December 4, 2017
After a year and a half spent drifting at sea, a self-navigating robotic sailboat built by University of British Columbia students has been rescued off the coast of Florida by a U.S. research vessel.
November 29, 2017
UBC experts are available to comment on the appointment of Sheilah Martin to the Supreme Court of Canada.
November 28, 2017
Statistics Canada has released the final batch of 2016 long-form census data.
November 23, 2017
The city of Vancouver has announced details of its housing strategy.
November 21, 2017
The federal government is expected to announce details of its national housing strategy on Wednesday, Nov. 22.
November 1, 2017
The B.C. Utilities Commission released their final report on the viability of Site C.
October 25, 2017
Statistics Canada released its 2016 census data on housing, Aboriginal peoples, immigration and ethnocultural diversity today.
October 24, 2017
UBC experts are available to speak about regulatory challenges and potential impacts of short-term rentals, as the City of Vancouver prepares for Tuesday’s public hearing.
October 6, 2017
The Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training Melanie Mark and UBC engineers will reveal a new innovation for seismic safety in B.C. schools at an event at UBC on Tuesday, Oct. 10.
September 26, 2017
Marijuana legalization and housing affordability are on the agenda this week at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver.
September 25, 2017
Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth has outlined B.C’s next steps in the legalization of recreational marijuana. UBC experts are available to comment.
September 11, 2017
British Columbia’s New Democrat government is expected to unveil its first budget Monday following last week’s throne speech.
September 6, 2017
The Bank of Canada has hiked its key interest rate for the second time in less than two months.
August 30, 2017
The upcoming school year represents high school teachers’ last chance to experiment with B.C.’s new curriculum before it becomes mandatory for Grades 10-12 next year.
August 29, 2017
UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to back-to-school as B.C. begins its first full school year since a Supreme Court of Canada decision on class size and composition.
August 25, 2017
The B.C. government has announced it’s ending bridge tolls effective September 2017. UBC experts are available for comment.
August 15, 2017
The British Columbia government has announced it will end grizzly bear trophy hunting throughout the province, effective Nov. 30, 2017.
August 10, 2017
UBC experts are available to comment on this morning’s announcement by the NDP government regarding the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
August 9, 2017
UBC experts are available to comment on relations between the United States and North Korea, regional security issues, the nuclear threat and international issues.
August 4, 2017
UBC forestry and health experts are available to discuss forest fires in B.C., and health risks associated with wildfires and heat throughout the summer.