Lhoosk’uz Dené village taps into clean water after a 20-year wait
After decades of relying on bottled water, a remote Lhoosk’uz Dené community now has a steady supply of clean drinking water thanks to a new water treatment plant crafted to their unique needs.
Jul 13, 2021
Ancient canine feces reveal 17th century sled dogs’ diet
Proteins from ancient frozen canine feces have been extracted for the first time ever to reveal more details about the diets of Arctic sled dogs and their relationship to people.
Jul 7, 2021
Study highlights pandemic impact on adolescent mental health
Adolescents who were in a good headspace before COVID-19 suffered a decline during the pandemic, whereas those with poor mental health fared better, according to new research.
Jun 28, 2021
Climate activists Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis join UBC
World-renowned climate activists and journalists Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis are joining the faculty at the University of British Columbia’s Department of Geography.
Jun 23, 2021
UBC experts on Victoria’s cancellation of Canada Day celebrations
British Columbia’s capital city has cancelled its Canada Day celebrations this year in light of the recent discovery of the remains of 215 children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential […]
Jun 11, 2021
UBC student overcomes health issues to win Lieutenant Governor’s medal
Xi Yuan (Cecilia) Pang will be named the winner of the 2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Inclusion, Democracy and Reconciliation during her graduation ceremony on June 2.
Jun 2, 2021
UBC experts on COVID-19
UBC experts are available to comment on the provincial government’s plans for the gradual easing of COVID-19-related restrictions in B.C. at a 1 p.m. news conference today.
May 25, 2021
New book maps links between global finance and the places we call home
Architecture professor Matthew Soules is a thought-provoking artist, designer and author. His latest offering is a new book, Icebergs, Zombies, and the Ultra Thin which tackles the impact of global capital on large cities like Vancouver, Toronto, Barcelona and New York.
May 13, 2021
Historic collection from the Klondike Gold Rush gifted to UBC in $2.5M donation
UBC alumnus and Canadian telecommunications icon, Philip B. Lind, CM, has donated $2.5 million to UBC.
May 5, 2021
UBC experts on the guilty verdict in Derek Chauvin’s trial
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on multiple charges in the murder of George Floyd. UBC experts are available to comment on this and the linked issues of systemic racism and discrimination.
Apr 20, 2021
UBC experts on the B.C. budget
UBC experts will be available to comment on various topics related to today’s provincial budget.
Apr 20, 2021
UBC experts on the 5-year anniversary of B.C.’s overdose public health emergency
B.C. declared its drug overdose crisis a public health emergency five years ago Wednesday. The crisis is ongoing, and UBC experts are available to comment.
Apr 13, 2021
UBC experts for B.C.’s Throne Speech
UBC experts are available to comment on the B.C. government’s 2021 Throne Speech on April 12, 2021.
Apr 12, 2021
UBC expert on the passing of Prince Philip
Buckingham palace announced that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and the husband of Queen Elizabeth, died today at 99.
Apr 9, 2021
COVID-19 lockdowns only reduced air pollution in some parts of the world
When COVID-19 lockdown measures were first introduced last year, schools and shops closed, tourist spots were deserted due to international travel restrictions, and economies slowed down as most people adjusted to life in the confines of their home.
Apr 6, 2021
How to talk to people about climate change
As our planet warms, seas rise and catastrophic weather events become more frequent, action on climate change has never been more important. But how do you convince people who still don’t believe that humans contribute to the warming climate?
Mar 30, 2021
UBC Okanagan to offer Canada’s first bachelor’s degree of Indigenous language fluency
UBC’s Okanagan campus, located in the territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation, is set to become the first university in Canada to offer a bachelor’s degree in Indigenous language fluency.
Mar 29, 2021
Why do some straight men have sex with other men?
According to nationally-representative surveys in the United States, hundreds of thousands of straight-identified men have had sex with other men. In the new book Still Straight: Sexual Flexibility among White Men in Rural America, UBC sociologist Dr. Tony Silva argues that these men are not closeted, bisexual or just experimenting.
Mar 23, 2021
UBC experts on International Women’s Day
UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to International Women’s Day.
Mar 5, 2021
UBC study finds high life satisfaction linked to better overall health
New research from UBC finds that higher life satisfaction is associated with better physical, psychological and behavioural health.
Mar 3, 2021