Browse the latest news and discoveries relating to animal research at UBC.
June 2, 2022
Canada ranks third in the world for animal movement between protected areas, finds new UBC research.
May 19, 2022
Many wild salmon populations in B.C. have experienced substantial declines over the last three decades. New UBC research published today can help chart a course towards better protection of wild salmon.
March 28, 2022
Researchers have shown a new compound delivered in a nasal spray is highly effective in preventing and treating COVID-19 caused by the Delta variant in mice.
February 22, 2022
A simple polystyrene cover could help cool beehives during heat waves, preventing a grim outcome for male bees.
January 27, 2022
A new University of British Columbia study offers new evidence that protected areas are effective at conserving wildlife.
January 18, 2022
It turns out sunflowers are more than just a pretty face: the ultraviolet colours of their flowers not only attract pollinators, but also help the plant regulate water loss, according to new UBC research.
November 10, 2021
New UBC research suggests free-roaming cats are likely to blame in the spread of the potentially deadly Toxoplasma gondii parasite to wildlife in densely populated urban areas.
October 12, 2021
A popular belief that there are fewer Chinook salmon during the summer in Canadian waters for southern resident killer whales, compared to an abundance of fish for northern resident killer whales, has been debunked by a study led by scientists at the University of British Columbia.
October 5, 2021
A drug commonly used to treat cancer can restore memory and cognitive function in mice that display symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, new UBC research has found.