UBC researchers showcase work at #BCTECH Summit
UBC researchers will be available today to discuss their projects on the Research Runway at the #BCTECH Summit.
May 15, 2018
What is blockchain? UBC expert breaks it down
Blockchain is often touted as being the future of finance, trade, digital media, and more— but many people still don’t really understand what it is.
May 14, 2018
UBC brings science to life for families at Vancouver campus this Saturday
Science demonstrations and hands-on activities for families at UBC as part of Science Rendezvous, a national science celebration.
May 11, 2018
New environmental assessment law is an opportunity to put public trust back into the process: UBC researchers
A new study by UBC researchers offers insights on how to improve environmental assessment reviews. The research examined the conclusions of 10 recent assessments for major projects in B.C., including the Northern Gateway pipeline, and found that while environmental thresholds were often surpassed, the projects were ultimately given the green light.
May 11, 2018
Genetics help make a weed a weed
New University of British Columbia research finds that the success of weedy and invasive plants like the Jerusalem artichoke lies in their genes.
May 7, 2018
Mission to Mars: UBC professor part of NASA team launching lander
NASA plans to launch its Mars InSight lander from California on May 5 and UBC professor Catherine Johnson will be there in person to watch an idea– decades in the making– become a reality.
May 4, 2018
UBC experts on flood and landslide risk
UBC experts are available to comment on spring flooding in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec.
May 1, 2018
Seniors stick with fitness routines when they work out together
Older adults are more likely to stick with a group exercise program if they can do it with people their own age, a new University of British Columbia study has found.
Apr 27, 2018
Concentrate and be nice to yourself for better sex
For women, the answer to the loss of sexual desire does not lie in prescription pills but in the practice of mindfulness, says Lori Brotto, a UBC psychologist and sex researcher.
Apr 23, 2018
UBC experts on 4/20 cannabis events
Annual 4/20 cannabis events take place Friday, with Canada expected to legalize the drug later this year.
Apr 19, 2018
UBC students compete for best SpaceX landing-pad design
UBC students will demonstrate SpaceX-style, remote-controlled landing pads they designed for their second-year mechanical engineering course.
Apr 18, 2018
Recycling experts hit milestone in quest for zero-waste phone
UBC researchers have perfected a process to efficiently separate fibreglass and resin – two of the most commonly discarded parts of a cellphone – bringing them closer to their goal of a zero-waste cellphone.
Apr 12, 2018
New glaucoma treatment could ease symptoms while you sleep
Eye drops developed by UBC researchers could one day treat glaucoma while you sleep – helping to heal a condition that is one of the leading causes of blindness around the world.
Apr 11, 2018
Forensic files: UBC and BCIT launch joint degree in forensic sciences
UBC and BCIT are teaming up to train B.C.’s next generation of forensic scientists. Future graduates of the new combined honours program will receive a bachelor of science in biochemistry and forensic science from UBC and BCIT. It will be the only program of its kind in Western Canada.
Mar 29, 2018
Sex workers need workplace regulations to improve safety: study
Canada’s sex workers, many of whom work indoors, are enterprising and vigilant when it comes to protecting themselves against exploitation, assault or robbery. They set a relaxing atmosphere, insist on a no-drugs rule, keep self-defence tools at the ready and maintain good relationships with landlords in order to avoid eviction.
Mar 21, 2018
Flight delays: UBC study finds out why some African birds stay home longer
Parents of millennials still living at home aren’t the only ones with children that refuse to leave. Many animal species have adult offspring that are slow to take flight, but when and how they leave has been poorly understood by scientists. Now, new UBC research on a desert-dwelling African bird is yielding some answers.
Mar 21, 2018
New pheromone insight may help predict mountain pine beetle outbreaks
Researchers at the University of British Columbia have shed new light on how mountain pine beetles produce an important pheromone called trans-verbenol, which could aid in efforts to better predict outbreaks.
Mar 19, 2018
Coral reefs suffering in Philippines despite outlawing damaging fishing practices
Some of the fishing methods used in today’s small-scale fisheries are causing more damage to coral reefs than ever, a new UBC study has found.
Mar 16, 2018
Reefs help protect vulnerable Caribbean fish from climate change
New research from UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries suggests that larger reef areas may help protect the Caribbean’s coral reef fish communities from the impacts of ocean warming.
Mar 15, 2018