Student enrolment remains strong at UBC
Student enrolment numbers remain strong this fall at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan—a sign of the university’s stellar academic reputation. Students are keenly interested in achieving their educational ambitions at UBC, despite challenges posed by COVID-19.
Sep 22, 2020
UBC experts on 2020 B.C. provincial election
British Columbians will go to the polls to elect a new government on Oct. 24. UBC experts are available to comment on a variety of election issues.
Sep 21, 2020
Powerful, double-decker bus-sized microscopes help scientists uncover possible COVID-19 treatment
Researchers at UBC’s faculty of medicine are working with microscopes—some up to 13 feet tall—to help prevent and treat COVID-19.
Sep 17, 2020
Webinar: Global projections of potential lives saved from COVID-19 from using face masks
Most health authorities recommend wearing non-medical face masks in crowded spaces where physical distancing is not possible to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Sep 11, 2020
Six tips for starting your career during COVID-19
Finding a job during a global pandemic may seem like a daunting task—but opportunities do exist and there are strategies that can help job seekers in these uncertain economic times.
Sep 11, 2020
UBC researchers play pivotal role in confronting COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted challenges, exacerbated inequalities and sparked uncertainty for many. But one area of particular strength and inspiration is Canada’s research community and its response to the pandemic.
Sep 9, 2020
UBC researchers run tests to find best materials and styles for face masks
A team of UBC researchers decided to test the most popular types of mask fabrics to find out how well they filtered particles while remaining breathable.
Sep 9, 2020
UBC students take part in historic first-ever virtual orientation
This September, thousands of UBC students will make history when they take part in the university’s first ever virtual orientation.
Sep 3, 2020
Online learning and the student experience for Fall 2020
This fall term though is unlike any other in the history of The University of British Columbia, indeed in the history of universities around the world.
Sep 2, 2020
Q&A: How parents can identify anxiety warning signs as students return to school
Steven Taylor, professor at UBC’s department of psychiatry, a clinical psychologist, and author of The Psychology of Pandemics has some expert advice for parents of school-aged children.
Aug 31, 2020
UBC experts on back-to-school season
UBC experts are available to comment on various education-related topics as children and families begin the school year under unusual circumstances.
Aug 25, 2020
One in three people avoiding healthcare workers during pandemic
Many people who show support for healthcare workers with nightly noise-making also avoid healthcare workers throughout the day.
Aug 24, 2020
More parents plan to get flu shot for kids this fall
New research from University of British Columbia researchers suggests the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may drive more parents to immunize their children against the upcoming seasonal influenza strain.
Aug 13, 2020
Staying fire-smart in the era of COVID-19
Nearly 100 wildfires are burning across B.C. following the recent wave of hot and dry weather. With the COVID-19 pandemic still upon us and primarily affecting people’s respiratory tracts, minimizing accidental wildfires is critical. We asked UBC faculty of forestry wildfire expert Lori Daniels what can be done.
Aug 11, 2020
Why tuition is not being reduced at UBC
Tuition supports UBC by funding the university’s core expenses, including faculty and staff salaries, student financial aid, student services, libraries, information technology, infrastructure investment, and administration across both campuses.
Aug 4, 2020
Canadians’ physical activity dwindles despite resumption of harder workouts
Canadians’ physical activity declined as expected following declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, but moderate-to-vigorous physical activity rebounded over the first six weeks of the pandemic. However, lighter and more incidental physical activity did not.
Jul 27, 2020
COVID-19 pandemic causes ‘quiet period’ for seismic noise
Seismometers are used to detect vibrations travelling through the ground after an earthquake, but they also pick up the background “buzz” of human activity at the surface.
Jul 23, 2020
One billion tweet dataset investigates impact of COVID-19 on human communication
Researchers from a number of disciplines can now use a billion-scale dataset of tweets from around the world to answer their research questions about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul 23, 2020
New UBC study reveals older adults coped with pandemic best
Adults aged 60 and up have fared better emotionally compared to younger adults (18–39) and middle-aged adults (40–59) amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul 22, 2020
UBC scientists sequencing the genomes of Canadians with COVID-19
For years, genome sequencing has helped scientists better understand the factors that predispose humans to disease. Now, the tool is being used in the fight against COVID-19.
Jul 22, 2020