UBC experts available to comment on wildfires
UBC forestry experts are available to discuss the wildfires in B.C.
Jun 22, 2018
UBC researchers create matchmaking service to combat antibiotic resistant infections
UBC researchers have matched small proteins, called peptides, with antibiotics so they can work together to combat hard-to-treat infections that don’t respond well to drugs on their own.
Jun 21, 2018
Self-care and social ties can help men recover from the suicide of a loved one
Recovering from the suicide of a friend, partner or family member can be emotionally challenging for men, largely due to masculine ideals that dictate men should remain stoic and keep their feelings bottled up.
Jun 20, 2018
UBC experts on recreational cannabis legalization
The Senate voted Tuesday to pass Bill C-45—the government’s legislation to legalize cannabis—meaning that recreational cannabis will soon be legal across Canada.
Jun 20, 2018
‘Smart stent‘ detects narrowing of arteries
For every three individuals who have had a stent implanted to keep clogged arteries open and prevent a heart attack, at least one will experience restenosis—the renewed narrowing of the artery due to plaque buildup or scarring—which can lead to additional complications.
Jun 19, 2018
Twenty-five per cent of seafood sold in Metro Vancouver is mislabelled
A quarter of the seafood tested from Metro Vancouver grocery stores, restaurants and sushi bars is not what you think it is. A new UBC study used DNA barcoding to determine that 70 of 281 seafood samples collected in Metro Vancouver between September 2017 and February 2018 were mislabelled.
Jun 19, 2018
Surrey student sets youth up for success at university
When Shawna Narayan looked back on her first-year, she realized that things would have been easier if she’d received a little advice from a local peer before even stepping foot on UBC’s campus.
Jun 15, 2018
Climate change has fish moving faster than regulations can keep up
The world’s system for allocating fish stocks is being outpaced by the movement of fish species in response to climate change, according to a study undertaken by an international team of marine ecologists, fisheries and social scientists, and lawyers.
Jun 14, 2018
Ancient agricultural activity caused lasting environmental changes
Agricultural activity by humans more than 2,000 years ago had a more significant and lasting impact on the environment than previously thought.
Jun 13, 2018
Recycling may be confusing but volunteers help get it right
Trained volunteers at large-scale public events and festivals are the most effective way to ensure people recycle correctly, suggests new UBC research.
Jun 13, 2018
UBC experts on G7 summit
The annual summit of G7 leaders starts Friday in Charlevoix, Que. UBC experts are available for comment on a range of topics that could be discussed at the summit.
Jun 8, 2018
Vast majority of patents on marine genetic sequences linked to corporations
A single corporation has registered nearly half of all existing patents associated with genes from marine organisms, according to a new study.
Jun 6, 2018
Injuries and loss of life boost religious faith after disasters
Weather-related disasters can make people more religious but it depends on the toll they inflict, suggests new UBC research.
Jun 5, 2018
Sugar loss during baking means calorie counts could be off
When you’re on a diet, counting calories usually means paying close attention to labels. But you might be surprised to learn that labels often provide the nutritional information of the recipe – not the final product. What goes in and what comes out during food processing aren’t necessarily the same.
May 31, 2018
From the floor to the canopy
A young Yadira Corbet always wondered what went on in the UBC forestry building where she helped her mother clean floors.
May 30, 2018
Why grease can be great: Chemical engineering graduate helps put waste oil to good use
Whether it’s French fries on the menu or an entire deep-fried turkey, disposing of used cooking oil can be a headache.
May 28, 2018
A Sea Change: UBC forestry grad helps empower communities through conservation
Former youth sailing champion Luca Marsaglia owes a lot to the ocean, so he co-founded a sustainable development movement called Casa Congo to help protect it.
May 25, 2018
Hey Alexa: Amazon’s virtual assistant becomes a personal assistant to software developers
UBC computer scientists have turned Amazon Alexa into a tool for software engineers, tasking the virtual assistant to take care of mundane programming tasks, helping increase productivity and speed up workflow.
May 24, 2018
Study highlights environmental cost of tearing down Vancouver’s single-family homes
Rising property values in Vancouver have resulted in the demolition of an unprecedented number of single-family homes in recent years, many of which were replaced with the same type of structure. Despite the better energy performance of the new homes, this cycle is likely to increase overall greenhouse gas emissions.
May 23, 2018
UBC researchers showcase work at #BCTECH Summit
University of B.C. researchers will be available today to discuss their projects on the Research Runway at the #BCTECH Summit.
May 16, 2018