UBC experts on B.C. paid sick leave legislation
UBC experts are available to comment on the new paid sick leave legislation introduced in British Columbia.
May 11, 2021
UBC experts on Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine approval for adolescents
UBC experts are available to comment on Health Canada’s approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for adolescents aged 12 and up.
May 5, 2021
UBC experts on paid sick leave legislation
After months of pressure, the government of Ontario announced yesterday they will provide three paid sick days as part of a temporary program. In B.C., calls continue to grow for the province to cover paid sick leave.
UBC experts are available to comment.
Apr 29, 2021
UBC experts on ‘double mutant’ variant and COVID-19 in India
UBC experts are available to comment on the ‘double mutant’ variant known as B.1.617 and COVID-19 in India.
Apr 22, 2021
UBC experts on Earth Day and Leaders Summit on Climate
On April 22, the world will celebrate Earth Day under the theme “Restore Our Earth,” with a focus on natural processes, emerging green technologies and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems.
Apr 21, 2021
UBC experts on the guilty verdict in Derek Chauvin’s trial
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on multiple charges in the murder of George Floyd. UBC experts are available to comment on this and the linked issues of systemic racism and discrimination.
Apr 20, 2021
UBC experts on the B.C. budget
UBC experts will be available to comment on various topics related to today’s provincial budget.
Apr 20, 2021
UBC Earth Day story ideas
UBC researchers are tackling related topics, from reconstructing ancient B.C. ecosystems to preparing urban Surrey residents for hot summers ahead.
Apr 20, 2021
UBC experts on the federal budget
UBC experts will be available to comment on various topics related to today’s federal budget.
Apr 19, 2021
UBC experts on the 5-year anniversary of B.C.’s overdose public health emergency
B.C. declared its drug overdose crisis a public health emergency five years ago Wednesday. The crisis is ongoing, and UBC experts are available to comment.
Apr 13, 2021
UBC experts for B.C.’s Throne Speech
UBC experts are available to comment on the B.C. government’s 2021 Throne Speech on April 12, 2021.
Apr 12, 2021
UBC expert on the passing of Prince Philip
Buckingham palace announced that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and the husband of Queen Elizabeth, died today at 99.
Apr 9, 2021
UBC experts on SARS-CoV-2 variants
Some Canadian cities are strengthening restrictions, or renewing states of emergencies and stay-at-home orders as COVID-19 cases surge again. The growing number of cases appears to be linked to the quickly spreading P.1 and B.1.1.7 variants. UBC experts are available to comment on related topics.
Apr 8, 2021
UBC experts on COVID-19
One year after the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 pandemic, UBC experts are available to comment.
Mar 29, 2021
UBC experts on the Supreme Court of Canada carbon pricing decision
The Supreme Court of Canada will release its decision Thursday on the constitutionality of the federal government’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, which was challenged by the governments of B.C., Ontario and Saskatchewan. UBC experts will be available to comment.
Mar 24, 2021
UBC experts on 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima nuclear disaster
Thursday, March 11, 2021 marks a decade since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, which resulted in a tsunami as well as the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Mar 9, 2021
UBC experts on International Women’s Day
UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to International Women’s Day.
Mar 5, 2021
UBC experts on Site C
The B.C. government is making an announcement on the future of the Site C dam on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021.
Feb 26, 2021
UBC experts on overdose deaths in B.C.
B.C.’s Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe announced today that 2020 was the deadliest year on record for illicit drug overdoses in this province.
Feb 11, 2021