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
Supporting older adults displaced by wildfires
Many older adults have been evacuated from long term care homes during the wildfires in B.C. and the Northwest Territories. Dr. Roger Wong discuss the impacts—and how to support.
Aug 24, 2023
You’re reading this because an asteroid killed the dinosaurs, allowing mammals to dominate the Earth. But why?
But just how did we evolve from rat-like creatures running between the feet of dinosaurs to take over their ecological niches? Dr. Kendra Chritz, assistant professor in the UBC department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences, aims to find out.
Aug 17, 2023
Just how smart are ‘trash pandas’? Volunteer your backyard to help scientists find out
This summer, you can turn your backyard into a raccoon IQ test to help researchers figure out just how brainy your average ‘trash panda’ is.
Aug 14, 2023
It’s 2023, and coming out is, well, complicated.
In an era of unprecedented LGBTQ2+ visibility coupled with incredible backlash, coming out as a sexual minority can be a deeply ambivalent experience, according to new research.
Aug 3, 2023
Turning climate worry into climate action: expert tips for managing climate anxiety
Dr. Steven Taylor, a UBC professor of psychiatry and clinical psychologist, discusses the steps people can take to cope with climate anxiety – and how those feelings can be turned into a motivating force for climate action.
Jul 26, 2023
How to keep the fun and ditch the food poisoning this summer
Dr. Siyun Wang, a food safety researcher and professor in the faculty of land and food systems, shares her top tips for safely consuming our favourite foods this summer.
Jul 21, 2023
Easy ways to conserve water this summer
UBC freshwater scientist and forestry professor Dr. John Richardson shares his insights on the current water situation and practical tips for conserving water.
Jul 13, 2023
A vicious cycle: Mental disorders cause the very stress that fuels them
UBC researchers showed that many mental disorders perpetuate themselves by generating stress and identified factors that put people at risk of getting caught in this cycle.
Jul 13, 2023
Protect your eyes from harmful UV rays this summer
Dr. Neeru Gupta, professor and head of UBC’s department of ophthalmology & visual sciences, discusses how to protect your eyes this summer.
Jul 12, 2023
UBC students create Lifegiver Box to improve sexual health care access for Indigenous women
Two UBC students have developed the Lifegiver Box to help improve access to sexual health care for Indigenous women.
Jul 11, 2023
Climate change is increasing the risk of Lyme disease in Canada. Take steps to protect yourself.
Dr. Muhammad Morshed, a UBC expert on Lyme disease and emerging pathogens, discusses how climate change is increasing the prevalence of tick-borne illnesses in Canada and what you can do to protect yourself.
Jul 5, 2023
Canadian collaboration to develop national standards for substance use education and intervention in schools
Dr. Emily Jenkins, a UBC associate professor of nursing, shares what needs to change to best support children and youth when it comes to substance use education and intervention.
Jun 28, 2023
Learning doesn’t stop when summer vacation begins
We spoke with Prof. David Anderson of UBC’s department of curriculum and pedagogy about the learning opportunities summer presents.
Jun 27, 2023