UBC experts on 2023 federal budget
Canadian finance minister Chrystia Freeland is to present the federal government’s 2023 budget on Tuesday. UBC experts are available to comment on the budget and spending priorities identified by the government.
Mar 27, 2023
UBC experts on President Biden’s first official visit to Canada
U.S. President Joe Biden will be making his first official visit to Canada this week. UBC experts are available for comment.
Mar 22, 2023
A new beginning for Afghan women judges forced to flee the Taliban
Today, the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia announced the creation of the new Afghan Women Judges Program. Through this new program, three judges from Afghanistan have joined the law school.
Mar 6, 2023
Event: High school students compete in 45th annual UBC Physics Olympics
For the first time since 2019, more than 600 high school students, teachers and coaches from across B.C. will assemble in person on the UBC Vancouver campus for the UBC Physics Olympics, one of the largest and longest-running high-school physics competitions in North America.
Mar 1, 2023
UBC experts on 2023 B.C. budget
The B.C. government is to present its 2023 budget today. UBC experts will be available to comment on various areas of provincial spending:
Feb 28, 2023
UBC experts on Pink Shirt Day
Wednesday, Feb. 22 is Pink Shirt Day, a day to stand against bullying and harassment in schools. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 17, 2023
UBC experts on health care funding in Canada
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s premiers are to meet in Ottawa on Tuesday to work out a new arrangement for funding health care in Canada. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 6, 2023
Owners of the priciest properties in Vancouver pay very little income tax, UBC study finds
A new study from UBC’s Sauder School of Business shows that owners of $3.7-million homes in Vancouver pay just $15,800 in income tax.
Jan 27, 2023
UBC experts on decriminalization of hard drugs
From Jan. 31, the federal and B.C. governments will decriminalize possession of small amounts of certain drugs—opioids, cocaine, methamphetamine and ecstasy—intended for personal use. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 26, 2023
Why does the date of Lunar New Year change?
This lunar new year falls on Jan. 22, making it one of the earliest in recent history. So why does the date of the lunar new year change?
Jan 19, 2023
UBC experts on 2022 FIFA World Cup final
France and Argentina will meet in the 2022 FIFA World Cup final on Sunday. UBC experts are available to comment.
Dec 16, 2022
UBC experts on the holiday season
The holidays are just around the corner. UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to the season.
Dec 13, 2022
How students are preparing for a climate-changed future
Feeling like the world has gone to pot in the run up to COP27? Why not take a climate class?
Nov 3, 2022
UBC experts on Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving Time ends on November 6, when clocks will “fall back” one hour. UBC experts are available to comment.
Nov 1, 2022
UBC climate and energy experts and COP27 delegates
UBC experts are available to comment on 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) United Nations climate change conference and International Energy Agency energy outlook report.
Oct 27, 2022
UBC experts on NDP leadership, British PM’s resignation
UBC experts are available to comment NDP leadership on British PM’s resignation
Oct 20, 2022
UBC experts on changes to Hockey Canada’s leadership team
Hockey Canada has announced that its entire board of directors and its CEO will step down. UBC experts are available to comment.
Oct 11, 2022
UBC experts on municipal election issues
B.C. municipal elections are to be held on Oct. 15. UBC experts are available to comment on various municipal election issues.
Oct 5, 2022
B.C. ocean’s worth of almost $5 billion to GDP likely an underestimate
British Columbia’s ocean contributed almost $5 billion to provincial gross domestic product in 2015, a sum that is likely an underestimate, a new UBC study has found.
Aug 9, 2022
UBC experts on B.C. Court of Appeal’s ruling against private health care
The B.C. Court of Appeal has dismissed a case challenging the constitutionality of the province’s health care laws that prohibit private health care clinics. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jul 15, 2022