Rescued at sea: UBC students get an early Christmas present
After a year and a half spent drifting at sea, a self-navigating robotic sailboat built by University of British Columbia students has been rescued off the coast of Florida by a U.S. research vessel.
Dec 4, 2017
UBC experts on Supreme Court of Canada appointment
UBC experts are available to comment on the appointment of Sheilah Martin to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Nov 29, 2017
UBC experts on census data
Statistics Canada has released the final batch of 2016 long-form census data.
Nov 28, 2017
UBC experts on Vancouver housing strategy
The city of Vancouver has announced details of its housing strategy.
Nov 23, 2017
UBC experts on national housing strategy
The federal government is expected to announce details of its national housing strategy on Wednesday, Nov. 22.
Nov 21, 2017
UBC experts on Site C report
The B.C. Utilities Commission released their final report on the viability of Site C.
Nov 1, 2017
UBC experts on new census data
Statistics Canada released its 2016 census data on housing, Aboriginal peoples, immigration and ethnocultural diversity today.
Oct 25, 2017
UBC experts on short-term rentals
UBC experts are available to speak about regulatory challenges and potential impacts of short-term rentals, as the City of Vancouver prepares for Tuesday’s public hearing.
Oct 24, 2017
UBC researchers develop earthquake-resistant concrete
The Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training Melanie Mark and UBC engineers will reveal a new innovation for seismic safety in B.C. schools at an event at UBC on Tuesday, Oct. 10.
Oct 6, 2017
UBC experts on priority issues at UBCM convention
Marijuana legalization and housing affordability are on the agenda this week at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver.
Sep 26, 2017
UBC experts on B.C. marijuana legalization framework
Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth has outlined B.C’s next steps in the legalization of recreational marijuana. UBC experts are available to comment.
Sep 25, 2017
UBC experts on B.C. budget update
British Columbia’s New Democrat government is expected to unveil its first budget Monday following last week’s throne speech.
Sep 11, 2017
UBC experts on interest rate hike
The Bank of Canada has hiked its key interest rate for the second time in less than two months.
Sep 6, 2017
Social and emotional learning takes its place at centre of B.C.’s new school curriculum
The upcoming school year represents high school teachers’ last chance to experiment with B.C.’s new curriculum before it becomes mandatory for Grades 10-12 next year.
Aug 30, 2017
UBC experts on back-to-school topics
UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to back-to-school as B.C. begins its first full school year since a Supreme Court of Canada decision on class size and composition.
Aug 29, 2017
UBC experts on bridge tolls
The B.C. government has announced it’s ending bridge tolls effective September 2017. UBC experts are available for comment.
Aug 25, 2017
B.C. announces end to grizzly bear trophy hunting
The British Columbia government has announced it will end grizzly bear trophy hunting throughout the province, effective Nov. 30, 2017.
Aug 15, 2017
B.C. government seeks intervenor status against Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
UBC experts are available to comment on this morning’s announcement by the NDP government regarding the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Aug 10, 2017
UBC experts on US – North Korea relations
UBC experts are available to comment on relations between the United States and North Korea, regional security issues, the nuclear threat and international issues.
Aug 9, 2017
UBC experts available to comment on air quality, heat and wildfires
UBC forestry and health experts are available to discuss forest fires in B.C., and health risks associated with wildfires and heat throughout the summer.
Aug 4, 2017