More doctors where they’re needed: UBC’s expanded medical school makes impact in smaller communities across B.C.
In the small, northwestern town of Smithers, Dr. Mallory Quinn has been busy setting up shop as a new family doctor – one of a growing number of University of British Columbia-trained doctors choosing to practise in smaller communities across the province.
May 23, 2018
Making her mark: How Meghan Markle’s marriage to Prince Harry breaks with royal tradition
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tie the knot Saturday in a ceremony that is expected to be a departure from traditional royal weddings. UBC lecturer in Victorian literature and royal expert Sarika Bose explains how the marriage could mark the beginning of a modern new era for the Royal Family.
May 18, 2018
What is blockchain? UBC expert breaks it down
Blockchain is often touted as being the future of finance, trade, digital media, and more— but many people still don’t really understand what it is.
May 14, 2018
New environmental assessment law is an opportunity to put public trust back into the process: UBC researchers
A new study by UBC researchers offers insights on how to improve environmental assessment reviews. The research examined the conclusions of 10 recent assessments for major projects in B.C., including the Northern Gateway pipeline, and found that while environmental thresholds were often surpassed, the projects were ultimately given the green light.
May 11, 2018
Flexible work arrangements reduce wage gap for mothers
Access to flexible work arrangements reduces the wage gap for mothers compared to women who don’t have children, new UBC research suggests.
May 10, 2018
Genetics help make a weed a weed
New University of British Columbia research finds that the success of weedy and invasive plants like the Jerusalem artichoke lies in their genes.
May 7, 2018
Mission to Mars: UBC professor part of NASA team launching lander
NASA plans to launch its Mars InSight lander from California on May 5 and UBC professor Catherine Johnson will be there in person to watch an idea– decades in the making– become a reality.
May 4, 2018
Mindfulness at work: UBC study first to uncover positive benefits for teams
Challenges and differences in opinion are inevitable when working in a team. But new research from the UBC Sauder School of Business has found that some of these conflicts can be reduced – or even avoided – through team mindfulness.
May 3, 2018
‘Revenge porn’ is more than a privacy violation
Canadian legislation criminalizing the non-consensual distribution of “intimate images” risks putting more scrutiny on the victims than the perpetrators, according to a recent study from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC.
May 1, 2018
Seniors stick with fitness routines when they work out together
Older adults are more likely to stick with a group exercise program if they can do it with people their own age, a new University of British Columbia study has found.
Apr 27, 2018
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond joins UBC as head of residential school centre and professor of law
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, a renowned Indigenous Canadian judge, lawyer and advocate for children and Indigenous restorative justice, has joined UBC as the inaugural director of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC) and as a professor with the Peter A. Allard School of Law.
Apr 26, 2018
Millennial men value altruism and self-care above traditional male qualities
Contrary to popular stereotypes, young men today are likely to be selfless, socially engaged and health-conscious, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia and Intensions Consulting, a Vancouver-based market research firm.
Apr 25, 2018
Concentrate and be nice to yourself for better sex
For women, the answer to the loss of sexual desire does not lie in prescription pills but in the practice of mindfulness, says Lori Brotto, a UBC psychologist and sex researcher.
Apr 23, 2018
UBC to advocate completion of rapid transit to campus
Building on recent news of funding for the Millennium Line Broadway Extension to Arbutus, UBC’s Board of Governors today endorsed an advocacy strategy to accelerate completion of the SkyTrain line to the university’s Point Grey campus.
Apr 19, 2018
Robot sex could power up marriage
Sex robots may soon be a reality. However, little research has been done on the social, philosophical, moral and legal implications of robots specifically designed for sexual gratification.
Apr 17, 2018
‘Gaybourhoods’ still home to subtle discrimination
Despite claiming to support gay rights, many straight people who live in traditionally gay neighbourhoods still practice subtle forms of discrimination when interacting with their gay and lesbian neighbours.
Apr 13, 2018
Recycling experts hit milestone in quest for zero-waste phone
UBC researchers have perfected a process to efficiently separate fibreglass and resin – two of the most commonly discarded parts of a cellphone – bringing them closer to their goal of a zero-waste cellphone.
Apr 12, 2018
New glaucoma treatment could ease symptoms while you sleep
Eye drops developed by UBC researchers could one day treat glaucoma while you sleep – helping to heal a condition that is one of the leading causes of blindness around the world.
Apr 11, 2018
UBC offers statement of apology related to Indian residential school system
Today, UBC President Santa J. Ono delivered a statement of apology for the university’s involvement in the system that supported the operation of Indian residential schools in Canada. The apology was read at the official opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre on UBC’s Vancouver campus, located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Musqueam people.
Apr 9, 2018