Media Coverage

You can find a list of media mentions of SPPH faculty and students below.

Headline Source Researcher Date
Beyond Zoonosis: The Mental health Impacts of Rat Exposure on Impoverished Urban Neighborhoods Journal of Environmental Health MSc OEH student Raymond Lam, Bridge student Kaylee A. Byers, and OEH faculty Chelsea Himsworth November 2018
I want to be an occupational hygienist … what will my salary be? Globe and Mail September 12
B.C.’s Most Influential Women 2018: Stem Stars
BC Business Jennifer Gardy March 20
Des terrains de jeu pensés pour briser le cercle de la surprotection Le Devoir Mariana Brussoni March 17
DNA on drugs: How genetic tests could make prescriptions more precise The Globe and Mail Associate member Bruce Carleton March 16
School violence: Is it impacting your child’s ability to learn? York Region Eva Oberle March 14
Scientists and communicators agree — STEM needs an ‘A’ for art The Ubyssey Jennifer Gardy March 14
Make Robson Street traffic free between Burrard and Granville, says planning expert CBC Lawrence Frank March 14
Separating newborn babies from mothers with addiction does more harm than good, says doctor CBC Associate member Ronald Abrahams March 13
Show Me The Money, Dix Says On Ottawa’s Pharmacare Promise The Tyee Michael Law March 7
Home prices in the region far outstrip income all the way to Chilliwack and Hope The Vancouver Sun – a similar story appeared in The Province Paul Kershaw March 5
In dog-friendly Vancouver, some office workers ask: ‘Who let the dogs in?’ CBC School of Population and Public Health March 4
Deputy provincial health officer and Vancouver police sergeant call for decriminalization of all drugs Vancouver Observer Mark Tyndall March 3
Local photographer featured in Lancet series on indigenous health Prince George Citizen Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health Program Manager Marshal German March 1
How climate change can lower burden of disease from rising air pollution in India The Indian Express Michael Brauer February 28
Canada will study national pharmacare. Here’s how other jurisdictions do it Global News Michael Law February 28
B.C. hopes for action on national pharmacare plan CBC – a similar story appeared on Second Opinion and The Province Steve Morgan February 28
As Residents of Lahore Choke on Air Pollution, Pakistani Officials Dawdle Undark Michael Brauer February 26
Hoskins steps down as health minister to head national pharmacare strategy Toronto Star Steve Morgan February 26
Conquering a Dragon Psychology Today Mariana Brussoni February 25
Heavy smoke sent more asthma sufferers to St. Charles ER last summer The Bulletin Sarah Henderson February 23
The Lancet Identifies Health Care Disparities CKPGToday Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health co-director Nadine Caron February 23
Taking a stand against Vancouver’s real estate disaster Maclean’s Paul Kershaw February 21
Mapping wood smoke Rocky Mountain Goat News Matthew Wagstaff, Sarah Henderson February 21
BC residents struggling to afford prescription drugs My Prince George Now Michael Law February 21
What’s in the BC NDP’s $6B plan to fix the housing market? Global News Paul Kershaw February 20
British Columbia takes aim at housing speculation Reuters – a similar story appeared in CTV, Ottawa Citizen, Vancouver Sun, The Province, National Observer, and News 1130. Paul Kershaw February 20
B.C. NDP backs away from $10 daycare pledge ahead of budget The Globe and Mail Paul Kershaw February 18
Loblaw price-fixing offensive seen as winning strategy The Globe and Mail David Silver February 19
B.C. government says budget measures will address affordable housing The Canadian Press – the story appeared in the Globe and Mail, National Post, Financial Post, Times Colonist and other outlets. Paul Kershaw February 18
The Jon McComb show (42:30) 980 CKNW Rachel Murphy February 16
Shampoo is causing air pollution, but let’s not lose our heads New Scientist Michael Brauer February 15
Parents recount personal cost of unavailable, unregulated B.C., child care CBC Paul Kershaw February 14
B.C. worst province for drug affordability: UBC/SFU-led study The Province – a similar story appeared in the Vancouver Sun Michael Law February 13
Canadians cut food and heating to afford prescription drugs, report finds The Guardian – a similar story appeared in the CBC, and the Canadian Press including The Toronto Star, Ottawa Sun, Castanet, Times Colonist, and The National Post, GlobalCP 24iPolitics as well as in Benefits Canada Michael Law February 13
Throne Speech to lay out BC NDP’s childcare approach The Globe and Mail Paul Kershaw February 12
Provincial inmates say they suffered when jail doctors switched them off community prescribed medications The Edmonton Journal Ruth Elwood Martin February 11
PharmaCare deductibles for low income families being eliminated by B.C. government Global News – a similar story appeared in Roundhouse Radio and The Indo-Canadian Voice Michael Law February 9
Introduce risky play into your kid’s life Treehugger Mariana Brussoni February 6
The Secret Housing Program Giving Safe Drugs to Addicted Residents Vice Mark Tyndall February 5
Guest Host Stirling Faux – Dr. Trevor Dummer Roundhouse Radio Trevor Dummer February 2
Indigenous people at higher risk of transport injuries, UBC study Vancouver Courier – a similar story also appeared in the Richmond News Associate faculty member Anne George January 30
30,000 toenail clippings may hold clues for prostate cancer CBC – a similar story appeared in Global News and CBC As It Happens Trevor Dummer January 30
‘Through the cracks’: Minding the gaps in UBC’s fractured healthcare system The Ubyssey Steve Morgan January 30
To avoid open bidding, generic-drug makers cut prices outside Quebec Globe and Mail Michael Law, Steve Morgan January 29
Can data help prevent workplace injuries and death? Journal of Commerce Chris McLeod January 29
Generic drug industry agrees to cut prices up to 40% in 5-year deal with provinces CBC Steve Morgan January 29
