New tool estimates how much affordable housing a city needs
A UBC team led by housing expert Dr. Penny Gurstein developed a new tool to assess people’s housing needs and set realistic targets for housing supply.
Aug 31, 2021
Do you hate seeing people fidget? New UBC research says you’re not alone
According to new UBC research, approximately one-third of the population suffer from misokinesia, a psychological phenomenon defined by a strong negative emotional response to the sight of someone else’s small and repetitive movements.
Aug 31, 2021
Companion animals in the climate crisis: How pet owners can reduce their environmental impacts
Pet ownership doesn’t have to be so tough on the planet, according to new UBC research. In this Q&A, Dr. Alexandra Protopopova shares why it’s important to make pet ownership sustainable, reduce waste, and more.
Aug 19, 2021
‘Cultural burning’ important for biodiversity: UBC expert
As wildfires blaze around the province, a UBC researcher reminds us that some types of fire can be life-giving and help protect the planet.
Aug 3, 2021
What really goes on in a hospital emergency department
Dr. Fred Voon, a clinical assistant professor with UBC’s department of emergency medicine, helps demystify the emergency room visit in his new book, Your Inside Guide to the Emergency Department—And How to Prevent Having to Go!
Aug 3, 2021
New book helps readers spot online health scams
Internet health scams have increased in recent years, often spread through social media and causing untold harm, according to a new book by UBC nursing professor, Dr. Bernie Garrett.
Jul 28, 2021
Wildfires are here to stay: How to protect against smoky skies
As wildfires rage across many parts of Canada, the health effects of smoke remain a pressing concern for many people—particularly for those recovering from COVID-19 or anyone with pre-existing medical conditions.
Jul 22, 2021
Researchers launch study into COVID-19 vaccine uptake and efficacy in vulnerable urban populations
In this Q&A, Dr. Brittany Barker, postdoctoral fellow with UBC’s department of medicine and research scientist at BCCSU, and Dr. Hudson Reddon, postdoctoral research fellow with UBC’s department of medicine, discuss how COVID-19 and vaccinations are being experienced by vulnerable populations.
Jul 14, 2021
UBC research shows wastewater genomic testing can effectively track COVID-19 variants of concern within a region
Wastewater testing can accurately and rapidly identify levels of COVID-19 infections in the community, including the rise of variants of concern, suggests new research led by UBC professor Dr. Ryan Ziels.
Jul 12, 2021
New survey aims to improve care for families grieving loss of baby
A new University of British Columbia survey looks to improve future care for Canadian families coping with stillbirth and neonatal loss. The findings will contribute to an international study led by researchers in Australia.
Jul 8, 2021
How to beat the heat—indoors and out
UBC experts Dr. Sarah Henderson and Dr. Adam Rysanek share some tips and practices for warm weather safety during B.C.’s current heat wave.
Jun 25, 2021
A planet without apes? New research highlights danger to gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos in shifting habitats
New analysis published today reveals that if the pressures on great ape habitat remain unchecked, Africa’s great apes could lose between 85 and 94 per cent of their range by the year 2050. Jacqueline Sunderland-Groves, a great ape expert in UBC’s faculty of forestry explains what can be done to ensure the long-term survival of gorillas, chimpanzees and other great apes.
Jun 7, 2021
New program makes planning a birth after C-section simpler
UBC researchers have created a new interactive online program to support people who have had a previous C-section make better-informed decisions about navigating their next pregnancy and birth.
May 20, 2021
Researchers launch COVID-19 vaccine registry for pregnant and breastfeeding individuals in Canada
As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout ramps up across the country, the risks and benefits of immunization for pregnant and breastfeeding people remain largely unknown because the initial vaccine clinical trials did not include these populations.
May 19, 2021
New book maps links between global finance and the places we call home
Architecture professor Matthew Soules is a thought-provoking artist, designer and author. His latest offering is a new book, Icebergs, Zombies, and the Ultra Thin which tackles the impact of global capital on large cities like Vancouver, Toronto, Barcelona and New York.
May 13, 2021
Why do some straight men have sex with other men?
According to nationally-representative surveys in the United States, hundreds of thousands of straight-identified men have had sex with other men. In the new book Still Straight: Sexual Flexibility among White Men in Rural America, UBC sociologist Dr. Tony Silva argues that these men are not closeted, bisexual or just experimenting.
Mar 23, 2021
COVID-19 vaccinations: what you need to know about the second dose
In Canada, currently approved COVID-19 vaccines—from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech—have demonstrated remarkable efficacy based on two doses taken at specified intervals. But what happens if you contract COVID-19 in between shots?
Feb 12, 2021
Is there something in the air? These UBC researchers want to know
We all know air quality can sometimes be imperfect. The smells and aromas produced by traffic, businesses and industry, and thousands—if not millions—of people living in close proximity can combine to produce an olfactory experience that’s less than pleasant.
Dec 8, 2020
The unique mental health and brain impacts of COVID-19
As COVID-19 infections spike around the globe, with no end in sight for months, questions are beginning to arise around the long-term effects of the pandemic on our mental health and brain health.
Nov 6, 2020
How the human right to a healthy environment can help protect us all
From the COVID-19 pandemic to the raging wildfires in Australia and the U.S., scientific evidence shows an increase in planetary environmental emergencies that pose a risk to Canadian and global communities.
Oct 27, 2020