Students pitch solutions to global issues in UBC World’s Challenge Challenge
Six three-person teams of UBC students will be facing off, Dragon’s Den-style, on Thursday, Feb. 7, in the UBC World’s Challenge Challenge—a competition in which students pitch their solutions to global problems.
Feb 7, 2019
UBC students take on hyperloop concepts in rail challenge
Second-year mechanical engineering students will race their autonomous engines around a track designed to simulate the challenges facing hyperloop design – a system of tubes through which a “pod” can travel free of air resistance or friction, transporting people or objects at high speed.
Jan 22, 2019
UBC experts on Brexit vote results
British parliament has voted against Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal with the European Union. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 15, 2019
Long-term Canadian expatriates may vote, Supreme Court rules
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Canadians who have lived outside the country longer than five years must be allowed to vote in federal elections. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 11, 2019
UBC experts on Trump’s address to the nation
U.S. President Donald Trump plans to address his country on Tuesday evening, regarding what the White House calls a “humanitarian and national security crisis” at the southern border. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 8, 2019
UBC experts on B.C. electoral reform referendum results
British Columbians have voted not to change their electoral system. UBC experts are available to comment.
Dec 20, 2018
UBC experts on 2019 business trends
As 2018 comes to a close, UBC experts are available to comment on various topics related to business trends in the new year.
Dec 20, 2018
UBC experts on the holiday season
The holidays are just around the corner. UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to the season.
Dec 13, 2018
UBC experts on B.C. climate plan
The B.C. government is set to unveil a new climate plan today.
Dec 5, 2018
UBC experts on Alaska earthquake, tsunami warning
UBC experts are available to comment on the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Alaska today.
Nov 30, 2018
Watch live coverage of the Mars InSight landing with member of NASA team
Watch NASA’s live coverage of the Mars InSight landing with the UBC planetary scientist who is the only Canadian involved in the mission.
Nov 23, 2018
UBC experts on ride-hailing services
The NDP government is expected to introduce today the Passenger Transportation Amendment Act, the next step to enable ride hailing in B.C. UBC experts are available to comment: Erez Aloni […]
Nov 19, 2018
New banknote featuring Viola Desmond goes into circulation at UBC
A new $10 bill featuring Canadian civil rights icon Viola Desmond goes into circulation Monday with a celebration at the Peter A. Allard School of Law.
Nov 19, 2018
UBC expert to host Reddit AMA on B.C.’s electoral reform referendum
A UBC expert in electoral systems will take to the online forum Reddit on Friday to answer voters’ questions regarding B.C’s referendum on electoral reform.
Nov 15, 2018
UBC to launch connected vehicle test bed
UBC researchers will unveil a test bed for connected vehicles on campus on Thursday, Nov. 15.
Nov 14, 2018
UBC experts on Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day commemorates members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty , as well as those who continue to serve Canada in times of war and peace.
Nov 8, 2018
UBC experts on speed limits and safety
The provincial government has rolled back speed limits on certain sections of B.C. highways. UBC experts are available to comment.
Nov 6, 2018
UBC experts on U.S. midterm elections
American voters head to the polls today for the midterm elections.
Nov 6, 2018
UBC to unveil innovative floor-cleaning robot developed by former students
UBC will unveil one of seven new robotic floor cleaners the university has procured for cleaning on campus.
Oct 25, 2018
UBC experts on USMCA and NAFTA 2.0
Canada has agreed to a new trilateral trade deal with U.S. and Mexico. UBC experts are available for comment.
Oct 2, 2018