Male participants needed for B.C. study on how social and cultural factors are shaping sex lives The Georgia Straight Youth Sexual Health Team January 26
Bonnie Henry appointed B.C. provincial health officer after Perry Kendall announces retirement The Georgia Straight – a similar story appeared in CBC, Global, Metro News, Chek NewsGeorgia Straight, Indo-Canadian Voice and Rossland News Bonnie Henry January 24
What Does It Take to Stop Accepting Pollution as the Price of Progress? The New York Times Michael Brauer January 23
The psychedelic renaissance: Can Ecstasy really be used to treat mental illness? International Business Times Mark Haden January 23
What would landing Amazon H2Q mean for Toronto’s already red-hot housing market? Metro News Paul Kershaw January 22
Canada must rethink health spending strategy Globe and Mail – a similar story appeared in The Toronto Star Paul Kershaw January 21
Vancouver kicks off final phase of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy trials Newsweek, Sputnik News, the Canadian Press (CTV, Globe and Mail, National Post and other Postmedia outlets, Metro News, Roundhouse Radio, and Castanet). Mark Haden January 21
What Tom Petty’s death says about Vancouver’s overdose crisis Vancouver Courier Mark Tyndall January 20
Toronto now most expensive Canadian city for renters Toronto Sun Paul Kershaw January 19
Why Vancouver BC is investing even more in safe injection sites Kiro7 Mark Tyndall January 17
Vancouver overdose deaths reached ‘historical high’ in 2017 Vancouver Courier Mark Tyndall January 17
Safe opioid vending machine closer to reality: BCCDC CTV News Mark Tyndall January 17
Chronic Disease Dashboard makes it easy to compare rates of serious illnesses in different regions of B.C. The Georgia Straight Kate Smolina January 17
Confidential industry documents show morning sickness drug Diclectin doesn’t work, Toronto doctor says CBC Steve Morgan January 17
Could a medically supervised distribution program be the answer to the opioid crisis? Global News Mark Tyndall January 15
75% of India’s air pollution-related deaths are rural, study finds CNN Michael Brauer January 15
Inequality is rearing its ugly head in B.C., and we can do better The National Observer Clinical Professor Emeritus John Millar January 10
Report highlights the need to clean the conversation around drug use Globe and Mail Jane Buxton January 9
Should Kids Walk To School Again? CBC Mariana Brussoni January 9
Kids commuting to school: what’s driving the conversation? The Jon McComb Show Mariana Brussoni January 7
Tackling B.C’s overdose crisis in 2018: plans and strategies for the coming year CBC Mark Tyndall January 4
B.C. joins the ranks of provinces offering abortion drug Mifegymiso Globe and Mail Associate member Wendy Norman January 4
The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2017 Greater Good Magazine [Eva Oberle] December 27
Top 20 Vancouver news stories of 2017 The Georgia Straight Michael Brauer December 25
‘Mother Teresa’ of ex-inmates helps women deal with life after prison Vancouver Sun Ruth Elwood Martin, Patricia Janssen December 25
Could vending machines help solve B.C.’s opioid overdose crisis? CBC – a similar story by the Canadian Press appeared in The Columbia Valley Pioneer, and the Toronto Star, and a similar story appeared in The Times Colonist Mark Tyndall December 20
Free naloxone kits for overdoses now available in pharmacies Vancouver Courier – a similar story appeared in the Vancouver Sun. Jane Buxton, Mark Tyndall December 20
Competitors and critics agree Barry Sherman will be tough to replace at Apotex The Canadian Press – the story appeared in the Globe and Mail, CTV, Yahoo, MSNFinancial Post, Toronto Star and Times Colonist. Steve Morgan December 20
Health Canada backs new B.C. plan to provide clean drugs in bid to save people from fentanyl on the streets The Georgia Straight – a similar story appeared in The Globe and Mail. Mark Tyndall December 20
The $25 deductible: A useful tool or no longer relevant? Benefits Canada Michael Law December 19
Drug-vending machine pitched to cut overdose deaths The Times Colonist Mark Tyndall December 19
Learning to Live With Wildfire Smoke in the West City Lab Michael Brauer December 18
Outdoor activity important for children Lethbridge Herald Mariana Brussoni December 15
B.C. doctor shortage about to get worse as more physicians reach retirement age Global News – a similar story appeared in The Montreal Gazette and the CBC. Postdoctoral fellow Lindsay Hedden December 11
In a future with more wildfires there will also be more smoke Pacific Standard Michael Brauer December 10
A gas station desperate to curb drug overdoses turned its bathroom lights blue so people can’t see their veins Business Insider Resident Alexis Crabtree December 9
Legal Pot: Canada Will Sell Marijuana in Liquor Stores Newsweek – similar stories appeared in Yahoo!, Huffington Post, and Sputnik International. Mark Haden December 9
Trustees’ free trips a possible conflict: UBC prof Tri-City News Michael McDonald December 8
Home births in rural areas just as safe as in cities Reuters Doctoral student Elizabeth Nethery December 6
Legal pot to leave ‘no room for the black market’: B.C. Metro News Mark Lysyshyn December 5
Nelson Fentanyl Task Force hosts provincial expert Nelson Star Mark Tyndall December 5
BC Almanac CBC Mark Haden December 5
Have your say: Will employees take the new 18-month parental leave option? Benefits Canada Paul Kershaw December 4
Withdrawal symptoms: Could lower drug prices hurt more than just the pharma industry? Financial Post Steve Morgan, Michael Law December 1
Can the ghost of Tommy Douglas persuade Adrian Dix to offer a lifeline to cystic fibrosis patients? Georgia Straight Steve Morgan November 30
Vancouver council approves ‘bold, ambitious’ 10-year housing strategy Vancouver Sun Paul Kershaw November 30
