New UBC water treatment zaps ‘forever chemicals’ for good
Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new water treatment that removes “forever chemicals” from drinking water safely, efficiently – and for good.
Mar 22, 2023
Cherry picking the best spots to enjoy Vancouver’s blooms
We spoke with Douglas Justice (he/him), associate director of horticulture and collections at the UBC Botanical Garden, about how the recent cold snap may affect this year’s blossoms, his favourite locations to enjoy the blooms, and how these trees have become so iconic in Vancouver.
Mar 16, 2023
UBC-led biomedical innovation hub to accelerate development and manufacturing of lifesaving medicines for Canadians
Canada’s biotech ecosystem is poised for a major boost with the federal government announcement today that B.C. will be home to Canada’s Immuno-Engineering and Biomanufacturing Hub (CIEBH).
Mar 15, 2023
About Canada’s Immuno-Engineering and Biomanufacturing Hub
Canada’s Immuno-Engineering and Biomanufacturing Hub brings together a multi-disciplinary, multisectoral coalition of more than 50 partner institutions (9 academic, 15 private, 6 public, 4 other research organizations, 16 not-for-profit) from […]
Mar 15, 2023
Event: New UBC-led national research hub to accelerate Canada’s vaccine and therapeutics production
The University of British Columbia is receiving federal funding for a new research hub that will improve pandemic readiness and the overall health and well-being of Canadians.
Mar 14, 2023
UBC zoologist: We need to acknowledge climate change’s effects on wildlife—for our own good
As the United Nations marks World Wildlife Day on March 3, UBC zoology professor Dr. Kaitlyn Gaynor (she/her) discusses how climate change is affecting wildlife, and why that can spell bad news for humans and animals alike.
Mar 2, 2023
AI predicts cancer patient survival by reading doctor’s notes
A team of researchers from the University of British Columbia and BC Cancer have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) model that predicts cancer patient survival more accurately and with more readily available data than previous tools.
Mar 2, 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
Midwifery care safe for moderate- and high-risk pregnancies
New UBC research shows that midwives in British Columbia are providing safe primary care for pregnancies of all medical risk levels, contrary to a popular belief that midwives mostly manage low-risk pregnancies.
Feb 27, 2023
So-called ‘safe’ pesticides have surprising ill effects
Health Canada is currently reviewing regulations for pesticides in Canada, and three UBC researchers say regulators might want to consider what happened in Japan.
Feb 21, 2023
UBC scholar helping AI overcome its language barrier
People around the world have been impressed with ChatGPT, a new chatbot developed by OpenAI that uses natural language processing (NLP) to seemingly answer any question.
Feb 21, 2023
UBC experts on mental health care
On Tuesday, Feb. 14, Vancouver City Council will vote on a motion to give Vancouver Coastal Health $2.8 million to hire 58 mental health workers as part of expanded crisis response. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 13, 2023
Clouds could delay the impact of climate change on reefs – but not for long
Clouds seem to offer some protection from excess heat to coral reefs – but most will still face frequent bleaching by 2080, according to new research.
Feb 8, 2023
Event: Climate Emergency Week at UBC highlights collective action
his week through Feb. 16 is Climate Emergency Week at UBC, building on the university’s declaration of a climate emergency in 2019 and a climate action report in 2021 that focuses on climate justice.
Feb 6, 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
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
Traffic pollution impairs brain function
First-in-the-world study suggests that even brief exposure to air pollution has rapid impacts on the brain
Jan 24, 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
Toxic toilet paper and long-lasting chemicals found in endangered killer whales
A chemical used in the production of toilet paper and ‘forever chemicals’ have been found in the bodies of orcas in B.C., including the endangered southern resident killer whales.
Jan 12, 2023
Event: Unboxing of space-travelling yeast and algae
Media are invited to capture the unveiling of two UBC science experiments that have circled the moon as part of NASA’s Artemis 1 lunar mission.
Jan 10, 2023