UBC students stitch up for slow fashion
Stitch Up, organized by the UBC Sustainability Initiative, is a clothing swap, repair and alteration workshop that will provide participants with sewing machines, tools and expert tips to convert pre-owned threads into unique new garments.
Oct 29, 2019
UBC experts on ISIS
U.S. special forces have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a development that leaves the extremist group without an obvious leader, President Donald Trump announced Sunday.
Oct 28, 2019
UBC experts on Indigenous rights, housing
The B.C. government is introducing legislation Thursday to recognize and uphold the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the province. Meanwhile, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation will release its annual Housing Market Outlook.
Oct 24, 2019
UBC experts roundtable on federal election
UBC political science experts will be available to media in-person and via teleconference to share their insights on the Canadian federal election result.
Oct 18, 2019
UBC experts on Canadian federal election
UBC experts are available to comment on election issues.
Oct 18, 2019
UBC experts on disaster preparedness, Great BC Shakeout
On Thursday, Oct. 17, British Columbia will hold the Great BC Shakeout as part of efforts to prepare communities in the event of a big earthquake in the region.
Oct 16, 2019
B.C. Greens to make significant announcement on future of leadership
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver is expected to make a significant announcement this morning.
Oct 7, 2019
UBC experts on 70 years of People’s Republic of China, National Seniors Day
Today is Orange Shirt Day, while tomorrow marks 70 years since the founding of the People’s Republic of China as well as National Seniors Day. UBC experts are available to comment.
Oct 1, 2019
UBC experts on impeachment, climate report
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the start of a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
Sep 25, 2019
UBC experts on British Supreme Court ruling, climate report
Britain’s Supreme Court has ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament was illegal.
Sep 24, 2019
UBC experts on national pharmacare, Thomas Cook and coral bleaching
The Liberals are promising to take the next steps toward a national pharmacare program.
Sep 23, 2019
UBC experts on Justin Trudeau photos, video
Photos and video have emerged showing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wearing racist makeup.
Sep 19, 2019
What can we do to stop climate change? Experts share their views
Youth climate activists around the world are planning a Global Climate Strike during the week of Sept. 20-27 to demand action on the climate crisis. Ahead of the strike date, we asked several UBC experts who work in climate-related fields for their views on climate change action.
Sep 18, 2019
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
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