Commutes, education and jobs: Statistics Canada to release last of census info Canadian Press – the story also appeared in CTV, National PostFinancial Post, CityNews, Lethbridge Herald, and Winnipeg Free Press. Lawrence Frank November 27
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix faces a drug-funding dilemma The Globe and Mail Michael Law November 26
Feds ‘taking far too long’ on opioids Metro News Bonnie Henry November 26
Popular marijuana advent calendars prompt health warnings The Canadian Press – the story appeared in the Globe and Mail, CTV, in the Financial Post, Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald, and Metro News Mark Haden November 26
Government to consider forcing all cyclists to wear a helmet Independent UK – a similar story appeared in MSN and Express U.K. [Kay Teschke] November 24
Prospect of testing illegal drugs at pharmacies spurs debate Global News Mark Haden November 24
Stoked on solutions part 4: Burning cleaner Rocky Mountain Goat Sarah Henderson, Michael Brauer November 24
Indigenous women suffer greatest risk of injury The Conversation Mariana Brussoni November 23
‘I can start with my life again’: life-saving drug approved for BC woman with rare disease Global News Steve Morgan November 22
Canada to boost affordable housing, but critics want more land freed up Reuters Paul Kershaw November 22
Trevor Hancock: Urban sprawl detrimental to public health Times Colonist Lawrence Frank November 22
Number of B.C. doctors growing but work-life balance means fewer patient visits, worsening access Vancouver Sun PhD candidate Lindsay Hedden November 22
Program to help snuff out woodsmoke pollution falls short of target Vancouver Sun Michael Brauer November 19
Public Health Care and Defining Canada: Readers Speak Out in the Canada Letter The New York Times Erica Frank November 17
Mobi bike share extending into East Vancouver, and it’s a sign of growing demand: UBC Prof Global News Kay Teschke November 17
Deaths after cardiac surgery low but many patients readmitted to B.C. hospitals after heart procedures Vancouver Sun [CHSPR Research Analyst Guiping Liu, Jason Sutherland] November 15
Why Canada should declare a national opioid emergency too The Conversation Doctoral student Pauline Voon November 15
Genomics’ Role In Global Pathogen Surveillance, Diagnosis Bio-IT World Jennifer Gardy November 14
Longer parental leave could worsen gender equality, says UBC prof Metro News Paul Kershaw November 13
Urban rats disproportionately affect Downtown Eastsiders The Ubyssey Jennifer Gardy, doctoral student Michael Lee, interdisciplinary doctoral student Kaylee Byers November 13
Housing costs, not avocado toast, to blame for millennials’ retirement struggles Benefits Canada Paul Kershaw November 9
Health spending in Canada forecast to hit $242 billion this year: report The Toronto Star Jason Sutherland November 7
Blue Sky CBC News Saskatchewan Farah Shroff, an associate member of SPPH November 6
How bad teeth are at the root of income inequality in Canada Maclean’s Patricia Janssen, Ruth Elwood Martin November 6
Health-care spending projected to jump nearly 4% this year, report finds Globe and Mail Michael Law November 6
Cost should not be the deciding factor for formulary drugs, scientist says Malay Mail Online – a similar story appeared in MIMS Today Craig Mitton November 6
“As safe as necessary”: a new way of looking at risk Active for Life Mariana Brussoni November 6
‘Alarming rate’ of OD deaths among young Indigenous people in B.C.: study The Canadian Press – the story also appeared in Globe and Mail, National Observer, Castanet and a similar story appeared in the Vancouver Sun and Regina Leader Post. Martin Schechter November 6
Stoked on solutions Part 2: More air pollution means shorter lives Rocky Mountain Goat Michael Brauer, Sarah Henderson November 5
Building resiliency in kids Pathways Magazine Kimberly Schonert-Reichl November 2
Keeping children safe means letting them take risks Play for Wales Mariana Brussoni November 1
Drug firms warn Ottawa against ‘crippling’ price cuts The Globe and Mail Steve Morgan October 31
Guest: Wildfires ravage California as climate apocalypse looms The California Aggie Michael Brauer October 30
‘We’re not seeing the truth’: Inside the hidden dangers of the Canadian workplace The Globe and Mail Mieke Koehoorn October 29
Is It Possible to Predict the Next Pandemic? The Atlantic Jennifer Gardy October 25
Urban green space could prove a health asset Canadian Apartment Magazine Matilda van den Bosch October 23
Women need health and dental care to stay out of prison The Conversation – also appeared in Macleans Patricia Janssen, Ruth Elwood Martin October 22
‘This event is bigger than UBC’: AMS VICE hosts naloxone training party The Ubyssey PhD student Stephanie Lake October 21
The serious flaw in Canada’s healthcare system: prescription drugs aren’t free The Guardian Steve Morgan October 20
UBC students learn to care for Indigenous people by understanding racist legacy The Canadian Press – appeared in CTV News, Times Colonist, Turtle Island News, CHEK, and the National Post Nadine Caron, Carrie Anne Vanderhoop, Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health October 20
Want healthier kids? UBC docs prescribe nature’s Rx MetroNews Matilda van den Bosch October 19
Ammonia Dangers Global News Karen Bartlett October 19
Indigenous course part of UBC health programs MetroNews Carrie Anne Vanderhoop, Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health October 19
UBC health students get training to help Indigenous patients CBC Carrie Anne Vanderhoop, Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health October 19
New research points to need for hepatitis C vaccine Life Science Daily Postdoctoral fellow Nazrul Islam October 17
Life on the Outside: How Ex-Prisoners are Helping Ex-Prisoners Vancouver Magazine Ruth Elwood Martin, Vancouver Magazine October 16
The lean, mean ketogenic diet machine The Globe and Mail Rachel Murphy October 16
Smoke from California’s wildfires will harm people beyond the flames’ reach The Verge Sarah Henderson, Michael Brauer October 12
