New survey aims to improve care for families grieving loss of baby
A new University of British Columbia survey looks to improve future care for Canadian families coping with stillbirth and neonatal loss. The findings will contribute to an international study led by researchers in Australia.
Jul 8, 2021
Ancient canine feces reveal 17th century sled dogs’ diet
Proteins from ancient frozen canine feces have been extracted for the first time ever to reveal more details about the diets of Arctic sled dogs and their relationship to people.
Jul 7, 2021
Black Opportunity Fund partners with UBC to empower next generation of Black leaders
Black Opportunity Fund and the University of British Columbia are partnering to empower Black Canadian students to achieve their educational goals and career aspirations.
Jun 29, 2021
Study highlights pandemic impact on adolescent mental health
Adolescents who were in a good headspace before COVID-19 suffered a decline during the pandemic, whereas those with poor mental health fared better, according to new research.
Jun 28, 2021
How to beat the heat—indoors and out
UBC experts Dr. Sarah Henderson and Dr. Adam Rysanek share some tips and practices for warm weather safety during B.C.’s current heat wave.
Jun 25, 2021
UBC Medicine responds to TRC’s Calls to Action
Today, Faculty of Medicine Dean and Vice-President Health Dr. Dermot Kelleher issued a formal apology for the faculty’s contributions to past and present harms to Indigenous peoples arising from Canada’s ongoing colonial history.
Jun 25, 2021
Better mental health supports for nurses needed, study finds
Working in the highly charged environment of COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the mental health of nurses, according to a new survey by researchers at UBC and the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto.
Jun 24, 2021
Climate activists Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis join UBC
World-renowned climate activists and journalists Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis are joining the faculty at the University of British Columbia’s Department of Geography.
Jun 23, 2021
UBC experts on heat wave
UBC experts are available to comment on B.C.’s current heat wave.
Jun 22, 2021
B.C.’s spending on K-12 education drastically increased over the last 50 years
British Columbia’s K-12 public education operating spending is now 250 per cent of what it was in 1970, according to a new UBC study.
Jun 21, 2021
New study finds contaminants in many generic drugs may have harmful effects
Contaminants in generic medications used to treat conditions like diabetes, heart disease, stomachaches and heartburn may cause damage to DNA, affect basic cell functions and even increase a person’s risk of cancer, according to a new UBC study.
Jun 15, 2021
New global air pollution and health impact study the most comprehensive ever
An international research team co-led by UBC’s Dr. Michael Brauer has published the most detailed analysis ever conducted on global air pollution sources and their health impacts, covering 204 countries and territories.
Jun 14, 2021
Pandemic underlines need to address physician burnout, study finds
Two out of three Vancouver physicians surveyed in a new UBC study faced burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 11, 2021
Canadian telescope detects 500 fast radio bursts in a year, quadrupling number of known FRBs
The CHIME telescope detected 535 new fast radio bursts during its first year of operation – from 2018 and to 2019 – quadrupling the number of known occurrences of the puzzling pulses of radio energy from far outside our galaxy.
Jun 9, 2021
A planet without apes? New research highlights danger to gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos in shifting habitats
New analysis published today reveals that if the pressures on great ape habitat remain unchecked, Africa’s great apes could lose between 85 and 94 per cent of their range by the year 2050. Jacqueline Sunderland-Groves, a great ape expert in UBC’s faculty of forestry explains what can be done to ensure the long-term survival of gorillas, chimpanzees and other great apes.
Jun 7, 2021
Statement regarding charges against former UBC athletes
On behalf of UBC, I would like to express our collective and deep concern for the wellbeing of those impacted by the alleged sexual assault off-campus on Nov. 5, 2018.
Jun 5, 2021
Childhood cancer discovery may stop tumour spread before it starts
A recent discovery in Ewing sarcoma, an aggressive and often fatal childhood cancer, has uncovered the potential to prevent cancer cells from spreading beyond their primary tumour site.
Jun 1, 2021
Strong school and family ties buffer gender-diverse teens from bullying and hostility
B.C.’s gender-diverse youth continue to face significant bullying and harassment, but a new report by UBC and McCreary Centre Society underlines how social supports like strong school and family relationships make a significant impact on their well-being.
May 31, 2021
Salmon virus originally from the Atlantic, spread to B.C. wild salmon from farms: Study
Piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) – which is associated with kidney and liver damage in Chinook salmon – is continually being transmitted between open-net salmon farms and wild juvenile Chinook salmon in British Columbia waters, according to a new genomics analysis published today in Science Advances.
May 26, 2021
New book maps links between global finance and the places we call home
Architecture professor Matthew Soules is a thought-provoking artist, designer and author. His latest offering is a new book, Icebergs, Zombies, and the Ultra Thin which tackles the impact of global capital on large cities like Vancouver, Toronto, Barcelona and New York.
May 13, 2021