There’s more to water safety than lifejackets. Know how to keep your kids safe this summer.
UBC injury prevention expert Dr. Ian Pike shares top tips to keep you and your kids safe this summer.
Jun 26, 2023
Urban green spaces that beat the heat: Tips from a UBC expert
Dr. Andrew Almas, an assistant professor of teaching in the faculty of forestry at UBC and an urban forestry expert, shares tips on how we can plant green spaces that are adapted to a changing climate.
Jun 14, 2023
B.C. set for a warm summer, but 2021 heat wave unlikely
Dr. Rachel White, an assistant professor in the department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences, discusses the forecast for the summer, the difficulty of predicting extreme weather events, and how climate change is affecting our seasons.
Jun 14, 2023
World-first program aims to transform mental health therapy for men
Dr. Zac Seidler, a member of UBC’s Reducing Male Suicide research cluster, is helping to improve how mental health practitioners engage with and respond to men in therapy.
Jun 13, 2023
Unlocking the potential of peer support to improve men’s mental health
A Q&A with Dr. Paul Sharp, a postdoctoral fellow with UBC’s Men’s Health Research Program, who would like to help men find ways to tackle their mental health challenges through social connections.
Jun 7, 2023
Preparing for wildfires: UBC experts share their tips
Experts from the faculty of forestry suggest practical measures for individuals and communities to protect their homes and surroundings from the B.C. wildfire risk, while calling for broader-scale solutions for managing wildfires.
May 24, 2023
Caring for our forests this camping season
We spoke with forestry PhD candidate and BC Registered Professional Forester Ira Sutherland about respecting and caring for the forests around us as we go camping this spring and summer.
May 18, 2023
Baby’s first bites: How to introduce food allergens to infants
In this Q&A, land and food systems PhD candidate Brock Williams discussed how to safely introduce food to an infant for the first time.
May 17, 2023
Why humans respect hard work regardless of results
Have you ever had a co-worker make a big show of how hard they work—even though they don’t get great results? They do this because people attach moral value to hard work, something Dr. Azim Shariff calls “effort moralization.”
May 11, 2023
Bats in Vancouver: UBC researchers to study secret city nightlife
They live among us and eat pesky insects, but unless you’re armed with an ultrasonic microphone you may never notice our nocturnal neighbours: bats.
May 8, 2023
Prenatal education by text message is working, UBC research shows
In this Q&A, Dr. Patricia Janssen discussed the decline of traditional in-person prenatal classes and the rise of text-messaging prenatal education program.
May 3, 2023
UBC scholar combats climate change with happiness
The prevailing narrative on the climate crisis—and how to address it—is at best bewildering and at worst downright depressing. We’re told we face a doom-and-gloom scenario, and the only way to solve it is to give up simple pleasures and conveniences.
Apr 21, 2023
Gay dads have an image problem
Erez Aloni, associate professor in the Peter A. Allard School of Law, analyzed data about gay fathers in the U.S. and found there may be a systemic disparity in wealth accumulation among this group, a situation he says likely exists for Canadian fathers as well.
Apr 5, 2023
Cherry picking the best spots to enjoy Vancouver’s blooms
We spoke with Douglas Justice (he/him), associate director of horticulture and collections at the UBC Botanical Garden, about how the recent cold snap may affect this year’s blossoms, his favourite locations to enjoy the blooms, and how these trees have become so iconic in Vancouver.
Mar 16, 2023
Is AI coming for white-collar jobs? A psychology professor finds out the hard way
A UBC psychology professor wondered whether AI was smart enough to handle some of his workload. He was astonished to discover it could.
Mar 8, 2023
UBC zoologist: We need to acknowledge climate change’s effects on wildlife—for our own good
As the United Nations marks World Wildlife Day on March 3, UBC zoology professor Dr. Kaitlyn Gaynor (she/her) discusses how climate change is affecting wildlife, and why that can spell bad news for humans and animals alike.
Mar 2, 2023
UBC scholar helping AI overcome its language barrier
People around the world have been impressed with ChatGPT, a new chatbot developed by OpenAI that uses natural language processing (NLP) to seemingly answer any question.
Feb 21, 2023
UBC scholar’s Final Fantasy is a PhD in ludomusicology
At the turn of the century, Marina Gallagher was a young piano student who played a lot of video games between piano lessons. The Final Fantasy series was her favourite.
Jan 23, 2023
Looking for a faster way to learn a language? Try historical linguistics
A new study conducted by UBC English professor Dr. James Stratton finds that one of the best ways of fast-tracking your language acquisition may be to learn a bit of language history – at least when it comes to learning a historically related language.
Dec 20, 2022
Climate change contributing to real Christmas tree shortage
UBC Faculty of Forestry professor Richard Hamelin explains how climate change continues to plague the real Christmas tree market and what should be considered for improving the worldwide growing supply chain shortage.
Dec 9, 2022