UBC chemist helps create new compostable coffee pod
New compostable pods made of specially engineered plant-based materials break down fully in 35 days in municipal composting.
Feb 22, 2021
Investors who try to time the market take on more risk and make less money: study
A handful of online investors recently made a fortune on the Reddit-fueled runup of GameStop and other underperforming stocks — but a new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business shows that active traders who try to time the market are more likely to end up on the losing end of the equation.
Feb 18, 2021
Portrait of young galaxy throws theory of galaxy formation on its head
Scientists, including a researcher at the University of British Columbia, are challenging our current understanding of how galaxies form by unveiling pictures of a young galaxy in the early life of the Universe which appears surprisingly mature.
Feb 11, 2021
UBC statement on release of alumna Loujain Al-Hathloul
We are heartened to learn that UBC alumna Loujain Al-Hathloul was released from prison today in Saudi Arabia.
Feb 10, 2021
This Black History Month, UBC community is hopeful for change
This Black History Month marks the first since UBC President Santa Ono called for the acceleration and intensification of the university’s efforts to build a more inclusive campus. Find out more about the work UBC is doing to address systemic racism.
Feb 10, 2021
Women with straight As in high school have same leadership prospects as men with failing grades
The relationship between good grades in high school and future leadership responsibilities in the workplace is stronger for men than it is for women, a new UBC study has found.
Feb 3, 2021
Keeping the cameras rolling safely on B.C. film and TV sets
At the start of 2020, Dr. Adam Lund was preparing for another busy year of helping keep people safe at marathons and music festivals. Then COVID-19 hit.
Feb 1, 2021
New book examines China’s unique form of human rights activism
China has long been the target of human rights activists, but a UBC law professor is now arguing that China itself is a human rights activist.
Feb 1, 2021
B.C. has better tools than universal basic income to create a more just society, report finds
A basic income for all is not the best policy option to effectively tackle poverty and other justice-related issues in B.C., according to an expert panel of economists whose report on the idea of a basic income guarantee was released today.
Jan 28, 2021
Nisga’a scholar launches new Centre for Indigenous Fisheries at UBC
A new Centre for Indigenous Fisheries (CIF) is being launched at University of British Columbia, with Indigenous fisheries scientist, conservation biologist and Nisga’a Nation member Dr. Andrea Reid joining as Principal Investigator.
Jan 27, 2021
From destruction to construction: Former nuclear bunker now hosts life-saving research
A Cold War-era nuclear bunker buried 500 metres below the countryside in southern France hums with new life today as an epicentre of vital research in science and technology.
Jan 21, 2021
Mental health conditions alarmingly high among children with autism
Nearly 78 per cent of children with autism have at least one mental health condition and nearly half have two mental health conditions or more, according to a new U.S. study from UBC’s department of psychology and the AJ Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University (Pennsylvania).
Jan 19, 2021
New UBC professorship to advance addiction medicine in B.C.
Dr. Nadia Fairbairn has been named the inaugural Philip Owen Professor in Addiction Medicine at UBC.
Jan 18, 2021
COVID-19 vaccines: what to expect and how to combat hesitancy
With the arrival of the first COVID-19 vaccines in Canada, most are eager to roll up their sleeves. But not every Canadian is feeling confident about getting the jab.
Jan 15, 2021
MIND and Mediterranean diets associated with later onset of Parkinson’s disease
A new study from UBC researchers suggests a strong correlation between following the MIND and Mediterranean diets and later onset of Parkinson’s disease.
Jan 13, 2021
UBC experts on Trump article of impeachment
The U.S. House of Representatives has introduced an Article of Impeachment against President Donald Trump. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 11, 2021
UBC experts on U.S. Capitol occupation and riot
UBC experts are available to comment on the U.S. Capitol occupation and riot.
Jan 6, 2021
UBC’s response to sentencing of alumna Loujain Al-Hathloul
The University of British Columbia is profoundly disappointed in today’s news that Loujain Al-Hathloul has been sentenced to five years and eight months in prison, with two years and 10 months suspended.
Dec 28, 2020
Marginalized groups experience higher cumulative air pollution in urban Canada
Different marginalized groups are exposed to higher cumulative air pollution in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
Dec 21, 2020