UBC fall honorary degree recipients recognized for research and community work

A man who brought education programs to refugee camps in Kenya, an occupational therapist who works with marginalized people and two scientists will receive honorary degrees from UBC during fall graduation ceremonies.


Business, Law and Society


Envy key motivator behind many Facebook posts, but site hurts mental well-being

A new study by Sauder School of Business Professor Izak Benbasat and his collaborators shows that envy is a key motivator behind Facebook posts and that contributes to a decrease in mental well-being among users.

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Arts and Humanities


UN climate change conference turns up the heat on Canada

The new Liberal government faces pressure to strengthen Canada’s climate change commitments at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, beginning Nov. 30.

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Science, Health and Technology


UBC researchers study football hits with head impact sensors

UBC researchers are studying the effects of head impacts on football players using xPatch, a small sensor worn behind the ear.

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University News


Paris Climate Change Conference: UBC experts available for comment

The world gathers in Paris next week for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, which runs from Nov. 30 – Dec. 11.

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UBC raises more than $1.6 billion in historic fundraising and alumni engagement campaign

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UBC has announced the results of its start an evolution campaign – the most ambitious fundraising and alumni engagement campaign in Canadian history.


Light therapy effective for depression: UBC study


New research finds that light therapy can treat non-seasonal depression and improve the overall wellbeing of people suffering from the disease.


Research pokes holes in police tactics to obtain confessions of crime


If you’ve ever watched a TV crime drama, or even the national news, you’ve likely witnessed a suspect, after endless police questioning, breakdown in tears to confess to a crime.



The way forward for Canadian digital diplomacy
UBC professor Julian Dierkes calls on the new Liberal government to embrace digital diplomacy to support its foreign policy. Read more here.

Expert Spotlight

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UBC experts available to comment on Canada’s refugee plan

The federal government will announce today details of its plan to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the year's end.

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UBC Athletics


Thunderbirds claim national title with dominant 3-0 win over Spartans

The UBC Thunderbirds stand atop CIS women’s soccer for the sixth time in program history, as they claimed the Gladys Bean Memorial Trophy.

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Feature Video

Thank You – UBC’s start an evolution Campaign

Thank you to UBC’s alumni, donors and friends for making the start an evolution campaign a success.

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UBC Events

8th annual Lace Up for Kids

  • Thursday, November 26, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • UBC Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Arena
Join us to lace up, skate and celebrate at the 8th annual Lace Up for Kids. Help us support BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Funds raised from this year’s event will support rare disease research.