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.
Media Release | April 15, 2016
UBC research into pancreatic cancer and disease disparities between sexes received a boost with new funding announced today from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.
Media Release | April 11, 2016
Adding natural elements like sand, bricks and bamboo can transform a dull outdoor play space into an imaginative playground for children and even reduce depression signs, according to a new UBC study.
Media Release | April 7, 2016
The University of British Columbia’s future sports and exercise medicine centre will include a state-of-the-art gym, thanks to a $1-million donation from the Jack and Darlene Poole Foundation.
Media Release | April 6, 2016
The results of a ground-breaking SALOME research shows chronic heroin addiction now has another effective treatment tool – hydromorphone, a licensed pain medication.
April 5, 2016
UBC’s Siyun Wang, assistant professor in the faculty of land and food systems, explains what these helpful little organisms are—and how to get them working for you.
Media Release | April 4, 2016
Dental care should be part of basic health care for all Canadians, particularly for the lowest-income groups, according to a new UBC study.
Media Release | March 31, 2016
A B.C. team will co-lead Canada’s largest-ever effort to improve care for people with kidney disease.
March 29, 2016
Stephen Hoption Cann, clinical associate professor in UBC’s school of population and public health, discusses why homeopathy continues to attract followers, even as it fails to satisfy scientific criteria.
Media Release | March 23, 2016
High speed and athlete inexperience are top contributing factors to injuries and accidents on the Whistler sliding track, according to a retrospective UBC study.
March 23, 2016
High-intensity “sprint training” may be gaining popularity at gyms, but if you’re new to this form of exercise, the workout could do more harm than good.
Media Release | March 18, 2016
Gay, lesbian and bisexual Canadians experience more mood and anxiety disorders than other Canadians, and they are more likely to turn to heavy drinking.
March 16, 2016
Kara Vogt, registered dietitian and clinical instructor in the faculty of land and food systems, helps explain meal replacements.