UBC in the News

A daily roundup of media mentions of UBC, compiled by Media Relations

Research

World Wildlife Day 2021: India's economic growth can't be at cost of environment

Forbes India mentioned studies by UBC forestry professor Dr. Suzanne Simard that show that in forests, cooperation is as central to evolution as competition and that species in an old-growth forest are interdependent.
Forbes (India)

 

Giving B.C. ALS patients access to clinical trials

Dr. John Stossel, head of the division of neurology at UBC, was interviewed about ALS and neurodegeneration research at UBC’s Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.
Global News Hour at 6 BC

 

The climate crisis discriminates. Maps tell the story

Dr. Michael Brauer, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, developed various maps projecting the climate crisis’s uneven effects on communities, ranging from wildfire smoke to flooding and ozone concentrations.
The Tyee

 

Expert Commentary

Ottawa funds opioid-dispensing machines after record month for overdose deaths

Dr. Mark Tyndall, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, discussed alleviating the overdose crisis through preventative measures.
National Observer (subscription) via The Star

 

Why community-run food hubs could be the key to better food security

Dr. Hannah Wittman, a professor at UBC’s faculty of land and food systems, was quoted about how B.C. has lost dozens of processors in recent decades as consolidation and trade deals have encouraged companies to centralize processing in low-wage locations.
National Observer (subscription) via The StarYahoo

 

‘Climate Neutral’ products are now a thing. What’s behind the label?

Dr. Katherine White, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke about how climate-friendly products would appeal to eco-conscious consumers.
Grist

 

B.C. defends plan to delay second dose as Ontario, Alberta consider following suit

UBC mathematician and epidemiologist Dr. Daniel Coombs was quoted in an article about B.C.’s plan to delay the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Canadian Press via CTVGlobe and MailThe StarVancouver is AwesomeTimes ColonistPrince George MattersYahooMSN

 

Essential workers should be prioritized for AstraZeneca vaccine, experts suggest

Dr. Horacio Bach, an adjunct professor in UBC’s division of infectious diseases, says the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine could be better promoted by provincial health officials. He said people should be offered a choice of vaccines.
CBCVancouver SunThe Province

 

‘Look for the small things’: Manitobans finding hope amid COVID-19

UBC psychiatry professor Dr. Steven Taylor says people, in general, are highly resilient and will get through the anxiety, even before the pandemic is over.
Global

 

Pandemic responsible for Canadian bedroom boredom: survey

Dr. Lori Brotto, a professor in UBC’s department of obstetrics and gynaecology, discussed a recent study that looked at the impact of COVID-19 on sexual desire and activity.
News 1130CityNews

 

Vaccination acceleration glitches loom for B.C.

Dr. Mahesh Nagarajan, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, says effectively vaccinating a population involves a two-step process: sourcing the vaccine and distributing it.
Business in Vancouver via Castanet

 

Op-eds

University survey shows how COVID-19 pandemic is hampering career progress for women and racialized faculty

Dr. Jennifer Davis, a professor at UBCO’s faculty of management, discussed her research that found COVID-19 has had a disproportionately negative effect on health, social well-being and research activity of women and racialized faculty.
The Conversation

 

COVID-19 hotel quarantine: Exemption for 'essential' medical travel confuses doctors, patients

Dr. Eric Cadesky, a clinical professor in UBC’s department of family medicine, co-wrote about confusions and ethical dilemmas around what constitutes essential medical treatment for physicians.
The Conversation via National PostThe Province

 

Institutional news

Climate solutions: Saving our living planet

Washington Post Live will feature a talk by UBC emeritus professor Dr. David Suzuki on protecting the lives of endangered animals around the world.
Washington Post Live

 

These are Mediacorp Canada’s top diversity employers in 2021

UBC was selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers 2021 by Mediacorp Canada Inc.
Globe and Mail

 

The activist and the billionaire: How David Suzuki changed Jim Pattison's mind on climate change

Financial Post highlighted UBC’s Canada Climate Law Initiative Knowledge Mobilization and Policy Hub and spoke to Dr. Carol Liao, the principal co-investigator and a law professor at UBC.
Financial Post

 

Dangers of misinformation

UBCO is hosting an online event to discuss the role of misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent U.S. election. Event organizer and philosophy professor Dr. Dan Ryder was quoted.
Castanet

 

Alumni

Women and commercial real estate

The Globe and Mail spoke to UBC alumna Ouri Scott in an article highlighting women in the commercial real estate industry.
Globe and Mail