UBC experts on 2023 federal budget
Canadian finance minister Chrystia Freeland is to present the federal government’s 2023 budget on Tuesday. UBC experts are available to comment on the budget and spending priorities identified by the government.
Mar 27, 2023
Extreme heat is a threat to a wider range of people than we thought
Extreme heat poses an increasing threat to the public, as heat waves are expected to become more frequent, more intense and longer-lasting due to climate change.
Nov 25, 2021
How to ease back-to-school stress for school-age kids
Heading back to school can be stressful for young people even when there’s no global pandemic to worry about, says Dr. Tyler Black, assistant clinical professor at UBC’s department of psychiatry.
Sep 2, 2021
UBC experts on Canada reopening its border to U.S. travellers
The Canadian border reopens to fully vaccinated U.S. travellers on Monday, August 9. UBC experts are available to comment.
Aug 6, 2021
When maternity care providers don’t take ‘no’ for an answer
People who decline maternity care services such as prenatal testing or epidurals often face pressure or scolding from their care providers, according to new UBC-led research.
Aug 5, 2021
What really goes on in a hospital emergency department
Dr. Fred Voon, a clinical assistant professor with UBC’s department of emergency medicine, helps demystify the emergency room visit in his new book, Your Inside Guide to the Emergency Department—And How to Prevent Having to Go!
Aug 3, 2021
New book helps readers spot online health scams
Internet health scams have increased in recent years, often spread through social media and causing untold harm, according to a new book by UBC nursing professor, Dr. Bernie Garrett.
Jul 28, 2021
Virtual contact in pandemic prompts over 60s’ loneliness
Older adults who had more virtual contact than their peers during the pandemic actually experienced increased loneliness, according to new research published today.
Jul 26, 2021
Health and wellbeing a top priority as students return to campus
As UBC prepares to welcome students back to campus this September, the university is taking extra care to keep them safe and in good health.
Jul 22, 2021
New survey aims to improve care for families grieving loss of baby
A new University of British Columbia survey looks to improve future care for Canadian families coping with stillbirth and neonatal loss. The findings will contribute to an international study led by researchers in Australia.
Jul 8, 2021
How to beat the heat—indoors and out
UBC experts Dr. Sarah Henderson and Dr. Adam Rysanek share some tips and practices for warm weather safety during B.C.’s current heat wave.
Jun 25, 2021
Better mental health supports for nurses needed, study finds
Working in the highly charged environment of COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the mental health of nurses, according to a new survey by researchers at UBC and the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto.
Jun 24, 2021
New study finds contaminants in many generic drugs may have harmful effects
Contaminants in generic medications used to treat conditions like diabetes, heart disease, stomachaches and heartburn may cause damage to DNA, affect basic cell functions and even increase a person’s risk of cancer, according to a new UBC study.
Jun 15, 2021
New tool developed at UBC screens online health ads for deception
The internet is rife with ads for health products, from weight-loss systems to arthritis cures—but whether they actually work can be difficult to discern.
Sep 12, 2018
Why Canada needs healthy prisons
Canada going wrong direction on prison health, UBC physician says.
Feb 18, 2014
How exercise can boost brain power
Physical activity can slow cognitive decline, says UBC physical therapist.
Feb 6, 2014
UBC welcomes the resumption of B.C. support for the Therapeutics Initiative
The University of British Columbia welcomes the decision by the B.C. Ministry of Health to resume its support for the Therapeutics Initiative, a project managed by members of the Faculty of Medicine.
Oct 22, 2013
Anti-homophobia measures reduce binge drinking for all students
Canadian high schools with long-standing anti-homophobia policies or gay-straight alliances (GSAs) have a positive effect on gay and straight students’ problem alcohol use.
Aug 15, 2013
What to expect from the latest StatsCan survey
On Sept. 11, Statistics Canada will be releasing new data from the National Household Survey on income and housing. UBC Prof. Paul Kershaw speaks about the issues related to the financial pressures facing young Canadians.
Aug 12, 2013
Study paints complex health portrait of single-room occupancy hotel tenants in DTES
A new study is revealing multiple health concerns faced by an tenants in Vancouver’s SRO hotels.
Aug 9, 2013