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.
August 3, 2017
As Vancouver’s Pride celebration approaches, UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to the event, including those highlighted in a recent report by the Vancouver Pride Society.
August 1, 2017
UBC experts are available to comment on new 2016 census data expected to be released by Statistics Canada Aug. 2 on families, households, marital status and language.
July 28, 2017
Former premier Christy Clark is stepping down as leader of the B.C. Liberal party.
July 25, 2017
Pacific NorthWest LNG will not be proceeding with the $36-billion liquefied natural gas project it had planned to build in British Columbia.
July 17, 2017
The B.C. NDP cabinet was sworn in on Tuesday. UBC experts are available to comment on the new government and its stated priorities: education, the opioid crisis and softwood lumber negotiations with the U.S.
July 12, 2017
The Bank of Canada increased the key interest rate for the first time in seven years today. UBC experts are available to comment:
June 29, 2017
As Canadians get ready to don their best red and white and wave their Maple leaf flags for Canada’s 150th birthday, UBC experts are available to comment on all things Canada.
June 27, 2017
School’s out for the summer and sometimes, for parents, it can feel like forever.