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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
Baby’s first bites: How to introduce food allergens to infants
In this Q&A, land and food systems PhD candidate Brock Williams discussed how to safely introduce food to an infant for the first time.
May 17, 2023
Bats in Vancouver: UBC researchers to study secret city nightlife
They live among us and eat pesky insects, but unless you’re armed with an ultrasonic microphone you may never notice our nocturnal neighbours: bats.
May 8, 2023
So-called ‘safe’ pesticides have surprising ill effects
Health Canada is currently reviewing regulations for pesticides in Canada, and three UBC researchers say regulators might want to consider what happened in Japan.
Feb 21, 2023
New study reveals high rates of iron deficiency in women during late-stage pregnancy
Pregnant women may need to take more supplemental iron than current Health Canada guidelines recommend, after two UBC researchers found high rates of iron deficiency in a recent study.
Nov 22, 2022
UBC research could help astronauts eat well on future Mars missions
If space is the final frontier, it’s food that will get us there in good shape, and UBC researchers are making sure that our food will be up to the task.
Nov 9, 2022
UBC team developing oral insulin tablet sees breakthrough results
A team of University of British Columbia researchers working on developing oral insulin tablets as a replacement for daily insulin injections have made a game-changing discovery.
Aug 30, 2022
How artificial intelligence can make our food safer
Food recalls could be a thing of the past if artificial intelligence (AI) is utilized in food production, according to a recent study from UBC and the University of Guelph.
Aug 9, 2022
Insect forecasting comes to UBC Vancouver campus this summer
At a time when most people are closely watching the weather, a unique project coming to UBC’s Vancouver campus could become the blueprint for forecasting insect activity across the city.
May 27, 2022
UBC experts on flooding
Another atmospheric river with torrential rains is forecast this week for parts of B.C.’s south coast. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 11, 2022
How to make the transition back to the office easier on your pandemic pet
After more than a year of working and schooling from home, many offices and schools are re-opening as the COVID-19 vaccine uptake rises.
Sep 14, 2021
Physical fitness of wild Pacific sockeye salmon unaffected by PRV
The respiratory performance of wild Pacific sockeye salmon functions normally even when infected with piscine orthoreovirus (PRV), according to a new study released today.
Jul 13, 2021
COVID-19 lockdowns only reduced air pollution in some parts of the world
When COVID-19 lockdown measures were first introduced last year, schools and shops closed, tourist spots were deserted due to international travel restrictions, and economies slowed down as most people adjusted to life in the confines of their home.
Apr 6, 2021
Got a moody teenager? Cows can relate
Dairy cattle undergo personality changes during puberty much like humans do, according to new UBC research published this week in the Royal Society Open Science.
Feb 12, 2020
Beyond Meat elevates veggie burgers’ taste, but what about nutrition?
California-based Beyond Meat calls its Beyond Burger and other vegan ‘meat’ products the future of protein. We asked registered dietitian Gail Hammond of UBC’s faculty of land and food systems about the nutrition consumers are getting from the Beyond Burger and its competitors.
Sep 13, 2019
Canadian children’s diet quality during school hours improves over 11-year period
Surveys taken 11 years apart show a 13 per cent improvement in the quality of foods consumed by Canadian children during school hours, a new University of B.C. study has found.
Aug 26, 2019
Natural biodiversity protects rural farmers’ incomes from tropical weather shocks
A big data study covering more than 7,500 households across 23 tropical countries shows that natural biodiversity could be effective insurance for rural farmers against drought and other weather-related shocks.
Jun 27, 2019
Good mousekeeping: en suite bathroom makes for happier mice
Mice have a strong preference to nest away from their own waste and should be housed in a system of cages that allows them to create a toileting area, according to work led by researchers at the University of British Columbia.
Apr 23, 2019
Sugar loss during baking means calorie counts could be off
When you’re on a diet, counting calories usually means paying close attention to labels. But you might be surprised to learn that labels often provide the nutritional information of the recipe – not the final product. What goes in and what comes out during food processing aren’t necessarily the same.
May 31, 2018
Dairy farmers should rethink a cow’s curfew, says UBC researchers
Dairy cows housed indoors want to break curfew and roam free, suggests new UBC research.
Mar 23, 2017