UBC In The News

Heat stroke isn’t just a short-term danger

Faculty of medicine cardiology resident Dr. Miles Marchand discussed the symptoms of heat stroke. 
TIME via Yahoo 

Gray whales approach boats and let humans pet them, baffling scientists

Dr. Andrew Trites, director of the marine mammal research unit, said gray whales approaching humans is strange because they were “hunted almost to extinction.”  
Business Insider via Yahoo 

What the U.S. leaving NATO would look like

Political science professor Dr. Paul Quirk said the possibility of the U.S. leaving NATO is very low. 
Newsweek via MSN 

Do health care deals work? Feds overhauling data collection to help answer

School of population and public health professor Dr. Kim McGrail said the federal and provincial plan to make health records more accessible will take a long time to adopt and implement. 
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B.C. residents asked to conserve water as severe drought persists

Forestry professor Dr. John Richardson commented on B.C.’s drought.
CBC (0:41 mark) 

VR project brings the realities of Arctic climate change in Canada to viewers

Forestry professor Dr. Isla Myers-Smith said there has been an increase in shrubs and grasses, along with rates of permafrost thaw and erosion on Qikiqtaruk or Herschel Island in Yukon since the 1980s. 
Radio-Canada, Cabin Radio 

Stone walls and historical harbors are unexpected havens of biodiversity

Zoology professor Dr. Katie Marshall commented on a study which found that old harbour infrastructure and sea walls provide habitat to wildlife. 
Hakai Magazine 

They lost their kids to Fortnite

Peter A. Allard School of Law adjunct professor Jon Festinger commented on the class action lawsuit against video game company Epic. 

Cave and Basin murals explore Indigenous connections to place

Creative and critical studies professor Tania Willard discussed the mural she painted at the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. 
Penticton Herald, Yahoo 

When did summer camp get so lux?

History professor Dr. Leslie Paris said initially, parents sending their kids to sleepaway camp was an expression of their elite status. 
Dwell via Yahoo