Sepsis leading cause of death worldwide
New research published in The Lancet has found that sepsis is responsible for the most deaths worldwide, even more than cancer or coronary disease—previously believed to be the leading causes of death globally.
Jan 16, 2020
Resale ticket markets benefit sports teams and fans
New research co-authored by Yanwen Wang, an assistant professor in the UBC Sauder School of Business, reveals that the resale ticket market also appeals to sports fans who normally buy season tickets.
Jan 14, 2020
UBC ready for snow
It’s five o’clock in the morning, snow has been falling for a few hours in Vancouver and slowly accumulating on the roads across the city.
Jan 13, 2020
UBC researchers seek participants for spinal cord injury study
UBC researchers are investigating the effectiveness of a drug called Targin at treating chronic pain in individuals with spinal cord injury.
Jan 13, 2020
Dr. Nadine Caron named founding First Nations Health Authority Chair in Cancer and Wellness at UBC
Dr. Nadine Caron — Canada’s first female First Nations general surgeon — has been appointed to a newly created UBC position dedicated to improving cancer outcomes and wellness among Indigenous peoples.
Jan 6, 2020
UBC experts on Supreme Court of Canada rulings
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled today on two cases that impact Canadians’ legal recourse against government agencies. UBC experts are available to comment.
Dec 19, 2019
UBC releases 2018 animal research statistics
UBC’s summary of animals involved in research at the university in 2018 is now available.
Dec 18, 2019
UBC expert on Car2Go ending service in North America
Car-share service Car2Go will shut down its operations early next year in North America.
Dec 18, 2019
UBC experts on LifeLabs data breach
The private information for 15 million Canadians has been breached as a result of a cyberattack on Canadian health-care diagnostics provider LifeLabs, the company said in a statement Tuesday.
Dec 17, 2019
UBC researcher studies yeast to protect astronauts from space radiation
Corey Nislow is not an astronaut, but if humanity makes it to Mars safely, he will have played a vital role.
Dec 16, 2019
UBC experts on impeachment against Trump
The House Judiciary Committee has passed two articles of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump: abuse of power and obstructing Congress.
Dec 13, 2019
Study of Canadian sexual assault cases deflates ‘statutory rape’ myth
A study of three years of Canadian case law involving sexual offences against adolescent girls from the ages of 12 to 17 demonstrated that men accused in these cases were, on average, 19 years older than the complainant. Almost half the girls reported sexual abuse by a male family member.
Dec 12, 2019
UBC experts on the holiday season
The holidays are just around the corner. UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to the season.
Dec 11, 2019
UBC experts on NAFTA
An agreement has been reached on a new North American free trade deal with all three countries expected to sign the agreement today. UBC experts are available for media comment.
Dec 10, 2019
New laser technique images quantum world in a trillionth of a second
For the first time, researchers have been able to record, frame-by-frame, how an electron interacts with certain atomic vibrations in a solid.
Dec 10, 2019
UBC declares climate emergency and moves forward on two key divestment initiatives
The University of British Columbia has today joined communities and organizations around the world in declaring a climate emergency.
Dec 5, 2019
One in two homeless people may have experienced a head injury in their lifetime
People who are homeless experience a disproportionately high lifetime prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a new UBC-led study published today in The Lancet Public Health.
Dec 3, 2019
Earthquake risk perception: A picture is worth a thousand stats
Seismic engineers and psychologists from UBC teamed up with a visual artist to create an image showing what a Vancouver elementary school would look like after a major earthquake, and how it could help people understand the risk of a seismic event.
Dec 2, 2019
Habitat restoration alone not enough to support threatened caribou: UBC study
New UBC research suggests restoring habitat may not be enough to save threatened woodland caribou—an iconic animal that’s a major part of boreal forests in North America and a key part of the culture and economy of many Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Nov 27, 2019
Canadians dying at a higher rate in areas with more air pollution
Air pollution – even at levels below national and international air quality guidelines – is associated with an increased risk of deaths in Canada, according to new UBC research.
Nov 25, 2019