UBC In The News

Women suffering brain injuries from intimate-partner violence at risk of injury being used against them in court

Medicine PhD candidate Quinn Boyle discussed his study which found that women who have suffered brain injuries from intimate-partner violence run the risk that their diagnoses will be used against them in custody disputes.
Globe and Mail (subscription)

Cloud cover won't be enough to stop coral bleaching, says UBC researcher

A study led by geography researcher Dr. Pedro González-Espinosa (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries) found that while cloud cover offers coral reefs some protection from excess heat, it won’t be enough to stave off mass bleaching.
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B.C. researchers use AI to predict a cancer patient’s survival rate with 80 per cent accuracy

Media mentioned that UBC and B.C. Cancer researchers have developed an AI model that predicts a cancer patient’s survival rate with over 80 per cent accuracy.
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Conference in Vancouver: TotalEnergies and South African environmental defenders

Dr. Rashid Sumaila (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries; school of public policy and global affairs) discussed how to increase the world’s marine protected areas.
Radio France Internationale

Canada's stockpile of ventilators up from 500 to 27,000 after push to procure them

Clinical professor Dr. Srinivas Murthy gave comments on Canada’s push to procure ventilators. The story also quoted Tanya Bennet, a biomedical engineering PhD student who joined a ventilator design competition along with seven other students in the early days of the pandemic.
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Fears that 'foreign interference' investigations could stoke anti-Asian sentiment

History professor Dr. Henry Yu (Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies) discussed the ramifications of fears around “foreign interference” and anti-Asian sentiment.

Managing Metro Vancouver's water supply as global temperatures rise

Dr. Kai Chan (Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability) commented on the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which found that climate change will affect our water supply.
City News (Vancouver)

Can the heat from running computers help grow our food? It’s complicated

PhD candidate Sarah-Louise Ruder (Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability) co-wrote about the benefits and drawbacks of capturing the heat emitted by computing hardware and reusing it to grow crops indoors.
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