Breaking up is hard to do – but many men find healthy ways to cope
The popular stereotype that men don’t want support during a breakup, separation or divorce is simply not true, according to a new paper by researchers at the UBC school of nursing.
Jul 14, 2022
What robots can learn from therapists
A transformative experience working with very sick children changed Paul Bucci’s mind about how robots used in human therapy should be designed.
Jul 7, 2022
Your second COVID-19 booster is on the way—but when?
COVID-19 cases have been on the rise overseas and appear to be increasing in Canada, raising questions about when the population will need a second booster—and how effective it will be.
Jul 7, 2022
This scientist is taking an international jellyfish tour to explore mucus and medusae
From some of the largest jellyfish in the world in Japan to the tiny venomous Irukandji in Australia, UBC doctoral student Jessica Schaub is about to set off on an international tour of jellyfish.
Jun 27, 2022
UBC experts call for proactive approach to prepare for more extreme wildfires
In this Q&A, UBC forestry experts address how families and communities can prepare for more extreme wildfire seasons.
Jun 23, 2022
Vigilantes seeking justice can also spell trouble for workplaces, study finds
Vigilantes are known for fighting perceived wrongs by taking matters into their own hands. But what effect do they have on workplaces? A new study from UBC Sauder shows that vigilante behaviour can pose challenges for organizations because it is increasingly coming from outside as well as within the workplace.
Jun 15, 2022
How drug decriminalization in B.C. could help save lives
Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, an addictions expert at UBC’s School of Population and Public Health, answers some key questions about the decriminalization of illegal drugs — and how it could help save lives in B.C.
Jun 9, 2022
Mother and daughter’s new book highlights girls’ online efforts to change the world
A new children’s book called Better Connected, written together by UBC creative writing lecturer Tanya Kyi and her teenage daughter Julia Kyi, shines a light on the positive aspects of girls’ online experiences.
May 31, 2022
A province-by-province look at excess deaths in Canada during the pandemic
Dr. Kimberlyn McGrail, a professor in UBC’s school of population of public health, examined all “excess deaths” across Canadian provinces during the first 19 months of the pandemic, and how many of those were attributed specifically to COVID-19.
May 30, 2022
Canada needs Indigenous-led fire stewardship, new research finds
As a new wildfire season approaches, many Canadians are reflecting on the devastating losses of last season, and considering what they can do to protect themselves and the places where they live.
Apr 26, 2022
UBC spin-off companies win $2 million in competition for carbon removal technology funded by the Musk Foundation
UBC spin-off Carbin Minerals will receive $1 million from XPRIZE and the Musk Foundation to remove thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Apr 22, 2022
Health research overlooks important differences between sexes
You might be surprised to learn how rarely health research accounts for the fact that male and female bodies are different.
Apr 21, 2022
New toolkit helps tackle climate anxiety
UBC nursing student Natania Abebe and nursing lecturer Raluca Radu, who teaches a course on the health impacts of climate change, share strategies for dealing with climate anxiety
Apr 20, 2022
We need to change our systems to ensure a sustainable world
March 13th is Overshoot Day in the U.S. and Canada, marking the date each year when North Americans have already consumed our share of Earth’s renewable resources for the year.
Mar 10, 2022
Health care leader Tania Dick joins UBC as its first Indigenous nursing lead
Tania Dick, a member of Dzawada’enuxw First Nations of Kingcome Inlet and a renowned Indigenous health care leader, has joined UBC as its first ever Indigenous Nursing Lead.
Feb 24, 2022
New COVID-19 study links nurses’ mental health to quality of care
Stories of stress and burnout among healthcare workers, particularly nurses, continue to make news during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now, new research shows these mental health problems could be contributing to decreased quality of patient care.
Feb 16, 2022
UBC clinical trial supports new self-administered rapid antigen test
Thanks to new research compiled with data from UBC’s first on-campus clinical study, a new self-administered rapid antigen test will soon be available in Canada. It’s a tool that could help combat growing uncertainty, prevent transmission and potentially save lives.
Dec 23, 2021
UBC scientists unveil world’s first molecular-level analysis of Omicron variant spike protein
UBC researchers are the first in the world to conduct a molecular-level structural analysis of the Omicron variant spike protein.
Dec 22, 2021
Canada’s Food Price Report 2022 projects record high food prices next year
Food prices in Canada are projected to rise between five to seven per cent in 2022, according to the recently released 12th edition of Canada’s Food Price Report.
Dec 14, 2021
UBC scholars call for global research agenda into TikTok’s impacts on public health
TikTok has acquired more than one billion monthly users in just five years, but the influential video-sharing app remains one of the least studied social media platforms around. In this Q&A, UBC researchers Dr. Skye Barbic and UBC research associate Marco Zenone discuss the need for a global research agenda into TikTok’s impact on public health.
Nov 25, 2021