Bivalent vaccines are here: What it means for people who are pregnant
We spoke with Dr. Deborah Money about what expecting parents need to know about vaccinations this fall.
Nov 8, 2022
Is road salt killing salmon?
In this Q&A, Drs. Patricia Schulte and Chris Wood discuss how citizen scientists can contribute and how the public can help reduce any potential road salt impact.
Nov 7, 2022
UBC professor’s new workbook offers tools for a better sex life
When UBC psychologist and sex researcher Dr. Lori Brotto published her first book, Better Sex Through Mindfulness, she upended convention by revealing how mindfulness can be used to treat sexual difficulties in women, such as lack of desire, pain and trauma.
Oct 18, 2022
UBC students help NASA find landslides by training computers to read Reddit
UBC graduate students trained computers to “read” news articles about landslides on Reddit to bolster a NASA database, which could improve predictions of when and where these natural disasters will occur.
Oct 6, 2022
UBC scientist is sending yeast and algae to space on Artemis 1
UBC pharmaceutical sciences professor Dr. Corey Nislow is sending yeast and algae cultures into space, in a pod not much bigger than a shoebox, to study the effects of cosmic rays and near zero gravity on living organisms.
Aug 23, 2022
Children are entering a fourth school year in a pandemic — expert advice for parents
As children head back for a fourth school year with COVID-19, many parents are hoping their kids will be able to enjoy a mostly normal school experience. But with new variants circulating and respiratory virus season on the horizon, many also have concerns and questions about what the new school year will look like.
Aug 22, 2022
How to avoid becoming a mosquito’s dinner
In this Q&A, Dr. Ben Matthews, professor in the UBC department of zoology, explains how to avoid being on the menu for mozzies, and why the future of bite prevention might include odour-reducing skin creams.
Aug 15, 2022
Time machines and black holes on the agenda at quantum gravity meeting
A theory of everything, that works at a cosmic and quantum level, has eluded researchers for years.
Aug 12, 2022
B.C. ocean’s worth of almost $5 billion to GDP likely an underestimate
British Columbia’s ocean contributed almost $5 billion to provincial gross domestic product in 2015, a sum that is likely an underestimate, a new UBC study has found.
Aug 9, 2022
How artificial intelligence can make our food safer
Food recalls could be a thing of the past if artificial intelligence (AI) is utilized in food production, according to a recent study from UBC and the University of Guelph.
Aug 9, 2022
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