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Dating in the digital age: How online dating changes our partner selection
According to a new UBC sociology study, the growing use of online dating websites, apps and chatrooms has an influence on the types of romantic partners Canadians choose.
Feb 12, 2024
Global contest aims to predict peak bloom dates for cherry blossoms
We spoke with Dr. Elizabeth Wolkovich at UBC Faculty of Forestry and her colleagues about why the competition is significant for both researchers and citizens.
Feb 8, 2024
Graduate channels broken NHL dreams into pioneering research on youth concussion care
Scott Ramsay, who graduates from UBC this month with a PhD in nursing, has been working to intervene in the lives of youth struggling in the same darkness of disability.
Nov 22, 2023
UBC team deploys AI-powered robots for faster, safer construction
Learn how it works and what this means for the future of construction.
Nov 14, 2023
Mind-control worms and eye-bulging fungus: real-life horror from nature this Halloween
UBC researchers share some gruesome parasites of nature, like worms that fill the entire gut of an insect to a fungus that grows from your nose to your brain.
Oct 30, 2023
UBC engineers develop breakthrough ‘robot skin’ in collaboration with Honda researchers
A new soft sensor developed by UBC engineers and Honda researchers opens the door to a wide range of applications in robotics and prosthetics.
Oct 26, 2023
How to forage for mushrooms – safely and legally – this fall
Dr. Mary Berbee, professor in the UBC department of botany, discusses how to safely and legally forage for mushrooms around the city this fall.
Oct 19, 2023
UBC experts on Great BC ShakeOut and disaster preparedness
UBC experts are available to comment on the Great BC ShakeOut, earthquakes and other natural disasters, and emergency preparation and management
Oct 17, 2023
Event: How to view partial solar eclipse this weekend
Vancouverites will be able to view most of an annular solar eclipse at UBC this Saturday.
Oct 12, 2023
Event: Experts share insights from Türkiye earthquake and implications for Canada’s disaster preparedness
Media are invited to join engineering researchers and other technical and industry experts as they share lessons learned from their visit to Türkiye, which suffered a major earthquake earlier this year.
Oct 12, 2023
From chalkboards to chatbots: How to use artificial intelligence in the K-12 classroom
Dr. Ron Darvin, an assistant professor in the faculty of education, discussed how artificial intelligence is changing how we teach students and how they learn.
Sep 7, 2023
Study debunks stereotypes about homeless people’s spending habits
A newly published University of B.C. study unveils a stark contrast between public perception and reality when it comes to how homeless people manage their finances.
Aug 29, 2023
Here’s how to conquer math anxiety and succeed this semester
So many people struggle with mathematics that there’s a term for the dread you feel when faced with a calculation: math anxiety. But the good news is, math doesn’t have to be scary.
Dr. Lindsey Daniels (she/hers), an assistant professor of teaching in the UBC department of mathematics, has some tips for high school and beyond to help students overcome their fear of fractions and succeed in the classroom.
Aug 29, 2023
UBC experts on back-to-school season
UBC experts are available to comment on various school- and education-related topics as students head back to class.
Aug 28, 2023
Just how smart are ‘trash pandas’? Volunteer your backyard to help scientists find out
This summer, you can turn your backyard into a raccoon IQ test to help researchers figure out just how brainy your average ‘trash panda’ is.
Aug 14, 2023
Event: UBC students race Mario Kart robots
UBC engineering physics students will race fully autonomous robots head-to-head in a Mario Kart-themed competition on Thursday, August 10.
Aug 9, 2023
Star with two faces discovered thousands of light years from Earth
With one side composed fully of hydrogen and the other of helium, the star has been dubbed Janus after the two-faced Roman god of transition, and described in a new study published in Nature today.
Jul 19, 2023
The future of drug testing at festivals
UBC researchers are bringing a prototype drug testing robot to Shambhala Music Festival.
Jul 18, 2023
Canadian scientists celebrate launch of Euclid satellite
Mission will explore the evolution of the dark Universe.
Jul 1, 2023
Changes in the tick of ‘cosmic clocks’ reveal gravitational waves
Using part of the Milky Way as an antenna, researchers have found evidence for gravitational waves that undulate over periods of years to decades by measuring changes in the tick of ‘cosmic clocks.’
Jun 28, 2023