UBC In The News
Metro Vancouver affordable housing targets applauded by advocate
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.
Forecasting tool predicts smoke is about to get much worse in Edmonton
Weather forecasting tool FireSmoke, developed by UBC’s Weather Forecast Research Team, predicted that smoke burning from wildfires in Northern Saskatchewan may be hazardous for Edmonton.
Michael Mosley shares three exercises that could help you live longer and shed weight
Physical therapy professor Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose said weight training has been found to improve one’s memory as well as other cognitive abilities.
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Artificial sweeteners do little for the waistline and may even harm your health: new WHO guideline
Land and food systems lecturer Gerry Kasten said that artificial sweeteners have far less nutritional value than natural sugar sources like honey or maple syrup.
Wildfires made Calgary the most polluted city on Earth. Here’s how air pollution harms our health
Dr. Michael Brauer (school of population and public health) said that wildfire smoke is responsible for roughly 20 per cent of Canada’s annual PM 2.5 emissions, particles tiny enough to infiltrate deep into our lungs.
Embattled Atira CEO steps down, week after damning BC Housing audit
Dr. Carol Liao (Peter A. Allard School of Law) discussed the conflict of interest between BC Housing’s former CEO and his spouse, the former CEO of BC Housing’s largest operator Atira.
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Is Vancouver a destination for visitors, rather than a community for residents?
School of community and regional planning professor emeritus Dr. Penny Gurstein discussed the decreasing sense of community in Vancouver.
B.C. gas projects could triple emissions target by 2030, finds report
Chemical and biological engineering adjunct professor Dr. Roland Clift commented on a report that found B.C. will blow its oil and gas emissions target without a cap.
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