Rajeev Jaiman and Jasmin Jelovica discussed their study exploring how artificial intelligence can be used to reduce ship noise that can harm marine mammals such as whales.
CKNW Jill Bennett Show (Dec. 16 at 18:00 mark), Glacier Media via Business in Vancouver (BIV), The Prince George Citizen, Richmond News, Alaska Highway News, Tri-City News, North Shore News, Burnaby Now, Vancouver is Awesome. Delta Optimist, Pique NewsMagazine

UBC researchers discover compound that could halt colds, COVID

UBC medicine professor Dr. Yossef Av-Gay and postdoctoral fellow Dr. Tirosh Shapira discussed their work identifying a compound that shows early promise in halting infections from a range of coronaviruses.
Postmedia via Vancouver Sun, The Province

'Nibblers and Lions': B.C. researchers discover new 'supergroup' on tree of life

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.
Times Colonist

Mongolians brave the cold to decry corruption

Dr. Julian Dierkes (school of public policy and global affairs) commented on potential outcomes of the protests in Mongolia against corruption.
The Economist

Can a raisin really reboot your sex life?

Obstetrics and gynaecology professor Dr. Lori Brotto discussed food with aphrodisiac qualities.
Telegraph (subscription)

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 via Popular Science

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.
Global via 91.5 The Beat, Country 105, Q107

'Angel cradles' offer safe option for mothers who are unable to keep their babies

Obstetrics and gynaecology professor Dr. Geoffrey Cundiff discussed the “Angel Cradles,” a safe option for mothers who are unable to keep their babies.

Decades of work remain long after the shaking ends

Civil engineering professor Dr. Tony Yang was quoted about the lack of earthquake-resistant buildings in earthquake-prone areas.
Vancouver Sun

Virtual reality might be the future of sex therapy

Dr. Lori Brotto, professor in the department of obstetrics and gynaecology, discussedthe future of VR in sex research and therapy.
Sex and Psychology podcast

Lure of Chinese fame persists at Vancouver pageant

International relations student Yi Yi Wang discussed taking part in the Miss Chinese Vancouver pageant. Dr. Hedy Law (School of Music) discussed the connection between Vancouver and Chinese Canadian musicians.
Canadian Press via The Globe and Mail, Global News, Vancouver Sun, CTV

UBC startup IRLY is out to reimagine dating apps for Generation Z

UBC alum Connor Rose discussed his gamified video dating app IRLY, which he started working on while at the e@UBC program.
BC Business