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
Kinesiology student squeezes seniors’ errands in between exams
First-year kinesiology student Ava Katz is helping seniors and those who are self-isolating get their groceries and prescriptions — and it all started with a Facebook post.
Apr 27, 2020
Why ‘speaking moistly’ needs to be taken seriously
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave us all a much-needed laugh when he awkwardly used the phrase “speaking moistly” in response to a recent question about wearing masks.
Apr 17, 2020
The social psychologist’s guide to making people stay home
Relying on people to do the right thing has never been an airtight strategy. Nonetheless, the choices made by individuals will likely have a greater impact than anything else on the success of our response to COVID-19.
Apr 15, 2020
UBC experts on 2020 U.S. presidential election
Bernie Sanders has ended his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in the U.S., leaving incumbent Donald Trump and former vice-president Joe Biden to run for the presidency in November. UBC experts are available to comment.
Apr 8, 2020
How to stay comfortable and prevent injury when working from home
Abigail Oveduin leads the ergonomics program for UBC Human Resources, where she is tasked with keeping 16,000 faculty and staff comfortable, productive and injury-free. We asked her what people can do to bring ergonomics into their homes.
Apr 7, 2020
UBC experts on what to read when you’re stuck at home
The COVID-19 outbreak has forced a lot of us out of the daily grind, leaving us with time to re-discover leisurely reading. Fortunately, UBC experts in creative writing and English literature read a lot of books.
Mar 26, 2020
How globalization stoked fear of disease during the Romantic era
In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the word “communication” had several meanings. People used it to talk about both media and the spread of disease, as we do today, but also to describe transport—via carriages, canals and shipping.
Mar 25, 2020