Event: Climate Emergency Week at UBC highlights collective action
his week through Feb. 16 is Climate Emergency Week at UBC, building on the university’s declaration of a climate emergency in 2019 and a climate action report in 2021 that focuses on climate justice.
Feb 6, 2023
UBC experts on health care funding in Canada
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s premiers are to meet in Ottawa on Tuesday to work out a new arrangement for funding health care in Canada. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 6, 2023
Celebrating Black History Month at UBC
In honour of Black History Month, the University of British Columbia is celebrating the programs and initiatives that support the university’s Black community members.
Feb 2, 2023
Prized T-shirt returned to UBC Bookstore after 42-year ordeal on Welsh rugby player
Most of us have a T-shirt relic from decades past, usually stuffed into the dark recesses of a drawer only to slowly fall to pieces or be tossed out by next of kin.
Feb 1, 2023
Owners of the priciest properties in Vancouver pay very little income tax, UBC study finds
A new study from UBC’s Sauder School of Business shows that owners of $3.7-million homes in Vancouver pay just $15,800 in income tax.
Jan 27, 2023
UBC experts on decriminalization of hard drugs
From Jan. 31, the federal and B.C. governments will decriminalize possession of small amounts of certain drugs—opioids, cocaine, methamphetamine and ecstasy—intended for personal use. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 26, 2023
UBC experts on Black History Month
February is Black History Month. UBC experts are available to comment on various related topics.
Jan 25, 2023
Traffic pollution impairs brain function
First-in-the-world study suggests that even brief exposure to air pollution has rapid impacts on the brain
Jan 24, 2023
UBC scholar’s Final Fantasy is a PhD in ludomusicology
At the turn of the century, Marina Gallagher was a young piano student who played a lot of video games between piano lessons. The Final Fantasy series was her favourite.
Jan 23, 2023
Why does the date of Lunar New Year change?
This lunar new year falls on Jan. 22, making it one of the earliest in recent history. So why does the date of the lunar new year change?
Jan 19, 2023
Toxic toilet paper and long-lasting chemicals found in endangered killer whales
A chemical used in the production of toilet paper and ‘forever chemicals’ have been found in the bodies of orcas in B.C., including the endangered southern resident killer whales.
Jan 12, 2023
Event: Unboxing of space-travelling yeast and algae
Media are invited to capture the unveiling of two UBC science experiments that have circled the moon as part of NASA’s Artemis 1 lunar mission.
Jan 10, 2023
Looking for a faster way to learn a language? Try historical linguistics
A new study conducted by UBC English professor Dr. James Stratton finds that one of the best ways of fast-tracking your language acquisition may be to learn a bit of language history – at least when it comes to learning a historically related language.
Dec 20, 2022
Most wildlife bridges are bear-ly wide enough
Canadian researchers measured wildlife overpasses around the world and found 71 per cent in North America are narrower than recommended.
Dec 19, 2022
UBC experts on 2022 FIFA World Cup final
France and Argentina will meet in the 2022 FIFA World Cup final on Sunday. UBC experts are available to comment.
Dec 16, 2022
UBC engineers want to save whales from drowning…in noise
Chronic ship noise can lead to stress, hearing loss and feeding problems for marine mammals like whales, dolphins and porpoises. UBC researchers are diving in to help address the issue.
Dec 15, 2022
From COVID-19 to the common cold: UBC scientists identify broadly effective, infection-halting compound
Researchers at UBC’s Life Sciences Institute have identified a compound that shows early promise at halting infections from a range of coronaviruses, including all variants of SARS-CoV-2 and the common cold.
Dec 14, 2022
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, 2022
Climate change contributing to real Christmas tree shortage
UBC Faculty of Forestry professor Richard Hamelin explains how climate change continues to plague the real Christmas tree market and what should be considered for improving the worldwide growing supply chain shortage.
Dec 9, 2022
Winter holidays a final opportunity to visit MOA before temporary 2023 closure
The upcoming winter holidays present a final opportunity for visitors to explore the Museum of Anthropology at UBC before it closes for much of 2023. This temporary closure is to complete the seismic upgrades of its famous Great Hall and accomplish other work on the building.
Dec 8, 2022