Media Release | January 19, 2017
Most people are concerned about the prospect of their social media accounts being hacked, but a new study finds that it’s actually people we know who frequently access our accounts without our permission.
January 18, 2017
Feeling stressed? Research suggests you should to head to your local park as the surrounding greenery may help you relax.
Media Release | January 16, 2017
Drugs used to treat HIV could affect how the body responds to syphilis, inadvertently contributing to a current outbreak, a new study suggests.
January 16, 2017
Light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs last much longer and use less energy than fluorescent lights and are becoming a popular choice for holiday lighting, indoor lights and many other uses.
Media Release | December 22, 2016
If countries abide by the Paris Agreement global warming target of 1.5 degrees Celsius, potential fish catches could increase by six million metric tons per year, according to a new study published in Science.
December 15, 2016
UBC professors are available today to comment on the federal government’s plan to ban asbestos, a known carcinogen, in Canada.
December 15, 2016
UBC mineralogist Lee Groat wants to combine two common yet dangerous byproducts of mining to make one stable byproduct that won’t hurt the environment.
December 13, 2016
UBC nursing professor Colleen Varcoe and her colleagues are studying an intervention to improve the health and wellbeing of indigenous women.
Media Release | December 8, 2016
Hummingbirds’ ability to accelerate and turn diminishes at high altitudes, but it isn’t a lack of oxygen to the body that limits the birds’ performance — it’s physics.
December 8, 2016
As a researcher and community-based doula, Sarah Munro knows firsthand the difficult choice women face after having a C-section: whether to deliver their next baby vaginally or by C-section.
December 5, 2016
UBC experts are available to comment on various aspects of cold weather.
Media Release | December 5, 2016
The ancient Japanese art of flower arranging was the inspiration for a groundbreaking technique to create tiny “artificial brains” that could be used to develop personalized cancer treatments.
Media Release | December 2, 2016
Coastal Indigenous people eat on average 15 times more seafood per person than non-Indigenous people in the same country, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
November 29, 2016
UBC experts are available to comment on the federal government’s decision on three pipeline projects.
Media Release | November 29, 2016
Food scientists at UBC have developed a faster and cheaper way to quantify antioxidant levels in chocolate.
Media Release | November 23, 2016
Thanks to two $1-million contributions from alumni Greg Peet and Glenn Walsh, University of British Columbia ventures now have access to additional early-stage seed capital to help build their businesses.
November 22, 2016
Today, the federal government is releasing a report on the consultations it conducted this fall on the National Housing Strategy.
Media Release | November 22, 2016
A rare microbe that was once thought to be insignificant has turned out to be one of the most abundant single-celled hunters in the ocean, and a team of researchers led by UBC have captured the first glimpse of these elusive predators.
Media Release | November 21, 2016
Acidification of the world’s oceans could drive a cascading loss of biodiversity in some marine habitats, according to research published today in Nature Climate Change.
November 21, 2016
The federal government is expected to release its housing report on Nov. 22, which is also National Housing Day. UBC experts are available to comment.