Are gas prices out of line with the low price of oil?

Amidst news of plummeting crude oil prices throughout the summer, many drivers in Vancouver have been wondering why they aren’t seeing the same price drops at gas stations. Werner Antweiler, UBC Sauder School of Business professor, says gas is more expensive than it should be, but probably not for long.


Business, Law and Society


What’s the future of Vancouver’s Arbutus Corridor?

Two experts from UBC’s Sauder School of Business discuss the Arbutus Corridor debate from transportation and real estate perspectives.

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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


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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University News

Students in residence

Move-in day for thousands of UBC students living in residence is September 5

New students moving into UBC residence will kick off their school year with a fumble-free handoff thanks to a small army of UBC staff and the Thunderbird Men’s Football team.

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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.


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.


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.



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


Hands off my Internet, Dad

Along with notebooks and pencils, students are also increasingly packing smartphones and tablets in their school backpacks.

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UBC Athletics


UBC beats Laval in Blake Nill’s debut with the Blue and Gold

The Blake Nill era at UBC has started with quite a bang.

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Feature Video

Crosscurrents: Hong Kong 2014 Official Trailer

Hong Kong Canada Crosscurrents is about getting beyond national borders, and understanding how the migration of ideas, people, and goods between Hong Kong and Canada has transformed both places.

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UBC Events

c̓esnaʔəm, the city before the city
  • Sun Jan 25 2015 - Thu Dec 31 2015

  • Museum of Anthropology
The exhibition at MOA focuses on Musqueam identity and worldview. It highlights language, oral history, and the community’s recent actions to protect c̓əsnaʔəm, which is now known as Metro Vancouver.