UBC experts on the holiday season
The holidays are just around the corner. UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to the season.
Dec 7, 2017
Smartphone health apps miss some daily activity of users
If you use your smartphone to monitor your physical activity, you’re probably more active than it suggests.
Dec 6, 2017
Wedding bells ringing for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged to be married, the Prince of Wales announced today. Sarika Bose, UBC lecturer in Victorian literature and royal expert, discusses the nuptials.
Nov 27, 2017
New technique can detect impurities in ground beef within minutes
Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found a better way to identify unwanted animal products in ground beef.
Nov 24, 2017
UBC experts on national housing strategy
The federal government is expected to announce details of its national housing strategy on Wednesday, Nov. 22.
Nov 21, 2017
The significance of Trudeau’s apology to LGBTQ Canadians
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to make a formal apology on behalf of all Canadians to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people who have been imprisoned, fired from their jobs or otherwise persecuted in the past because of their sexuality.
Nov 20, 2017
UBC experts on short-term rentals
Vancouver city council has approved a new bylaw covering short-term rentals. UBC experts are available to comment.
Nov 14, 2017
UBC experts on new census data
Statistics Canada released its 2016 census data on housing, Aboriginal peoples, immigration and ethnocultural diversity today.
Oct 25, 2017
Canadians want deeper economic connections with China: survey
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.
Oct 24, 2017
The future of journalism lies in collaboration
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.
Oct 11, 2017
New tool maps nature across Vancouver to boost mental health
With nearly a third of Canadians experiencing mental illness during their lifetimes, researchers and urban planners have been looking at ways to incorporate natural spaces that promote mental wellbeing into designs for healthier cities.
Sep 27, 2017
UBC experts on priority issues at UBCM convention
Marijuana legalization and housing affordability are on the agenda this week at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver.
Sep 26, 2017
UBC experts on B.C. marijuana legalization framework
Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth has outlined B.C’s next steps in the legalization of recreational marijuana. UBC experts are available to comment.
Sep 25, 2017
Will Angela Merkel win a fourth term in Germany’s election?
Germans head to the polls Sunday in a parliamentary vote that will determine whether Angela Merkel remains chancellor for a fourth term.
Sep 22, 2017
You’re not alone in feeling alone
Feel like everyone else has more friends than you do? You’re not alone— but merely believing this is true could affect your happiness.
Sep 14, 2017
Running group helps half its graduates quit smoking
Joining a running group can help you quit smoking. That’s the conclusion of a new UBC study that found that half the people who completed a 10-week program were able to successfully quit smoking.
Sep 12, 2017
‘Creepy clowns’ aren’t a new phenomenon: UBC experts
Stephen King’s IT hits theatres tomorrow and is expected to have a record-breaking opening.
Sep 7, 2017
UBC experts on back-to-school topics
UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to back-to-school as B.C. children begin their first full school year since a Supreme Court of Canada decision on class size and composition.
Sep 5, 2017
Perfect mannequins a turnoff for some consumers
Mannequins’ long legs, tiny waistlines and perfect busts can sour some shoppers on the products they’re wearing, especially consumers who don’t like the look of their own bodies.
Aug 31, 2017
Social and emotional learning takes its place at centre of B.C.’s new school curriculum
The upcoming school year represents high school teachers’ last chance to experiment with B.C.’s new curriculum before it becomes mandatory for Grades 10-12 next year.
Aug 30, 2017