School of Population and Public Health
Many Canadians borrowing money to pay for prescription drugs
An estimated 731,000 Canadians have to borrow money in order to pay for drugs prescribed by their physician, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
Nov 20, 2018
UBC experts on speed limits and safety
The provincial government has rolled back speed limits on certain sections of B.C. highways. UBC experts are available to comment.
Nov 6, 2018
Sense of belonging in school key to children’s positive mental health
Anti-bullying measures alone are not enough to encourage positive mental health for children in schools, suggests a new study from the University of British Columbia.
Aug 27, 2018
Indigenous people face higher risk of transportation injuries in British Columbia
Indigenous people in British Columbia suffered transportation-related injuries at a rate 1.89 times higher than the province’s total population between 1991 and 2010, a new University of B.C. study has found.
Jan 31, 2018
Experts available on extended parental leave
UBC experts are available to discuss the new 18-month parental leave that goes into effect on Dec. 3.
Nov 9, 2017
New tool maps nature across Vancouver to boost mental health
With nearly a third of Canadians experiencing mental illness during their lifetimes, researchers and urban planners have been looking at ways to incorporate natural spaces that promote mental wellbeing into designs for healthier cities.
Sep 27, 2017
Every person counts in effort to reduce HIV infection
A recent study that reveals the most accurate estimate of the number of Metro Vancouver men who have sex with men (MSM) is providing a better understanding of the scope of HIV among this at-risk population.
Aug 14, 2017
UBC experts on national housing report
The federal government is expected to release its housing report on Nov. 22, which is also National Housing Day. UBC experts are available to comment.
Nov 21, 2016
One in three B.C. children start kindergarten vulnerable
In B.C., approximately 14,000 kindergarten students start school vulnerable in at least one area that is critical to their healthy development, according to a new UBC report.
Oct 26, 2016
Bike trips up, car use down along Vancouver greenway
The two-kilometre Comox-Helmcken Greenway in downtown Vancouver cost more than $5 million and took two years to complete, but the time and expense were worth it, according to a UBC study.
Sep 13, 2016
Streetcar tracks increase risk of bike crashes: UBC and Ryerson study
One-third of bike crashes in Toronto’s downtown involved the city’s streetcar tracks, according to a new study out of UBC and Ryerson University that suggests that separated bike routes could reduce risk to cyclists.
Jul 26, 2016
Half of patients with depression are inadequately treated
New UBC research shows that about 50 per cent of British Columbians with depression are not receiving even the most basic level of care.
Jul 14, 2016
People in hotter, poorer neighbourhoods at higher risk of death during extreme heat
In Vancouver, heat exposure and social vulnerability can be a lethal combination.
Jun 28, 2016
Stress contagion possible amongst students and teachers: UBC study
Teacher burnout and student stress may be linked, according to a UBC study.
Jun 27, 2016
Canada spends over $400 million on medicine that harms seniors
Canada spends more than $400 million annually on drugs prescribed to seniors even though the medicines should be avoided for older patients, according to new UBC research.
Jun 22, 2016
Genome sequencing helps determine end of tuberculosis outbreak
Using genome sequencing, researchers from UBC and the Imperial College in London, now have the ability to determine when a tuberculosis outbreak is over.
Jun 14, 2016
Elderly women more likely to be overprescribed prescription drugs: UBC study
Nearly one in three B.C. women over age 65 received inappropriate prescription medicines in 2013, according to a UBC study.
May 5, 2016
Lesbian, gay, bisexual Canadians report higher rates of mental health issues
Gay, lesbian and bisexual Canadians experience more mood and anxiety disorders than other Canadians, and they are more likely to turn to heavy drinking.
Mar 18, 2016
Poor air quality kills 5.5 million worldwide annually
New research shows that more than 5.5 million people die prematurely every year due to household and outdoor air pollution. More than half of deaths occur in two of the world’s fastest growing economies, China and India.
Feb 12, 2016
Air pollution exposure during pregnancy linked with asthma risk
Babies born to mothers exposed to air pollution from traffic during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing asthma before the age of six, according to new UBC research.
Feb 9, 2016