July 8, 2014
World’s first research-focused MRI to shed new light on hip health.
Media Release | April 5, 2013
An international UBC-led study has found that a common blood-pressure drug can cause lightheadedness and possible fainting in some patients.
Media Release | March 20, 2013
UBC experts are available to provide media commentary and analysis on the March 21 federal budget.
Media Release | February 27, 2013
A $2-million investment from the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) and the Government of B.C. will create a major new Centre for Gambling Research at UBC to advance our understanding of gambling psychology and help reduce problem gambling behaviours.
Media Release | February 21, 2013
A new class of influenza drug has been shown effective against drug-resistant strains of the flu virus, according to a study led by University of British Columbia researchers.
Media Release | February 4, 2013
To predict whether a problem drinker will hit the bottle again, ignore what they say and watch their body language for displays of shame, a new UBC study finds.
Media Release | January 2, 2013
Four University of British Columbia professors, four alumni and two honorary degree recipients have been named to the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest civilian honours.
Media Release | October 8, 2012
Maternal depression and a common class of antidepressants can alter a crucial period of language development in babies, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Harvard University and the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children’s Hospital.
August 28, 2012
UBC Prof. Andrei Krassioukov is investigating the dangerous practice of “boosting” at the 2012 Paralympics.
July 27, 2012
UBC medical researcher Babak Shadgan, Iran’s first accredited sports physician, is supporting the health and safety of athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Media Release | March 28, 2012
While stimulants may improve unengaged workers’ performance, a new University of British Columbia study suggests that for others, caffeine and amphetamines can have the opposite effect, causing workers with higher motivation levels to slack off.
Media Release | February 28, 2012
University of British Columbia researcher Hongshen Ma has developed a simple and accurate device to study malaria, a disease that currently affects 500 million people per year worldwide and claims a million lives.
Media Release | January 6, 2012
A UBC adjunct professor who invented a surgical technology that is used globally and an alumnus who helped to establish one of Canada’s first food banks have been named to the Order of Canada.
December 2, 2011
UBC Prof. Dr. Jack Taunton has been named the 2011 BC Athletics Hall of Fame inductee for his outstanding contributions as an athlete, community builder and sports medicine physician.
Media Release | November 28, 2011
Babies as young as eight months old want people who commit or condone antisocial acts to be punished, according to a new study led by a University of British Columbia researcher.
November 24, 2011
UBC experts are available to provide media commentary on the topics of physician-assisted suicide and “the right to die,” including the legal case before B.C.’s Supreme Court.
Media Release | November 10, 2011
The University of British Columbia is deepening its commitment to India by opening offices in Bangalore and New Delhi and establishing partnerships with leading universities and research institutions across India.
Media Release | September 19, 2011
In advance of a United Nations conference today on the global challenges of treating cancer and other diseases, the UBC Graduate School of Journalism has launched an ambitious multimedia site, The Pain Project, which documents one of the greatest challenges to treating chronic illnesses: severely constrained access to morphine.
Media Release | January 6, 2011
Four professors and three members of the UBC community have been named to the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest civilian honours.
Media Release | October 25, 2010
Statins, the family of drugs used to lower cholesterol, might also reduce the risk of epileptic seizures in people with cardiovascular disease, according to a new statistical study by a drug safety expert at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. The findings could provide the basis for randomized, controlled clinical trials to test the efficacy of the drugs as anti-epileptic medication.