UBC In The News
Research fails to tell you how to be happy, but this idea might help
Media mentioned a study by psychology professor Dr. Elizabeth Dunn and graduate student Dunigan Folk which found that some activities people associate with happiness lack scientific evidence to prove they actually boost your mood.
'Perfectly excited': Canadian scientists await first look at bits from asteroid Bennu
Earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences professor Dr. Dominique Weis is among Canadian scientists given the opportunity to work with extraterrestrial material from asteroid Bennu.
Canadian Press via Globe and Mail, Yahoo, CP24, CTV News, City News, National Post, Vancouver Sun, O Canada, Interesting Engineering, Vancouver is Awesome
UBC drug testing at Shambhala Music Festival
UBC chemistry researchers created a prototype portable drug-testing machine that was rolled out at the Shambhala Music Festival in the Kootenays. Professor Dr. Jason Hein was interviewed.
Canada 'falling behind' in efforts to halt teen vaping: UBCO research
UBCO nursing professor Dr. Laura Struik conducted a study which found that Canada is falling behind in developing intervention programs to stop young people from beginning to vape.
‘Climate-altered’ Pacific could see conflict between tuna fishing and deep-sea mining
Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries postdoctoral fellow Dr. Juliano Palacios Abrantes co-authored a study which argued that deep-sea mining could interfere with tuna migration.
Weirdest white dwarf ever found. What's going on?
Physics and astronomy researchers were part of an international team that revealed the first “two-faced“ star, a spinning orb with one side covered in super-heated helium, and the other in hydrogen. Dr. Jeremy Heyl was interviewed.
Canada's wildfires release 1 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent, global collaboration urgently needed
UBCO biology professor Dr. Karen Hodges said it’s important to restore plants after fires because they can help to remove some carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Wildfire smoke believed to cause up to thousands of premature deaths in Canada each year
Respiratory medicine professor Dr. Chris Carlsten said that there is a lot of speculation about the chronic health effects of air pollution from wildfires, but not yet a lot of hard evidence.
Globe and Mail, STAT
Ottawa to focus on tech-related immigration despite industry headwinds
Vancouver School of Economics professor Dr. David Green commented on Canada’s new immigration policy targeted at candidates with experience in the technology sector.
Globe and Mail (subscription)
Men don’t talk about health. My hernia showed me that needs to change
Nursing professor Dr. John Oliffe (UBC’s Men’s Health Research Program) was quoted in an opinion piece about men’s attitudes towards illnesses.
Globe and Mail
The U.S. Senate is steadily aging — but members leave on their own terms
Political science professor Dr. Paul Quirk said it’s unlikely that an age limit would be imposed for U.S. senators.
Public needs to be 'armed' with air quality data as wildfire smoke pollutes the sky
Medicine professor Dr. Emily Brigham said we need higher quality air monitors that provide more data to help people make decisions about whether it’s safe to go outside.
CBC What On Earth
How will Ottawa's plan to phase out subsidies for inefficient fossil fuels work?
Medicine clinical professor Dr. Melissa Lem discussed the government’s plan to phase out subsidies for inefficient fossil fuels.
CBC Early Edition
Menaces of the sky: Here's why even eagles hate crows
Forestry professor Dr. Peter Arcese commented on mobbing, a behaviour where prey harass or attack a predator to protect themselves.
Why B.C. has ended letter grades for students in kindergarten to Grade 9
Education adjunct professor Dr. Victor Brar discussed B.C.’s shift from letter grades to a proficiency scale on report cards from kindergarten to Grade 9.
The Conversation via The Province
UBCO nursing students hand out summer essentials to homeless community
A group of UBCO fourth-year nursing students visited Kelowna’s Rail Trail encampment to hand out summer supplies to people struggling with homelessness.