July 5, 2016
UBC President Designate Professor Santa Ono will host a sendoff tomorrow morning for our athletes, coaches and support staff headed to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. UBC’s Rio 2016 contingent is the largest of any Canadian university.
June 30, 2016
The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned the government’s approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline project on grounds that it failed to consult with First Nations.
June 29, 2016
The world was shocked Tuesday to learn of horrific attacks at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport.
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.
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 […]
June 17, 2016
Britain votes June 23 on whether to leave the European Union. UBC experts are available to comment on issues related to Brexit.
June 16, 2016
UBC professors are available to comment on the transit announcement expected tomorrow from the Federal and Provincial governments along with Metro Vancouver mayors.
June 10, 2016
A surge of 13,800 jobs added to Canada’s labour market in May helped drop the national unemployment rate to 6.9 per cent— its lowest level since July 2015, according to Statistics Canada’s labour force survey released today.
June 9, 2016
The Bank of Canada cautioned today that housing price increases in Vancouver and Toronto are likely not sustainable at their current pace.
May 24, 2016
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Location/Map: Room 2309, AMS Nest, 6133 University Blvd. http://www.maps.ubc.ca/?N049 Event details: Can Vancouver build more affordable housing while maintaining our […]
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 11, 2016
The focus is now turning to rebuilding the community and its structures, and UBC experts are available for comment on the process and some of the challenges.
May 9, 2016
The planet Mercury will pass in front of the sun for the first time in a decade on Monday morning and UBC astronomers have set up a telescope viewing area for the public.
May 5, 2016
After an extensive search guided by alumni, coaches, Varsity student athletes, a member of the UBC Board of Governors, and key internal stakeholders, UBC Athletics has selected the person who will lead the Thunderbirds.
May 2, 2016
UBC experts are available to comment on issues related to forest fires, droughts, heat waves, smoke and air quality issues.
April 28, 2016
The Vancouver School Board votes tonight (April 28) on a budget that addresses a $24-million funding shortfall. UBC experts are available for comment.
April 25, 2016
UBC experts are available to talk about various aspects of terrorism in the wake of the killing of Calgarian hostage John Risdel, who was being held by Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines.
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 14, 2016
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled Métis and non-status Indians are “Indians” as defined in the 1867 Constitution.