June 29, 2016
UBC wood scientist Phil Evans has created a pull buoy for swimming out of balsa wood, a more environmentally-friendly material than the foam that is typically used.
June 28, 2016
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced today the results of a study on higher speed limits. UBC transportation expert Tarek Sayed, who has conducted a safety analysis of speed […]
June 28, 2016
Experts are available to comment on the various effects of hot, dry weather on people and the environment, including human health, air quality, drought, and salmon migration.
Media Release | June 28, 2016
In Vancouver, heat exposure and social vulnerability can be a lethal combination.
Media Release | June 22, 2016
Canada spends more than $400 million annually on drugs prescribed to seniors even though the medicines should be avoided for older patients, according to new UBC research.
June 21, 2016
Event: UBC demo of earthquake early warning system and “shake table” Date/Time: June 21, 2016, 10 a.m. Event details: Carlos Ventura, director of UBC’s Earthquake Engineering Research Facility, will be […]
Media Release | June 14, 2016
Using genome sequencing, researchers from UBC and the Imperial College in London, now have the ability to determine when a tuberculosis outbreak is over.
June 13, 2016
A panel of pediatric specialists led by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) released their first sleep recommendations for children between four months and 18 years today.
June 7, 2016
When it comes to sunscreen, the average consumer could be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed by the array of choices and information available.
Media Release | June 6, 2016
New research from the UBC finds that rogue fishing vessels are able to secure insurance including those that have been flagged by international watchdogs for unlawful activity.
Media Release | June 2, 2016
Men who live outside major Canadian cities and have sex with other men are less likely to get an HIV test than their metropolitan counterparts, a UBC study shows.
Media Release | June 1, 2016
Scientists at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health have proven that multiple sclerosis (MS) can be caused by a single genetic mutation.
May 31, 2016 - by Corey Allen
Nestled high in the remote mountainside trees of southern British Columbia, a rare bird is disappearing.
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.