Biodiversity highest on Indigenous-managed lands
More than one million plant and animal species worldwide are facing extinction, according to a recent United Nations report. Now, a new UBC-led study suggests that Indigenous-managed lands may play a critical role in helping species survive.
Jul 31, 2019
UBC experts for comment on the U.S. shutdown
UBC business, economics and politics experts are available to comment on the possible U.S. government shutdown on Oct. 1.
Sep 30, 2013
Four T-Birds flying with Canada
Four current and former UBC Thunderbirds will be playing for the Canadian women’s national volleyball team, which is set to take part in three international events this summer.
Jun 11, 2013
UBC men’s golf team dominant in Canadian championship win
The Thunderbirds men’s golf team gave its most impressive performance of the season with victory at the Canadian University/College Championship.
Jun 5, 2013
Private premiums add up to largest out-of-pocket health expense for Canadians
Private insurance premiums are Canadians’ single largest out-of-pocket health expense, averaging $1,200 a year per affected household, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia.
Feb 19, 2013
UBC experts available to comment on Enbridge, Keystone and Kinder Morgan pipeline debates
UBC researchers can provide expert commentary on three proposed pipeline projects that would carry Alberta bitumen to U.S. and foreign markets. Next week the Joint Review Panel of the National Energy Board re-opens hearings for the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.
Dec 7, 2012
Affordable housing elusive for new Canadians in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal
With housing prices at record levels, a University of British Columbia-led study finds that new Canadians are struggling to find adequate and affordable housing in the country’s three largest cities.
Mar 14, 2012
As climate change increases forest fires, smoke forecasting could help protect public health: UBC research
Satellite images, air quality measurements and smoke forecasting models are useful tools to help individuals and public health professionals prepare for smoke episodes in areas at risk from forest fire smoke, according to University of British Columbia researcher Michael Brauer.
Feb 18, 2012
UBC immigration law expert available to comment on refugee act amendments
A UBC expert will be available to comment on expected amendments to Canada’s Balanced Refugee Reform Act – likely announced tomorrow – which may have significant implications for refugee claimants […]
Feb 15, 2012
Skin colour matters when it comes to Canadians’ health: UBC study
A new UBC study finds that Black Canadians with darker skin are more likely to report poorer health than Black Canadians with lighter skin. The study also suggests that a mismatched racial identity can negatively affect health.
Oct 12, 2011
Terrorism and Canada’s refugee system
Catherine Dauvergne says fears that Canada’s refugee system is a back door for terrorists are grossly exaggerated
Jun 2, 2011 - by By Basil Waugh
UBC experts panel on Canada’s election results
Media are invited to attend a UBC panel discussion of Canada’s federal election results on Tuesday, May 3 (10 a.m.), the morning after the election.
May 2, 2011
UBC experts available to comment on uprisings in North Africa
UBC experts are available to comment on the historic popular revolts in Libya, Egypt and Tunisia and their implications for North Africa, the Middle East and beyond.
Mar 4, 2011
Stephen Toope and Neil Gross: O Canada
Recently a remarkable development took place in Canadian public life that has implications for American prosperity. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, leader of the Conservative Party, chose David Johnston, an academic, to be the nation’s next governor general.
Jul 26, 2010