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
Canadians want deeper economic connections with China: survey
Despite concerns about China’s human rights record, military modernization and the impact on domestic Canadian values, Canadians are keen to see the federal government support expand economic connections and increased partnerships with the Asian economic powerhouse.
Oct 24, 2017
Regulators of ‘sharing economy’ platforms caught between competing interests
The City of Vancouver held a public hearing regarding its proposed regulations for short-term rentals. Vancouver is one of several local governments in Canada wrestling with how to regulate Airbnb, Uber, and other services in the so-called “sharing economy.”
Oct 23, 2017
The future of journalism lies in collaboration
UBC associate professor Peter Klein and recent Asper visiting professor Sandra Bartlett discuss the importance of collaborations between journalists at different news organizations in an increasingly challenging media landscape.
Oct 11, 2017
Road pricing most effective in reducing vehicle emissions
Motor vehicles are a major source of air pollution in urban areas, and for decades municipal and regional governments have used various traffic management strategies in an effort to reduce vehicle emissions, alongside advancements like cleaner fuel and greener cars.
Oct 5, 2017
Will Angela Merkel win a fourth term in Germany’s election?
Germans head to the polls Sunday in a parliamentary vote that will determine whether Angela Merkel remains chancellor for a fourth term.
Sep 22, 2017
UBC experts on Mexico earthquake
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, resulting in fatalities, injuries and serious damage to buildings.
Sep 19, 2017