UBC In The News
What do we really know about happiness? Probably less than we think
Psychology professor Dr. Elizabeth Dunn and graduate student Dunigan Folk conducted a study which found that some activities people associate with happiness lack scientific evidence to prove they actually boost your mood.
Sydney Morning Herald
Is it possible to remove microplastics from water?
Forestry and chemical and biological engineering researchers led by Dr. Orlando Rojas at the BioProducts Institute developed a device that uses wood dust to trap up to 99.9 per cent of microplastics in water.
Why COVID lockdowns got us closer to a cure for the common cold
Microbiology and infectious diseases professor Dr. Yossef Av-Gay is leading research on how to mitigate the risk of bacteria and viruses developing resistances to the drugs being used to treat them.
Toronto Star via Peterborough Examiner, Hamilton Spectator, Niagara Falls Review
The hidden risk of getting paid in stock options
Sauder School of Business professor Dr. Will Gornall was quoted in an opinion piece about how start-ups raise money.
New York Times
The man who made the suburbs white
Architecture professor Sara Stevens was quoted in an article about American developer J.C. Nichols.
How to manage climate-related anxiety and stress
Psychiatry professor Dr. Steven Taylor discussed how to manage stress and anxiety related to wildfires and climate change.
Globe and Mail
Supply chain preparedness during wildfire evacuation
UBCO engineering professor Dr. Babak Tosarkani discussed supply chain resiliency during wildfires.
CBC North by Northwest
Designing cooler homes
Architecture professor Dr. Adam Rysanek discussed what to do to make your home cooler.
CBC BC Today
Wildfires force ranchers with large animals to make tough decisions on whether to stay or evacuate
UBCO biology professor Dr. Karen Hodges commented on how wildfires affect Canada’s wildlife.
Fathers struggle with leaving families to come to work on B.C.'s farms
Peter A. Allard School of Law professor Dr. Robert Russo commented on the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program in Canada.
Life as a teen is full of tough choices. Teaching decision-making skills in classrooms could help
Adjunct professors Dr. Robin Gregory (Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability) and Brooke Moore (education) wrote about the importance of teaching students decision–making skills.
Globe and Mail
Sun bears appear so human-like they are mistaken for people in suits – experts explain
UBCO zoology professor Dr. Christina Buesching co-authored an op-ed that explained why a sun bear in a Chinese zoo looked like a human.
The Conversation via The Hindu
UBC mural complete at Kelowna's Landmark buildings
UBCO students unveiled their mural painting, a psychedelic take on wild horses running through the valley, at the Landmark building in Kelowna.