UBC In The News

How prosperity fuels dowry demand in India

Media mentioned a study by economics professor Dr. Siwan Anderson which found that increases in wealth led to increases in dowry payments in India, unlike other countries where dowry payments showed a decline with increasing wealth.

How many “corporate psychopaths” are CEOs?

Psychology professor emeritus Dr. Robert Hare’s diagnostic tool for psychopathy, the Hare psychopathy checklist, found that 3.5 per cent of corporate senior leadership displays a range of psychopathic traits.
Big Think

New UBC research suggests standardizing concussion assessment

Psychology professor Dr. Noah Silverberg helped to develop a new standardized approach to diagnosing concussions.
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Former NHL star calls attention to 'staggering' rate of concussions for domestic violence survivors

A study from UBC and YMCA Metro Vancouver found that approximately 7,000 women and girls in Canada are concussed because of intimate partner and domestic violence.
CBC via Yahoo

Nose for trouble: B.C. scientists brace 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.
Times Colonist

Researchers think other orcas are imitating a single killer whale that first started targeting boats, leading some to sink

Dr. Andrew Trites, director of the marine mammal research unit, said that killer whales “attacking” sailboats is likely a playful activity that’s gotten out of hand.
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Discovered in collections, many new species are already gone

Botany professor Dr. Quentin Cronk commented on dark extinctions, the extinction of species before they are discovered.

Air pollution from increasing wildfires could pose long-term health risks

Respiratory medicine professor Dr. Chris Carlsten said that there is a lot of speculation about the chronic health effects of air pollution from wildfires, but not yet a lot of hard evidence.
Globe and Mail

Would you pay $800 a month to live in a closet? In Vancouver, that may be all you can afford

Dr. Penny Gurstein, co-director of UBC’s housing research collaborative, said that B.C. needs “all hands on deck” to deal with the housing crisis.
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What's behind the predominance of Asians in classical music?

School of music lecturer Amanda Chan was interviewed in an opinion piece about Asian Canadians pursuing music as their career.

'A different place': How the missing children of a former B.C. residential school changed Canada

Dr. Tricia Logan, interim academic director of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, discussed why Canada reflects annually on Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc’s May 27 announcement.
Global News via Rock 101, CFOX

As ChatGPT’s popularity grows, BC Greens want artificial intelligence task force

Computer science professor emeritus Dr. Alan Mackworth said that B.C. is already behind on artificial intelligence regulation.
Global News

Breakthrough procedure helps paralyzed patient walk again

Physical medicine and rehabilitation professor Dr. Andrei Krassioukov discussed the innovative procedure that helped a paralyzed man walk again.
Global News

B.C. premier defends housing policies at town hall

Sauder School of Business professor Dr. Tsur Somerville commented on B.C.’s proposed housing density plan.

Early snowmelt in Western mountains means drier summers, more wildfire risk: study

Climate researcher Holly Chubb discussed how changes in snowmelt could affect B.C’s energy supply, forests and wildlife.
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Bird experts ask B.C. to protect old-growth trees in Fairy Creek to save marbled murrelets

Chemical and biological engineering professor emerita Dr. Royann Petrell and forestry professor Dr. Peter Arcese are calling on the government to increase wildlife habitat areas in Vancouver Island old-growth forests to save the threatened marbled murrelet.
National Observer via Vancouver Sun, The Province, O Canada

Diversion of 'safer supply': A growing problem or urban myth?

School of population and public health professor Dr. Mark Tyndall discussed MySafe, a program he founded that dispenses drugs to users at high risk of overdose.
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Researcher spots pod of orcas swimming just metres from his kayak

Forestry researcher Liam Brennan discussed his encounter with orcas while kayaking near UBC.
Daily Hive

UBC faculty of medicine mourns loss of colleague who died climbing Mount Everest

Anesthesiology professor Dr. Pieter Swart passed away last Thursday due to a respiratory event while climbing Mount Everest.
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Student takes record 54 years to finish bachelors degree: 'I have been to all of my children's graduations'

Arthur Ross, a student who first enrolled at UBC in 1969, graduated on May 25.
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UBC student graduates at 18-years-old

Eighteen-year-old Floria Gu is UBC’s youngest student graduating this spring.
City News

Nardwuar the Human Serviette celebrates 85th anniversary of student radio station

UBC’s student radio station CiTR is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year.

Stober Group and UBCO create scholarship to honour Kelowna business leader

UBCO and the Stober Group are honouring deceased Kelowna business leader Dave McAnerney with a new $50,000 scholarship.