It’s 2023, and coming out is, well, complicated.
In an era of unprecedented LGBTQ2+ visibility coupled with incredible backlash, coming out as a sexual minority can be a deeply ambivalent experience, according to new research.
Aug 3, 2023
Modern antidepressants may reduce risk of relapse for patients with bipolar depression
The findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, challenge current clinical practice guidelines and could change how bipolar depression is managed globally.
Aug 3, 2023
Clearcut logging leads to more frequent flooding, including extreme floods
Loss of forest cover is associated with more frequent extreme flooding, as well as more frequent floods of any size, according to new UBC research.
Aug 2, 2023
UBC experts on Vancouver Pride Festival
The annual Vancouver Pride Festival begins Friday and runs through Sunday, Aug. 6, the day of the Vancouver Pride Parade.
Jul 28, 2023
Turning climate worry into climate action: expert tips for managing climate anxiety
Dr. Steven Taylor, a UBC professor of psychiatry and clinical psychologist, discusses the steps people can take to cope with climate anxiety – and how those feelings can be turned into a motivating force for climate action.
Jul 26, 2023
New study finds medications to treat alcohol addiction underused
Between 2015 and 2019, fewer than 5 per cent of British Columbians who met the criteria for moderate to severe alcohol use disorder received medications for the minimum recommended time of three months.
Jul 25, 2023
New algorithm maps safest routes for city drivers
UBC researchers developed a new approach to identify the safest possible route in an urban network using real-time crash risk data, and can be incorporated into navigation apps such as Google Maps.
Jul 25, 2023
Employers should allow workers to break the rules — sometimes
A new Sauder School of Business study found that when some employees ignore orders to help better serve customers, it can benefit businesses and improve the well-being of worker.
Jul 24, 2023
How to keep the fun and ditch the food poisoning this summer
Dr. Siyun Wang, a food safety researcher and professor in the faculty of land and food systems, shares her top tips for safely consuming our favourite foods this summer.
Jul 21, 2023
Dr. Benoit-Antoine Bacon named UBC president
Dr. Benoit-Antoine Bacon has been named the 17th President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of British Columbia, the university announced today.
Jul 20, 2023
Star with two faces discovered thousands of light years from Earth
With one side composed fully of hydrogen and the other of helium, the star has been dubbed Janus after the two-faced Roman god of transition, and described in a new study published in Nature today.
Jul 19, 2023
The future of drug testing at festivals
UBC researchers are bringing a prototype drug testing robot to Shambhala Music Festival.
Jul 18, 2023
Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot appointed United Nations chair on Indigenous peoples’ rights
The announcement marks the first time an Indigenous woman from Canada has been appointed to the prestigious position.
Jul 17, 2023
UBC experts on drought, wildfires, heat and associated issues
UBC experts are available to comment on wildfires, drought, heat and associated issues.
Jul 14, 2023
Easy ways to conserve water this summer
UBC freshwater scientist and forestry professor Dr. John Richardson shares his insights on the current water situation and practical tips for conserving water.
Jul 13, 2023
A vicious cycle: Mental disorders cause the very stress that fuels them
UBC researchers showed that many mental disorders perpetuate themselves by generating stress and identified factors that put people at risk of getting caught in this cycle.
Jul 13, 2023
Protect your eyes from harmful UV rays this summer
Dr. Neeru Gupta, professor and head of UBC’s department of ophthalmology & visual sciences, discusses how to protect your eyes this summer.
Jul 12, 2023
UBC students create Lifegiver Box to improve sexual health care access for Indigenous women
Two UBC students have developed the Lifegiver Box to help improve access to sexual health care for Indigenous women.
Jul 11, 2023
UBC experts on wildfires, heat and associated issues
UBC experts are available to comment on wildfires, heat and associated issues.
Jul 6, 2023
Climate change is increasing the risk of Lyme disease in Canada. Take steps to protect yourself.
Dr. Muhammad Morshed, a UBC expert on Lyme disease and emerging pathogens, discusses how climate change is increasing the prevalence of tick-borne illnesses in Canada and what you can do to protect yourself.
Jul 5, 2023