Recycling may be confusing but volunteers help get it right
Trained volunteers at large-scale public events and festivals are the most effective way to ensure people recycle correctly, suggests new UBC research.
Jun 13, 2018
Sugar loss during baking means calorie counts could be off
When you’re on a diet, counting calories usually means paying close attention to labels. But you might be surprised to learn that labels often provide the nutritional information of the recipe – not the final product. What goes in and what comes out during food processing aren’t necessarily the same.
May 31, 2018
Making her mark: How Meghan Markle’s marriage to Prince Harry breaks with royal tradition
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tie the knot Saturday in a ceremony that is expected to be a departure from traditional royal weddings. UBC lecturer in Victorian literature and royal expert Sarika Bose explains how the marriage could mark the beginning of a modern new era for the Royal Family.
May 18, 2018
What is blockchain? UBC expert breaks it down
Blockchain is often touted as being the future of finance, trade, digital media, and more— but many people still don’t really understand what it is.
May 14, 2018
New environmental assessment law is an opportunity to put public trust back into the process: UBC researchers
A new study by UBC researchers offers insights on how to improve environmental assessment reviews. The research examined the conclusions of 10 recent assessments for major projects in B.C., including the Northern Gateway pipeline, and found that while environmental thresholds were often surpassed, the projects were ultimately given the green light.
May 11, 2018
‘Revenge porn’ is more than a privacy violation
Canadian legislation criminalizing the non-consensual distribution of “intimate images” risks putting more scrutiny on the victims than the perpetrators, according to a recent study from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC.
May 1, 2018
Robot sex could power up marriage
Sex robots may soon be a reality. However, little research has been done on the social, philosophical, moral and legal implications of robots specifically designed for sexual gratification.
Apr 17, 2018
What to know before running for office
If Donald Trump can become president, anyone can. But that doesn’t mean they should— at least not without being trained first.
Mar 15, 2018
Ride-hailing could shift gears for B.C. taxi industry: UBC expert
An all-party committee of Crown corporations is expected to release its recommendations on ride-hailing in B.C. on Thursday.
Feb 15, 2018
UBC researchers use drones to track jellyfish blooms
Jellyfish blooms are becoming more widespread and scientists are looking for ways to understand them better, including their impact on species like salmon that compete with them for food sources.
Feb 5, 2018
Older patients and families could pay the price of slowing healthcare spending
Canada and British Columbia are no exceptions to the worldwide trend of smaller increases to healthcare spending.
Dec 19, 2017
The stock market gets SAD in winter, too
When the mercury drops and daylight hours dwindle, winter blues set in for many people.
Dec 7, 2017
New tool to improve kidney transplant success, reduce costs
Waitlists for life-saving kidney transplants are long and every donated kidney is precious. That’s why patients on the waitlist are screened regularly to ensure their suitability for transplant. But is the screening process as effective as it could be?
Dec 6, 2017
UBC researcher develops app to identify poisonous mushrooms
Foraging is a centuries-old practice, but many of the mushrooms in British Columbia are just now being identified through DNA sequencing and the enthusiasm of amateur collectors.
Nov 30, 2017
Wedding bells ringing for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged to be married, the Prince of Wales announced today. Sarika Bose, UBC lecturer in Victorian literature and royal expert, discusses the nuptials.
Nov 27, 2017
What your tweets say about your commute
Urban planners need mobility data on how people move around the city, in order to improve transit service.
Nov 22, 2017
New UBC project studying ‘fugitive gas’ leaks from LNG operations
Debate has renewed around British Columbia’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) development, with groups calling for a public inquiry into the environmental impact of the province’s natural gas operations and particularly leakage of gas.
Nov 20, 2017
Experts available on extended parental leave
UBC experts are available to discuss the new 18-month parental leave that goes into effect on Dec. 3.
Nov 9, 2017
Resource booms help to ‘Trump-proof’ Canadian economy
Resource booms in oil and gas have helped Canada avoid a populist uprising like the one that contributed to the election of United States President Donald Trump last November.
Nov 8, 2017
Islamophobia is a systemic problem in Canada: expert
People are not born hating Muslims. Yet polls reveal nearly half of Canadians have negative opinions of Islam and Muslims, suggesting a systemic problem.
Oct 30, 2017