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
Better than polls? UBC launches prediction market for B.C. Election
UBC’s Sauder School of Business has launched an online prediction market for investors seeking to predict the outcome of B.C.’s May 14 provincial election.
Feb 27, 2013
Catfight? Workplace conflicts between women get bad rap
A new UBC study suggests troubling perceptions exist when it comes to women involved in disputes at work.
Feb 25, 2013
As predators decline, carbon emissions rise
University of British Columbia researchers have found that when the animals at the top of the food chain are removed, freshwater ecosystems emit a lot more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Feb 17, 2013
Master switch discovery could provide road map for treatment of arthritis and other inflammatory diseases
Scientists trying to create drugs to treat chronic inflammation in diseases like arthritis now have a new culprit known as MMP2. New University of British Columbia research shows that this enzyme works as a master switch to activate inflammatory diseases.
Jan 22, 2013
The Next Big Thing: UBC researchers predict game-changers that could rock our world
From medical maggots to ethical robots, this year’s ten predictions are an eclectic mix of the unusual, unexpected, and hopeful.
Dec 19, 2012
Unpaid and invisible: Canada’s young caregivers
When Kai Bighorn was in high school, he spent more time counting pills for his dad than doing “normal teenage things.”
Nov 1, 2012 - by Basil Waugh
Summer babies less likely to be CEOs: UBC research
Sauder School of Business researchers at the University of British Columbia have found that a person’s date of birth can affect their climb up the corporate ladder. The Sauder study […]
Oct 23, 2012
UBC’s ShakeOut BC earthquake experts and symposium
As part of ShakeOut BC, a province-wide earthquake drill, UBC will be hosting an earthquake preparedness symposium. Earthquake experts are also available for comment.
Oct 17, 2012
Maternal depression affects language development in babies
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.
Oct 8, 2012
UBC co-sponsors world’s largest consumer behaviour conference in Vancouver
The Association for Consumer Research (ACR) annual conference, co-sponsored by UBC’s Sauder School of Business, will convene more than 1,000 top researchers from universities around the world along with industry insiders – from advertisers to manufacturers.
Oct 2, 2012