What’s the landscape for private benefits plans around generic drug prices? Benefits Canada Michael Law October 10
A lesson for Canada: Quebec pharmacare system creates winners and losers The Indo-Canadian Voice – a similar story appeared in Gears of Biz Steve Morgan October 10
On UTI Front, Chicken Dinner is No Winner MedPage Today – a similar story appeared in Food Safety News Amee Manges October 9
Estimating the size of the population of men who have sex with men in Metro Vancouver STI Updates Ashleigh Rich October 5
First Nation, First Surgeon TVO Nadine Caron, Co-Director of Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health October 4
Sacramento Testing Protected Bikeways Downtown Capital Public Radio Kay Teschke October 4
何齡自主 Fairchild TV Mariana Brussoni October 2
Vancouver council candidate Judy Graves calls for drug decriminalization to slow fentanyl deaths The Georgia Straight Mark Tyndall October 2
SECOND OPINION | Blacked-out information reveals secret world of drug prices CBC Steve Morgan September 30
Cycling experts tackle road safety in US Al Jazeera English Kay Teschke September 28
Universal pharmacare would save Canadians $4.2B a year, parliamentary budget officer says CBC Steve Morgan September 28
Mental health map CBC Early Edition Emily Rugel September 28
Vancouver park index aims to improve mental health: UBC study Metro News Emily Rugel September 28
Ontario’s cannabis legislation is too strict to sensibly protect youth Rabble.ca PhD student Stephanie Lake September 27
Don’t become complacent about B.C. overdose crisis: panel says Vancouver Sun Jane Buxton September 27
B.C. addictions minister Judy Darcy tells frustrated UBCM crowd the province is redoubling efforts on fentanyl The Georgia Straight Mark Tyndall September 27
Childcare key to helping families afford Vancouver Metro News Martin Guhn September 25
Feds urged to back research on psychedelic drugs for medical treatments Canadian Press – appeared in CTV, Toronto Star, National Post, Global, Winnipeg Free Press, Montreal Gazette, Regina Leader-Post, Vancouver Sun, Metro News, and Castanet Mark Haden September 25
Roundhouse Radio Middays Roundhouse Radio – a similar story appeared on Breakfast Television, and Roundhouse Radio Mornings Postdoctoral fellow Kathrin Stoll September 22
First Nations cancer patients more likely to die of cancer in BC: study News 1130 Nadine Caron, Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health September 24
The kids on the bus The Globe and Mail Mariana Brussoni September 21
What’s making news in British Columbia National Post [Patricia Janssen, Ruth Martin] September 19
Health care key to prevent women from returning to prison: UBC study Radio Canada – a similar story appeared in , Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle, Agassiz Harrison Observer, Phys.org, and Salmon Arm Observer Patricia Janssen, Ruth Martin September 19
Disability in the work place Weekend Post PhD student Bojosi Gamontle September 18
How To Make Friends in an Aston Martin Fast Health Partnership for Work, Health and Safety Research Manager Billy Quirke September 18
People who most need prescribed heart disease prevention drugs least likely to get them CBC Steve Morgan September 15
Condos for luxury cars raise eyebrows amid Metro Van housing crunch CTV News – a similar story appeared in Castanet Paul Kershaw September 14
Preventable dental issues land people in the ER: study News 1130 – a similar story appeared inThe Indo-Canadian Voice Mario Brondani, director of the dental public health program September 14
Mid-Days Roundhouse Radio Mark Tyndall September 13
B.C. Greens push reforms to NDP childcare promises Vancouver Sun – a similar story appeared in The Province Paul Kershaw September 12
Several workplace exposures may increase risk of developing Parkinson’s disease Occupational Safety Magazine Kay Teschke September 12
Ruth Lopert and Steve Morgan: NAFTA negotiations a threat to Canada’s push for universal pharmacare The Province Steve Morgan September 9
B.C. Almanac CBC Mariana Brussoni September 8
Here are the rules about putting kids on a bus alone: there aren’t any CBC – a similar story appeared in Vancouver 24 Hours Mariana Brussoni September 8
On the Coast CBC (starts at 1:00:51) Michael Brauer September 7
A dad in B.C. let his kids ride the bus alone — and it sparked a national debate about parenting Canadian Press, The Toronto Star, MSN, News 1130, Metro News, Yahoo, Kelowna Daily Courier, the Times Colonist – a similar story appeared in CTV, and Huffington Post Mariana Brussoni September 6
On The Coast CBC Kimberly Schonert-Reichl September 5
Expect more semi-trucks on Port Mann, Golden Ears due to toll removal CBC Lawrence Frank September 5
Should I let my child walk to school alone? Risks come with reward, says expert Vancouver Sun – similar stories appeared in Tri-City News, Kelowna Capital News, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, The Province, Montreal Gazette, Regina Leader Post, and Penticton Western News Mariana Brussoni September 2
On the Coast CBC Jane Buxton August 30
The availability of direct-acting antivirals is reducing disparities in the uptake of hepatitis C treatment NAM Naveed Janjua August 30
‘Project Wild Thing’ aims to get kids outside Global News Mariana Brussoni August 28
Could a heroin vaccine cure the west’s drug epidemic? The Guardian Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes August 26
Evenings With Kirk LaPointe – Aslam Anis (Aug 24, 2017) Roundhouse Radio Aslam Anis August 24
Dense development: is building along busy corridors unhealthy? CBC Michael Brauer August 23
Extreme heat may pose health risks to seniors North Shore News Sarah Henderson August 22
Delta kids among least likely in Lower Mainland to struggle with school and life, study finds Peace Arch News HELP August 22
Rising old age security spending kept in check by CPP increases: report The Canadian Press – appeared in CTV News and National Post Paul Kershaw August 22
