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
Do you hate seeing people fidget? New UBC research says you’re not alone
According to new UBC research, approximately one-third of the population suffer from misokinesia, a psychological phenomenon defined by a strong negative emotional response to the sight of someone else’s small and repetitive movements.
Aug 31, 2021
‘Sticky questions’ raised by study on coral reefs
A new UBC study on the impact of climate change on coral reefs is raising sticky questions about conservation. It found coral in more polluted and high traffic water handled extreme heat events better than a more remote, untouched reef.
Aug 11, 2021
Innovative coating for blood vessels reduces rejection of transplanted organs
Researchers have found a way to reduce organ rejection following a transplant by using a special polymer to coat blood vessels on the organ to be transplanted.
Aug 9, 2021
Up to 85 per cent of historical salmon habitat lost in Lower Fraser region
For perhaps the first time ever, researchers have mapped out the true extent of habitat loss for salmon in the Lower Fraser River, one of the most important spawning and rearing grounds for Pacific salmon in B.C.
Aug 5, 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
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
How the pandemic shaped the sex lives of Canadians
A new UBC study, recently published in the International Journal of Sexual Health, uncovers a more nuanced picture of how COVID-19 has shaped the sex lives of Canadians.
Jul 20, 2021
UBC researcher embraces big data, helping uncover deeper insights into the genetics of autism
Geneticist Dr. Suzanne Lewis discusses the genetics of autism and shares how a new initiative will advance research and potentially alter the future of diagnosis and treatment for Canadians living with autism
Jul 19, 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
A bit of stress might not be so good for us after all: UBC study
New research suggests even mild stress may harm most people’s executive functions—mental skills such as self-control, focused attention, working memory and problem solving.
Dec 18, 2020
UBC receives $1.4 million from Canada Foundation for Innovation
UBC research in areas that include cystic fibrosis and food safety received $1.4 million in funding today from the John R. Evans Leaders Fund.
Mar 14, 2016
UBC researchers develop drug to treat scarring and autoimmune diseases
An anti-scarring drug invented by UBC researchers will soon complete testing to determine its safety in humans as a topically administered drug.
Aug 28, 2015
Why we live on Earth and not Venus
Compared to its celestial neighbours Venus and Mars, Earth is a pretty habitable place. So how did we get so lucky? A new study sheds light on the improbable evolutionary path that enabled Earth to sustain life.
Jul 21, 2015
UBC receives $23 million for 23 Canada Research Chairs
UBC research received a $23.2 million boost in support of 23 Canada Research Chairs working in medicine, psychology, engineering, biology and more.
Apr 10, 2015
UBC scientists receive three national research prizes
Three UBC scientists have received some of the top academic prizes available from NSERC.
Feb 3, 2014
Friend or foe: Babies choose sides early
Babies have a dark side under their cute exteriors, according to UBC study that finds infants as young as nine months embrace those who pick on individuals who are different from them.
Mar 12, 2013
Two outstanding researchers honoured
Profs. Joan Bortoff and Stephen Porter share the UBC Okanagan’s Award for Excellence in Research
Mar 6, 2013 - by Patty Wellborn
Research initiatives in the Okanagan grow by 40 per cent
Since 2006, faculty and student research has grown from $8.3-m to $11.6-m
Mar 6, 2013 - by Paul Marck
$2M from BCLC and the Province creates Centre for Gambling Research at UBC
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.
Feb 27, 2013