UBC experts on what to read when you’re stuck at home
The COVID-19 outbreak has forced a lot of us out of the daily grind, leaving us with time to re-discover leisurely reading. Fortunately, UBC experts in creative writing and English literature read a lot of books.
Mar 26, 2020
How globalization stoked fear of disease during the Romantic era
In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the word “communication” had several meanings. People used it to talk about both media and the spread of disease, as we do today, but also to describe transport—via carriages, canals and shipping.
Mar 25, 2020
More UBC researchers receive federal funding to study COVID-19
Five research teams at the University of British Columbia are collectively receiving $2.3 million in federal funding for research to help tackle the COVID-19 outbreak.
Mar 24, 2020
The post-pandemic city: UBC expert on how the coronavirus will impact future cities
The current COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing the way we live and the way we work. Do these changes signal long-lasting impacts on the design and architecture of our cities? We spoke to UBC professor Patrick Condon.
Mar 23, 2020
Myth busting: Setting the record straight on ibuprofen and COVID-19
In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been a wave of fear and misinformation related to the use of anti-inflammatory drugs, like ibuprofen (Advil and Motrin)
Mar 23, 2020
UBC psychology study to examine how people worldwide cope with COVID-19 outbreak
The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted everyone in Canada and around the world. Health officials are asking people to practice social distancing to slow the spread of the virus, and this unprecedented series of events has dramatically changed our social landscape.
Mar 20, 2020
Why we need to live in social quilts, not echo chambers in times of COVID-19
Fake news is a growing phenomenon, and its impact on people, politics and public health, seems greater than ever before. With the advent of social media, misinformation about COVID-19, can reach huge audiences and circulate very quickly.
Mar 19, 2020
8% of school-age children have thought about or attempted suicide
Eight in every 100 school-age children have experienced suicidal ideas and behaviours, according to one of the largest studies on childhood mental health.
Mar 13, 2020
Meet the UBC master’s grad who watched Cats four times—all in the name of scholarship
This Saturday, the 40th annual Golden Raspberry Awards, or the Razzies, will honour the worst films of 2019. Jared Aronoff wrote his master’s thesis on bad cinema to earn an M.A. in cinema and media studies from UBC’s department of theatre and film.
Mar 11, 2020
Coronavirus research accelerates
UBC researchers are getting more than $2.8 million in grants from the federal government to study COVID-19.
Mar 6, 2020
UBC experts on International Women’s Day
UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to International Women’s Day.
Mar 5, 2020
Genetic variants place Asians at higher risk of side effects to common medications
From commonly prescribed drugs for gout through to depression, there’s growing evidence that Asians are at a higher risk of side effects from many medications due to their genetic makeup.
Mar 3, 2020
UBC student discovers 17 new planets, including potentially habitable, Earth-sized world
UBC astronomy student Michelle Kunimoto has discovered 17 new planets, including a potentially habitable, Earth-sized world, by combing through data gathered by NASA’s Kepler mission.
Feb 28, 2020
UBC researcher helping with global response to coronavirus
Earlier this month, experts from around the world convened at the World Health Organization’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, to strategize how to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Feb 28, 2020
Consumers value products more on sunny and snowy days but not when it rains
A new UBC Sauder School of Business study reveals that sunny and snowy conditions trigger consumers to mentally visualize using products associated with the respective weather, which leads to consumers placing a higher value on them.
Feb 27, 2020
Billions lost as illicit fisheries trade hurting nations who can afford it least
More than eight million to 14 million tonnes of unreported fish catches are traded illicitly every year, costing the legitimate market between $9 billion and $17 billion in trade each year, according to new UBC research.
Feb 26, 2020
When a virus is the cause, racism is often the symptom
A virus is a virus, but humans have a long history of turning their fear of disease into unwarranted panic about people and places.
Feb 25, 2020
Pilot clinical trial in China to test UBC researcher’s findings as a targeted therapy for COVID-19
A University of British Columbia researcher is part of an international team working with a biotechnology company on a pilot clinical trial of a potential new treatment for patients with severe coronavirus infections in China.
Feb 25, 2020
Magnetic field at Martian surface ten times stronger than expected
New data gleaned from the magnetic sensor aboard NASA’s InSight spacecraft is offering an unprecedented close-up of magnetic fields on Mars.
Feb 24, 2020
Statement on passing of Robert H. Lee
It is with deep sadness and a great sense of loss that we learned of the passing of Dr. Robert (Bob) H. Lee, CM, OBC, former Chancellor of UBC and Chairman of UBC Properties Trust on February 19, 2020. I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to Bob’s family on behalf of the entire UBC community; he will be deeply missed.
Feb 20, 2020