UBC student becomes inventor to help brother with muscular dystrophy
Watching his older brother Daniel struggle with Duchenne muscular dystrophy—a disease that progressively weakens the muscles and eventually leaves the individual unable to walk—is one of the hardest things UBC student Michael Ko has ever had to do in his life.
Oct 11, 2019
How sustainable is tuna? New global catch database exposes dangerous fishing trends
Appearing in everything from sushi rolls to sandwiches, tuna are among the world’s favourite fish. But are our current tuna fishing habits sustainable?
Oct 1, 2019
UBC study highlights need to improve health care access in Vancouver, Portland and Seattle
UBC researchers have developed a data science method that analyzes how easily citizens can access hospitals and walk-in health clinics – and it’s a tool that could eventually help city planners and policymakers build smarter, more equitable cities.
Sep 30, 2019
UBC experts on impeachment, climate report
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the start of a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
Sep 25, 2019
Rapidly changing Arctic fisheries potential requires comprehensive management
The migration of fish due to unmitigated climate change could net fisheries in the Canadian Arctic 37 times more fish than current annual catch amounts by the end of the century, a new study from the University of British Columbia has found.
Sep 25, 2019
UBC experts on British Supreme Court ruling, climate report
Britain’s Supreme Court has ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament was illegal.
Sep 24, 2019
UBC experts on national pharmacare, Thomas Cook and coral bleaching
The Liberals are promising to take the next steps toward a national pharmacare program.
Sep 23, 2019
UBC experts on World Alzheimer’s Day
Sept. 21 marks World Alzheimer’s Day. UBC experts are available to comment on various aspects of Alzheimer’s disease.
Sep 19, 2019
Mandatory water meters supported by most Metro Vancouver councillors
UBC researchers surveyed elected councillors and mayors in the region and found that 68 per cent are in favour of mandatory water metering.
Sep 19, 2019
What can we do to stop climate change? Experts share their views
Youth climate activists around the world are planning a Global Climate Strike during the week of Sept. 20-27 to demand action on the climate crisis. Ahead of the strike date, we asked several UBC experts who work in climate-related fields for their views on climate change action.
Sep 18, 2019
Emphasizing social play in kindergarten improves academics, reduces teacher burnout
Emphasizing more play, hands-on learning, and students helping one another in kindergarten improves academic outcomes, self-control and attention regulation, finds new UBC research.
Sep 17, 2019
New technology allows fleets to double fishing capacity — and deplete fish stocks faster
Technological advances are allowing commercial fishing fleets to double their fishing power every 35 years and put even more pressure on dwindling fish stocks, new research has found.
Sep 16, 2019
UBC researchers design roadmap for hydrogen supply network across B.C.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a hydrogen supply chain model that can enable the adoption of zero-emission, hydrogen-powered cars—transforming them from a novelty into everyday transportation in just 30 years.
Sep 12, 2019
UBC experts on vaping concerns
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified more than 450 possible cases of lung disease associated with vaping, spanning 33 states.
Sep 11, 2019
Commonly used antibiotics may lead to heart problems
Scientists have shown for the first time a link between two types of heart problems and one of the most commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics.
Sep 9, 2019
UBC experts on B.C. PharmaCare announcement
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix will be making an announcement on B.C.’s PharmaCare program this afternoon.
Sep 5, 2019
New viruses discovered in endangered wild Pacific salmon populations
Three new viruses—including one from a group of viruses never before shown to infect fish—have been discovered in endangered Chinook and sockeye salmon populations.
Sep 4, 2019
Slowed metabolism helps geese fly high
A few years before NASA astronaut Jessica Meir began learning to fly a spacecraft for her upcoming trip to the International Space Station, she was in flight-training of a different kind: teaching bar-headed geese how to fly in a wind tunnel at the University of British Columbia.
Sep 3, 2019
Teen birth control use linked to depression risk in adulthood
Women who used oral contraceptives during adolescence are more likely to develop depression as adults, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia.
Aug 28, 2019
UBC experts on opioid crisis lawsuits
A court in Oklahoma has found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the U.S. state’s opioid crisis and has ordered the company to pay $572 million. UBC experts are available to comment.
Aug 27, 2019