Douglas Todd: The ethics of high prices — should Vancouver homeowners take the money? The Vancouver Sun Professor Emeritus Michael McDonald August 18
3% of Metro Vancouver men gay or bisexual: study Metro News Doctoral student Ashleigh Rich August 18
The crucial opioid interventions Canada needs now The Globe and Mail Mark Tyndall August 18
The High Cost of Pharmaceuticals: Canada’s Drug Problem CBC Steve Morgan August 15
Legal weed: An accidental solution to the opioid crisis? The Conversation PhD student Stephanie Lake August 13
Opinion: Drug-checking services could help prevent overdoses The Vancouver Sun Kenneth Tupper August 11
Metro Vancouver air quality advisory now the longest in the region’s history Global News Michael Brauer August 9
Air pollution experts warn of smokier B.C. cities in future as climate change extends wildfire seasons The Georgia Straight Michael Brauer, Sarah Henderson August 9
How Parenting Affects Younger Moms’ Mental Health Versus Older Moms’ Mental Health Romper K.S. Joseph, Giulia Muraca August 8
South Coast sill under air quality advisory Global News Michael Brauer August 7
Steele and Drex: Lingering smoke shouldn’t cause any long-term health effects CKNW News Talk Michael Brauer August 7
CBC Vancouver News CBC Michael Brauer August 6
NAFTA talks may threaten Canada’s steps toward universal pharmacare Toronto Star Steve Morgan August 4
Child Development Association executive director awarded two-year fellowship Comox Valley Record Human Early Learning Partnership August 3
Vancouver Island MP pedals across riding in push for national cycling strategy CBC Kay Teschke August 3
Previously Cured HCV Patients Can Be Reinfected MedPage Today Nazrul Islam August 3
Trudeau says Canada not looking to decriminalize harder drugs, experts call that ‘irresponsible’ Global News Mark Haden August 2
Arsenic numbers a concern for scientist Surrey Now-Leader Trevor Dummer August 2
Why kids need risk, fear and excitement in play The Conversation Mariana Brussoni August 1
B.C. wildfires cause light orange haze over Vancouver in wake of air quality advisory The Georgia Straight Michael Brauer, adjunct professor Chris Carlsten August 1
As opioid deaths rise, minister of addictions seeks ‘pathway to hope’ Vancouver Courier John Millar August 1
Elderly, young and isolated people most at risk in heat wave Vancouver Courier Michael Brauer July 31
Is Dirty Air The Cure For Climate Change? Huffington Post Michael Brauer July 31
UBC prof: Risks of herbicide use by City of Richmond low Richmond News Karen Bartlett July 28
Generic drug prices could drop – if rebates are replaced with public tendering Health Debate – a similar story appeared in iPolitics Steve Morgan July 28
Concerns over safety of baby walkers in UAE Khaleej Times Peter Barss July 26
Mom was Right. You Need to Eat Your Fruits & Veggies MyToba.ca Hans Krueger July 26
China’s Pollution Paradox Sierra Michael Brauer July 20
University of British Columbia study reveals the developments that get people cycling Cycling Magazine Michael Brauer and Kay Teschke July 20
Helicopter or lawnmower? Modern parenting styles can get in the way of raising well-balanced children The Conversation Canada – a similar story appeared in Medical Xpress, Yahoo! News, and NZ Herald [Mariana Brussoni] July 19
Metro Vancouver air quality advisory expected to last until at least Wednesday The Vancouver Sun Sarah Henderson July 18
BC Almanac (8:19) CBC Michael Brauer July 13
The Early Edition (2:19:07) CBC Eva Oberle July 13
To Get Women to Bike More, Build Better Bike Lanes Mental Floss Kay Teschke July 13
Vancouver philanthropists’ home sale funding health research, including that of this rat researcher Vancouver Sun – a similar story appeared in the Montreal Gazette Interdisciplinary doctoral student Kaylee Byers, Chelsea Himsworth July 12
Evenings With Kirk LaPointe – Kay Teschke (July 12, 2017) Roundhouse Radio Kay Teschke July 12
Teaching children emotional intelligence could help their mental health longterm Metro UK – a similar story appeared in Hindustan Times, India TV, New Kerala, PsychCentral, Independent Online, NewsRoomAmerica, Politico, Education World, Daily Star, and Science Daily Eva Oberle July 12
Women cyclists more put off by traffic than men: study Metro News – a similar story appeared in Our Windsor Kay Teschke July 11
UBC study provides roadmap for attracting cyclists Metro News – a similar story appeared in News1130 Kay Teschke and Michael Brauer July 11
Real time illegal drug warning project launched to combat overdoses Vancouver Sun Jane Buxton, Perry Kendall July 11
CBC Radio One CBC Michael Brauer July 11
Get creative for health-care revenues CBC Steve Morgan July 10
Wildfires take health toll as climate change helps usher in ‘new normal’ Metro News – a similar story appeared in MSN Sarah Henderson July 9
SECOND OPINION | Did Canadians get a caloric kick from NAFTA? CBC Barbara Mintzes July 8
B.C. wildfires and floods show climate chaos is upon us The Georgia Straight Michael Brauer and Chris Carlsten July 8
This Toronto physician says doctors should be required to know the price of drugs CBC Steve Morgan July 7
Nature on the move The Globe and Mail Chelsea Himsworth July 6
No improvement low back pain seen with addition of RF denervation vs standardized program alone Healio – a similar story appeared in The New York Times Postdoctoral research fellow Esther Maas July 3
UBC professor: a list of free prescription drugs could save everyone money The Ubyssey Steve Morgan July 3
Blowing smoke iPolitics Doctoral student Stephanie Lake July 1
Industry warns against Quebec’s drug plan, citing potential shortages The Globe and Mail Michael Law June 28
Convenience of virtual-doctor house calls enticing, especially to younger women: UBC study Vancouver Sun – a similar story appeared in The Province Kim McGrail June 28
Quebec expects to save millions with overhaul of generic-drug purchasing process The Globe and Mail Michael Law June 28
