Media Coverage

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

Headline Source Researcher Date
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
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 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,, 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

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 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
alumna Neda Razaz
May 8
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:
National database offers new tool in fight against chronic disease

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

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!, 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 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,, 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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