The Ubyssey analyzed the content data on the city’s non-emergency phone line to catch a glimpse of how things on a municipal level have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The selected projects look to address the questions arising from the pandemic to better inform policy-makers around control of the disease moving forward.
According to a recent study, nearly 46 per cent of Canadians believe in at least one COVID-19 conspiracy theory circulating online.
A callout made by The Ubyssey to UBC Facebook groups yielded over a dozen reports of individuals who have come across coyotes in the past few months.
Dr. Carolina Tropini's research looks to understand how the microbes living within human guts affect human health.
Without a direct connection to the virus the pandemic can feel distant, and as the consequences of ignoring physical distancing measures become more abstract, breaking physical distancing guidelines can seem less risky.
The project encourages public engagement in the world of scientific computer models, including clinical prediction models and economic models.
This year, 21 UBC community members received the scholarship, making it the second-most awarded university in Canada.
Dr. Patrick Keeling, a biologist and professor in the UBC department of botany, was awarded the prize under the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative.
The idea of creating this biodegradable mask, known as the Can-Mask, began when Rojas and Foster found masks and gloves littered around Vancouver and UBC.
Xenakis feeds the pigeons OvoControl, a non-toxic bird contraceptive, at various stations using bird feeders that accommodate different pigeons’ body sizes and beak shapes.
No matter how far away you may be from campus right now, you’re only a click away from experiencing what UBC’s museums have to offer!
Typically held at the Museum for Modern Art in New York City, the competition aims to get students thinking about how biology can be incorporated within design and its following implications for biotech.
64 per cent of study participants who tested positive for fentanyl reported knowingly using the substance. This number is up from 2015 where a previous study found that the majority of people (73 per cent) who tested positive for fentanyl did not know they used it.
The SciComm Division aims to cover multiple aspects of the outbreak, such as healthcare services, medical insurance and mental health.