November 21, 2017
The federal government is expected to announce details of its national housing strategy on Wednesday, Nov. 22.
November 20, 2017
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.
November 14, 2017
Vancouver city council has approved a new bylaw covering short-term rentals. UBC experts are available to comment.
October 25, 2017
Statistics Canada released its 2016 census data on housing, Aboriginal peoples, immigration and ethnocultural diversity today.
October 24, 2017
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.
October 11, 2017
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.
Media Release | September 27, 2017
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.
September 26, 2017
Marijuana legalization and housing affordability are on the agenda this week at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver.
September 25, 2017
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.
September 22, 2017
Germans head to the polls Sunday in a parliamentary vote that will determine whether Angela Merkel remains chancellor for a fourth term.
Media Release | September 14, 2017
Feel like everyone else has more friends than you do? You’re not alone— but merely believing this is true could affect your happiness.
Media Release | September 12, 2017
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.
September 7, 2017
Stephen King’s IT hits theatres tomorrow and is expected to have a record-breaking opening.
September 5, 2017
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.
Media Release | August 31, 2017
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.
August 30, 2017
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.
August 29, 2017
UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to back-to-school as B.C. begins its first full school year since a Supreme Court of Canada decision on class size and composition.
Media Release | August 23, 2017
Canadian children don’t eat enough vegetables, fruit and dairy products during school hours, causing them to fall short of several daily dietary recommendations on school days, a new UBC study has found.
Media Release | August 21, 2017
There’s a buzz in the air about three new residences opening on campus: for bees and bats that is.
August 15, 2017
The British Columbia government has announced it will end grizzly bear trophy hunting throughout the province, effective Nov. 30, 2017.