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TV turns 75

The first television was introduced 75 years ago. UBC's Tiffany Potter looks at how it changed us, and how it will change in the future.

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Business, Law and Society

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Levelling the playing field

New UBC Sauder School of Business professor Jennifer Berdahl will examine the value of gender equity in the workplace.

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Arts and Humanities

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The new pulse of digital music

Music is supposed to make you move, but UBC’s Laptop Orchestra takes it to a whole other level.

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Science, Health and Technology

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Eye of the beholder – improving the human-robot connection

Researchers are programming robots to communicate with people using human-like body language and cues, an important step toward bringing robots into homes.

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University News

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Community and business leader Lindsay Gordon to be next UBC Chancellor

The University of British Columbia Board of Governors today appointed business and community leader, and double alumnus Lindsay Gordon to become the university's 18th chancellor on July 1, 2014.

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A peek inside admissions

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Registrar Kate Ross explains UBC's admissions process for prospective students.

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Yeast provides genetic clues on drug response

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Why do people respond differently to the same drug? Researchers are bringing us a step closer to predicting how a drug will affect us.

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Researchers design trees that make it easier to produce pulp

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Researchers have genetically engineered trees that will be easier to break down to produce paper and biofuel, a breakthrough that will mean using fewer chemicals, less energy and creating fewer environmental pollutants.

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Opinions

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Of course we need varsity sport

In an op-ed for University Affairs, UBC's Richard Price says athletics connect universities with their communities and foster healthier, better educated citizens. Read more...

Expert Spotlight

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Stopping Heartbleed

The nasty bug highlights the vulnerability of personal information on the web, but UBC’s Hasan Cavusoglu says there’s no need to panic.

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UBC Athletics

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Volleyball player nominated for CIS athlete of the year

Lisa Barclay, a fourth-year outside hitter for the UBC Thunderbirds, is a finalist for the female CIS athlete of the year award.

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Feature Video

The UBC Laptop Orchestra

Pairing the arts and science, UBC’s Laptop Orchestra transforms the human body into a musical instrument.

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UBC Events

Science with the SKA

  • Thu Apr 17 2014, 4 PM - 5 PM
  • Hennings Building
The world's largest radio telescope is currently being designed, for deployment from 2017. Learn about the project and its extensive science capabilities.