Two pathogens linked to salmon health and survival in B.C.
Many wild salmon populations in B.C. have experienced substantial declines over the last three decades. New UBC research published today can help chart a course towards better protection of wild salmon.
May 19, 2022
The lonely fate of a robot on Mars
Covered in the red dust that sealed its fate, the NASA InSight lander is slowly shutting down, more than 250 million kilometres from home.
May 17, 2022
It’s getting better for trans, bisexual and gay youth – but there’s still room to improve
Today, May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia celebrates sexual and gender diversity – and it also highlights the continued challenges faced by those with diverse genders and sexualities.
May 17, 2022
UBC experts on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. UBC experts are available to comment.
May 16, 2022
B.C. researchers launching clinical trial for first genetically engineered stem cell-based therapy for type 1 diabetes
Researchers from the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) have received $1 million from Canada’s Stem Cell Network to conduct research and a clinical trial for one of the world’s first genetically engineered cell replacement therapies for type 1 diabetes.
May 12, 2022
Wild Pacific salmon catches down 80 per cent, elders report
Wild Pacific salmon catches are one sixth what they were 50-70 years ago, Indigenous elders report. Employing Indigenous research methodologies, Dr. Andrea Reid interviewed 48 knowledge keepers from 18 First Nations across the Fraser, Skeena, and Nass rivers.
May 12, 2022
Women working for apps like Uber and Doordash often ‘brush off’ harassment
Gig industry platforms such as Uber, Doordash, and TaskRabbit fail to acknowledge the realities of women workers’ experiences, putting women at financial and personal risk, finds a new study.
May 5, 2022
Get hands-on with science, robots, ice cream and air cannons at UBC Science Rendezvous
Join UBC for Science Rendezvous, a free festival that takes science out of the lab and onto the streets, on Saturday, May 7, 2022.
May 4, 2022
UBC experts on access to abortion
The U.S. Supreme Court appears set to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion in the U.S., according to a draft majority opinion leaked to news outlets. UBC experts are available to comment.
May 3, 2022
Catching COVID-19 during pregnancy increases risk of hospitalization, premature birth: national study
As Canada faces a sixth wave of COVID-19 infections, researchers at the UBC faculty of medicine are urging people who are pregnant to remain vigilant based on data from Canada’s first national, peer-reviewed study on COVID-19 in pregnancy.
May 2, 2022
Engineers at UBC get under the skin of ionic skin
In the quest to build smart skin that mimics the sensing capabilities of natural skin, ionic skins have shown significant advantages.
Apr 28, 2022
UBC team discovers ‘silver bullet’ to keep medical devices free of bacteria
University of British Columbia researchers have found a ‘silver bullet’ to kill bacteria and keep them from infecting patients who have medical devices implanted.
Apr 27, 2022
Canada needs Indigenous-led fire stewardship, new research finds
As a new wildfire season approaches, many Canadians are reflecting on the devastating losses of last season, and considering what they can do to protect themselves and the places where they live.
Apr 26, 2022
UBC spin-off companies win $2 million in competition for carbon removal technology funded by the Musk Foundation
UBC spin-off Carbin Minerals will receive $1 million from XPRIZE and the Musk Foundation to remove thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Apr 22, 2022
Health research overlooks important differences between sexes
You might be surprised to learn how rarely health research accounts for the fact that male and female bodies are different.
Apr 21, 2022
Expect to see more squid and less sockeye salmon on “climate changed” menus
Vancouver seafood lovers may see more Humboldt squid but less sockeye salmon on restaurant menus in the near future due to climate change.
Apr 21, 2022
New toolkit helps tackle climate anxiety
UBC nursing student Natania Abebe and nursing lecturer Raluca Radu, who teaches a course on the health impacts of climate change, share strategies for dealing with climate anxiety
Apr 20, 2022
UBC experts on Earth Day 2022
On April 22, the world will celebrate Earth Day with the theme, ‘Invest In Our Planet’, amidst concern over accelerating climate change. UBC experts are available to comment.
Apr 19, 2022
New research highlights the role of green spaces in conflict
Green spaces can promote well-being, but they may not always be benign. Sometimes, they can be a tool for control.
Apr 14, 2022
New report shows improvements in LGBTQ youth lives and health, but more work needed
Most of B.C.’s LGBTQ teens experience safer environments and fewer health risks than previous generations, but more work is still needed to get them to where their straight peers are, according to new research.
Apr 13, 2022