UBC In The News

Budget for B.C. government trade mission to Asia not disclosed

Media mentioned a study from the Sauder School of Business which questioned the effectiveness of trade missions.
Glacier Media via Coast Reporter, Powell River Peak, Alaska Highway News

B.C. researchers look to bridge gap in ‘wildly inconsistent’ concussion diagnoses

Psychology professor Dr. Noah Silverberg helped to develop a new standardized approach to diagnosing concussions.
Black Press via Today in BC, Victoria News, Oak Bay News, Kelowna Capital News, Surrey Now-Leader, Hope Standard, Cloverdale Reporter, Mission City Record, Trail Times

Self-checkout preferred for blush-inducing purchases, B.C. study affirms

A Sauder School of Business study found that when people buy embarrassing items, they choose self-checkout or the most robotic human cashier available.
Black Press via Today in BC, Victoria News, Oak Bay News, Kelowna Capital News, Surrey Now-Leader, Hope Standard, Cloverdale Reporter, Mission City Record, Trail Times

How important is nutrition while at university?

UBCO nursing professor Dr. Jean Bottorff led a study which found that poor eating habits among students can contribute to a variety of future health issues, including obesity, respiratory diseases and depression.
New Food Magazine

How virtual layoffs became the new normal for workplaces

Sauder School of Business professor Dr. Sima Sajjadiani commented on virtual layoffs.

Most honey in America is fake—here’s why that matters

Biochemistry and molecular biology professor Dr. Leonard Foster said that it’s hard to know how much of the honey in America is fake.
Well and Good

Why have killer whales off the southern coast of Spain been damaging boats?

Marine mammal research unit director Dr. Andrew Trites and graduate student Taryn Scarff commented on the killer whales “attacking” boats off the coast of Spain and Portugal.
Dr. Andrew Trites: KCBS Radio
Taryn Scarff: CBC Radio

What Danielle Smith’s Alberta election win means for the rest of Canada

Political science professor Dr. Allan Tupper commented on Alberta leader Danielle Smith’s relationship with the federal government.
Global News

Vancouver walk for Alzheimer's raises awareness for the condition

Clinical professor Dr. Roger Wong said that 600,000 Canadians are living with Alzheimer’s disease and that could triple to 1.7 million people in the next 30 years.
City News

Fish fight over West Coast licenses and quota resurfaces at federal committee

Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries professor Dr. Villy Christensen commented on fishing licenses and quotas on Canada’s west coast.
National Observer

Will e-bike rebate program get people out of their cars? Here’s what UBC research shows

Media mentioned a study from UBC’s research on active transportation lab which found that electric bikes help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and congestion. Civil engineering PhD students Amir Hassanpour and Elmira Berjisian were quoted.
Postmedia via Vancouver Sun, The Province, O Canada, Regina Leader-Post, Prince George Post

Eby organizes housing education in Singapore

Geography professor emeritus Dr. David Ley was interviewed about Singapore’s housing model in an opinion piece on B.C. premier David Eby’s visit to the country.
Postmedia via Vancouver Sun, The Province, O Canada

Amid EV boom, B.C. urban gas prices to climb past $2/litre

Sauder School of Business professor Dr. Werner Antweiler said that it now costs four times more to drive a gasoline-powered car than an electric vehicle in B.C.
Glacier Media via Vancouver is Awesome, Business in Vancouver, Times Colonist, Castanet, Delta Optimist, Squamish Chief, Richmond News, North Shore News, Burnaby Now, Tri-City News

Insights from a civil engineer: Assessing the Sea to Sky Highway’s design

UBCO civil engineering professor Dr. Suliman Gargoum discussed the design of the Sea to Sky Highway that links Lions Bay and Whistler.
Glacier Media via Business in Vancouver, Vancouver is Awesome, Burnaby Now, Richmond News, Times Colonist, New Westminster Record, Tri-City News, Prince George Citizen, North Shore News, Squamish Chief, Pique NewsMagazine

Pandemic babies’ developmental milestones: Not as bad as we feared, but not as good as before

Education professor Dr. Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen co-wrote about the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on children’s development.
The Conversation via Yahoo

Atira's walls come tumbling down

Peter A. Allard School of Law professor Dr. Carol Liao called for accountability from Atira, a housing provider that was found to have a conflict of interest with BC Housing.
Business in Vancouver