Adding more women’s and unisex washrooms can boost business’s bottom line
According to a new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business, increasing the size of women’s washrooms and adding unisex washroom options can contribute to increased gender equity, customer satisfaction and sales volume in business facilities.
Dec 20, 2018
Inclusive primary care improves people’s health, finds UBC-Western study
Respectful, inclusive practices in primary care clinics can significantly improve the health of low-income, marginalized people who may have previously experienced trauma or discrimination, a new study from the University of British Columbia and Western University has found.
Dec 18, 2018
Deck the (lecture) halls
UBC Vancouver usually feels like a small metropolis, as its 65,000 students and 16,000 faculty and staff keep campus thoroughfares and walkways bustling with activity. But over the winter break, the campus population thins out dramatically.
Dec 17, 2018
UBC program teaches kids how to navigate health information online
Smartphones, tablets and laptops are likely on many kids’ wish lists to Santa this year. But for the lucky ones whose wishes come true, parents and guardians may be wondering how to ensure youngsters know how to safely navigate the online world.
Dec 13, 2018
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 13, 2018
UBC releases 2017 animal research statistics
The University of British Columbia’s summary of animals involved in research at the university in 2017 is now posted online here as part of UBC’s overall commitment to openness and transparency.
Dec 13, 2018
UBC campuses ready for snow
On the Vancouver campus, the Building Operations group has equipped its vehicles for winter weather. More than 50 people are working to clear the campus as quickly as possible.
Dec 11, 2018
Online game trains players how to sort waste correctly
A simple online game can teach people to more accurately sort waste—with lasting results, a new UBC study has found.
Dec 6, 2018
Industrial fisheries are starving seabirds all around the world
Industrial fisheries are starving seabirds like penguins and terns by competing for the same prey sources, new research from the French National Center for Scientific Research in Montpellier and the Sea Around Us initiative at the University of British Columbia has found.
Dec 6, 2018
UBC economist proposes solution to Vancouver’s affordability crisis
New research from UBC Sauder School of Business Associate Professor Thomas Davidoff could help combat Vancouver’s housing affordability problem. In new research published in the Canadian Tax Journal, Davidoff outlines how a new model for calculating property tax could help renters.
Dec 5, 2018
UBC appoints Ainsley Carry as the new Vice-President, Students
Ainsley Carry has been appointed as the new Vice-President, Students on the UBC Vancouver campus. He will formally begin the role on April 1, 2019.
Dec 4, 2018
Dairy calves’ personalities predict their ability to cope with stress
A UBC study published earlier this year found that dairy calves have distinct personality traits from a very young age. Now researchers have followed up that study by examining those same calves at four months of age, to find out how their personality traits govern their reactions to real-world situations.
Dec 4, 2018
New review highlights importance of good sleep routines for children
Sleep hygiene—which includes practices like providing a cool and quiet sleeping environment or reading before bedtime to help kids unwind—is increasingly popular among parents looking to ensure their children get a good night’s rest.
Dec 3, 2018
Majority of Canadians view physical inactivity as a serious public health issue
Physical inactivity is nearly on par with unhealthy diets and tobacco use as a public health concern among Canadians, a new UBC study has found.
Nov 29, 2018
Newly discovered wasp turns social spiders into zombies
It sounds like the plot of the world’s tiniest horror movie: deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon, a newly discovered species of wasp transforms a “social” spider into a zombie-like drone that abandons its colony to do the wasp’s bidding.
Nov 27, 2018
Professor of Cannabis Science announced to research the role of cannabis in opioid overdose treatment
Examining the potential of cannabis in addressing the opioid overdose crisis and other substance use disorders is a top priority for M-J Milloy, a recognized leader in the field of epidemiology and the first Canopy Growth Professor of Cannabis Science at the University of British Columbia.
Nov 23, 2018
New China and US studies back use of pulse oximeters for assessing blood pressure
Fast and easy blood pressure monitoring could soon be at your fingertips thanks to new UBC research that showed BP can be assessed by a fingertip oximeter, a tool not generally used for that purpose
Nov 21, 2018
Many Canadians borrowing money to pay for prescription drugs
An estimated 731,000 Canadians have to borrow money in order to pay for drugs prescribed by their physician, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
Nov 20, 2018
New banknote featuring Viola Desmond goes into circulation at UBC
A new $10 bill featuring Canadian civil rights icon Viola Desmond goes into circulation Monday with a celebration at the Peter A. Allard School of Law.
Nov 19, 2018
NFL gives significant funding to help youth ‘shred’ the burden of concussion
A pan-Canadian program involving University of British Columbia researchers is one step closer to improving prevention, diagnosis and treatment of concussions in youth sport, thanks to $12 million in funding from the National Football League’s scientific advisory board.
Nov 15, 2018