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 is set to announce its decision in Joseph Ryan Lloyd v. Her Majesty the Queen on Friday, April 15.
March 22, 2016
The world was shocked Tuesday to learn the news of attacks in Brussels, Belgium.
March 21, 2016
UBC experts are available for commentary on the federal budget, to be tabled on Tuesday, March 22. Topics include housing affordability, taxation, retirement income, infrastructure and more.
March 4, 2016
More than 400 high school students and teachers from across B.C. will compete in the 38th annual UBC Physics Olympics
March 3, 2016
UBC professors are available to comment on the climate accord, expected to be announced today, between the federal government and premiers.
February 24, 2016
A Federal Court judge has struck down regulations that restricted the rights of medical marijuana patients to grow their own cannabis.
February 22, 2016
Beginning today, UBC students will get a first look at a full-scale mockup of a 140-sq-ft student housing unit called a Nano suite.
February 16, 2016
UBC experts are available for commentary on today’s B.C. budget.
February 2, 2016
The World Health Organization has declared the Zika virus a global public health emergency.
February 1, 2016
The trial for former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi starts today. He faces charges of sexual assault and choking. An expert at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC is available to comment on the case.
January 25, 2016
The federal government has confirmed its plans to sign the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal next week. UBC experts are available to comment on the announcement.
January 20, 2016
UBC experts are available for commentary on today’s interest-rate decision from the Bank of Canada – which coincides with a declining Canadian dollar, low oil prices and a faltering Canadian economy.
January 19, 2016
UBC professors are available to comment on health care issues related to the meeting between Canada’s provincial health ministers and the federal government this week in Vancouver.
January 12, 2016
UBC experts are available for comment on the Canadian dollar, which dipped below 70 cents U.S. for the first time since the spring of 2003.