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A woman wears a vaccinated sticker after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine in Richmond, B.C., April 10, 2021. Simon Fraser University and University of British Columbia researchers are trying to increase vaccine uptake by young adults in the province with the release of a new COVID-based game. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. researchers develop game to address vaccine concerns among young adults

COVID Chronicles looks to meet people where they’re at and build trust

 

A coated (left) versus uncoated catheter. The UBC-developed coating shows promise for preventing infection from implanted medical devices. (Credit: Kizhakkedathu Lab)

UBC-developed silver coating could be answer to bacteria-free catheters, feeding tubes

Implanted medical devices carry a high risk of infection

 

Dr. John Madden and Yuta Dobashi with one of the hydrogel sensors. (Kai Jacobson/UBC Faculty of Applied Science)

Gelatin could hold the key to developing electronic ‘smart skins’: UBC study

UBC researchers found that the movement of ions through hydrogels produces electric currents

 

Vancouver seafood menus are shifting as climate change impacts ocean temperatures, a new UBC study has found. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Jumbo flying squid landing on menus as climate shifts seafood supply: UBC study

Researchers say warming sea temperatures are impacting what we eat

Vancouver seafood menus are shifting as climate change impacts ocean temperatures, a new UBC study has found. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The UBC sign is pictured at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Apr. 23, 2019. The university is extending its mask mandate until the end of June 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

UBC extends mask mandate into summer, citing sixth COVID wave

University one of only to require masks beyond end of provincial health orders

The UBC sign is pictured at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Apr. 23, 2019. The university is extending its mask mandate until the end of June 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A giant rainbow flag is carried on Robson Street during the Vancouver Pride Parade in 2017. A new report out of UBC suggests the lives and health of LGBTQ youth in B.C. are improving. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Health, lives of LGBTQ youth in B.C. improving but not yet equal: report

UBC report shows positive signs between 2008 and 2018

A giant rainbow flag is carried on Robson Street during the Vancouver Pride Parade in 2017. A new report out of UBC suggests the lives and health of LGBTQ youth in B.C. are improving. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
One of the grand prize homes is located in Lake Country at Lakestone – 9479 Ledgestone Road (Contributed)

Multimillion-dollar B.C. houses up for grabs in Hometown Heroes lottery

The largest grand prize package is a South Surrey home valued over $2.7 million

One of the grand prize homes is located in Lake Country at Lakestone – 9479 Ledgestone Road (Contributed)
Dante Ognibene-Hebbourn (Facebook)

Kelowna man charged with homicide in UBCO security guard’s death

22-year-old Dante Ognibene-Hebbourn of Kelowna is to appear in court April 6

Dante Ognibene-Hebbourn (Facebook)
University of British Columbia sociology professor, Kimberly Huyser, has been studying the impact of social factors on Indigenous people’s health throughout the pandemic. (UBC website)

Social factors make Indigenous people more vulnerable to COVID, says B.C. professor

Poor access to health care, lack of clean drinking water, among factors

University of British Columbia sociology professor, Kimberly Huyser, has been studying the impact of social factors on Indigenous people’s health throughout the pandemic. (UBC website)
Okanagan Hockey Academy forward Sophie Lalor battling for the puck with a Pursuit of Excellence player during the female prep CSSHL championship in March 2018. Pursuit won the game 6-3. (Mark Brett/Western News)

‘A lack of data’: B.C.-based concussion research diving into world of women’s hockey

UBC research will be among the first to explore head injuries for women’s athletes

Okanagan Hockey Academy forward Sophie Lalor battling for the puck with a Pursuit of Excellence player during the female prep CSSHL championship in March 2018. Pursuit won the game 6-3. (Mark Brett/Western News)
(Photo - @ubcokanagan Twitter)

UBC drops weekly COVID testing for students and faculty

The weekly testing quietly ended on March 1

(Photo - @ubcokanagan Twitter)
John Horgan. (Canadian Press files)

Premier Horgan speaks on rising violence in B.C. after UBCO security guard murdered

Harmandeep Kaur was attacked while on the job on Feb. 26

John Horgan. (Canadian Press files)
UBCO homicide victim Harmandeep Kaur. (Facebook)

UBCO homicide victim a new resident to Canada

Harmandeep Kaur is being named as the victim from Saturday’s attack

UBCO homicide victim Harmandeep Kaur. (Facebook)
(File photo)

Assault on UBCO security guard now a homicide

No students were said to be involved

(File photo)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

RCMP issue warning after man charged with sexual assault in park near UBC

Police urge people in parks to be cautious

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
William Shakespeare’s First Folio, published in 1623, acquired by UBC Library. (UBC handout photo)

UBC Library gifted Shakespeare’s 1623 First Folio

The first folio, published in 1623, features 36 of 38 known Shakespeare plays

William Shakespeare’s First Folio, published in 1623, acquired by UBC Library. (UBC handout photo)
An artist’s rendering of what UBC’s project in Surrey may look like. (Image: UBC)

COLUMN: UBC’s booming partnership with Surrey keeps getting stronger

It’s clear that residents of Surrey welcome a stronger UBC presence in their city

  • Dec 25, 2021
An artist’s rendering of what UBC’s project in Surrey may look like. (Image: UBC)
University of B.C. researchers have complete a cryo-electron microscope analysis of the Omicron variant spike protein. Their findings show that it is ‘highly evasive of immunity’ but that vaccines remain the best defence. (University of B.C.)

Molecular analysis of Omicron variant shows it’s ‘highly evasive of immunity’: UBC

Vaccines remain the best defence, researchers found

University of B.C. researchers have complete a cryo-electron microscope analysis of the Omicron variant spike protein. Their findings show that it is ‘highly evasive of immunity’ but that vaccines remain the best defence. (University of B.C.)
With the holiday season upon us, Devon Grayson, a UBC professor, advises people consider COVID-19 when making plans. (Black Press file)

UBC professor talks holiday safety amid COVID-19

Meal planning can help people avoid eating while on flights, Devon Grayson says

With the holiday season upon us, Devon Grayson, a UBC professor, advises people consider COVID-19 when making plans. (Black Press file)
The UBC sign is pictured at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on April 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Students concerns heard, exams will continue in-person: UBC

Spokesperson says school administration has worked closely with health officials to ensure students are safe

The UBC sign is pictured at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on April 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward