UBC experts on coronavirus outbreak
A Washington state resident who returned from a trip to China last week has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus that has killed at least six people and sickened hundreds in China, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Jan 21, 2020
UBC experts available for comment on Huawei CFO extradition hearing
The extradition hearing for Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou begins Monday in Vancouver. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 17, 2020
UBC experts on impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump
The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote Wednesday to send two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, which will set Trump’s impeachment trial in motion.
Jan 14, 2020
Announcing inaugural chair to improve cancer outcomes among Indigenous peoples
Today, UBC and the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) will announce the founding FNHA Chair in Cancer and Wellness at UBC.
Jan 6, 2020
UBC experts on Supreme Court of Canada rulings
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled today on two cases that impact Canadians’ legal recourse against government agencies. UBC experts are available to comment.
Dec 19, 2019
UBC expert on Car2Go ending service in North America
Car-share service Car2Go will shut down its operations early next year in North America.
Dec 18, 2019
UBC experts on LifeLabs data breach
The private information for 15 million Canadians has been breached as a result of a cyberattack on Canadian health-care diagnostics provider LifeLabs, the company said in a statement Tuesday.
Dec 17, 2019
UBC experts on impeachment against Trump
The House Judiciary Committee has passed two articles of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump: abuse of power and obstructing Congress.
Dec 13, 2019
UBC experts on Andrew Scheer resignation
Andrew Scheer has resigned as leader of the federal Conservative Party. UBC experts are available to comment.
Dec 12, 2019
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 11, 2019
UBC experts on NAFTA
An agreement has been reached on a new North American free trade deal with all three countries expected to sign the agreement today. UBC experts are available for media comment.
Dec 10, 2019
UBC experts on National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women
Tomorrow, December 6th, is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. It’s also the 30th anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre, in which 14 female engineering students were killed. UBC experts are available to comment.
Dec 5, 2019
UBC experts on transit strike
Transit users across Metro Vancouver are preparing for a full-scale bus and SeaBus shutdown on Wednesday as the union representing bus operators and maintenance workers continues negotiations with the Coast Mountain Bus Company.
Nov 26, 2019
UBC experts available on World Fisheries Day
Today is the United Nations World Fisheries Day, which aims to focus attention on improving the working conditions of fishers around the world. UBC experts are available to comment on sustainable fisheries management and labour practices in the fishing industry.
Nov 21, 2019
Update on UBC students in Hong Kong
Vice-President, Students Ainsley Carry and Laurinda Tracey, Student Safety Abroad Advisor with UBC Go Global, will update media on the status of UBC students in Hong Kong and plans for Term 2 of exchange programs in Hong Kong.
Nov 20, 2019
UBC experts on Don Cherry’s firing
Hockey broadcaster Don Cherry has been dismissed as co-host of “Coach’s Corner” following comments he made on Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday night.
Nov 12, 2019
UBC experts on Elizabeth May resignation, U.S. election, Safe Third Country Agreement
UBC experts are available to comment on Elizabeth May’s resignation, the upcoming U.S. election, and the Safe Third Country Agreement.
Nov 4, 2019
UBC experts on Daylight Saving Time changes and California wildfires
The British Columbia government is expected to introduce legislation Thursday to make Daylight Saving Time permanent.
Oct 31, 2019