UBC In The News

Why giving is good for you

Media mentioned a UBC study which found that people in every age group got a mood boost from spending money on gifts for others.
The Irish News

Researchers discover secret of building a better wildlife overpass

Science undergraduate student Liam Brennan and UBCO wildlife ecology postdoctoral fellow Dr. Clayton Lamb discussed a study they led that located, measured and then evaluated wildlife overpasses.
Dr. Lamb and Liam Brennan: CBC
Liam Brennan: Black Press via Kelowna Capital News, Surrey Now-Leader, Nelson Star, Golden Star, The Chilliwack Progress, North Delta Reporter. Peace Arch News, Langley Advance Times, Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News, Hope Standard

A field at a crossroads: genetics and racial mythmaking

Dr. Nicholas Hudson, professor in the department of English language and literatures, said some enlightenment thinkers’ attempts to classify humans based on race and geography were generally based on secondhand accounts from travel literature and legend.
Undark via Scientific American

For B.C. patient, last-minute surgery cancellation raises fears of cancer spread

Dr. Sarah Finlayson, professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology, said Vancouver General Hospital alone cannot serve the needs of all women with gynecologic cancers and there is urgent need for additional centres in Interior Health and Fraser Health.
The Globe and Mail

Climate change could force snow-clearing rethink

UBCO engineering professor Dr. Gord Lovegrove commented on the costs of adding residential side streets to Vancouver’s snow-clearing plans.
Vancouver Sun

Southern Alberta businesses adjusting to single-use plastics ban

Research associate Dr. Juan José Alava (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries) discussed reducing the environmental impact of plastic at the household, community and provincial levels.
Global News via 91.5 The Beat

Canada’s Asian engagement sharpens regional security focus

Political science professor Dr. Yves Tiberghien commented on recent leadership changes in Japan and South Korea.
Business in Vancouver

'People from the sacrifice zone': Doctors call for moratorium on B.C. fracking

Dr. Larry Barzelai, clinical assistant professor in the department of family practice, discussed the impacts of fracking on those who live nearby.
Glacier Media via The Prince George Citizen, North Shore News, Burnaby Now, Dawson Creek Mirror, Pique NewsMagazine, Vancouver is Awesome, Squamish Chief, Bowen Island Undercurrent, Powell River Peak, Tri-City News

Tips for managing your alcohol over the holidays

Dr. Launette Rieb, clinical associate professor in the department of family practice, provided tips to help reduce the risk of potential alcohol-related harms.
Pique NewsMagazine, Bowen Island Undercurrent, Squamish Chief, North Shore News

The future of microdosing: Legislation, research, & science

Medicine clinical instructor Dr. Pamela Kryskow Pamela discussed microdosing, clinical and patient-driven research.
The Psychedelic Podcast

Opinion: B.C. is right to take on Telus Health for putting family doctors behind a paywall

Dr. Devon Mitchell, a resident in the department of emergency medicine, applauded the B.C. Medical Services Commission’s injunction against Telus Health for its LifePlus program, and urged the B.C. government to invest more in publicly funded primary care.
Vancouver Sun

In Danielle Smith's fantasy Alberta, Indigenous struggle is twisted to suit settlers

English and First Nations and Indigenous studies professor Dr. Daniel Heath Justice wrote about Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s recent controversial statements on Indigenous matters.
The Conversation via Penticton Herald, Kelowna Daily Courier, The Prince George Citizen, National Post, Yahoo Canada, MountainViewToday.ca, Cochrane Today, Lakeland Today

Prosecutors await new materials before deciding on murder retrial

Media mentioned lecturer Tamara Levy (Peter A. Allard School of Law) in a story about the UBC Innocence Project and the retrial of Gerald Bernard Klassen, who was convicted of murder in 1993.
Glacier Media via The Prince George Citizen, Pique NewsMagazine, Vancouver is Awesome, Alaska Highway News, Dawson Creek Mirror, Powell River Peak, Bowen Island Undercurrent, Sechelt / Gibsons Coast Reporter, New Westminster Record, North Shore News