UBC releases 2022 animal research statistics
UBC’s summary of animals involved in research at the university in 2022 is now available.
Nov 28, 2023
Cracking the code: Why songbirds are larger in colder climates
Scientists, including those from UBC forestry, use genome sequencing to find out.
Nov 7, 2023
Fish buffered from recent marine heatwaves, showing there’s still time to act on climate change
Fish were surprisingly resilient to marine heatwaves before 2019, highlighting the need to keep seas from warming further, according to new research
Aug 30, 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
Biodegradable gel shows promise for cartilage regeneration
A gel that combines both stiffness and toughness is a step forward in the bid to create biodegradable implants for joint injuries, according to new UBC research.
Jun 21, 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
Toxic toilet paper and long-lasting chemicals found in endangered killer whales
A chemical used in the production of toilet paper and ‘forever chemicals’ have been found in the bodies of orcas in B.C., including the endangered southern resident killer whales.
Jan 12, 2023
UBC releases 2021 animal research statistics
UBC’s summary of animals involved in research at the university in 2021 is now available.
Nov 10, 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
Why whales don’t get brain damage when they swim
Special blood vessels may protect whales from pulses in their blood that would damage the brain while swimming, new research has suggested.
Sep 22, 2022
UBC team developing oral insulin tablet sees breakthrough results
A team of University of British Columbia researchers working on developing oral insulin tablets as a replacement for daily insulin injections have made a game-changing discovery.
Aug 30, 2022
Southern resident killer whales not getting enough to eat since 2018
The endangered southern resident killer whale population isn’t getting enough to eat, and hasn’t been since 2018, a new UBC study has determined.
Jun 27, 2022
Canada ranks third worldwide in permeable landscapes for wildlife
Canada ranks third in the world for animal movement between protected areas, finds new UBC research.
Jun 2, 2022
Two pathogens linked to salmon health and survival in B.C.
Many wild salmon populations in B.C. have experienced substantial declines over the last three decades. New UBC research published today can help chart a course towards better protection of wild salmon.
May 19, 2022
New nasal spray treats Delta variant infection in mice, indicating broad spectrum results
Researchers have shown a new compound delivered in a nasal spray is highly effective in preventing and treating COVID-19 caused by the Delta variant in mice.
Mar 28, 2022
Bees are explosively ejaculating to death. A polystyrene cover could help stop it.
A simple polystyrene cover could help cool beehives during heat waves, preventing a grim outcome for male bees.
Feb 22, 2022
Data from thousands of cameras confirms protected areas promote mammal diversity
A new University of British Columbia study offers new evidence that protected areas are effective at conserving wildlife.
Jan 27, 2022
Sunflowers’ invisible colours help them attract bees and adapt to drought
It turns out sunflowers are more than just a pretty face: the ultraviolet colours of their flowers not only attract pollinators, but also help the plant regulate water loss, according to new UBC research.
Jan 18, 2022
UBC releases 2020 animal research statistics
UBC’s summary of animals involved in research at the university in 2020 is now available.
Dec 9, 2021
Domestic cats drive spread of Toxoplasma parasite to wildlife
New UBC research suggests free-roaming cats are likely to blame in the spread of the potentially deadly Toxoplasma gondii parasite to wildlife in densely populated urban areas.
Nov 10, 2021