How a tiny island off Victoria became part of B.C.’s racist history
British Columbians who spent the spring locked down due to COVID-19 are now making up for lost time by getting outdoors and enjoying B.C.’s parks.
Jul 27, 2020
Canadians’ physical activity dwindles despite resumption of harder workouts
Canadians’ physical activity declined as expected following declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, but moderate-to-vigorous physical activity rebounded over the first six weeks of the pandemic. However, lighter and more incidental physical activity did not.
Jul 27, 2020
One billion tweet dataset investigates impact of COVID-19 on human communication
Researchers from a number of disciplines can now use a billion-scale dataset of tweets from around the world to answer their research questions about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul 23, 2020
UBC expert on federal ruling about Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement
The Federal Court ruled today that the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA), which allows Canada to send certain refugee claimants back to the U.S., is unconstitutional because the U.S. is no longer a safe country for refugees.
Jul 22, 2020
New UBC study reveals older adults coped with pandemic best
Adults aged 60 and up have fared better emotionally compared to younger adults (18–39) and middle-aged adults (40–59) amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul 22, 2020
UBC expands research into historical Indigenous art through $6 million endowment
UBC alumnus, Michael Audain, OC, OBC, one of B.C.’s most ardent champions of the visual arts has donated $3 million to UBC to create the Audain Chair in Historical Indigenous Art. The gift, supported through the Audain Foundation, will be matched by the university to create a $6 million endowment. Recruitment of an internationally recognized scholar will begin shortly.
Jul 21, 2020
UBC research shows hearing persists at end of life
Hearing is widely thought to be the last sense to go in the dying process. Now UBC researchers have evidence that some people may still be able to hear while in an unresponsive state at the end of their life.
Jul 8, 2020
New UBC course explores how COVID-19 is impacting society
Even if you’re tired of COVID-19—and who isn’t?—hundreds of UBC students are preparing to embark on a new credit course examining the pandemic on a worldwide scale.
Jun 29, 2020
Social circles of visible-minority youth become less diverse as they get older
Even if they were born in Canada, visible-minority children of immigrants tend to stick more closely with their own ethnic groups as they get older.
Jun 26, 2020
Webinar: How community connection can reduce stress during COVID-19
Join UBC experts to hear more about how community connection can bring us hope and help us cope with stress during COVID-19.
Jun 19, 2020
UBC student lays groundwork for an anti-Black racism strategy in Vancouver
The City of Vancouver engaged Oludolapo Makinde, a graduate student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, as a Healthy City Scholar to conduct research into anti-Black racism in Vancouver and suggest ways to address it.
Jun 17, 2020
UBC experts on civil unrest across the U.S.
UBC experts are available to comment on the civil unrest across the U.S. and the race issues behind it.
May 29, 2020
Pandemic provides opportunity for studying impact of exercise on mental health
The COVID-19 crisis has been hard on people’s mental and physical health. UBC’s School of Kinesiology is set to launch two separate studies that will examine the impact of exercise programs on mental health during the current crisis.
May 28, 2020
Helping healthcare workers and local restaurants with one clever idea
UBC international economics student Patrisse Chan has created an online platform that allows Canadians to buy a meal from a local restaurant and have it delivered to staff at a hospital or care home.
May 21, 2020
UBC expert on basic income as a COVID-19 response
COVID-19 has created renewed interest in the idea of a basic income in Canada, but many questions exist about its feasibility, design, and implementation.
May 21, 2020
UBC law students take extraordinary steps to continue pro bono legal work during outbreak
COVID-19 threatened to end the most valuable work experience 10 UBC law students have ever had.
May 20, 2020
Indigenous Community Legal Clinic creates change, one file and one student at a time
Eagle Speaker’s sister— little Mya’s mother—was not well, gripped by addiction and the street life of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. She turned to the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic for help.
May 19, 2020
UBC economists create tool to measure COVID-19 risk in B.C. jobs
Researchers at the Vancouver School of Economics have created a novel tool to assess the risks and benefits of reopening different sectors of British Columbia’s economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 19, 2020
How COVID-19 has impacted religious practices
We spoke with UBC anthropology professor Sabina Magliocco, who chairs UBC’s interdisciplinary program in the study of religion, about how COVID-19 is impacting religiosity now, and potentially for the long term.
May 7, 2020
Experts call for more equitable housing policy post-COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages, it’s highlighting unique pressures on certain groups like Canada’s seniors, Indigenous communities, and people experiencing homelessness.
Apr 28, 2020