Better housing policies needed in a post-COVID world
UBC report highlights gains but calls for longer-term solutions to improve housing supply
Nov 24, 2020
UBC experts on federal climate bill
Canada’s federal government has introduced new legislation intended to make the country accountable for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. UBC experts are available to comment.
Nov 19, 2020
COVID-19 isolation measures can elevate mental health risks
New analysis of data from a survey of the mental health impacts of the pandemic suggests we need to pay more attention to the unintended mental health consequences of quarantine and isolation measures.
Nov 18, 2020
UBC releases 2019 animal research statistics
UBC’s summary of animals involved in research at the university in 2019 is now available.
Nov 17, 2020
Health of transgender youth improving but stigma, violence still a concern
Canada’s transgender youth are more supported in their identities nowadays, with more trans teens—50 per cent compared to 45 per cent five years ago—living in their felt gender full-time, finds a new survey led by UBC researchers.
Nov 16, 2020
Building resilience around MOA’s irreplaceable collection
MOA has begun preparations for a rebuild of its iconic Great Hall that will upgrade the resiliency of the space and protect its irreplaceable collection in the event of a major earthquake
Nov 10, 2020
Online supports for COVID-19 stress are there—but Canadians aren’t accessing them
Many Canadians are not making use of virtual resources that could help them cope with the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new analysis by researchers at UBC, in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Nov 10, 2020
Half a billion bets teach UBC algorithm how to identify problem gamblers
UBC researchers have successfully used machine learning to identify online gamblers whose betting behaviour could indicate a gambling problem.
Nov 9, 2020
UBC experts on Remembrance Day
UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to Remembrance Day.
Nov 8, 2020
UBC scientists receive $3M for COVID-19 research projects
Scientists at the University of British Columbia are receiving $3 million to support COVID-19 research projects through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
Nov 6, 2020
The unique mental health and brain impacts of COVID-19
As COVID-19 infections spike around the globe, with no end in sight for months, questions are beginning to arise around the long-term effects of the pandemic on our mental health and brain health.
Nov 6, 2020
Hospital ER visits by children down 70% during pandemic peak in B.C.
A new study from University of British Columbia researchers found a significant decline in the number of families with children accessing emergency departments across B.C. during the peak of the pandemic.
Nov 5, 2020
UBC experts on 2020 U.S. presidential election
UBC experts are available to comment on various topics related to the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 3.
Nov 3, 2020
More Republicans follow COVID guidelines when they’re told it will protect themselves: study
For decades, scientists have predicted that a deadly pandemic would sweep the globe — but what they didn’t expect was that basic public health measures such as mask wearing and social distancing would become political flashpoints, especially in the United States.
Nov 2, 2020
Teens who participate in extracurriculars, get less screen time, have better mental health
A new study from UBC researchers finds that teens, especially girls, have better mental health when they spend more time taking part in extracurricular activities, like sports and art, and less time in front of screens.
Nov 2, 2020
Scientists detect 39 new gravitational wave events
The LIGO-Virgo Collaboration, including researchers at the University of British Columbia, has confirmed 39 new gravitational wave event detections, more than quadrupling the total known gravitational wave events from 11 to 50.
Oct 29, 2020
Social isolation puts women at higher risk of hypertension
It’s no secret that loneliness and social isolation have a negative impact on the mental and physical health of older adults.
Oct 28, 2020
How the human right to a healthy environment can help protect us all
From the COVID-19 pandemic to the raging wildfires in Australia and the U.S., scientific evidence shows an increase in planetary environmental emergencies that pose a risk to Canadian and global communities.
Oct 27, 2020
Trick or treat? How to safely celebrate Halloween during a pandemic
Dr. Srinivas Murthy, an infectious disease expert and clinical associate professor in UBC faculty of medicine’s department of pediatrics, weighs in on how to safely celebrate Halloween during a pandemic, offering tips for parents and advice for those handing out candy from home.
Oct 26, 2020