UBC experts to comment on veto of Keystone XL legislation

UBC experts are available to comment in the wake of U.S. President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline.


Business, Law and Society


Q&A: $7.5B transit plan goes to referendum this Spring

Professor Robin Lindsey, CN Chair in Transportation and International Logistics at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, says the proposed Congestion Tax is far from perfect, but may be better than the alternative.

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Arts and Humanities


UBC Okanagan students examine social phenomenon of Cristiano Ronaldo

With more than 100 million Facebook fans, his own museum, and a blossoming career as a male model with his own line of clothing, there’s no doubt Portuguese soccer sensation Cristiano Ronaldo is known for more than just his skills on the pitch.

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Science, Health and Technology


A place in the Sun: A new generation of solar cells

UBC microbiologist J. Thomas Beatty, bioengineer John Madden and chemist Curtis Berlinguette are working across disciplines to develop a new generation of solar cells. Their inspiration? Mother nature.

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University News

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RCMP seek public’s assistance in assault

The RCMP has released a statement advising the community of an assault that occurred on Sunday, February 22, 2015 in the South Campus area. We are providing the full text of the RCMP advisory inside.

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Branding the Oscars: how marketers leverage the social media buzz


A UBC marketing and behavioural science professor discusses how businesses will be utilizing social media during the Oscars to reach consumers.


UBC graduate student helps unravel the genetic foundation of her own family’s tragedy


The master’s degree that Samantha Hansford received from the University of British Columbia last spring was more than a personal academic achievement.


New online support tool for victims of partner violence


When you’re at the receiving end of partner abuse, it can be tough knowing exactly what to do or how to turn the situation around.




Canadians should take privacy into their own hands

UBC political scientist David Moscrop reviews recent legislation that impact Canadians’ privacy rights. Read more here...

Expert Spotlight


Year of the Sheep: What is Lunar New Year?

February 19 is Lunar New Year, marked by lion dances, lucky red envelopes and firecrackers. It's also a time for tradition, celebration and family reunions.

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UBC Athletics


Annual breakfast raises over $11M for UBC Student-Athletes

1,000 alumni and friends of UBC will gather at the Vancouver Convention Centre Tuesday morning to reconnect over breakfast and raise money for student-athletes.

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Feature Video

A Robot in Every Home

UBC engineering prof. Elizabeth Croft is programming robots to interpret physical cues from humans.

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UBC Events

Steven Galloway with magician David Gifford
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Multi-award winning novelist and UBC professor Steven Galloway, author of The Cellist of Sarajevo, explores magic in his newest book The Confabulist. For more information, click here