For years, vaccines have been plagued with the myth of a false link between the MMR vaccine and autism, but researchers at UBC have brought to light other factors that may be influencing parent’s choice to vaccinate their kids.
The Melt Collective is currently petitioning UBC President Dr. Santa Ono and Dr. Marc Parlange, the dean of applied science, for a plastic repurposing centre on campus that will help reduce plastic waste and would educate the student body.
Taken together, UBC’s Aquatic Centre is the first to incorporate all of these sustainability features available. Its innovative design works to meet a high level of sustainability while still maintaining a world-class facility.
Using self-reported data from first-year students, the researchers measured students’ levels of self-compassion, psychological need satisfaction and well-being over the span of five months, finding less stress in self-compassionate people.
Initiatives have been introduced across Canada, focusing on youth mental health, and the findings of the study help to highlight areas that still require development, giving direction to future movements in the mental health field.
In recognition of our world-class science, on September 8, the federal government announced that the University of British Columbia will receive $42 million to fund science and engineering research.
Dr. Nemkumar Banthia, a professor in the department of civil engineering, and Salman Soleimani-Dashtaki, a PhD candidate in the department of civil engineering, have been working to develop an alternative concrete compound that will be a cost-effective option for seismic upgrades.
UBC psychiatry professor Dr. Weihong Song and Third Military Medical University professor Dr. Yan Jiang-Wang were able to determine that a protein — amyloid beta — produced in the body was able to cross the blood-brain barrier and enter the brain.
Marlise Hofer, a social psychology graduate student and the lead author, conducted the study in Dr. Frances Chen’s Social Health Lab. The study examined the effect of scent on females’ stress responses using t-shirts.
A new case study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association by Dr. Andrei Krassioukov, professor in the UBC department of medicine and corresponding author on the paper, explores an experimental treatment to improve the unseen impairments in patients with spinal cord injuries.
The UBC Neuroscience Club is putting forward a petition and a survey to assess the student’s desire for a new “comprehensive undergraduate neuroscience major.”