Global contest aims to predict peak bloom dates for cherry blossoms
We spoke with Dr. Elizabeth Wolkovich at UBC Faculty of Forestry and her colleagues about why the competition is significant for both researchers and citizens.
Feb 8, 2024
How exercise can boost cancer treatment and recovery
A team of UBC researchers wants to help people living with cancer incorporate exercise as an important part of their treatment and recovery.
Jan 29, 2024
UBC experts on flooding
B.C. is anticipating significant storms amidst an atmospheric river. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 26, 2024
UBC researchers advocate for sustainable logging to safeguard against global flood risks
They synthesized decades of hydrology studies and found that many “severely and consistently underestimated” the impact of forest cover on flood risk.
Jan 24, 2024
How to conduct scientific research with Indigenous Peoples and Lands in a good way
In this Q&A, UBC Indigenous fisheries researcher Dr. Andrea Reid and her co-workers weigh in.
Jan 16, 2024
‘Smart glove’ can boost hand mobility of stroke patients
New smart textile technology developed at UBC in collaboration with Vancouver startup also has potential uses in virtual reality and ASL translation.
Jan 16, 2024
ChatGPT has read almost the whole internet. That hasn’t solved its diversity issues
In this Q&A, Dr. Vered Shwartz, assistant professor in the UBC department of computer science, and masters student Mehar Bhatia explain why reasoning could be the next step in AI—and why it’s important to train these models using diverse datasets from different cultures.
Jan 11, 2024
UBC experts on cold and extreme weather
As snowfall and cooler weather are forecast for many parts of B.C. in the next few days, UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 9, 2024
Hospitals dealing with increasingly complex patients, data reveals
A UBC analysis of 3.4 million hospitalizations in B.C. between 2002 and 2017 revealed that patients are becoming more complex.
Jan 8, 2024
Toxic chemicals found in oil spills and wildfire smoke detected in killer whales
A study published today is the first to find polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in orcas off the coast of B.C., as well as in utero transfer of the chemicals from mother to fetus.
Dec 19, 2023
UBC-led initiative protects salmon against toxic road runoffs
In this Q&A, civil engineering researchers Dr. Rachel Scholes and Dr. Timothy Rodgers discuss 6PPD-quinone and the role of rain gardens in defusing its impacts.
Dec 14, 2023
UBC Forestry to launch Centre for Wildfire Coexistence
The launch of the Centre represents a significant step forward in advancing proactive wildfire management practices and fostering coexistence between people and natural environments.
Dec 12, 2023
All-woman crew of marine scientists rowing 5,000 km non-stop for ocean conservation
The four marine scientists will row across the Atlantic as part of the World’s Toughest Row – Atlantic 2023 from The Canary Islands to Antigua.
Dec 7, 2023
UBC experts on UN climate summit and related topics
UBC delegates and experts are available to comment on the UN’s Climate Change Conference and other climate-related topics.
Dec 4, 2023
Your local sea snail might not make it in warmer oceans – but oysters will
The frilled dog winkle may sound like a complex knot for a tie, but this local sea snail holds clues to our warmer future, including a dire outlook for species that can’t move, adapt, or acclimate as fast as their environment heats up.
Nov 29, 2023
UN climate conference should not be ‘business as usual’, say climate experts
We spoke to four experts including current and former COP delegates to ask what the world, and Canada, needs to see come out of the conference.
Nov 28, 2023
Great UBC Bug Bake Off to serve up insect delights
On Nov. 28, media are invited as four teams of faculty of land and food systems students engage in a six-legged culinary showdown.
Nov 27, 2023
Stem cell-based treatment controls blood sugar in people with Type 1 diabetes
The therapy aims to replace the insulin-producing beta cells that people with Type 1 diabetes lack.
Nov 27, 2023
The bigger you are, the better you fare when climate change causes cyclones
The research findings could help wildlife managers develop strategies to help at-risk animals and pinpoint general traits that help animals survive.
Nov 22, 2023
Graduate channels broken NHL dreams into pioneering research on youth concussion care
Scott Ramsay, who graduates from UBC this month with a PhD in nursing, has been working to intervene in the lives of youth struggling in the same darkness of disability.
Nov 22, 2023