UBC In The News

Are airplanes at risk from falling space debris like old rockets and satellites?

A study conducted by political science professor Dr. Michael Byers and physics and astronomy professor Dr. Aaron Boley found that rocket debris re-entering Earth’s atmosphere will have a 10 per cent chance of causing a fatality in the next decade.
CTV via KTVZ (Oregon)

Scientists misled on seaweed invasions of coral reefs, finds B.C. researcher

Dr. Sara Cannon, a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, led a study which found that seaweed behaviour is not a strong indicator of human disturbance in oceans.
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Getting active, while living with a partial spinal cord injury

Dr. Sarah Lawrason, a researcher at UBCO’s school of health and exercise sciences, conducted a study which investigated the potential of mobile health intervention apps for people living with spinal cord injury.

The most popular dog name in every U.S. state has been revealed

Psychology professor emeritus Dr. Stanley Coren discussed the importance of a dog’s name.

A graphic video on Twitter of the Texas mall shooting is spurring debate — and disgust

Dr. Heidi Tworek, director of the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, commented on the posting of gory images and videos on social media.
CBC via Yahoo, MSN

Vancouver Park Board approves 'lethal removal' in Canada goose management plan

UBCO biology professor Dr. Adam Ford commented on geese in Vancouver.
City News

Metro Vancouver might see 'hotter-than-average' temperatures this summer. Here's why

Earth sciences assistant professor Dr. Rachel White discussed El Niño, which is when there are warmer than average sea surface temperatures over the Pacific.
Vancouver is Awesome

Midwives are difficult to find

Fairchild TV featured UBC’s midwifery program.
Fairchild TV (14:16 mark)