UBC educates future teachers in mental health literacy

UBC is improving mental health literacy among its teacher candidates, arming them with the knowledge and skills they need to act as an intervenor in the battle against teen mental illness.


Business, Law and Society


Armchair political pundits put their money where their mouth is in election stock market

UBC’s Sauder School of Business Prediction Markets are up and running with traders already speculating on who will win Canada’s federal election this October.

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Arts and Humanities


Back-to-school jitters? Helpful tips to help your children ease into the classroom

The start of a new school year can be especially daunting for children who are starting kindergarten or high school.

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Science, Health and Technology


Botanists conduct first large-scale genetic study of marijuana, hemp

A study by Canadian researchers is providing a clearer picture of the evolutionary history and genetic organization of cannabis, a step that could have agricultural, medical and legal implications for this valuable crop.

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University News

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UBC health researchers receive more than $73M in CIHR funding

Health researchers at the University of British Columbia have received a combined total of $73.6 million in grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to bolster cutting-edge medical research.

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UBC researchers develop drug to treat scarring and autoimmune diseases


An anti-scarring drug invented by UBC researchers will soon complete testing to determine its safety in humans as a topically administered drug.


Prof collected bottle refunds for 25 years, donates $1M to support UBC geology students


A $1.1-million estate donation by geologist Wilbert R. “Ted" Danner will increase support for geology students at UBC.


Stock market volatility: UBC experts available for comment


UBC experts are available for commentary on global stock markets, which have plummeted in recent days.



UBC president takes pride in her ‘magnificent university'
This centennial year presents the perfect opportunity to show that the spirit of excellence, innovation and intellectual inquiry is alive and well at UBC, says interim president and vice chancellor Martha Piper. Read more..

Expert Spotlight


UBC expert calls for better water recycling in B.C.

UBC adjunct professor in engineering Troy Vassos calls for concerted action in installing water recycling systems in anticipation of future droughts.

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UBC Athletics


Distance stars Au and Symonds join UBC women’s track and field

A pair of distance runners make up the first group of recruits for the UBC Thunderbirds women’s track and field team for the upcoming 2016 season.

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Feature Video

Lara Boyd: Stroke recovery

Neuroscientist and physical therapist Dr. Lara Boyd discusses her work in stroke recovery.

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UBC Events

UBC CPD Sexual Health Forum: Online Journal Club & Practice-Based Dialogue

  •  Wed Aug 5 2015 - Sun Jun 19 2016
  • Online
The Sexual Health Forum is a virtual community of practice - a place for physicians to learn from and with each other, and to expand knowledge, skills, and expertise in order to provide the best care for patients in the realm of sexual health care.