Media Release | May 30, 2016
Michelle Kunimoto’s bachelor degree in physics and astronomy sent her on a journey out of this world—and led to the discovery of four new worlds beyond our solar system.
May 26, 2016
Less than 100 years from now, robots will be friendly, useful participants in our homes and workplaces, predicts UBC mechanical engineering professor and robotics expert Elizabeth Croft.
Media Release | May 25, 2016
For Cindy Gu, a mechanical engineer and certified yoga teacher who graduates from UBC at the end of this month, mindfulness was key to coping with campus life.
Media Release | May 24, 2016
The University of British Columbia has received more than $27 million in funding from the provincial government for a number of research infrastructure projects, announced today by Honourable Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services.
May 19, 2016
The National Energy Board (NEB) is expected to release a report today on Kinder Morgan’s proposal to expand its TransMountain pipeline.
May 19, 2016
UBC Sauder School of Business professor Hasan Cavusoglu discusses the security threats posed by the Internet of Things, and how consumers’ daily online activity is being tracked.
May 16, 2016
Autoinjectors like EpiPens are crucial to treating anaphylaxis, a severe reaction usually due to an allergy that can cause a dramatic drop in blood pressure, narrowing of the airways or vomiting.
May 11, 2016
The focus is now turning to rebuilding the community and its structures, and UBC experts are available for comment on the process and some of the challenges.
Media Release | May 11, 2016
A new UBC-developed method to isolate cancer cells that have escaped from a tumour could soon pave the way for improved diagnosis and treatment.
Media Release | May 9, 2016
Using tags surgically implanted into thousands of juvenile salmon, UBC researchers have discovered that many fish die within the first few days of migration from their birthplace to the ocean.
May 9, 2016
The planet Mercury will pass in front of the sun for the first time in a decade on Monday morning and UBC astronomers have set up a telescope viewing area for the public.
Media Release | May 5, 2016
Nearly one in three B.C. women over age 65 received inappropriate prescription medicines in 2013, according to a UBC study.
Media Release | May 3, 2016
Community-based social groups could play a crucial role in empowering people with early-onset dementia, according to new UBC research.
May 2, 2016
UBC experts are available to comment on issues related to forest fires, droughts, heat waves, smoke and air quality issues.
Media Release | May 2, 2016
Research into the impact of a child’s upbringing and social and physical environments on the development of asthma will receive $2 million to tackle the condition that affects as many as one in three Canadians.
Media Release | April 26, 2016
Psychedelic drugs may help curb domestic violence committed by men with substance abuse problems, according to a new UBC study.
Media Release | April 20, 2016
The smell of your breath is the science behind a new device that will determine if you’re too stoned to be behind the wheel.
Media Release | April 19, 2016
We slice them on pizza, toss them in salad and sauté them in stirfry. But have you ever thought about using mushrooms as furniture? According to the work of a team of researchers, the humble fungus is ready to leave the kitchen and take up a role as a building material.
April 19, 2016
Twenty teams of second-year UBC engineering students have designed remote-controlled boats that can move quickly, navigate obstacles, carry cargo and deliver water to fires using water cannons.
April 19, 2016
As Canada prepares for the expected legalization of cannabis, a new study will examine cannabis use and provide clear guidance for creating regulations and policies.