November 20, 2017
Debate has renewed around British Columbia’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) development, with groups calling for a public inquiry into the environmental impact of the province’s natural gas operations and particularly leakage of gas.
November 9, 2017
UBC experts are available to discuss the new 18-month parental leave that goes into effect on Dec. 3.
November 8, 2017
Resource booms in oil and gas have helped Canada avoid a populist uprising like the one that contributed to the election of United States President Donald Trump last November.
October 30, 2017
People are not born hating Muslims. Yet polls reveal nearly half of Canadians have negative opinions of Islam and Muslims, suggesting a systemic problem.
October 24, 2017
Despite concerns about China’s human rights record, military modernization and the impact on domestic Canadian values, Canadians are keen to see the federal government support expand economic connections and increased partnerships with the Asian economic powerhouse.
October 23, 2017
The City of Vancouver held a public hearing regarding its proposed regulations for short-term rentals. Vancouver is one of several local governments in Canada wrestling with how to regulate Airbnb, Uber, and other services in the so-called “sharing economy.”
October 11, 2017
UBC associate professor Peter Klein and recent Asper visiting professor Sandra Bartlett discuss the importance of collaborations between journalists at different news organizations in an increasingly challenging media landscape.
October 5, 2017
Motor vehicles are a major source of air pollution in urban areas, and for decades municipal and regional governments have used various traffic management strategies in an effort to reduce vehicle emissions, alongside advancements like cleaner fuel and greener cars.
September 22, 2017
Germans head to the polls Sunday in a parliamentary vote that will determine whether Angela Merkel remains chancellor for a fourth term.
September 19, 2017
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, resulting in fatalities, injuries and serious damage to buildings.
September 19, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to bring jobs back to America. But his plan to limit outsourcing of manufacturing jobs may be flawed, according to research from the UBC Sauder School of Business.
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.
September 7, 2017
Stephen King’s IT hits theatres tomorrow and is expected to have a record-breaking opening.
September 6, 2017
Recent flooding in Texas has underscored the need for flood prevention in flood-prone North American cities.
August 28, 2017
UBC is welcoming 63,370 students to its two campuses this September. In recent months, many people have asked about the impact of global events on international students wanting to study in Canada.
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 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?
July 18, 2017
Nearly 40,000 British Columbians have been displaced due to wildfires in B.C. In this Q&A, a UBC professor discusses the psychological impact of wildfires.
July 11, 2017
Cycling is a fun and healthy way to get to work, combining exercise and the great outdoors with a necessary trip. So what should cities keep in mind when it comes to getting people on their bikes?