Media Release | September 21, 2017
Reducing tourist consumption of reef fish is critical for Palau’s ocean sustainability, finds a new UBC study that suggests other small island nations might also consider adopting this strategy.
September 19, 2017
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, resulting in fatalities, injuries and serious damage to buildings.
Media Release | September 19, 2017
Women in provincial prisons require health care to address trauma, addiction and chronic diseases in order to lower reincarceration rates, according to a new study that of women leaving a B.C. correctional centre.
September 18, 2017
Scientists have long wondered how Earth’s atmosphere filled with oxygen.
September 14, 2017
More than 12,300 visits to B.C. emergency rooms (ER) every year for non-traumatic dental problems could be prevented if people had better access to dental care, according to new UBC research.
Media Release | September 13, 2017
A new UBC study has found that small-scale fisheries may have a much larger impact on ocean ecosystems than previously thought, due to a lack of data on their development over time.
Media Release | September 13, 2017
Two birds that look the same, but have songs so different they can’t recognize each other, should be considered distinct species, suggests new UBC research.
September 8, 2017
The B.C. legislature reconvened Friday, marking the start of the first legislative session that will test the governing deal between the BC NDP and Greens.
Media Release | September 7, 2017
A Canadian effort to build one of the most innovative radio telescopes in the world will open the universe to a new dimension of scientific study.
September 7, 2017
The universe is expanding, and the rate of expansion is accelerating. The discovery of dark energy was made in the 1990’s and was surprising to astronomers, who expected to find that the cosmic expansion would slow down as gravity pulls the matter in the universe back in on itself, much as a ball thrown in the air would eventually reverse course and fall to the ground.
September 6, 2017
Recent flooding in Texas has underscored the need for flood prevention in flood-prone North American cities.
Media Release | August 29, 2017
An herb widely used in traditional Chinese medicine might hold the key to a new osteoporosis therapy that could prevent bone loss without causing side effects.
Media Release | August 28, 2017
With its unique hemispheres and intricate connections, the brain is one of the most exceptional, yet complex organs in the human body.
Media Release | August 21, 2017
Fish are expected to shrink in size by 20 to 30 per cent if ocean temperatures continue to climb due to climate change.
August 16, 2017
A total solar eclipse over the United States on August 21 has people excited. Here in the Lower Mainland, we’ll see 87 per cent of the sun obscured by the moon.
August 14, 2017
A recent study that reveals the most accurate estimate of the number of Metro Vancouver men who have sex with men (MSM) is providing a better understanding of the scope of HIV among this at-risk population.
August 9, 2017
Student-designed automated robots will attempt to save “secret agents” from drowning in a tank of water.
Media Release | August 1, 2017
A University of British Columbia computer scientist has created a new software that can create a design sketch of an everyday object, addressing the challenge of accurately describing shapes.
August 1, 2017
Human emotions can be difficult to understand, even for trained professionals. But what if a computer could decipher your feelings, perhaps even better than a therapist?
Media Release | July 31, 2017
Computer characters and eventually robots could learn complex motor skills like walking and running through trial and error, thanks to a milestone algorithm developed by a University of British Columbia researcher.