Department of Civil Engineering
B.C. split on safety of self-driving cars – gradual introduction needed to build comfort among all road users
New UBC research suggests British Columbians are not quite ready to embrace self-driving cars wholeheartedly – and will need a period of gradual transition before adoption.
Aug 30, 2023
New algorithm maps safest routes for city drivers
UBC researchers developed a new approach to identify the safest possible route in an urban network using real-time crash risk data, and can be incorporated into navigation apps such as Google Maps.
Jul 25, 2023
UBC experts on Canada’s population reaching 40M
Canada’s population is expected to reach 40 million by Friday. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jun 15, 2023
UBC experts on National Indigenous History Month
June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. Several UBC experts are available to speak with media.
May 31, 2023
UBC engineers want to save whales from drowning…in noise
Chronic ship noise can lead to stress, hearing loss and feeding problems for marine mammals like whales, dolphins and porpoises. UBC researchers are diving in to help address the issue.
Dec 15, 2022
UBC experts on Great BC ShakeOut and disaster preparedness
UBC experts are available to comment on the Great BC ShakeOut exercise, earthquakes and other natural disasters, and emergency preparation and management.
Oct 18, 2022
The e-bikes are all right
Metro Vancouver can safely integrate most new electric-powered mobility devices, UBC study finds
Jun 2, 2022
Preparing for the Big One: UBC research lab to shake, rattle and roll
UBC’s Earthquake Engineering Research Facility (EERF) will shake, rattle and roll for the public this International ShakeOut Day.
Oct 19, 2021
Seismic guidelines underestimate impact of ‘The Big One’ on Metro Vancouver buildings
Scientists examining the effects of a megathrust earthquake in the Pacific Northwest say tall buildings across Metro Vancouver will experience greater shaking than currently accounted for by Canada’s national seismic hazard model.
Nov 30, 2020