Why is the law different when you’re unhoused?
A new report by UBC, SFU and University of Ottawa researchers found the personal property rights of unhoused people in Canada are systematically undermined.
Nov 1, 2023
UBC adds another student residence – as demand continues to increase
The University of British Columbia has officially opened the doors of the new Brock Commons North student residence building, providing 316 additional beds for students.
Aug 16, 2023
B.C. still eviction capital of Canada and most are through no fault of the tenant
B.C. still leads Canada with the highest eviction rate in the country, and the vast majority are no-fault, according to a new report.
May 15, 2023
New tool estimates how much affordable housing a city needs
A UBC team led by housing expert Dr. Penny Gurstein developed a new tool to assess people’s housing needs and set realistic targets for housing supply.
Aug 31, 2021
UBC experts on the federal budget
UBC experts will be available to comment on various topics related to today’s federal budget.
Apr 19, 2021
Experts call for more equitable housing policy post-COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages, it’s highlighting unique pressures on certain groups like Canada’s seniors, Indigenous communities, and people experiencing homelessness.
Apr 28, 2020
UBC pursuing housing and transit solutions to push the sustainability agenda
As UBC advocates for an extension of rapid transit to the Vancouver campus, critics have argued the university isn’t building enough housing for its own community.
Apr 30, 2019
UBC experts on new census data
Statistics Canada released its 2016 census data on housing, Aboriginal peoples, immigration and ethnocultural diversity today.
Oct 25, 2017
The effect of out-of-town buyers on Vancouver home prices
Vancouver has attracted a flurry of out-of-town homebuyers, but little is known about their impact on real estate prices.
Oct 18, 2017
How the B.C. election platforms stack up on housing affordability
As the B.C. election draws near, the UBC Sauder School of Business is taking a closer look at the promises the B.C. Liberal Party, the B.C. NDP and Green Party are making to voters through their political platforms.
Apr 26, 2017
UBC experts on B.C. government’s housing assistance program
The B.C. government announced a program today to assist qualified first-time homebuyers with their down payments. UBC experts are available to comment.
Dec 15, 2016
UBC housing plan to increase affordability and choice for faculty, staff and students
UBC has approved a comprehensive housing program designed to help more UBC faculty, staff and students live on its Vancouver campus. UBC will expand housing for its academic community and workforce on campus, becoming the only Lower Mainland employer to offer significant levels of restricted housing to employees, and one of the world’s first universities to offer non-profit housing to low-income staff.
Sep 26, 2012
Canadian arts philanthropist’s $5-million gift creates major new arts centre at UBC
A $5-million gift from arts philanthropist Michael Audain’s family foundation will establish a major new centre for the visual arts at the University of British Columbia, providing a leading-edge facility for future generations of Canadian artists.
Apr 4, 2012
Affordable housing elusive for new Canadians in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal
With housing prices at record levels, a University of British Columbia-led study finds that new Canadians are struggling to find adequate and affordable housing in the country’s three largest cities.
Mar 14, 2012
Planning student surveys Vancouver's housing future
When Latosia Campbell, MSc student at UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP), first came from Jamaica to Canada to study she was surprised to find only a small selection of Vancouver rentals fit her student budget.
Oct 1, 2009 - by by Lissa Cowan