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Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) shows decreased functional connectivity in the human brain after exposure to traffic pollution. (Courtesy UBC Faculty of Medicine)

Traffic pollution can impair brain function, say B.C. researchers

Groundbreaking UVic and UBC study finds even brief exposures have adverse effects on human brain

 

A new UBC speaker series aims to answer questions around what people can do to live long, happy lives. (Credit: Pixabay/Pasja1000)

UBC promises to go beyond eating well and exercising in healthy aging speaker series

First lecture kicks off Jan. 23, with a discussion around daily stressors

 

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. universities reviewing identity policy for Indigenous scholars amid Turpel-Lafond controversy

UBC, VIU consulting to determine how to stop Indigenous identity fraud

 

Giovanni Manu helped bring the Thunderbirds to a winning record of 6-5 for the 2022 season. (Bob Frid/UBC Athletics)

2023 CFL Draft loses star UBC linemen Giovanni Manu and Theo Benedet

The top-ranked Thunderbirds opted out of the upcoming spring draft in hopes of title shot

Giovanni Manu helped bring the Thunderbirds to a winning record of 6-5 for the 2022 season. (Bob Frid/UBC Athletics)
Co-first author Jimena Pérez-Vargas works in the UBC Facility for Infectious Disease and Epidemic Research, studying natural compounds that can be used to fight COVID-19. (Credit: Paul Joseph)

Bacteria harvested from B.C.’s coastline fight COVID-19 in a new and exciting way

UBC researchers have identified 3 compounds with long-term promise

Co-first author Jimena Pérez-Vargas works in the UBC Facility for Infectious Disease and Epidemic Research, studying natural compounds that can be used to fight COVID-19. (Credit: Paul Joseph)
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, former B.C. Representative for Children and Youth, speaks to a reporter in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond no longer employed with UBC

Cutting of ties follows questions into scholar’s claims of Indigenous ancestry

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, former B.C. Representative for Children and Youth, speaks to a reporter in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A family of black bears cross a highway in Canada. (Liam Brenna/Submitted)

Wildlife overpasses not wide enough: University of B.C. study

UBC research indicates issues in wildlife overpasses

A family of black bears cross a highway in Canada. (Liam Brenna/Submitted)
Faculty members and students at the University of B.C. Okanagan held a short performance to pay tribute to those who have died in protests in Iran in the atrium of the engineering building on Dec. 5, 2022. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

‘Everybody dies, but not everybody lives’: UBCO remembers lives lost in Iranian protests

Paper boats were handed out in memory of Kian Pirfalak

  • Dec 5, 2022
Faculty members and students at the University of B.C. Okanagan held a short performance to pay tribute to those who have died in protests in Iran in the atrium of the engineering building on Dec. 5, 2022. (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
The UBC sign is pictured at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on April 23, 2019. Student workers at the campus are trying to unionize. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Inside the unionization battle at SFU and UBC

University workers pushing for adequate pay in increasingly expensive regions

  • Dec 5, 2022
The UBC sign is pictured at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on April 23, 2019. Student workers at the campus are trying to unionize. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Vaseux Lake is ready for use again thanks to the return of the milfoil harvester for the first time in 30 years. (Photo- Vaseux Lake Stewardship Association)

UBC Okanagan study to investigate where Eurasian watermilfoil occurs in lakes

Milfoil was introduced into the Okanagan Valley lake system some 40 years ago

Vaseux Lake is ready for use again thanks to the return of the milfoil harvester for the first time in 30 years. (Photo- Vaseux Lake Stewardship Association)
BC Transit bus. (Black Press file photo)

Transit riders in Kelowna community concerned about safety

Online petition calls for expanded service

BC Transit bus. (Black Press file photo)
Minister of International Development Harjit Sajjan made a funding announcement at UBCO’s Clean Tech Hub in Kelowna to advance circular economy practices on Nov. 16, 2022 (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

Making waste valuable: UBCO receives funds to help businesses reuse, repurpose, recycle

The announcement was made at the launch of UBCO’s Clean Tech Hub

  • Nov 16, 2022
Minister of International Development Harjit Sajjan made a funding announcement at UBCO’s Clean Tech Hub in Kelowna to advance circular economy practices on Nov. 16, 2022 (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
Kader says 35 per cent of young adults between 20 and 34 are living with at least one of their parents. (Submitted/UBC)

More adult children are living with their parents; new B.C. study to dive deep into dynamics

Umay Kader will interview 50 young adults between the ages of 25 and 34 and at least one of their parents

Kader says 35 per cent of young adults between 20 and 34 are living with at least one of their parents. (Submitted/UBC)
New research from UBCO has determined that as tires and roads wear down particles of that waste are spread across roadways and can eventually end up in rivers, streams and lakes. (File photo)
New research from UBCO has determined that as tires and roads wear down particles of that waste are spread across roadways and can eventually end up in rivers, streams and lakes. (File photo)
West Kelowna’s Anand Kannan works out with UBC Okanagan staff during a research project.
West Kelowna’s Anand Kannan works out with UBC Okanagan staff during a research project.
A woman and her dog walks past the UBC sign at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on April 23, 2019. On Oct. 3, 2022, the federal government announced $11.1 million in funding for the university to research mRNA vaccines. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Feds give UBC $11.18 million to advance mRNA vaccine technology

Teams will try to reduce any vaccine side effects and optimize its potency, among other goals

A woman and her dog walks past the UBC sign at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on April 23, 2019. On Oct. 3, 2022, the federal government announced $11.1 million in funding for the university to research mRNA vaccines. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
University of B.C. PhD student Bailey Eagan and her dog Rupert demonstrate the new Human-Animal Interaction Lab at UBC. (Photo credit: Lexis Ly/UBC)

UBC seeking puppy participants for new research on dog cognition

Human-Animal Interaction Lab studying how different types of dogs think, act

University of B.C. PhD student Bailey Eagan and her dog Rupert demonstrate the new Human-Animal Interaction Lab at UBC. (Photo credit: Lexis Ly/UBC)
UBC students Emily Selwood and Evan Smith were killed on Sept. 26, 2021 after a vehicle veered into them while they were walking on the sidewalk. Tim Goerner of Vancouver now faces charges for their deaths. (Photos courtesy of B.C. RCMP)

22-year-old charged with impaired driving in 2021 deaths of UBC students

Tim Goerner of Vancouver faces 6 counts related to deaths of Evan Smith and Emily Selwood

UBC students Emily Selwood and Evan Smith were killed on Sept. 26, 2021 after a vehicle veered into them while they were walking on the sidewalk. Tim Goerner of Vancouver now faces charges for their deaths. (Photos courtesy of B.C. RCMP)
A former UBCO RA is calling for changes to the school’s sexual misconduct policy. (File)

B.C. woman’s ‘traumatizing’ sexual assault probe at UBCO leads to human rights complaint

UBCO says it is ‘deeply committed’ to creating a culture of consent on campus

A former UBCO RA is calling for changes to the school’s sexual misconduct policy. (File)
Raye is an 18-foot fully-autonomous sailboat designed and constructed entirely by UBC students. It’s set to attempt a solo voyage from B.C. to Hawaii in either September 2022 or the following year. (Courtesy of UBC Sailbot)

B.C. to Hawaii: UBC students launching fully-autonomous sailboat on epic maiden voyage

‘Raye’ will attempt to cross the Pacific without human assistance or feedback

Raye is an 18-foot fully-autonomous sailboat designed and constructed entirely by UBC students. It’s set to attempt a solo voyage from B.C. to Hawaii in either September 2022 or the following year. (Courtesy of UBC Sailbot)