October 18, 2021 Microplastics in belugas worked their way up food chain, SFU researchers find Microplastics are being found in even the most remote waters, say Simon Fraser University researchers who studied how the particles ended up in the stomachs of beluga whales through prey.
A new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment looked at five species of Arctic fish known to be eaten by beluga whales.
Of the fish studied, 21 per cent were found to have microplastic particles in their gastrointestinal tracts.
October 08, 2021 COVID-19 messaging towards youth leaves room for improvement: SFU/UBC study A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE from researchers at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) has found that young adults feel highly responsible for protecting themselves and others against the spread of COVID-19, but face confusion when trying to comply with public health orders due to inconsistent messaging and ineffective outreach strategies.
October 08, 2021 Adults who were homeless as children struggle to maintain housing, even with support People who experienced homelessness as children are far more likely to be at risk of homelessness again as adults, even after they receive housing and social supports.
Simon Fraser University researchers who’ve studied the long-term consequences of childhood homelessness cite the importance of prevention and further supports for people accessing recovery-oriented housing if they’ve experienced homelessness early in life.
September 28, 2021 Older women more likely to report depressive symptoms than men Depression affects up to one in four people but is often associated with young adults in the public consciousness.
And though the likelihood of Canadians having depressive symptoms decrease into mid-life, rates of depression creep up once more as people – especially women – enter their 70s, according to a new study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.