UBC experts on International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. UBC experts are available to comment.
May 17, 2023
Event: New art connects The Reconciliation Pole to Musqueam traditional territory
New art connects The Reconciliation Pole to Musqueam traditional territory.
May 11, 2023
UBC experts available to comment on wildfires and heat
UBC experts are available to comment on heat, wildfires and associated issues.
May 9, 2023
UBC experts on flooding
The B.C. Interior is facing growing flood risk in the coming days. UBC experts are available to comment.
May 4, 2023
UBC experts on Asian Heritage Month
May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. UBC experts are available to comment.
May 1, 2023
Event: UBC to welcome German President to Vancouver campus
Media are invited to join the UBC community in welcoming German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Tuesday, April 25 at UBC’s Vancouver campus.
Apr 24, 2023
UBC experts on Earth Day 2023
On April 22, the world will celebrate Earth Day under the theme “Invest in Our Planet.” UBC experts are available to comment.
Apr 19, 2023
Event: One of Canada’s first carbon-minimal campus spaces is now complete – and it was designed entirely by students
Media are invited to take a first look at Third Space Commons, UBC’s newest teaching and learning space that is one of Canada’s first institutional spaces designed to be near-zero embodied carbon. It’s also the first such building designed by students.
Apr 12, 2023
UBC experts on Ozempic
The B.C. government has announced measures to ensure an adequate supply of the diabetes drug semaglutide (Ozempic) in B.C. as demand in the U.S. surges. UBC experts are available to comment.
Mar 28, 2023
UBC experts on 2023 federal budget
Canadian finance minister Chrystia Freeland is to present the federal government’s 2023 budget on Tuesday. UBC experts are available to comment on the budget and spending priorities identified by the government.
Mar 27, 2023
UBC experts on President Biden’s first official visit to Canada
U.S. President Joe Biden will be making his first official visit to Canada this week. UBC experts are available for comment.
Mar 22, 2023
Event: New UBC-led national research hub to accelerate Canada’s vaccine and therapeutics production
The University of British Columbia is receiving federal funding for a new research hub that will improve pandemic readiness and the overall health and well-being of Canadians.
Mar 14, 2023
Event: High school students compete in 45th annual UBC Physics Olympics
For the first time since 2019, more than 600 high school students, teachers and coaches from across B.C. will assemble in person on the UBC Vancouver campus for the UBC Physics Olympics, one of the largest and longest-running high-school physics competitions in North America.
Mar 1, 2023
UBC experts on 2023 B.C. budget
The B.C. government is to present its 2023 budget today. UBC experts will be available to comment on various areas of provincial spending:
Feb 28, 2023
UBC experts on Pink Shirt Day
Wednesday, Feb. 22 is Pink Shirt Day, a day to stand against bullying and harassment in schools. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 17, 2023
UBC experts on mental health care
On Tuesday, Feb. 14, Vancouver City Council will vote on a motion to give Vancouver Coastal Health $2.8 million to hire 58 mental health workers as part of expanded crisis response. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 13, 2023
Event: Climate Emergency Week at UBC highlights collective action
his week through Feb. 16 is Climate Emergency Week at UBC, building on the university’s declaration of a climate emergency in 2019 and a climate action report in 2021 that focuses on climate justice.
Feb 6, 2023
UBC experts on health care funding in Canada
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s premiers are to meet in Ottawa on Tuesday to work out a new arrangement for funding health care in Canada. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 6, 2023
UBC experts on decriminalization of hard drugs
From Jan. 31, the federal and B.C. governments will decriminalize possession of small amounts of certain drugs—opioids, cocaine, methamphetamine and ecstasy—intended for personal use. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 26, 2023
UBC experts on Black History Month
February is Black History Month. UBC experts are available to comment on various related topics.
Jan 25, 2023