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
UBC experts on opioid crisis lawsuits
A court in Oklahoma has found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the U.S. state’s opioid crisis and has ordered the company to pay $572 million. UBC experts are available to comment.
Aug 27, 2019
UBC experts on B.C. teachers and provincial government bargaining
Today, the B.C. Teachers Federation — which represents 43,000 teachers — will meet with the provincial government for eight days of mediation in an effort to determine a new collective agreement.
Aug 21, 2019
UBC experts on vaping
The U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a possible link between e-cigarette use, also called vaping, and “severe” lung disease after dozens of young adults and teens reported breathing illnesses, with some ending up in hospital.
Aug 20, 2019
UBC experts on back-to-school season
UBC experts are available to comment on various school- and education-related topics as children and families begin another school year.
Aug 20, 2019
UBC experts on Hong Kong protests, mass shootings, SNC-Lavalin
The federal ethics commissioner says Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau contravened a section of the Conflict of Interest Act by pressuring former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould to halt criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.
Aug 15, 2019
UBC experts on federal government announcement on drug pricing changes
The federal government has announced changes to drug prices in a step towards national Pharmacare.
Aug 9, 2019
UBC students race against time to save the Avengers
Eight pairs will face off on the competition course, racing against time—and their opponent—to collect as many Infinity Stones and Avengers as they can. The team that collects the highest points will be judged the winner.
Aug 7, 2019
UBC experts on Boris Johnson becoming U.K.’s next prime minister
Boris Johnson will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the Conservative Party leadership on Tuesday. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jul 23, 2019
UBC experts on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
The federal cabinet’s decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is expected today.
Jun 18, 2019
UBC experts on World Environment Day
World Environment Day takes place on Wednesday, June 5, with this year’s theme focused on air pollution. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jun 4, 2019
UBC experts available to comment on wildfires and associated air quality
UBC experts are available to discuss the wildfires in B.C. and associated health risks.
May 30, 2019
UBC experts on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia takes place Friday, May 17, 2019. UBC experts are available to comment.
May 16, 2019
UBC experts available for comment on money laundering inquiry
The provincial government has announced it will be conducting a public inquiry into money laundering in B.C.
May 15, 2019
Celebrate science at UBC Science Rendezvous Festival
UBC will be hosting Science Rendezvous, a national festival that takes science out of the lab and onto the streets, on Sat. May 11, 2019.
May 10, 2019
UBC experts on World Health Day
World Health Day is on Sunday, April 7. This year’s theme focuses on universal health coverage. UBC experts are available to comment.
Apr 5, 2019
UBC experts on federal budget
UBC experts will be available to comment on various aspects of Tuesday’s federal budget.
Mar 15, 2019
High school students compete in 41st annual Physics Olympics
More than 600 high school students and teachers from across B.C. from Campbell River to Vancouver to West Kelowna and Invermere, will compete in the 41st annual UBC Physics Olympics on Saturday.
Mar 8, 2019
UBC experts on International Women’s Day
UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to International Women’s Day.
Mar 7, 2019