UBC experts on B.C.’s speculation and vacancy tax data
B.C. Finance Minister Carole James is releasing data from the first year of the province’s speculation and vacancy tax this morning. UBC experts are available to comment.
Sep 12, 2019
UBC experts on vaping concerns
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified more than 450 possible cases of lung disease associated with vaping, spanning 33 states.
Sep 11, 2019
UBC experts on Canadian federal election
Canadians will go to the polls on Oct. 21 to elect their next federal government. UBC experts are available to comment on election issues.
Sep 11, 2019
Benefits of letting children run free far outweigh the risks
This physical inactivity crisis owes a lot to the decline in children’s independent mobility, which is the subject of a new documentary called Running Free: Children’s Independent Mobility from UBC’s school of kinesiology.
Sep 10, 2019
UBC experts on B.C. PharmaCare announcement
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix will be making an announcement on B.C.’s PharmaCare program this afternoon.
Sep 5, 2019
UBC experts on U.K. political upheaval
Political uncertainty continues in the U.K., with the British prime minister’s own MPs voting against him in a bid to prevent a no-deal Brexit.
Sep 4, 2019
UBC welcomes 7,000 new students; celebrates largest fund ever raised for students
On Tuesday, September 3, UBC will be welcoming 7,000 new students to the university. UBC will also be celebrating the fact it has hit its Blue & Gold Campaign for Students $100-million goal almost a year early.
Sep 3, 2019
Move-in day at new Exchange Residence featuring Nano suites
Students move into UBC’s newest residence building — Exchange Residence — completed this May at a cost of $77 million. It features 71 Nano suites — small self-contained suites that offer a unique way for students to save money.
Aug 30, 2019
UBC experts on ride-hailing in Metro Vancouver
Earlier today, Uber confirmed its plans to begin offering ride-hailing service in Metro Vancouver, following a similar announcement from Lyft earlier this month. UBC experts are available to comment.
Aug 28, 2019
UBC experts on opioid crisis lawsuits
A court in Oklahoma has found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the U.S. state’s opioid crisis and has ordered the company to pay $572 million. UBC experts are available to comment.
Aug 27, 2019
UBC experts on B.C. teachers and provincial government bargaining
Today, the B.C. Teachers Federation — which represents 43,000 teachers — will meet with the provincial government for eight days of mediation in an effort to determine a new collective agreement.
Aug 21, 2019
UBC experts on vaping
The U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a possible link between e-cigarette use, also called vaping, and “severe” lung disease after dozens of young adults and teens reported breathing illnesses, with some ending up in hospital.
Aug 20, 2019
UBC experts on back-to-school season
UBC experts are available to comment on various school- and education-related topics as children and families begin another school year.
Aug 20, 2019
UBC experts on Hong Kong protests, mass shootings, SNC-Lavalin
The federal ethics commissioner says Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau contravened a section of the Conflict of Interest Act by pressuring former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould to halt criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.
Aug 15, 2019
UBC experts on federal government announcement on drug pricing changes
The federal government has announced changes to drug prices in a step towards national Pharmacare.
Aug 9, 2019
UBC students race against time to save the Avengers
Eight pairs will face off on the competition course, racing against time—and their opponent—to collect as many Infinity Stones and Avengers as they can. The team that collects the highest points will be judged the winner.
Aug 7, 2019
UBC experts on Boris Johnson becoming U.K.’s next prime minister
Boris Johnson will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the Conservative Party leadership on Tuesday. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jul 23, 2019
UBC experts on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
The federal cabinet’s decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is expected today.
Jun 18, 2019
UBC experts on World Environment Day
World Environment Day takes place on Wednesday, June 5, with this year’s theme focused on air pollution. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jun 4, 2019
UBC experts available to comment on wildfires and associated air quality
UBC experts are available to discuss the wildfires in B.C. and associated health risks.
May 30, 2019