UBC In The News

Why Saturn has another new moon

Physics and astronomy professor Dr. Brett Gladman and former PhD student Dr. Edward Ashton led a study that discovered 62 moons around Saturn. 
BBC, City News

Euclid mission sets out in search of clues to universe’s biggest mystery – the nature of dark energy

UBC scientists are among 2,000 researchers who will be involved in analyzing the data sent back to Earth from the European Space Agency’s recently launched Euclid satellite. 
Globe and Mail (subscription), CBC, CBC Radio, CKNW, CTV (14:28 mark) 

What areas of Metro Vancouver are the smelliest? UBC researchers want to know

A project led by mechanical engineering researchers called Smell Vancouver is tracking the worst and weirdest odours around Metro Vancouver. Postdoctoral researcher Dr. Sahil Bhandari was quoted. 
City News 

B.C. company fined $157K for 'high-risk' school asbestos removal

UBC-run CAREX Canada (school of population and public health) estimated that roughly 235,000 Canadians are exposed to asbestos in the workplace. 
Glacier Media via Business in Vancouver, Vancouver is Awesome, Times Colonist, Burnaby Now, Tri-City News, Richmond News, New Westminster Record, Delta Optimist, Squamish Chief, North Shore News 

England's Bright joins chorus of calls for action on ACL injuries

Physical therapy professor Dr. Jackie Whittaker said there is no proof that physiological differences cause women to tear their ACL more often than men. 

Israel's opioid crisis could become worst in the world

School of population and public health lecturer Dr. Itai Bavli discussed Israel’s opioid crisis.  

Humans are dangerous predators because we love collecting weird animals

Dr. Andrea Reid (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries) said industrial fisheries can look to Indigenous stewardship models for ways to more sustainably engage with fish. 
Hakai Magazine via Popular Science 

How AI may help humans ‘talk’ to animals

Geography professor Dr. Karen Bakker commented on using AI to communicate with animals. 

Clean fuel rules come into effect July 1

Land and food systems professor Dr. Sumeet Gulati commented on Canada’s new fuel regulations. 

How is going back to natural fabrics the way to be fashion forward?

Materials engineering student Rynn Zhang discussed the impact of textiles on climate change and the environment. 
CBC Planet Wonder (6:33 mark) 

Sunscreen myths and facts: What to know as summer gets underway

Dermatology and skin science professor Dr. Sunil Kaila discussed how people can effectively use sunscreen to protect their skin. 
Global News 

Why do mosquitoes like me so much?

Zoology professor Dr. Ben Matthews discussed why mosquitoes seem to target some people more than others. 

The fight to save Vancouver’s disappearing beaches

Dr. Christopher Harley (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries; zoology) commented on rising sea levels in Vancouver. 
The Weather Network

B.C. port workers strike will have ripple effects across the economy

Sauder School of Business professor Dr. Werner Antweiler commented on the strike among over 7,000 cargo loaders at B.C.’s ports. 
Postmedia via Vancouver Sun, The Province, O Canada 

B.C. lawyers reject 'climate conscious lawyering' policies

Peter A. Allard School of Law professor Dr. Carol Liao commented on the failed “climate conscious lawyering” proposal that would have required lawyers to provide guidance to clients about risks and opportunities related to climate change. 
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B.C. immigrants report lowest sense of belonging to Canada

Drs. Nathanael Lauster (sociology) and Suzanne Huot (occupational science and occupational therapy) commented on a Statistics Canada survey which found that only 53 per cent of B.C. immigrants have a strong sense of belonging to Canada. 
Glacier Media via Vancouver is Awesome, Burnaby Now, Richmond News, New Westminster Record, Delta Optimist, Squamish Chief, North Shore News, Pique NewsMagazine, Prince George Citizen 

Chinese Canadian Museum opens in B.C., 100 years after Exclusion Act took effect

History graduate student Naomi Louie discussed the Chinese Exclusion Act that completely halted Chinese immigration to Canada for 24 years. 
Black Press via Kelowna Capital News, Cloverdale Reporter, Hope Standard, Terrace Standard, Campbell River Mirror, Langley Advance Times, Peace Arch News, Abbotsford News 

Bill C-18: Google and Meta spark crucial test for Canadian journalism

Journalism professors Drs. Alfred Hermida and Mary Lynn Young wrote about the implications of Bill C-18, or the Online News Act, that will make companies like Meta and Google compensate Canadian news outlets whenever their news content is shared on their online platforms. 
The Conversation via Yahoo 

Copyright exceptions in Canadian education aren’t a loophole, they’re essential

Stephanie Savage (UBC Library) and co-author argued that copyright exceptions are important for education. 
The Conversation via Yahoo 

How pharmacists are collaborating to manage pain after hospital

Pharmaceutical sciences lecturer Dr. Tiana Tilli explained how pharmacists can help patients across B.C. manage pain. 
Georgia Straight 

UBC members among 85 new Order of Canada appointees

New Order of Canada appointees include Dr. lax̌lax̌tkʷ Jeannette Christine Armstrong (Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences), Dr. Barbara Arneil (faculty of arts), Dr. John Fleetham (faculty of medicine), Dr. Sally Thorne (school of nursing), Dr. Keith Walley (faculty of medicine), and Michael Wulder (adjunct professor, faculty of forestry).
Globe and Mail