Why letting your kids play alone outside is good for them The Social Mariana Brussoni June 26
Home prices hurt young people’s income mobility The Globe and Mail Paul Kershaw June 26
Delta facing major cost as it looks to upgrade playground equipment Delta Optimist [Mariana Brussoni] June 23
Doctors Should Be Using Heroin to Treat Addiction Vice Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes June 22
Escalating student debt blamed on parental spending CBC Paul Kershaw June 21
How To Stop Drug Prices From Rising? New Study Points To Single-Payer Health Care System International Business Times Steve Morgan June 19
New program for pregnant women Rocky Mountain Goat Patricia Janssen June 18
Opinion: Medical tourism could provide revenue for our health care system Vancouver Sun Steve Morgan June 16
Evenings with Kirk LaPointe – Steve Morgan Roundhouse Radio Steve Morgan June 13
Canada pays more for prescription drugs for common conditions than other wealthy countries: CMAJ study CBC – a similar story appeared in CBC Radio’s BC Almanac, Canadian Press including Globe and Mail, News1130, Global News, Science Daily, MSN, Castanet and CTV News. Steve Morgan June 12
A vacuum or forceps delivery could be riskier than a C-section for mom and baby Today’s Parent – a similar story appeared in UPI Doctoral student Giulia Muraca June 6
Four Ways to Fill the Rental Housing Gap The Tyee Paul Kershaw June 6
SmartMom program offers pregnancy information by text Prince George Citizen – a similar story appeared in My Prince George Now and Energetic City Patricia Janssen June 5
Cesarean deliveries better than midpelvic forceps, vacuum deliveries: Study Business Standard – similar stories appeared in Science Daily, The Sun, UPI, Gephardt Daily Doctoral student Giulia Muraca June 5
Sponsored article: Reflections of Canada offers unflinching look at the nation on its 150th anniversary
Georgia Straight David Patrick, Perry Kendall June 2
Tiny air pollutants inflame airways and harm heart Science News for Students Michael Brauer May 31
Triple Therapy More Cost-Effective Than MTX + Biologic in RA Medscape – a similar story appeared in Doctors Lounge and Healio Nick Bansback May 30
Smog is making you sick Australian Broadcasting Company Michael Brauer May 29
DLP004 – Kay Teschke Dandy Lion Cargo Podcast Kay Teschke May 28
Free drugs for addicts? Global News Perry Kendall May 26
Heron-Assisted Treatment Fairchild TV [Martin Schechter, Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes], Patricia Daly May 26
Addiction experts urge expansion of medical heroin program in Canada The Canadian Press – appeared in CTV News, Vancouver Sun, CFJC Today and Yahoo and a similar story appeared in CBC Martin Schechter, Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes May 26
Opinion: Our approach to opioid addiction isn’t working The Province Martin Schechter, Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes May 26
Give Cities Some Breathing Room The Mark News – also appeared in Arab News, Cyprus Mail, and Newsroom Panama, Michael Brauer May 25
European Addiction Specialists Gather In Vancouver To Discuss Heroin-assisted Treatment CKNW – The Simi Sara Show Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes May 25
Many kids not ready for kindergarten: report Squamish Chief Human Early Learning Partnership May 25
Vancouver woman one of 80 worldwide chosen for elite expedition to Antarctica Vancouver Sun Sylvia Struck May 23
Metro Cities: Time for Canada to put pedal to the metal on cycling Metro News Kay Teschke May 22
Jane Philpott says pharmaceutical heroin a potential lifesaver in opioid epidemic CBC Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes May 20
Opinion: Years of cuts to public services in B.C. comes at societal cost Vancouver Sun Steve Morgan May 20
Will Ottawa’s new plan lower Canada’s high drug prices? The Globe and Mail Steve Morgan May 19
A look at the prevalence of cost-control measures in private drug plans Benefits Canada Michael Law May 18
‘Internet abortions’ may be safe option where procedure is restricted, study suggests The Washington Post – a similar story appeared in New York Magazine Wendy Norman, an associate member of SPPH May 16
Abortion pills accessed online are as safe, effective as clinics: study CBC Wendy Norman, an associate member of SPPH May 16
Federal health minister vows to bring down ‘unacceptably high’ drug costs CTV News Steve Morgan May 16
Ontario will give free prescription drugs to people under 25 — will BC? Ubyssey Steve Morgan May 12
This app can help you become a free-range parent TreeHugger [Mariana Brussoni] May 11
Global Voices: Prison bars shouldn’t be barrier to maternal bond Montreal Gazette – a similar story appeared on The Times Colonist Ruth Martin May 9
Peter Watts: Our Use of Medication News Talk 770 (CHQR) Steve Morgan May 8
Study links fetal reduction in multifetal pregnancies, better birth outcomes CTV News – a similar story appeared on Science Daily K.S. Joseph
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Grossesse multiple : supprimer un embryon pour assurer la santé des autres Radio Canada K.S. Joseph May 8
Fact check: Will legalizing pot keep it out of the hands of kids? The Canadian Press – featured on CTV News and Times Colonist Mark Haden May 4
Cutting through the smog: What to do to fight air pollution New Scientist Michael Brauer May 3
Millennials aren’t fleeing Vancouver but older siblings are CBC – similar stories appeared in The Vancouver Sun and The Province Paul Kershaw May 3
This is It! A Concrete Plan for Parents who Want to Start Free-Ranging! Free-Range Kids Mariana Brussoni May 2
Opioid addicts turn to psychedelic plants to treat withdrawal, but doctors warn of risks CBC Mark Haden May 2
Why a universal pharmacare plan makes sense — now The Toronto Star – a similar story appeared in Ottawa Life Magazine Steve Morgan May 2
Ranks of seniors catch up, pass young people in Canada, census numbers to show News1130 a similar story appeared in The Montreal Gazette Paul Kershaw May 1
