Who will be mayor?
CBC British Columbia and the University of British Columbia invite the public to three mayoral debates in Surrey, Kelowna, and Vancouver
Sep 25, 2018
The Aga Khan awarded with honorary degrees from UBC and SFU
The University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University are each awarding an honorary doctorate of laws degree to His Highness the Aga Khan in a joint conferral ceremony—a first for both universities.
Sep 24, 2018
Dropbike data security concerns
UBC takes the personal data security and privacy of our students, faculty and staff and community members very seriously and we have been made aware of a vulnerability issue with Dropbike’s platform.
Sep 20, 2018
UBC’s Pacific Museum of Earth welcomes ancient sea monster to building atrium
Come and see the Elasmosaurus—an ancient marine reptile with a neck so long and heavy it would barely have been able to raise its head above water.
Sep 19, 2018
Hardwired for laziness? Tests show the human brain must work hard to avoid sloth
If getting to the gym seems like a struggle, a University of British Columbia researcher wants you to know this: the struggle is real, and it’s happening inside your brain.
Sep 18, 2018
New tool developed by UBC researchers helps conservationists make smarter decisions
A new tool developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Commonwealth Science Industrial Research Organization could help ensure limited conservation dollars are well spent by determining which actions would save the most species per dollar.
Sep 17, 2018
Appetite for shark fin soup drives massive shark population decline
Consumers need to stop demanding shark fin soup and other products in the absence of robust laws and sustainable practices regulating shark overfishing, research co-authored by the Sea Around Us initiative at UBC has found.
Sep 13, 2018
New tool developed at UBC screens online health ads for deception
The internet is rife with ads for health products, from weight-loss systems to arthritis cures—but whether they actually work can be difficult to discern.
Sep 12, 2018
Could a DIY ultrasound be in your future? UBC breakthrough opens door to $100 ultrasound machine
Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their patent-pending innovation—no bigger than a Band-Aid—is portable, wearable and can be powered by a smartphone.
Sep 11, 2018
Climate change fuels accumulation of pollutants in Chinook salmon, killer whales
University of British Columbia researchers studying the marine food web of the Northeast Pacific Ocean have found that the exposure and accumulation of chemical pollutants, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organic mercury, will be exacerbated under climate change.
Sep 11, 2018
Global warming pushing alpine species higher and higher
For every one-degree-Celsius increase in temperature, mountaintop species shift upslope 100 metres, shrinking their inhabited area and resulting in dramatic population declines, new research by University of British Columbia zoologists has found.
Sep 10, 2018
Playing computer games helps improve math scores, but only for boys
Daily play of multiplayer online games lifts math test scores for teenagers, but only for boys, widening the gender gap among male and female teens, new research from the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia has found.
Sep 7, 2018
Personalized online product recommendations may be more deceptive than they seem
Beware of “personalized” product recommendations on e-commerce sites, because some retailers might use them deceptively to influence consumers into buying lower quality products.
Sep 6, 2018
How the world’s first Haida-language feature film made it to screen
One day soon, Graham Richard and the rest of his Haida community will gather in a theatre to watch the movie they created together in their own ancient language. Richard can only imagine what that will feel like.
Sep 5, 2018
UBC experts on back-to-school season
UBC experts are available to comment on various school-related topics as children and families begin another school year.
Sep 4, 2018
Concussions loosen insulation around brain cells
Detailed scans of concussed University of British Columbia hockey players found that the protective fatty tissue surrounding brain cell fibres was loosened two weeks after the injury—even though the athletes felt fine and were deemed ready to return to the ice.
Sep 4, 2018
Even the fittest middle-aged athletes can’t outrun cardiovascular risk factors
Middle-aged adults are exercising more and living longer, but new research from the University of British Columbia suggests that even the fittest among them are not immune to cardiovascular disease—and they often don’t have any symptoms.
Aug 31, 2018
New online tool will equip Canadian teachers to better support students’ mental health
Four Canadian universities, including the University of British Columbia, launched a new online curriculum resource earlier this month called Teach Mental Health.
Aug 30, 2018
UBC experts on Trans Mountain pipeline decision
UBC experts are available to comment on today’s decision by the Federal Court of Appeal regarding the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Aug 30, 2018
Teen dating violence is down, but boys still report more violence than girls
When it comes to teen dating violence, boys are more likely to report being the victim of violence—being hit, slapped, or pushed—than girls. That’s the surprising finding of new research from the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.
Aug 29, 2018