Sex and B.C. East Asian teenagers
A new UBC study shows that most East Asian adolescents in B.C. are not sexually active, but those who are may engage in high-risk sexual behaviours.
Jul 17, 2013
Genomic survey sheds light on B.C.’s unseen biodiversity
A landmark single-cell genomic study of micro-organisms is underscoring B.C.’s role as an ‘oasis’ of biodiversity.
Jul 16, 2013
CSI: Cedar Science Investigators
Ashley Dobko is part of a group of tree detectives looking to unlock the secrets of B.C.’s old growth trees in an effort to protect them.
Jul 15, 2013 - by Heather Amos
Hippo pathway to better cancer treatment?
UBC researchers have discovered a potential new pathway to treat cancer by asking some odd questions about the size of animals.
Jul 11, 2013
Bird vaccine for West Nile Virus
University of British Columbia researchers have developed a vaccine to halt the spread of West Nile Virus (WNV) among common and endangered bird species.
Jul 9, 2013
Dose of reality
UBC Okanagan nursing student Avneet Khela helped implement the Take Home Naloxone project, which has proven to save the lives of at-risk people.
Jul 8, 2013
Winning robot sets sail
The UBC SailBot team will be showcasing their winning two-metre robotic masterpiece that took home the top prize at this year’s International Robotic Sailing Regatta for the second straight time.
Jul 4, 2013
Higgs boson is just the beginning: UBC prof
One year after discovery, Prof. Colin Gay describes how Canadian scientists helped sort through mountains of data to help pinpoint the Higgs boson
Jul 2, 2013 - by Eric Mills
A new speech pathology course focused on First Nations communities gets students talking about cultural differences.
Jun 26, 2013 - by Brian Kladko
Primary health care evaluation gets $2.4M boost
Research to improve performance measurement and reporting of community-based primary health care received a boost today when federal Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq awarded funding to 12 innovation teams.
Jun 26, 2013
UBC heart and stroke research gets $35M boost
An unprecedented $35-million funding commitment from the Heart and Stroke Foundation to UBC will advance life-saving research and intervention programs in B.C.
Jun 25, 2013
The graveyard shift
With the support of the Canadian Cancer Society, UBC researchers are examining whether improved sleep habits can reduce the risk of breast cancer in women who work night shifts, such anurses, emergency dispatchers and casino workers.
Jun 21, 2013 - by Anne McCulloch
Are thrill seekers hardwired to take risks? PhD candidate Cynthia Thomson studies the role of genetics, psychology and other factors in extreme athletes.
Jun 19, 2013 - by Heather Amos
Tune in to clean wood
With the same technology that carries tunes through the airwaves into your old AM/FM radio, Stavros Avramidis decontaminates wood. It’s a new solution to an old problem.
Jun 17, 2013 - by Heather Amos
New imaging technique holds promise for speeding MS research
UBC researchers have developed a MRI technique to detect multiple sclerosis.
Jun 12, 2013
Retailers should referee customer conflict
A new UBC study says retailers should consider admonishing queue jumpers and thoughtless store browsers to ease aggression between shoppers.
Jun 11, 2013
Canada’s space telescope turns 10
The 10th anniversary of Canada’s first space telescope could have you doing more than just wishing upon a star – you could be taking 100,000 snapshots of it – for free.
Jun 7, 2013 - by Corey Allen
Strength in numbers when resisting forbidden fruit
A new University of British Columbia study helps to explain how people become obsessed with forbidden pleasures.
Jun 5, 2013