UBC In The News

Merely designating an area as protected not enough, says Princeton study; here is why

Media mentioned the Paper Park Index by Dr. Daniel Pauly and Veronica Relano (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries) which evaluated the effectiveness of marine protected areas.
Down To Earth

UBCO study finds low-carb start to day helps battle type 2 diabetes

An international team led by UBCO researchers suggests a low-carb breakfast might help people living with Type 2 diabetes (T2D) better control their blood sugar levels.
Castanet via Vancouver is Awesome, Pique NewsMagazine, North Shore News, Prince George Citizen, Delta Optimist, New Westminster Record, Tri-City News, Richmond News, Squamish Chief, Burnaby Now

Folbigg’s pardon yet another alarm bell for how science is used in the justice system

Peter A. Allard School of Law professor Dr. Emma Cunliffe commented on Kathleen Folbigg who was convicted of killing her four children in 2003 and given an unconditional pardon after serving 20 years.
10 News First, ABC News Australia, Sydney Morning Herald, 2GB Sydney, 4BC Brisbane, Stuff New Zealand, Newshub New Zealand, Mother’s Guilt (9:18 mark)

The US is getting its first new nuclear reactor in 40 years

School of public policy and global affairs professor Dr. M.V. Ramana commented on the recently built nuclear reactor in Georgia, the first in the U.S. in more than 40 years.

India among top sources of foreign interference in Canada

School of public policy and global affairs adjunct professor Vina Nadjibulla commented on India being listed among the top sources of foreign influence in Canada.
Business Standard India, Lokmat Times, Weekly Voice

Calls grow across Canada to ban gambling ads during sports broadcasts

Dr. Luke Clark, psychology professor and director of the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC, commented on gambling advertising in B.C.
Postmedia via Vancouver Sun, The Province, O Canada, Prince George Post

Algorithms can be useful in detecting fake news, stopping its spread and countering misinformation

Computer science professor Dr. Laks V.S. Lakshmanan wrote about using algorithms to detect fake news and misinformation campaigns.
The Conversation

Font gives fresh look to B.C. Indigenous languages while working on reconciliation

A new font to typeset Salish languages is the result of a unique collaboration between UBC, Musqueam and Syilx.
Canadian Press via National Post, Toronto Star, Vancouver is Awesome, Burnaby Now, Penticton Herald, Squamish Chief, New Westminster Record, North Shore News, Richmond News, Tri-City News

UBCO celebrates the graduates of 2023

On June 8 and 9, UBCO will confer more than 2,300 degrees during six graduation ceremonies. On Thursday, the first-ever Bachelor of Nsyilxcn Language Fluency degree graduates will receive their degrees.