Powerful, double-decker bus-sized microscopes help scientists uncover possible COVID-19 treatment
Researchers at UBC’s faculty of medicine are working with microscopes—some up to 13 feet tall—to help prevent and treat COVID-19.
Sep 17, 2020
Easing restrictions on abortion pill greatly improved access to care in Canada
Removing restrictions on how mifepristone—the medical abortion drug—can be prescribed and dispensed in Canada greatly improved access to abortion, especially in rural communities across the country.
Sep 14, 2020
Webinar: Global projections of potential lives saved from COVID-19 from using face masks
Most health authorities recommend wearing non-medical face masks in crowded spaces where physical distancing is not possible to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Sep 11, 2020
UBC experts on air quality and wildfires
Smoke from wildfires in the United States has started affecting air quality in southern B.C.
Sep 9, 2020
UBC researchers run tests to find best materials and styles for face masks
A team of UBC researchers decided to test the most popular types of mask fabrics to find out how well they filtered particles while remaining breathable.
Sep 9, 2020
Long live the queen: UBC scientists find clues to queen bee failure
Scientists at UBC are unravelling the mysteries behind a persistent problem in commercial beekeeping that is one of the leading causes of colony mortality—queen bee failure.
Sep 8, 2020
UBC researchers help detect the most massive black hole collision ever observed
An international team of researchers, including scientists with the University of British Columbia’s gravitational wave astrophysics group, has detected a signal from what may be the most massive black hole merger yet observed.
Sep 2, 2020
Q&A: How parents can identify anxiety warning signs as students return to school
Steven Taylor, professor at UBC’s department of psychiatry, a clinical psychologist, and author of The Psychology of Pandemics has some expert advice for parents of school-aged children.
Aug 31, 2020
High walk and bike scores associated with greater crash risk
Neighbourhoods with high bikeability and walkability scores actually present higher crash risks to cyclists and pedestrians in Vancouver, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
Aug 27, 2020
Q&A: Rebuilding depleted Canadian fish stocks is good business
Fish populations in Canada need to be urgently rebuilt, but short-term socio-economic concerns – such as the impacts of fisheries closures on local fishers – often slow down or even prevent the process of rebuilding stocks.
Aug 24, 2020
One in three people avoiding healthcare workers during pandemic
Many people who show support for healthcare workers with nightly noise-making also avoid healthcare workers throughout the day.
Aug 24, 2020
UBC experts on wildfire season
Rising temperatures have increased the risk of wildfires across B.C.
Aug 18, 2020
This ‘Cold Tube’ can beat the summer heat without relying on air conditioning
The “Cold Tube” can offer relief from the summer heat without relying on air conditioning. It uses half the energy of conventional air conditioners and can be used in open spaces.
Aug 18, 2020
More parents plan to get flu shot for kids this fall
New research from University of British Columbia researchers suggests the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may drive more parents to immunize their children against the upcoming seasonal influenza strain.
Aug 13, 2020
Staying fire-smart in the era of COVID-19
Nearly 100 wildfires are burning across B.C. following the recent wave of hot and dry weather. With the COVID-19 pandemic still upon us and primarily affecting people’s respiratory tracts, minimizing accidental wildfires is critical. We asked UBC faculty of forestry wildfire expert Lori Daniels what can be done.
Aug 11, 2020
What will our cities look like after COVID-19?
The past few months have been a highly unusual time for cities as people sheltered in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. UBC planning experts Jordi Honey-Rosés and Erick Villagomez analyzed the implications of these changes on city planning and space design.
Aug 6, 2020
Early Mars was covered in ice sheets, not flowing rivers
A large number of the valley networks scarring Mars’s surface were carved by water melting beneath glacial ice, not by free-flowing rivers as previously thought, according to new UBC research.
Aug 3, 2020
Obesity linked to social ties in older women, more so than in men
Women who lack social ties have a greater likelihood of being obese. Men, on the other hand, were less likely to be obese if they lived alone and had a smaller social network.
Jul 30, 2020
Lead released in Notre-Dame Cathedral fire detected in Parisian honey
Elevated levels of lead have been found in samples of honey from hives downwind of the Notre-Dame Cathedral fire, collected three months after the April 2019 blaze.
Jul 29, 2020