Faculty of Applied Science
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 6, 2017
Recent flooding in Texas has underscored the need for flood prevention in flood-prone North American cities.
Media Release | July 26, 2017
Even a single urban tree can help moderate wind speeds and keep pedestrians comfortable as they walk down the street, according to a new UBC study.
July 5, 2017
British Columbian teens of all sexual orientations are drinking less alcohol compared to youth in the late 1990s, according to a new UBC study that’s one of the first to compare trends in alcohol use among straight and sexual minority youth.
Media Release | June 29, 2017
Many nursing home residents have a fairly pain-free experience until the end of life, but at least a third suffer persistent, significant pain during their last six months.
June 26, 2017
Your child’s sleep problems may be making you depressed and unsure of your parenting skills, says a new paper by UBC sleep expert and nursing professor Wendy Hall.
Media Release | June 13, 2017
UBC engineers have developed a more resilient type of concrete using recycled tires that could be used for concrete structures like buildings, roads, dams and bridges while reducing landfill waste.
Media Release | March 2, 2017
Renting out unused residential parking could be the answer to chronic parking shortages in Vancouver’s West End, according to a new University of British Columbia study.
Media Release | February 21, 2017
Approximately one-quarter of detached homes in Vancouver’s red-hot housing market could be torn down between now and 2030, according to a new forecasting tool.
Media Release | February 14, 2017
A new magnetic device implant could offer a DIY alternative for administering drugs.
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.
Media Release | November 1, 2016
Parents of children who don’t sleep well have a new resource to help them develop better sleep habits and routines for their child.
Media Release | October 27, 2016
Cyclists should be riding at speeds between 12 and 20 kilometres per hour, while pedestrians should be moving at two to six kilometres per hour to minimize their inhalation of air pollution while still getting the health benefits of exercise, according to new UBC research.
Media Release | August 24, 2016
Canada’s tissue manufacturers are now much closer to producing the perfect paper, thanks to new UBC research.
Media Release | July 25, 2016
Researchers at UBC and the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in Switzerland have created a microneedle drug monitoring system that could one day replace costly, invasive blood draws and improve patient comfort.
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 | April 4, 2016
Dental care should be part of basic health care for all Canadians, particularly for the lowest-income groups, according to a new UBC study.
Media Release | March 23, 2016
High speed and athlete inexperience are top contributing factors to injuries and accidents on the Whistler sliding track, according to a retrospective UBC study.
January 21, 2016
A UBC engineer talks about the technological challenges that must be overcome for the wearable electronics market to grow to its full potential.
October 22, 2015 - by Corey Allen
Chewing and spitting out salmon eggs wasn’t what Jun Lee and Vinicius Lube thought they’d be doing to complete a project in their wood finishing class at UBC.