UBC expert on federal ruling about Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement
The Federal Court ruled today that the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA), which allows Canada to send certain refugee claimants back to the U.S., is unconstitutional because the U.S. is no longer a safe country for refugees.
Jul 22, 2020
Webinar: How community connection can reduce stress during COVID-19
Join UBC experts to hear more about how community connection can bring us hope and help us cope with stress during COVID-19.
Jun 19, 2020
UBC experts on seniors health
Monday, June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jun 12, 2020
UBC experts on civil unrest across the U.S.
UBC experts are available to comment on the civil unrest across the U.S. and the race issues behind it.
May 29, 2020
UBC experts available for comment on Huawei CFO extradition ruling
Earlier today, the B.C. Supreme Court has ruled that extradition proceedings against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou will continue. UBC experts are available to comment.
May 27, 2020
Webinar: Climate action in the wake of COVID-19
Climate action was at the forefront of public consciousness recently—until COVID-19 pushed the global issue to the background.
May 26, 2020
UBC expert on basic income as a COVID-19 response
COVID-19 has created renewed interest in the idea of a basic income in Canada, but many questions exist about its feasibility, design, and implementation.
May 21, 2020
Webinar: COVID-19 drug trials and vaccine development
Scientists around the world are hard at work trying to find potential treatments and vaccines to protect against COVID-19.
May 19, 2020
UBC experts on flooding
Parts of Alberta and the B.C. Interior are starting to experience the impacts of flooding. UBC experts are available to comment.
Apr 29, 2020
Protecting the health of seniors during COVID-19
While public health experts recommend seniors stay home and protect themselves, concerns have also been raised about the potential negative effects of isolation. Join UBC experts who will address these issues and answer your questions.
Apr 29, 2020
UBC experts on 2020 U.S. presidential election
Bernie Sanders has ended his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in the U.S., leaving incumbent Donald Trump and former vice-president Joe Biden to run for the presidency in November. UBC experts are available to comment.
Apr 8, 2020
Webinar: UBC-led study gives hope for COVID-19 treatment
Scientists around the world, including Canada, are working tirelessly on the development and testing of new treatments and vaccines to help contain the current outbreak of COVID-19.
Apr 8, 2020
Webinar: UBC experts on how to reduce COVID-19 anxiety
The rapid spread of COVID-19 has impacted the global psyche in a way not seen in generations.
Mar 31, 2020
U.S. and Canadian athletes descend on UBC for seventh annual logger sports competition
Thirty athletes from the U.S. and Canada will compete in the seventh annual Great Canadian Classic, an annual logger sports competition that celebrates B.C.’s forestry heritage.
Mar 5, 2020
UBC experts on International Women’s Day
UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to International Women’s Day.
Mar 5, 2020
UBC experts on Daylight Saving Time
Daylight saving time in Canada starts at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 8. Last year, the province of British Columbia introduced measures to end seasonal time changes.
Mar 4, 2020
UBC experts on 2030 Olympic Games bid
John Furlong, former CEO of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games organizing committee, said today in a speech to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade that the city should consider a bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics.
Feb 20, 2020
Students flex first aid and rescue skills in mine rescue challenge
Teams of mining engineering students from North American universities will test their mettle this week at Canada’s first student mine rescue competition, hosted at UBC’s Vancouver campus.
Feb 19, 2020
UBC experts on B.C. budget
The B.C. NDP government is unveiling its third provincial budget this afternoon. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 18, 2020