Five things to know about Ontario’s new youth pharmacare program The Globe and Mail Steve Morgan April 28
Transit workers demand meeting with TTC over subway pollution The Toronto Star Michael Brauer April 25
Report card meant to reduce economic impact of poor workplace health News 1130 [Hans Krueger] April 24
Public Health Chronicle with Farah Shroff Radio Canada Farah Shroff, an associate member of SPPH April 20
Rielle Capler says future 4/20 rallies will still have plenty to protest and celebrate CBC Rielle Capler April 19
Teachers May Be Passing Along Stress to Students VOCM News Eva Oberle April 19
Putting the risk back into play: the benefits of being less protective Global News [Mariana Brussoni] April 18
The Early Edition (starts at 1:27:00) CBC Farah Shroff April 18
Sponsored article:
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National Post Trevor Dummer April 17
The Wrong Way to Keep Kids Safe From Predators The New York Times [Mariana Brussoni] April 14
Study: Human deaths associated with global trade and air pollution The Ubyssey Michael Brauer April 14
From opium to opioids: A look at British Columbia’s illicit drug history Roundhouse Radio Mark Tyndall April 13
移民愈久患過敏者愈多 OMNI Television Jiayun Yao (Angela) April 12
Evenings with Kirk LaPointe – Rielle Capler Roundhouse Radio Rielle Capler April 11
Why drugs like these for ‘orphan’ diseases are a booming business with colossal costs for patients The Globe and Mail Michael Law April 10
Charting an Adventurous Path Forwards Pathways Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health April 6
Healthy Lifestyle Really Does Decrease Your Risk of Certain Cancers Live Science Rachel Murphy April 6
Vancouver sticker shock sends ripple effects across B.C. Business in Vancouver Paul Kershaw April 5
The deadly human cost of your cellphone, calculated CBC Michael Brauer April 1
Evenings With Kirk LaPointe – Michael Brauer Roundhouse Radio Michael Brauer March 31
B.C.’s working poor: Food often comes last, after the bills are paid Vancouver Sun – a similar story also appeared on MSN and Times Colonist John Millar March 30
Dirty air from global trade kills at home and abroad Associated Press – appeared in Seattle Times, ABC News, 9 News, Business Insider, MetroNews Michael Brauer March 29
How your cheap Chinese-made products may be killing thousands in China USA Today Michael Brauer March 29
Is prescription heroin the future of addiction treatment? The Ubyssey Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes March 23
UBC and First Nations Health Authority partner to improve Indigenous health Metro News Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health March 19
From opium to fentanyl: How did we get here? The Province Mark Haden March 18
Narcan kits becoming a party essential Vancouver Courier Jane Buxton March 16
What can I do when I can’t afford my prescriptions? The Globe and Mail Steve Morgan March 16
“The real experts in the opioid crisis”: What is it, who it affects and how to fight it The Ubyssey Jane Buxton March 13
For B.C.’s female prisoners, this peer mentor program is a leg up on the outside The Globe and Mail Ruth Martin March 13
Cleaning Urban Air Requires Radical Solutions Fast Company Michael Brauer March 13
The Vancouver Rat Project CBC Keeping Canada Safe Michael Lee, Kaylee Byers March 12
Made in B.C. pneumonia app Global News Mark Ansermino, and associate member of SPPH, and Matthew Wiens March 10
Study: Universal pharmacare system could save Canada $3.1 billion The Ubyssey Steve Morgan March 10
Centre for Disease control wants to change the conversation around addiction My Prince George Now Jane Buxton March 9
Heroin Town Life of the Law Martin Schechter March 8
B.C. Health Ministry to take responsibility for inmate health care The Globe and Mail Ruth Martin March 6
Air pollution around the world takes a staggering toll Washington Post State of Global Air (Michael Brauer) March 5
Terence Corcoran: If you like Canada’s liquor, transit and electricity monopolies, you’ll love the medicine cartel Financial Post Steve Morgan March 2
Brazil’s Deadly Prison Riots a Warning for Canada The Tyee Ruth Elwood Martin and Carlos Magno Neves March 2
Can motorists tolerate cyclists and share the road? The Globe and Mail Kay Teschke March 1
Allergy rates in immigrants increase the longer they live in Canada The Ubyssey Hind Sbihi and Angela Yao February 28
Deadly air Business Standard State of Global Air (Michael Brauer) February 28
Cycling advocate says helmet laws ‘counterproductive,’ but doctor disagrees CBC Cycling in Cities February 28
Rent increase for young people in Vancouver, Toronto Ming Pao Vancouver Paul Kershaw February 28
Anatomy of a mumps outbreak: Expert advice and all you need to know MetroNews Monika Naus February 27
Canada’s family doctors push to ban solitary confinement in prisons The Globe and Mail Ruth Martin February 27
Government drug coverage could save Canadians ‘billions,’ study finds The Toronto Star – similar stories appeared in Yahoo!, Philly.com Steve Morgan February 27
Time for pharmacare now CBC White Coat, Black Art Steve Morgan February 27
The argument for providing ‘essential medicines’ for free in Canada CTV – similar stories appeared in Globe and Mail, CBC, Global, Times Colonist, Science Daily, Medical Xpress, National Observer, Zoomer Radio, and 570 News. Steve Morgan February 27
Bringing Quebec costs to B.C. daycares a key commitment for NDP The Globe and Mail Paul Kershaw February 24
W-18 and new fentanyl analogue confirmed in Surrey and Victoria street drugs CKNW – a similar story appeared in AM 730 Mark Haden February 24
OLDER AND WISER: Report looks at prescriptions North Shore News Steve Morgan February 24
Experts say Regina can breathe easy, despite reports of high pollution CBC Michael Brauer February 23
Air pollution affects preterm birthrates globally, study finds The Washington Post – a similar story appeared in the South China Morning Post and The Cortez Journal. Michael Brauer February 23
