UBC In The News
This is what cannabis looks like under a microscope
Botany researchers used a combination of advanced microscopy techniques and chemical profiling to investigate what gives cannabis its psychoactive properties and fragrance.
Money given to homeless people reduced rough sleeping and busted stereotypes
Psychology professor Dr. Jiaying Zhao led a study which found that unhoused people are more likely to spend a lump sum of money on rent, food, housing, transit and clothes, despite public perception otherwise.
'Needle in a haystack': Experts say finding daycare E. coli outbreak source complex
Land and food systems professor Dr. Siyun Wang said E. coli outbreak investigations are like criminal investigations— it involves interviewing people, gathering evidence and waiting for lab test results.
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Why the rise of the B.C. Conservative Party could change the province's political dynamic
Political science lecturer Dr. Stewart Prest commented on B.C.’s partisan politics.
How Metro Vancouver teachers are dealing with ChatGPT in the classroom
Dr. Simon Bates, vice-provost and associate vice-president of teaching and learning, and Dr. Michael Hooper, school of community and regional planning professor, commented on the use of generative AI tools by university students.
Vaping study shows nearly 50% of young Canadians tried it. Is it really that bad?
UBCO social work professor Dr. Sarah Dow-Fleisner said there are chemicals in vapes that can do damage to the body, in addition to nicotine.
Salt taste is surprisingly mysterious
Zoology professor Dr. Michael Gordon commented on how the tongue perceives the taste of salt.
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Tackling tailings with microbes
Chemical and biological engineering professor Dr. Vikramaditya Yadav discussed using microbes to clean up tailings water, a by-product of mining.
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To know yourself, consider your doppelgänger
Geography professor Dr. Naomi Klein wrote about political doppelgangers, those who appropriate, mimic or co-opt political ideologies as their own.
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Solving Canada’s shortage of health professionals means training more of them, and patients have a key role in their education
Pharmaceutical sciences professor Dr. Kerry Wilbur co-wrote an op-ed about the shortage of health-care providers in Canada.
Giving unhoused people money is good, actually
Psychology professor Dr. Jiaying Zhao co-wrote an op-ed which argued against the stereotype that people living in homelessness will squander monetary gifts on drugs and alcohol.