UBC launches early childhood education certificate program for Deaf and hard-of-hearing people
The two-year part-time program will be offered online. Content is fully captioned and interpreted, with much of it delivered visually. In-person practicum placements will be available throughout B.C.
Jun 1, 2023
Preparing for wildfires: UBC experts share their tips
Experts from the faculty of forestry suggest practical measures for individuals and communities to protect their homes and surroundings from the B.C. wildfire risk, while calling for broader-scale solutions for managing wildfires.
May 24, 2023
When consumers buy embarrassing products, they don’t want friendly service
A UBC Sauder School of Business study shows that when people buy blush-inducing items, they choose self-checkout—or failing that, the most robotic human available.
May 18, 2023
UBC experts on International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. UBC experts are available to comment.
May 17, 2023
B.C. still eviction capital of Canada and most are through no fault of the tenant
B.C. still leads Canada with the highest eviction rate in the country, and the vast majority are no-fault, according to a new report.
May 15, 2023
When employees leave their jobs, coworkers call it quits: UBC study
People leave jobs all the time, whether they’re laid off, fired, or just quit. But how do their departures affect coworkers left behind? According to a new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business, those exits can lead many others to call it quits.
May 1, 2023
Innovative treatment targets blood clots without increased bleeding risk
Safer and more effective blood thinners could be on the way following a groundbreaking discovery by researchers at UBC and the University of Michigan, published today in Nature Communications.
Apr 26, 2023
UBC experts on Earth Day 2023
On April 22, the world will celebrate Earth Day under the theme “Invest in Our Planet.” UBC experts are available to comment.
Apr 19, 2023
Gay dads have an image problem
Erez Aloni, associate professor in the Peter A. Allard School of Law, analyzed data about gay fathers in the U.S. and found there may be a systemic disparity in wealth accumulation among this group, a situation he says likely exists for Canadian fathers as well.
Apr 5, 2023
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