UBC In The News

Scientists believe the source of the most common childhood allergies lies in the gut

Several major childhood allergies may all stem from the community of bacteria living in our gut, according to a new study led by researchers at the faculty of medicine and BC Children’s Hospital. 
Euro News via Yahoo; Tech Explorist, Times of India, Hindustan Times; Global News via CFOX, Rock 101 

A B.C. study gave 50 homeless people $7,500 each. Here's what they spent it on.

Psychology professor Dr. Jiaying Zhao led a study which found that homeless people are more likely to spend money given to them on housing. 
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These ‘little balls of fat’ helped make COVID vaccines work. Someday, they could help treat Zika, the flu — or cancer

Media featured biochemistry and molecular biology professor Dr. Pieter Cullis research that used lipid nanoparticles or “little balls of fat” to fight viruses. 
Toronto Star 

Residents in these Burnaby buildings are at 'high-risk' during extreme heat

Engineering master’s student Oluwasina Agunbiade developed a toolkit for retrofitting at-risk buildings to better withstand extreme heat. 
Burnaby Now 

Few Catholics in Mongolia, but Pope's visit eyes geopolitics

School of public policy and global affairs professor Dr. Julian Dierkes commented on the Pope Francis’ visit to Mongolia. 
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Claws and effect: Birds talented with their talons share common ancient ancestor

Forestry professor Dr. Peter Arcese commented on a study which investigated how some birds became more talented with their talons. 
CBC News via Yahoo 

When disaster strikes are you getting the information you need?

Forestry professor Dr. Lori Daniels discussed the dissemination of emergency information during disasters. 
CBC Cross Country Checkup 

Proliferation of rockets raises fears that the sky is falling

Physics and astronomy professor Aaron Boley discussed the risk of people being injured by re-entry rocket debris. 
CBC Quirks and Quarks 

After fires, B.C. communities at higher risk of floods and landslides

Forestry professor Dr. Younes Alila and lecturer Dr. Peter Wood discussed the environmental impacts of B.C.’s recent wildfires.
Postmedia via The Province, Regina Leader-Post, Prince George Post, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal 

Some new Vancouver condos held empty for years: internal city memo

Sauder School of Business professor Dr. Tsur Somerville commented on B.C.’s empty homes tax. 
Vancouver Sun 

The Pacific heat blob’s aftereffects are still warping ocean ecosystems

Dr. William Cheung, director of the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, says fish populations could be in trouble as oceans continue to warm.
Hakai Magazine via Popular Science