UBC In The News

B.C. scientists bracing for a deadly bat fungus

Researchers Dr. Matthew Mitchell (land and food systems) and Aaron Aguirre (Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability) will spend the summer collecting data on bats in Metro Vancouver.
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UBC pre-natal app reached more than 14,000 expecting parents

School of population and public health professor Dr. Patrician Janssen discussed SmartMom, an app that provides prenatal education through text-messaging for expecting parents.
CBC On The Coast

2-year-old bitten by coyote in Port Coquitlam, B.C., park

Forestry assistant professor Dr. Sarah Benson-Amram said coyotes are more aggressive this time of the year because it’s denning season – when pups are born.

A history of cuts to Alberta's firefighting budget, explained

UBCO Earth, environmental and geographic sciences assistant professor Dr. Mathieu Bourbonnais commented on the use of rappelling to fight fires.

Vancouver council takes heat for vote to refund millions in empty homes tax to developers

Dr. Thomas Davidoff (Sauder School of Business) commented on taxing developers on unsold inventory.
Global News

Why did the Salish woolly dog go extinct? Could it come back?

Anthropology professor Dr. Camilla Speller commented on using DNA processing and selective breeding to bring extinct dogs back.

How emergency alerts can harm those in vulnerable situations

Social work professor Dr. Lea Caragata discussed how emergency alerts can cause harm to individuals who are in vulnerable living situations by revealing that they have a phone.
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Coquitlam school district in battle with teacher aide over her adults-only porn site

Peter A. Allard School of Law professor Dr. Supriya Routh weighed in on the case of a Coquitlam educational assistant who was asked to shut down her online accounts.
Vancouver Sun

Inadequate housing provides a foundation of sand for Vancouver's most vulnerable

Drs. Skye Barbic and William Honer (faculty of medicine) wrote about Vancouver’s housing crisis.
Vancouver Sun

Behold Vancouver, where there are housing solutions to be found

School of architecture and landscape architecture professor Patrick Condon argued that Vancouver should build more non-market housing projects to address the affordable housing problem.
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