UBC experts on President Biden’s first official visit to Canada
U.S. President Joe Biden will be making his first official visit to Canada this week. UBC experts are available for comment.
Mar 22, 2023
Event: New UBC-led national research hub to accelerate Canada’s vaccine and therapeutics production
The University of British Columbia is receiving federal funding for a new research hub that will improve pandemic readiness and the overall health and well-being of Canadians.
Mar 14, 2023
Event: High school students compete in 45th annual UBC Physics Olympics
For the first time since 2019, more than 600 high school students, teachers and coaches from across B.C. will assemble in person on the UBC Vancouver campus for the UBC Physics Olympics, one of the largest and longest-running high-school physics competitions in North America.
Mar 1, 2023
UBC experts on 2023 B.C. budget
The B.C. government is to present its 2023 budget today. UBC experts will be available to comment on various areas of provincial spending:
Feb 28, 2023
UBC experts on Pink Shirt Day
Wednesday, Feb. 22 is Pink Shirt Day, a day to stand against bullying and harassment in schools. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 17, 2023
UBC experts on mental health care
On Tuesday, Feb. 14, Vancouver City Council will vote on a motion to give Vancouver Coastal Health $2.8 million to hire 58 mental health workers as part of expanded crisis response. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 13, 2023
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
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
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
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 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
UBC biodiversity experts and delegates at COP15
UBC experts are available to comment on the 15th United Nations biodiversity conference, Conference of the Parties (COP15) which will take place Dec. 7-19 in Montreal.
Dec 6, 2022
UBC experts available to comment on International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Saturday, Dec. 3 is the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. UBC experts are available to comment.
Dec 1, 2022
UBC experts on Transgender Day of Remembrance
UBC experts are available to comment on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, held every Nov. 20 to honour lives lost to transphobic violence.
Nov 17, 2022
Event: COP27 live briefing
Who pays for climate breakdown? Is Biden set to clinch a climate deal? Will the voices of Indigenous leaders, youth activists and others be heard? And what are the potential impacts for B.C. and Canada?
Nov 14, 2022
UBC experts on Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving Time ends on November 6, when clocks will “fall back” one hour. UBC experts are available to comment.
Nov 1, 2022
Event: UBC students to celebrate Great Trek by opening time capsule from 1972
UBC students will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Great Trek by opening a time capsule buried by students 50 years ago.
Oct 28, 2022
UBC climate and energy experts and COP27 delegates
UBC experts are available to comment on 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) United Nations climate change conference and International Energy Agency energy outlook report.
Oct 27, 2022