March 27, 2017
UBC experts are available to comment about the federal government’s plan to legalize marijuana by July 1, 2018.
Media Release | March 27, 2017
New UBC research on bacteria that cause major problems for those with cystic fibrosis reveals clues as to how it proliferates for so long in the lungs and offers new ideas for treatments to explore.
Media Release | March 23, 2017
Inactive teens have weaker bones than those who are physically active, according to a new study.
Media Release | March 23, 2017
Dairy cows housed indoors want to break curfew and roam free, suggests new UBC research.
Media Release | March 21, 2017
New research supports the creation of more marine reserves in the world’s oceans because, the authors say, fish can evolve to be more cautious and stay away from fishing nets.
Media Release | March 17, 2017
The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and the University of British Columbia have created a faculty position dedicated to improving cancer outcomes and overall wellness among First Nations and Indigenous peoples.
March 15, 2017
Picture a tablet that you can fold into the size of a phone and put away in your pocket, or an artificial skin that can sense your body’s movements and vital signs.
March 14, 2017
A growing field of research is examining the brain patterns produced by people with severe brain injuries who can no longer communicate and appear to be in a vegetative state.
Media Release | March 13, 2017
UBC is poised to accelerate cybersecurity and financial risk research in Canada and beyond, thanks to a $2-million donation from Scotiabank.
Media Release | March 8, 2017
Opening up narrowed veins from the brain and spinal cord is not effective in treating multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study led by the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health.
Media Release | March 7, 2017
Spiders will live in groups if environmental conditions make it too difficult for single mothers to go it alone, new research shows.
March 3, 2017
More than 400 high school students and teachers from across B.C. will compete in the 39th annual UBC Physics Olympics, where they will show off their unique creations to media.
Media Release | March 2, 2017
Renting out unused residential parking could be the answer to chronic parking shortages in Vancouver’s West End, according to a new University of British Columbia study.
March 1, 2017
Cities play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change, but directly measuring emissions remains a challenge.
Media Release | February 27, 2017
Publicly funding essential medicines could cover the cost of nearly half of all prescriptions in Canada, removing financial barriers for Canadians while saving $3 billion per year.
February 22, 2017
Today, NASA announced that scientists have found seven potentially Earth-like planets orbiting a star about 40 light years away. UBC experts are available to comment.
Media Release | February 22, 2017
While participation in sports has been declining among high school students in B.C. overall, even fewer gay, lesbian and bisexual teens are involved in sports than 15 years ago, says a new UBC study.
Media Release | February 21, 2017
Approximately one-quarter of detached homes in Vancouver’s red-hot housing market could be torn down between now and 2030, according to a new forecasting tool.
Media Release | February 17, 2017
University of British Columbia microbiologists have found a yeast in the gut of new babies in Ecuador that appears to be a strong predictor that they will develop asthma in childhood.
February 16, 2017
Early intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a rare condition where the baby does not grow properly inside the womb.