March 14, 2017
A growing field of research is examining the brain patterns produced by people with severe brain injuries who can no longer communicate and appear to be in a vegetative state.
March 7, 2017
Today, the BC Minister for Transportation and Infrastructure announced that it will allow ride hailing services by the end of 2017.
March 1, 2017
Cities play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change, but directly measuring emissions remains a challenge.
February 16, 2017
Early intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a rare condition where the baby does not grow properly inside the womb.
February 1, 2017
A UBC education professor talks about the need for black history in the school curriculum and the month’s significance.
January 30, 2017
UBC experts are available to comment on the executive order signed by U.S. president Donald Trump that bans individuals from seven countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days.
January 27, 2017
Researchers Jiayun Yao and Hind Sbihi were intrigued by a population health concern they were hearing about anecdotally: that immigrants had fewer allergies upon arriving in Canada, but that their allergy rates increased over time in Canada.
January 27, 2017
Biochemical reactions that cause Alzheimer’s disease could begin in the womb or just after birth if the fetus or newborn does not get enough vitamin A, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
January 25, 2017
The mysteries of love have inspired poetry, songs and countless works of art. But rather than revel in its mystique, UBC philosopher Carrie Jenkins, author of the new book What Love Is, wants us to turn a critical eye on love, to understand its biological and societal origins.
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.
January 18, 2017
Less than a week before Donald Trump takes office, Germany chancellor Angela Merkel is being hailed by many as the new leader of the free world.
January 17, 2017
Media are invited to tour the new, state-of-the-art $40-million UBC Aquatic Centre.
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.
January 12, 2017
With smartphones in their pockets and tablets in their backpacks, students growing up in the digital era are the most connected generation yet.
January 10, 2017
While Canada’s climate policy is steadily moving in the direction of carbon pricing, policy south of the border is in disarray with the Trump administration taking office this month.
December 19, 2016
The holiday season is a time of giving, but the reasons why people donate to charity aren’t well understood.
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.
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.