Pandemic underlines need to address physician burnout, study finds
Two out of three Vancouver physicians surveyed in a new UBC study faced burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 11, 2021
Transition plan for return to campus
UBC is outlining its phased approach to support faculty and staff returning to campus in preparation for the 2021/22 Winter Session starting in September
Jun 9, 2021
Childhood cancer discovery may stop tumour spread before it starts
A recent discovery in Ewing sarcoma, an aggressive and often fatal childhood cancer, has uncovered the potential to prevent cancer cells from spreading beyond their primary tumour site.
Jun 1, 2021
Salmon virus originally from the Atlantic, spread to B.C. wild salmon from farms: Study
Piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) – which is associated with kidney and liver damage in Chinook salmon – is continually being transmitted between open-net salmon farms and wild juvenile Chinook salmon in British Columbia waters, according to a new genomics analysis published today in Science Advances.
May 26, 2021
New program makes planning a birth after C-section simpler
UBC researchers have created a new interactive online program to support people who have had a previous C-section make better-informed decisions about navigating their next pregnancy and birth.
May 20, 2021
Researchers launch COVID-19 vaccine registry for pregnant and breastfeeding individuals in Canada
As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout ramps up across the country, the risks and benefits of immunization for pregnant and breastfeeding people remain largely unknown because the initial vaccine clinical trials did not include these populations.
May 19, 2021
Debunking COVID-19 myths: As the weather warms, UBC vaccine expert separates fact from fiction
Dr. Anna Blakney, assistant professor in UBC’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Michael Smith Laboratories and vaccine expert, addresses some popular myths about COVID-19.
May 18, 2021
Why tuition is not being reduced at UBC
Tuition supports UBC by funding the university’s core expenses, including faculty and staff salaries, student financial aid, student services, libraries, information technology, infrastructure investment, and administration across both campuses.
Aug 4, 2020
UBC declares climate emergency and moves forward on two key divestment initiatives
The University of British Columbia has today joined communities and organizations around the world in declaring a climate emergency.
Dec 5, 2019
Behind the scenes with UBC’s gardeners
Every year, UBC’s campus erupts in bloom, from delicate cherry blossoms and magnificent magnolias to brightly coloured alliums and richly scented lilacs. It’s not just the work of Mother Nature that’s responsible for bringing the university landscape to life. A dedicated staff of 35 gardeners, arborists and horticulturists, divided into five crews, work year-round to maintain the university’s 172 hectares of varied landscapes.
Jul 23, 2019
UBC campuses ready for snow
On the Vancouver campus, the Building Operations group has equipped its vehicles for winter weather. More than 50 people are working to clear the campus as quickly as possible.
Dec 11, 2018
Who will be mayor?
CBC British Columbia and the University of British Columbia invite the public to three mayoral debates in Surrey, Kelowna, and Vancouver
Sep 25, 2018
Mindfulness at work: UBC study first to uncover positive benefits for teams
Challenges and differences in opinion are inevitable when working in a team. But new research from the UBC Sauder School of Business has found that some of these conflicts can be reduced – or even avoided – through team mindfulness.
May 3, 2018
UBC receives $4.9 million for global Buddhist academic network
The University of British Columbia will lead an international network of universities to advance the study of Buddhism and East Asian cultures, thanks to a $4.9-million donation from the China-based Liuzu Temple of Chan Buddhism.
Jan 9, 2018
Programs that teach emotional intelligence in schools have lasting impact
Social and emotional learning programs for youth not only immediately improve mental health but also continue to benefit children years later, according to new research.
Jul 12, 2017
Childhood asthma research receives $2 million to investigate genetic and environmental factors
Research into the impact of a child’s upbringing and social and physical environments on the development of asthma will receive $2 million to tackle the condition that affects as many as one in three Canadians.
May 2, 2016
Metro Vancouver and UBC formalize collaboration
Metro Vancouver and the University of British Columbia have signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that strengthens their ongoing collaboration.
Dec 10, 2015
UBC health researchers receive more than $73M in CIHR funding
Health researchers at the University of British Columbia have received a combined total of $73.6 million in grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to bolster cutting-edge medical research.
Jul 31, 2015
Get over it! UBC students, community gather to Storm the Wall
Family fun and community camaraderie are on the agenda this weekend as part of Storm the Wall, one of UBC’s most iconic experiences.
Mar 20, 2015
Universal public drug coverage would save Canada billions
Canada could save $7.3 billion annually with universal public coverage of medically necessary prescription drugs.
Mar 16, 2015