UBC In The News

Scientists identify paths for reducing air pollution in India

School of population and public health professor Dr. Michael Brauer co-authored a study which identified strategies to help reduce air pollution in India. 
CNN News 18 

Orcas may just be the beginning. Whales and humans are likely to have more strange encounters in the future

Dr. Andrew Trites, director of the marine mammal research unit, commented on gray whales approaching humans. 
Business Insider via Yahoo, MSN 

Meta and Google are blocking links to news in Canada. The US might be next

Journalism professor Dr. Alfred Hermida said the outcome of the Online News Act, or Bill C-18, will set precedent for other countries considering passing similar laws. 
Vox via MSN 

Work resumes at B.C. ports after tentative deal is reached to end strike

Sauder School of Business professor emeritus Dr. Mark Thompson commented on the tentative deal that ended the strike of over 7,000 cargo loaders at B.C.’s ports. 
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Is COVID in a summer lull, or something more? There are reasons for caution — and for optimism

Zoology professor Dr. Sarah Otto said CoVARR-Net data shows that COVID levels have dropped fourfold since the spring. 
Toronto Star 

Today’s new COVID reality: Your questions answered

Zoology professor Dr. Sarah Otto said though COVID levels are dipping, taking a rapid test when you have a fever and other flu-like symptoms is still important. 
Toronto Star 

Dude, where’s my alternative to cars?

Dr. Jiaying Zhao (psychology; Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability) discussed how people can reduce their reliance on cars. 
CBC Radio 

Surging wildfires and B.C.'s climate tax credit

Clinical professor Dr. Melissa Lem discussed B.C.’s current wildfires and drought.  
CBC Radio 

Metro Vancouver seeing 'higher-than-usual' water consumption; residents urged to conserve

Forestry professor Dr. John Richardson commented on B.C.’s drought situation and suggested ways to help conserve water. 
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Farm workers at increasing risk of heat-related illnesses as B.C. summers get hotter

Clinical professor Dr. Michael Schwandt said working outdoors increases the risk of heat-related illness. 
Postmedia via Vancouver Sun, The Province, O Canada, Prince George Post 

B.C.'s 2023 wildfire season claims second spot in all-time record

Forestry professor Dr. Lori Daniels said this fire season will likely be the greatest on record for B.C. 
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National standards for substance use education

Nursing professor Dr. Emily Jenkins discussed how to best support children and youth when it comes to substance use education and intervention. 
iHeart Radio 

Canada’s wildfire approach needs to shift from reactive to proactive

Dr. Kira Hoffman (faculty of forestry) argued that Canada needs to invest in proactive fire management. 
Globe and Mail 

Dengue prevention is everyone's responsibility

Clinical professor Dr. Muhammad Morshed argued that a more coordinated approach is needed to control mosquitoes in Bangladesh. 
The Business Standard (Bangladesh) 

Downtown Kelowna UBCO tower will have city's deepest parkade

UBCO is building a four-storey, below-grade parkade for its upcoming downtown campus.  
Castanet, Revelstoke Review