City of Vancouver
New tool reveals inequitable distribution of ‘healing’ green spaces in Vancouver
Learn how restorative nature is distributed in Vancouver, as revealed by a new tool that evaluates spaces for qualities that promote mental well-being.
Sep 14, 2023
How students are preparing for a climate-changed future
Feeling like the world has gone to pot in the run up to COP27? Why not take a climate class?
Nov 3, 2022
Life expectancy varies by as much as 9.5 years across Metro Vancouver
Life expectancy in Metro Vancouver can vary by as much as 9.5 years depending on the neighbourhood in which you live, a new UBC-led study has found.
Nov 4, 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
How ecodesign can help create kinder, gentler cities
More than half of the world’s population is now living in cities. According to UBC’s Distinguished Practice Professor of Planning Larry Beasley, retired chief planner for the City of Vancouver, that number is only set to increase.
Aug 5, 2015
UBC experts available to comment on Vancouver’s regulation of marijuana dispensaries
Vancouver has become the first city in Canada to regulate and license medical marijuana dispensaries. UBC experts are available to comment on this precedent-setting bylaw.
Jun 25, 2015
UBC affordable housing program targets top academic talent
UBC has approved pilot home ownership options to help retain and attract top talent despite Vancouver’s often prohibitive housing market.
Feb 4, 2014