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
Limiting cheap offshore labour doesn’t always create domestic jobs
U.S. President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to bring jobs back to America. But his plan to limit outsourcing of manufacturing jobs may be flawed, according to research from the UBC Sauder School of Business.
Sep 19, 2017
Preventable dental problems land many in the emergency room
More than 12,300 visits to B.C. emergency rooms (ER) every year for non-traumatic dental problems could be prevented if people had better access to dental care, according to new UBC research.
Sep 14, 2017
‘Creepy clowns’ aren’t a new phenomenon: UBC experts
Stephen King’s IT hits theatres tomorrow and is expected to have a record-breaking opening.
Sep 7, 2017
Disaster-proofing our cities requires concerted effort, says UBC expert
Recent flooding in Texas has underscored the need for flood prevention in flood-prone North American cities.
Sep 6, 2017
Ten things to know about international student enrolment
UBC is welcoming 63,370 students to its two campuses this September. In recent months, many people have asked about the impact of global events on international students wanting to study in Canada.
Aug 28, 2017
A guide to the August 21 total solar eclipse
A total solar eclipse over the United States on August 21 has people excited. Here in the Lower Mainland, we’ll see 87 per cent of the sun obscured by the moon.
Aug 16, 2017
Every person counts in effort to reduce HIV infection
A recent study that reveals the most accurate estimate of the number of Metro Vancouver men who have sex with men (MSM) is providing a better understanding of the scope of HIV among this at-risk population.
Aug 14, 2017
How computers can detect emotion on social media
Human emotions can be difficult to understand, even for trained professionals. But what if a computer could decipher your feelings, perhaps even better than a therapist?
Aug 1, 2017
The psychological impact of wildfires
Nearly 40,000 British Columbians have been displaced due to wildfires in B.C. In this Q&A, a UBC professor discusses the psychological impact of wildfires.
Jul 18, 2017
Build bikeways and they will come
Cycling is a fun and healthy way to get to work, combining exercise and the great outdoors with a necessary trip. So what should cities keep in mind when it comes to getting people on their bikes?
Jul 11, 2017