UBC In The News
Users of opioid-dispensing machines overdosed less, reported improved health: study
Dr. Thomas Kerr, head of the division of social medicine, co-led a study which investigated Dr. Mark Tyndall’s (school of population and public health) mySafe program for opioid users.
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B.C. continues to have highest eviction rate in Canada
Dr. Craig Jones, associate director of the UBC housing research collaborative, and researcher Silas Xuereb, wrote a report which found that B.C. has the highest eviction rate in Canada.
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Can we stop the singularity?
Computer science professor Dr. Jeff Clune commented on human-level and superhuman-level artificial intelligence.
The New Yorker
Can understanding whale speech help us talk to aliens?
Geography professor Dr. Karen Bakker discussed interspecies listening and translation by humans.
The Daily Beast
Dog refusing to give paw to owner sees internet in stitches: 'Had enough'
Psychology professor emeritus Dr. Stanley Coren said that dogs are intelligent and capable of solving complex problems.
Mineral-rich central Africa becomes focal point in US-China tug of war
Political science professor Dr. Xiaojun Li commented on China’s involvement in Africa.
South China Morning Post
B.C. educators prepare for the 'problems and promise' of AI apps like ChatGPT
Computer science assistant professor Dr. Vered Shwartz commented on ChatGPT and AI detection tools.
How a B.C. airport and First Nation are fighting fire with fire
Forestry professor Dr. Lori Daniels said that B.C. is on a long-term trajectory of increasingly bigger and hotter fires seasons.
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Challenging colonial mining laws: First Nations fight for Indigenous consent
Peter A. Allard school of Law assistant professor Dr. Sara Ghebremusse co-wrote about how mineral exploration in B.C. affects Indigenous Peoples.