Space rocket junk could have deadly consequences unless governments act
The re-entry of abandoned stages of rockets left in orbit from space launches have a six to 10 per cent chance of severely injuring or killing a human being in the next decade, according to a new UBC study.
Jul 12, 2022
UBC experts on 25th anniversary of Hong Kong handover
This Friday, July 1, marks 25 years since the “Hong Kong handover,” when the People’s Republic of China gained sovereignty over the former British colony. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jun 29, 2022
UBC experts on Premier John Horgan’s decision to step down
B.C. Premier John Horgan has announced he will step down as Premier of British Columbia as soon as the B.C. NDP chooses a new leader. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jun 28, 2022
UBC experts on National Indigenous Peoples Day
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jun 21, 2022
UBC experts on Canada’s regulation of single-use plastics
UBC experts are available to comment on the federal government’s new regulations aimed at eliminating or restricting certain single-use plastics that pose a threat to the environment.
Jun 20, 2022
UBC experts on National Indigenous History Month
UBC experts can comment on various topics this National Indigenous History Month.
Jun 1, 2022
Mother and daughter’s new book highlights girls’ online efforts to change the world
A new children’s book called Better Connected, written together by UBC creative writing lecturer Tanya Kyi and her teenage daughter Julia Kyi, shines a light on the positive aspects of girls’ online experiences.
May 31, 2022
UBC econ grads invent Plufl, a dog bed for humans
When Noah Silverman and Yuki Kinoshita met during their first week at UBC four years ago, the pair never expected to be launching a business together right before graduation.
May 26, 2022
Pandemic and Putin turn UBC student into war correspondent
UBC undergraduate student and journalist Anastasiia Lapatina has spent the last four months covering Russia’s invasion of her homeland, Ukraine, while studying political science full-time.
May 24, 2022
How this turtle helped reduce plastic waste in an office building
This turtle helped reduce plastic waste – and no, not by eating it.
May 10, 2022
UBC experts on Asian Heritage Month
UBC experts are available to comment on various topics this Asian Heritage Month.
May 10, 2022
UBC experts on new B.C. anti-racism legislation
The B.C. government introduced new legislation today aimed at addressing systemic racism in B.C. UBC experts are available to comment.
May 2, 2022
UBC experts on Elon Musk’s offer to buy Twitter
Billionaire Tesla co-founder Elon Musk is reportedly finalizing a purchase of Twitter that would put the social network back in private hands. UBC experts are available to comment on the deal’s implications.
Apr 25, 2022
Health research overlooks important differences between sexes
You might be surprised to learn how rarely health research accounts for the fact that male and female bodies are different.
Apr 21, 2022
Cross-racial friendships easier for children with good academic and social skills
Some elementary school children may be better equipped than others to form cross-racial friendships, new research from UBC’s department of psychology suggests.
Apr 19, 2022
UBC experts on 2022 federal budget
UBC experts will be available to comment on various topics related to Thursday’s federal budget.
Apr 6, 2022
Pandemic shows how social factors impact health of Indigenous peoples
Dr. Kimberly Huyser has worked throughout the pandemic to understand the social factors that impact Indigenous populations’ vulnerability to COVID-19.
Apr 5, 2022
UBC research shows impact of rapid transit expansion on housing prices
Recent UBC research finds the expansion of rapid transit generally benefits households from all income groups, but higher income households benefit the most.
Apr 4, 2022
UBC experts on new federal climate plan
The federal government announced its new 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan today. UBC experts are available to comment.
Mar 29, 2022
Event: How companies can manage the risk of changing fossil fuel subsidies
Fossil fuel subsidies are set to change with the federal government’s commitment to phasing out public finance and other forms of support for fossil fuels and diverting them to the transition to clean energy sources.
Mar 21, 2022