Global contest aims to predict peak bloom dates for cherry blossoms
We spoke with Dr. Elizabeth Wolkovich at UBC Faculty of Forestry and her colleagues about why the competition is significant for both researchers and citizens.
Feb 8, 2024
How the international student cap affects immigration to Canada
We spoke to Dr. Lisa Brunner, a postdoctoral fellow at UBC’s Centre for Migration Studies, who studies the links between international migration and education.
Feb 1, 2024
How exercise can boost cancer treatment and recovery
A team of UBC researchers wants to help people living with cancer incorporate exercise as an important part of their treatment and recovery.
Jan 29, 2024
Flawed foreign ownership narratives drove ‘housing nationalism’ in Canada
In this Q&A, UBC sociologist Dr. Nathan Lauster and co-author Dr. Jens von Bergmann explain further the trend and reveals more surprising statistic.
Jan 25, 2024
How to conduct scientific research with Indigenous Peoples and Lands in a good way
In this Q&A, UBC Indigenous fisheries researcher Dr. Andrea Reid and her co-workers weigh in.
Jan 16, 2024
ChatGPT has read almost the whole internet. That hasn’t solved its diversity issues
In this Q&A, Dr. Vered Shwartz, assistant professor in the UBC department of computer science, and masters student Mehar Bhatia explain why reasoning could be the next step in AI—and why it’s important to train these models using diverse datasets from different cultures.
Jan 11, 2024
UBC-led initiative protects salmon against toxic road runoffs
In this Q&A, civil engineering researchers Dr. Rachel Scholes and Dr. Timothy Rodgers discuss 6PPD-quinone and the role of rain gardens in defusing its impacts.
Dec 14, 2023
How UBC is preparing students for their future careers
Tony Botelho, a career development professional with over 30 years of experience working with post-secondary students, joined UBC as the new managing director for the Career Centre this summer.
Dec 12, 2023
UN climate conference should not be ‘business as usual’, say climate experts
We spoke to four experts including current and former COP delegates to ask what the world, and Canada, needs to see come out of the conference.
Nov 28, 2023
Great UBC Bug Bake Off to serve up insect delights
On Nov. 28, media are invited as four teams of faculty of land and food systems students engage in a six-legged culinary showdown.
Nov 27, 2023
Why is the law different when you’re unhoused?
A new report by UBC, SFU and University of Ottawa researchers found the personal property rights of unhoused people in Canada are systematically undermined.
Nov 1, 2023
How to forage for mushrooms – safely and legally – this fall
Dr. Mary Berbee, professor in the UBC department of botany, discusses how to safely and legally forage for mushrooms around the city this fall.
Oct 19, 2023
Law professor’s new book makes case for overhaul of Canada’s criminal justice system
A handwritten letter from an incarcerated man got Benjamin Perrin rethinking Canada’s criminal justice system.
Oct 3, 2023
Can social robots be used in elder care? UBC study aims to find out
Dr. Lillian Hung is leading a study on how social robots interact with older adults and what this could mean for senior care.
Sep 18, 2023
New tool reveals inequitable distribution of ‘healing’ green spaces in Vancouver
Learn how restorative nature is distributed in Vancouver, as revealed by a new tool that evaluates spaces for qualities that promote mental well-being.
Sep 14, 2023
New variants, new vaccines. Here’s what you should know about COVID-19 going into fall.
Dr. Horacio Bach, a clinical assistant professor with UBC’s division of infectious diseases, answers key questions about the new COVID-19 variants and vaccines.
Sep 14, 2023
New action guide empowers people with dementia
One group of people living with dementia collaborated with UBC researchers to develop an anti-stigma toolkit, offering an action guide to bolster community engagement and bridge healthcare support gaps.
Sep 13, 2023
Silver daddies: Why do young adult men like older partners?
We spoke to UBC sociologist Dr. Tony Silva about why younger adult men are interested in older men for sex and relationships.
Sep 12, 2023
From chalkboards to chatbots: How to use artificial intelligence in the K-12 classroom
Dr. Ron Darvin, an assistant professor in the faculty of education, discussed how artificial intelligence is changing how we teach students and how they learn.
Sep 7, 2023
Here’s how to conquer math anxiety and succeed this semester
So many people struggle with mathematics that there’s a term for the dread you feel when faced with a calculation: math anxiety. But the good news is, math doesn’t have to be scary.
Dr. Lindsey Daniels (she/hers), an assistant professor of teaching in the UBC department of mathematics, has some tips for high school and beyond to help students overcome their fear of fractions and succeed in the classroom.
Aug 29, 2023