UBC In The News

How NYC officials failed to prepare for an air quality crisis

Media mentioned a study by researchers from the school of population and public health which found that pollution from wildfires increased asthma-related calls for ambulances.
Grist via Salon

I survived HIV/AIDS but now I worry climate change will kill me

A study by UBC’s Centre of Heart Lung Innovation which found that the risk for pulmonary disease and lung cancer is higher in people living with HIV was mentioned in an opinion piece.
Openly (Thomson Reuters)

The shipping climate crunch

Mechanical engineering and Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability professor Dr. Amanda Giang and graduate student Imranul Laskar conducted a study that investigated climate policy in the shipping industry.
The Tyee

Western Canada’s dry spring creates prime wildfire conditions

Biology professor Dr. Karen Hodges commented on the effect of wildfires on animal habitats and forests.
New York Times

Can you be outside during an air quality alert?

Sport and exercise medicine and kinesiology professor Dr. Michael Koehle discussed exercising when the air quality is bad.
Outside via Trail Runner, Yahoo; The Grio via Yahoo

Queen bees from Ukraine find a sweet new home in northwestern B.C.

Dr. Alison McAfee, postdoctoral fellow at UBC’s BeeHIVE research cluster, discussed Ukraine’s beekeeping industry.
CBC via Yahoo

B.C. woman says doctor shortage, anti-Indigenous bias may be why doctors missed her cancer

Dr. Farah Shroff (faculty of medicine) discussed unconscious bias in healthcare providers.
CBC via Yahoo

Metro Vancouver-founded T&T Supermarket to open 1st U.S. store in 2024

Sauder School of Business adjunct professor Dr. Jarrett Vaughan commented on T&T’s plan to open a store in Washington State.

‘Our new normal’: As climate change exacerbates wildfires, Canada faces a fiery future

Forestry professors Drs. Sarah Dickson-Hoyle, Lori Daniels and John Innes commented on climate change and wildfires in Canada.
Dr. Lori Daniels: Toronto Star
Dr. John Innes: Toronto Star
Dr. Sarah Dickson-Hoyle: CKNW

B.C. pharmacists did 891 patient assessments on first day of new prescribing powers

Barbara Gobis, director of the faculty of pharmaceutical sciences, said that pharmacist-prescribed medicine is more convenient than going to the ER or a local clinic.
Global News

Canada is in flames — here's how to protect yourself from wildfire smoke

Head of respiratory medicine Dr. Chris Carlsten discussed how to protect ourselves from the health impacts of wildfires.
Daily Hive

Canadian researchers find brain inflammation in patients with long COVID

Psychiatry professor Dr. Lakshmi Yatham commented on a study that found physiological evidence of brain inflammation in people months after their COVID-19 infections.
Canadian Press via Terrace Standard, Hope Standard, Abbotsford News, Victoria News, Mission City Record, Cloverdale Reporter, Campbell River Mirror, Kelowna Capital News, Saanich News

Acetaminophen overdose is one of the main causes of liver damage. Here's how to avoid it

Clinical professors Dr. Eric Yoshida and Dr. Trana Hussaini co-wrote about the dangers of acetaminophen overdose on the liver.
The Conversation (French)

Bachelor of Nsyilxcn language fluency sees first graduates cross the stage

For the first time ever, eight Syilx Okanagan students graduated from UBC Okanagan with a Bachelor of Nsyilxcn Language Fluency (BNLF), a degree taught in their language and delivered on their land.
Global News, Castanet

Dawson Creek legend Roy Forbes picks up UBC honorary doctorate

Dawson Creek singer-songwriter Roy Forbes was recognized by UBC with an honorary degree.
Glacier Media via Vancouver is Awesome, Richmond News, Delta Optimist, Tri-City News, Squamish Chief, Burnaby Now, North Shore News, New Westminster Record, Prince George Citizen