UBC experts on 2024 B.C. budget
The B.C. government is to present its 2024 budget on Thursday. UBC experts are available to comment on related topics.
Feb 21, 2024
Event: UBC hosts seminar on Indigenous Peoples’ right to traditional economies, sustainable development, and food security in an age of climate change
On Feb. 8-9, media are invited to join this expert seminar at UBC in support of the work of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP).
Feb 7, 2024
Event: Lunar New Year market at UBC Botanical Garden
Media are invited to cover the Lunar New Year market at UBC Botanical Garden, celebrating the year of the Wood Dragon.
Jan 31, 2024
UBC experts on Black History Month
February is Black History Month. UBC experts are available to speak with journalists on topics related to Black History Month.
Jan 29, 2024
UBC experts on flooding
B.C. is anticipating significant storms amidst an atmospheric river. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 26, 2024
UBC experts on public transit and labour disputes
A 48-hour strike has shut down bus and SeaBus service in Metro Vancouver. UBC experts available to comment.
Jan 22, 2024
UBC experts on cold and extreme weather
As snowfall and cooler weather are forecast for many parts of B.C. in the next few days, UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 9, 2024
UBC experts on UN climate summit and related topics
UBC delegates and experts are available to comment on the UN’s Climate Change Conference and other climate-related topics.
Dec 4, 2023
Great UBC Bug Bake Off to serve up insect delights
On Nov. 28, media are invited as four teams of faculty of land and food systems students engage in a six-legged culinary showdown.
Nov 27, 2023
Event: Unpacking the UN climate change conference
Media are invited to join climate experts as they share the pressing issues up for negotiation this year, including human health, adaptation measures, and the loss and damage fund.
Nov 21, 2023
UBC experts on the Canadian economy
Federal finance minister Chrystia Freeland is to deliver the government’s fall economic statement on Tuesday. UBC experts will be available to comment.
Nov 20, 2023
UBC experts on Great BC ShakeOut and disaster preparedness
UBC experts are available to comment on the Great BC ShakeOut, earthquakes and other natural disasters, and emergency preparation and management
Oct 17, 2023
World Food Day 2023: Water is Life. Water is Food. Leave no one behind.
Media are invited to the official North America World Food Day 2023 event today in Vancouver to highlight stories of hope and success on the theme: “Water is life. Water is food. Leave no one behind.”
Oct 16, 2023
Event: How to view partial solar eclipse this weekend
Vancouverites will be able to view most of an annular solar eclipse at UBC this Saturday.
Oct 12, 2023
Event: Experts share insights from Türkiye earthquake and implications for Canada’s disaster preparedness
Media are invited to join engineering researchers and other technical and industry experts as they share lessons learned from their visit to Türkiye, which suffered a major earthquake earlier this year.
Oct 12, 2023
UBC experts on fall vaccinations
UBC experts available to comment on vaccination appointments for the latest COVID-19 and flu shots, as part of a fall immunization campaign in B.C.
Oct 10, 2023
Event: Intergenerational March to commemorate Orange Shirt Day 2023
An intergenerational march to recognize Orange Shirt Day will start at the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC) on September 30
Sep 29, 2023
UBC experts and events on Orange Shirt Day 2023
September 30 is both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day in Canada. UBC experts are available to comment.
Sep 27, 2023
UBC experts on approval of updated COVID-19 vaccine
Health Canada has approved Moderna’s updated COVID-19 vaccine for people six months and older this fall season. UBC experts are available to comment.
Sep 12, 2023
Event: Climate Economy Summit
On September 14, academic, government and industry experts will come together to discuss the opportunities and risks in the net zero transition at the first-of-its-kind Climate Economy Summit at UBC.
Sep 11, 2023