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
UBC experts on Vancouver’s 2019 Empty Homes Tax data
The City of Vancouver released initial 2019 Empty Homes Tax statistics this morning, which showed that almost 15 per cent fewer properties were declared vacant last year. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 7, 2020
UBC experts on proposed changes to B.C. auto insurance system
The B.C. government is introducing legislation aimed at removing litigation and its associated costs from B.C.’s auto insurance system. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 6, 2020
UBC experts on Trans Mountain pipeline decision
The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will proceed after the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the court challenge against it on Tuesday.
Feb 4, 2020
UBC students play Mars explorers in rover competition
Second-year mechanical engineering students inspired by NASA’s Mars explorations will race remote-controlled “rovers” that they’ve designed themselves in a battle of wits, speed and design excellence.
Jan 28, 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