Canada Finance Minister Bill Morneau visits Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Canada Finance Minister Bill Morneau visited the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health and Brain Behaviour Laboratory at UBC Tuesday, to learn how investments made in Budget 2018 will help fund important science and research.
Mar 6, 2018
Strict eating schedule can lower Huntington disease protein in mice
New research from the University of British Columbia suggests that following a strict eating schedule can help clear away the protein responsible for Huntington disease in mice.
Mar 6, 2018
Speed limit enforcement could help fix ICBC: UBC expert
With ICBC reporting a potential $1.3-billion deficit, many ideas are being proposed to help the Crown corporation scale back its spending.
Mar 5, 2018
New UBC investment fund has big social impact
A new investment fund at the University of British Columbia is boosting ventures that are tackling the world’s biggest social and environmental problems.
Mar 1, 2018
More diversity needed in medical school textbooks: study
Depictions of race and skin tone in anatomy textbooks widely used in North American medical schools could be contributing to racial bias in medical treatment, new research suggests.
Mar 1, 2018
As summers get warmer, more rain may not be better than less
Warm, wet summers are historically unusual and could bring unexpected disruptions to ecosystems and society, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
Feb 28, 2018
Not enjoying your dinner out? Try putting the phone away
Smartphones might make people feel more connected, but they likely don’t belong at the dinner table, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
Feb 26, 2018
China’s two-child policy may exacerbate gender inequality
Since China ended its one-child policy allowing all families to have up to two children, an additional 90 million women have become eligible to have a second child.
Feb 23, 2018
UBC Board of Governors elects Michael Korenberg as new chair, Sandra Cawley, new vice-chair
The University of British Columbia is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Korenberg as chair, and Sandra Cawley as vice-chair, of its Board of Governors.
Feb 19, 2018
Ride-hailing could shift gears for B.C. taxi industry: UBC expert
An all-party committee of Crown corporations is expected to release its recommendations on ride-hailing in B.C. on Thursday.
Feb 15, 2018
Toddlers getting screen time, despite guidelines to the contrary
More than half of Vancouver parents surveyed in a new study reported allowing their children to use electronic devices like smartphones and tablets, despite guidelines from the Canadian Pediatric Society recommending against screen time for children aged two and under.
Feb 14, 2018
First Nations communities lift water advisories with simple treatment system
For the first time in decades, two remote First Nations communities in Lytton, B.C. have access to safe drinking water – thanks to a point-of-entry treatment system designed by UBC engineers in collaboration with the communities, industry and government.
Feb 14, 2018
Canadians giving up food, heat to pay for prescription drugs: UBC study
More than 900,000 Canadians reduced their spending on basic necessities like food and heat to pay for prescription drugs in 2016, according to new research by a team from the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, McMaster University, and The University of Toronto.
Feb 13, 2018
Some cows are more bullish than others: UBC study
Some calves are inherently optimistic or pessimistic, just as humans are, a new University of British Columbia study has found.
Feb 8, 2018
Viruses – lots of them – are falling from the sky
An astonishing number of viruses are circulating around the Earth’s atmosphere – and falling from it – according to new research from scientists in Canada, Spain and the U.S.
Feb 6, 2018
UBC researchers use drones to track jellyfish blooms
Jellyfish blooms are becoming more widespread and scientists are looking for ways to understand them better, including their impact on species like salmon that compete with them for food sources.
Feb 5, 2018
Fentanyl overwhelms opioid drug market in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
The proportion of opioid users in the Downtown Eastside who tested positive for fentanyl jumped to 100 per cent from 45 in just five months last year, according to new research published today.
Feb 1, 2018
Indigenous people face higher risk of transportation injuries in British Columbia
Indigenous people in British Columbia suffered transportation-related injuries at a rate 1.89 times higher than the province’s total population between 1991 and 2010, a new University of B.C. study has found.
Jan 31, 2018
Warming climate shrinks B.C. beetles
Some of B.C.’s beetles are shrinking as their habitats get warmer, according to new UBC research. The study provides evidence that climate change is affecting the size of organisms.
Jan 30, 2018
Mammals and birds could have best shot at surviving climate change
New research that analyzed more than 270 million years of data on animals shows that mammals and birds – both warm-blooded animals – may have a better chance of evolving and adapting to the Earth’s rapidly changing climate than their cold-blooded peers, reptiles and amphibians.
Jan 29, 2018