Seafood consumption 15 times higher among Indigenous than non-Indigenous people

Coastal Indigenous people eat on average 15 times more seafood per person than non-Indigenous people in the same country, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.


Business, Law and Society


How toxic handlers save workplaces from destruction

You’ve watched them comfort colleagues, defuse tense situations and take the heat from tough bosses. These toxic handlers voluntarily shoulder the sadness, frustration, bitterness and anger of others so that high-quality work continues to get done.

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Arts and Humanities


iPad apps teach kids just as well as humans: UBC study

Young children learn just as well from interactive media as from face-to-face instruction, a new University of British Columbia study has found.

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Science, Health and Technology


A traditional Japanese art inspires a futuristic innovation: brain ‘organoids’

The ancient Japanese art of flower arranging was the inspiration for a groundbreaking technique to create tiny “artificial brains” that could be used to develop personalized cancer treatments.

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University News


UBC releases 2015 animal research statistics

For the sixth consecutive year, UBC has published data on animals involved in research at the university.

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Researchers capture first glimpse of important, abundant ocean microbe


A rare microbe that was once thought to be insignificant has turned out to be one of the most abundant single-celled hunters in the ocean, and a team of researchers led by UBC have captured the first glimpse of


Ocean acidification study offers warnings for marine life, habitats


Acidification of the world’s oceans could drive a cascading loss of biodiversity in some marine habitats, according to research published today in Nature Climate Change.


Climate change may prevent volcanoes from cooling the planet


New UBC research shows that climate change may impede the cooling effect of volcanic eruptions.



Pipelines are not a reconciliation of Canada’s environment and economy
The Globe and Mail published an op-ed by UBC political science professor Kathryn Harrison on the environmental impact of pipelines, despite promises that the project is good for the economy.
Read it here.

Expert Spotlight


UBC experts on cold weather

UBC experts are available to comment on various aspects of cold weather.

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UBC Athletics


‘Birds return to Calgary for final games of 2016

The number one ranked UBC Thunderbirds are back in Alberta for a second straight weekend looking to keep their current 12-game win streak alive visiting the Dinos.

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Feature Video

Spotlight on the Church

How sex abuse went unnoticed for so long, and what it took to expose it. Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the Vancouver Institute.

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UBC Events

Doughgirls Holiday Baking

  • December 7, 2016
  • The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm