Faculty of Applied Science
Teens consuming less alcohol, but LGB youth rates declining more slowly
British Columbian teens of all sexual orientations are drinking less alcohol compared to youth in the late 1990s, according to a new UBC study that’s one of the first to compare trends in alcohol use among straight and sexual minority youth.
Jul 5, 2017
Serious pain afflicts a third of nursing home residents in last six months of life
Many nursing home residents have a fairly pain-free experience until the end of life, but at least a third suffer persistent, significant pain during their last six months.
Jun 29, 2017
How to stay sane when your child can’t sleep
Your child’s sleep problems may be making you depressed and unsure of your parenting skills, says a new paper by UBC sleep expert and nursing professor Wendy Hall.
Jun 26, 2017
When the rubber hits the road: Recycled tires create stronger concrete
UBC engineers have developed a more resilient type of concrete using recycled tires that could be used for concrete structures like buildings, roads, dams and bridges while reducing landfill waste.
Jun 13, 2017
Sharing extra spots could ease West End parking woes
Renting out unused residential parking could be the answer to chronic parking shortages in Vancouver’s West End, according to a new University of British Columbia study.
Mar 2, 2017
Vancouver “teardown index” predicts which houses are at risk
Approximately one-quarter of detached homes in Vancouver’s red-hot housing market could be torn down between now and 2030, according to a new forecasting tool.
Feb 21, 2017
Tiny magnetic implant offers new drug delivery method
A new magnetic device implant could offer a DIY alternative for administering drugs.
Feb 14, 2017
UBC’s urban miners keep LEDs out of landfills
Light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs last much longer and use less energy than fluorescent lights and are becoming a popular choice for holiday lighting, indoor lights and many other uses.
Jan 16, 2017
Experts launch online child-sleep improvement tool for parents
Parents of children who don’t sleep well have a new resource to help them develop better sleep habits and routines for their child.
Nov 1, 2016
UBC study finds optimal walking and cycling speeds to reduce air pollution inhalation
Cyclists should be riding at speeds between 12 and 20 kilometres per hour, while pedestrians should be moving at two to six kilometres per hour to minimize their inhalation of air pollution while still getting the health benefits of exercise, according to new UBC research.
Oct 27, 2016
UBC researchers plumb the secrets of tissue paper
Canada’s tissue manufacturers are now much closer to producing the perfect paper, thanks to new UBC research.
Aug 24, 2016
Scientists develop painless and inexpensive microneedle system to monitor drugs
Researchers at UBC and the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in Switzerland have created a microneedle drug monitoring system that could one day replace costly, invasive blood draws and improve patient comfort.
Jul 25, 2016
Engineer yogi releases breath device
For Cindy Gu, a mechanical engineer and certified yoga teacher who graduates from UBC at the end of this month, mindfulness was key to coping with campus life.
May 25, 2016
UBC study finds low-income groups need better dental care
Dental care should be part of basic health care for all Canadians, particularly for the lowest-income groups, according to a new UBC study.
Apr 4, 2016
UBC study finds safety of Whistler sliding track comparable to other tracks
High speed and athlete inexperience are top contributing factors to injuries and accidents on the Whistler sliding track, according to a retrospective UBC study.
Mar 23, 2016
Living in a (wearable) material world
A UBC engineer talks about the technological challenges that must be overcome for the wearable electronics market to grow to its full potential.
Jan 21, 2016
UBC students reproduce traditional wood finishes by B.C.’s First Nations
Chewing and spitting out salmon eggs wasn’t what Jun Lee and Vinicius Lube thought they’d be doing to complete a project in their wood finishing class at UBC.
Oct 22, 2015 - by Corey Allen
Fuel cells are the future: UBC expert
The recall of 11 million Volkswagen diesel vehicles highlights the challenges of reducing emissions from fossil fuel-powered cars.
Oct 1, 2015
UBC expert calls for better water recycling in B.C.
UBC adjunct professor in engineering Troy Vassos calls for concerted action in installing water recycling systems in anticipation of future droughts.
Aug 31, 2015
Get your science on: UBC camps make learning fun
UBC Engineering’s Geering Up science camps offer fun and interactive science, math, engineering and technology programming for kids in Grades 1 to 12.
Jun 19, 2015