UBC In The News
Stealing vs. going to war. Why Russian corruption is not an obstacle to war but rather its cause
Media mentioned a paper by Dr. Philippe Le Billon (school of public policy and global affairs; geography) which argued that war creates additional conditions that facilitate illicit enrichment.
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B.C. scientists help discover space-time distortions that could test Einstein's theory of relativity
UBC physics and astronomy researchers co-authored a study that harnessed the Milky Way as an antenna to find the first evidence of low-frequency gravitational waves.
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Severe cold could hurt B.C. wine sector as much as heat and forest fires
Media mentioned a UBC study that claimed half of current global wine-growing regions would become climatically unsuitable for today’s major wine grapes.
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Water safety and kids
Pediatrics professor Dr. Ian Pike discussed safety tips for kids and water, and debunked myths about drowning.
Promoting sports gambling: Canada’s other pandemic
Dr. Luke Clark, psychology professor and director of the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC, discussed why it is more dangerous for young people to start gambling than mature adults.