Too many Canadians with asthma aren’t getting flu shots, finds study Cantech Letter SPPH research February 21
Solving affordability crisis requires rethink of housing policy Vancouver Courier Paul Kershaw February 21
Breaking down Canada’s health-care silos: More money isn’t the answer The Globe and Mail Jason Sutherland, Erik Hellsten February 19
Conversations That Matter: Injectable heroin just part of helping chronic addicts The Vancouver Sun Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes February 16
How quickly can you see a doctor? Study shows Canada lags behind other nations on timely access The Globe and Mail Steve Morgan February 16

Tristin Hopper: Don’t want to raise the retirement age? Raise the smoking and drinking rates
Saskatoon StarPhoenix Paul Kershaw February 15
India’s Air Pollution Rivals China’s as World’s Deadliest New York Times – similar stories appeared in Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Vancouver Sun, Hindustan Times, Washington Post, Tech Times, The Indian Express, Business Standard, The Straits Times, International Business Times UK, Times of India, National Post, and Phys.org. Michael Brauer February 14
On the Origin of Scientists: Multidisciplinary is more than a buzzword for Babak Pourbohloul The Ubyssey Babak Pourbohloul February 8
Bicycling Education in the United States Needs an Update Streetsblog USA Kay Teschke February 7
Raising retirement age ‘inevitable,’ UBC professor says CBC Paul Kershaw February 7
Supporting the Health of Mothers and Their Babies in the Context of Incarceration The Vanier Institute of the Family Ruth Elwood Martin February 7
Looking at the fentanyl fix through the lens of history CBC Mark Haden February 5
How the arrival of Mifegymiso reveals an abortion double standard Maclean’s Wendy Norman February 5
Canadian seniors struggling to afford medication, study finds CBC Steve Morgan February 4
Urban sprawl a growing Lower Mainland problem: UBC prof The Now Lawrence Frank February 4
Dry February BCIT Magazine Carolyn Gotay February 3
Better Now author Dr. Danielle Martin prescribes big ideas to enhance medicare The Georgia Straight Steve Morgan February 1
Coming to Canada: Novel study sheds light on immigration status and workplace health Insight, WorkSafe BC newsletter Niloufar Saffari February 1
Seniors in U.S., Canada skip prescriptions due to cost UPI – similar stories appeared in The Canadian Press, News 1130, The Huffington Post, 24 Hours Toronto, Nanaimo News Now, Peace Arch News, Ming Pao, Sing Tao, Benefits Canada, CTV, Yahoo! Finance , The Toronto Star, Metro News, The Globe and Mail, The Indo-Canadian Voice, Castanet, News-Medical, Surrey Now, 24 hours, Global News, Global News (starts at 22.40), and Vancouver Sun Steve Morgan February 1
Public Health & Preventive Medicine Resident Profile — Sian Tsuei Resident Doctors of B.C. Sian Tsuei January
Why pain education is linked to B.C.’s fentanyl crisis CBC Kate Smolina January 31
Naloxone still an important tool to fight fentanyl crisis, expert says CBC Jane Buxton January 30
Fixing fentanyl with naloxone alone won’t work CBC Judy Illes January 29
Canada’s new arrivals develop new allergies, study finds On The Coast, CBC Hind Sbihi and Jiayun (Angela) Yao January 28
Empowering people, reducing harms Wall Papers Jane Buxton January 27
Promote an attachment between mother and baby even behind bars Radio Canada Ruth Elwood Martin January 27
Allergy rates among new immigrants increase the longer they live in Canada The Indo-Canadian Voice Hind Sbihi and Jiayun (Angela) Yao January 27
UBC study finds allergy rates among immigrants increase the longer they settle Vancouver Sun – similar stories appeared in The Georgia Straight, Fairchild Radio (AM1470) and Ming Pao News Canada Hind Sbihi and Jiayun (Angela) Yao January 27
Can you reduce stress simply by going to the park? Roundhouse Radio Matilda van den Bosch January 23
Calls for medically safe heroin mount in Canada The Lancet World Report Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes January 21
We can’t afford to wait: We need opioid alternatives for pain The Globe and Mail Kate Smolina January 20
Stressed? Park it — public health experts will thank you Metro News Matilda van den Bosch January 19
Are naloxone kits really necessary for funeral workers? Global News Michael Krausz January 18
Vancouver touts green scene as report finds living near a park is good for your health Vancouver Sun Matilda van den Bosch January 18
B.C. program handed out 220% more naloxone kits in 2016 than last 3 years combined CBC Jane Buxton January 18
In British Columbia, demand for naloxone kits soars as fentanyl crisis continues The Globe and Mail Jane Buxton January 16
New study finds HIV treatment could contribute to syphilis outbreak The Canadian Press, similar stories appeared in
International Business Times, CBC, The Georgia Straight, News 1130, MedicalResearch.com, Daily Mail, HealthDay, Radio Canada International, La Presse, The Pharmaceutical Journal,
Inquisitr, Outbreak News Todayand iTechPost
Michael Rekart January 16
Rare public hearing highlights concerns over explosion of high-priced specialty drugs in Canada The Globe and Mail Steve Morgan January 15
The High Cost of Pharmaceuticals: Canada’s Drug Problem fifth estate, CBC Steve Morgan January 13
1 in 10 Canadians can’t afford prescriptions: the case for national pharmacare The Current, CBC Steve Morgan January 13
Trump takes on big pharma CBC Steve Morgan January 12
Fact check: Could bilateral health deals harm overall system? CTV News Steve Morgan January 12
Billions wasted on drug spending in Canada, exclusive research shows CBC fifth estate Steve Morgan January 12
B.C. experts gauge bottom line of new drugs Business Vancouver Wei Zhang January 10
B.C. won’t cover hepatitis C drug that’s possible cure for woman infected with tainted blood CBC Go Public Steve Morgan January 9

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