$1-million donation helps UBC Botanical Garden’s Asian Garden grow

A $1.05 million gift from the Franklinia Foundation will nearly double the size of the UBC Botanical Garden’s Asian Garden, and provide additional educational and training opportunities to future horticulturalists.


Business, Law and Society


Why the Super Bowl is still the biggest day in advertising

Year after year, corporations shell out millions of dollars on Super Bowl ads, and the price tag keeps on rising.

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Arts and Humanities


Kids tune in to smiles, not frowns

Striving to get your kids’ attention? Try cracking a smile. Children are more attuned to happy faces than angry faces—while young adults are more attuned to angry expressions.

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Science, Health and Technology


UBC study finds men with depression often their own toughest critics

Society views men struggling with depression with compassion and understanding, while men view their problems in a very negative light, according to a new study from UBC, funded by the Movember Foundation.

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University News


UBC to launch Sustainable Future Fund – giving donors a low-carbon choice

UBC’s Board of Governors recognizes climate change is an important issue for faculty, staff, students, donors and other stakeholders, and respects their concerns and commitment.

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First Nations artists use technology to carve out new business model


Local First Nations artists are working with UBC in the hopes technology can help carve out a new niche for their work in the art market.


First Nations’ ancient medicinal clay shows promise against today’s worst bacterial infections


Naturally occurring clay from Kisameet Bay, B.C. exhibits potent antibacterial activity against multidrug-resistant pathogens.


UBC study: Reduce hospital readmissions to lower health care costs

Nurse caring about old woman lying in bed

Finding ways to lower readmission rates for patients discharged from hospital could reduce unnecessary health-care spending and improve patient care, according to UBC research.



Bank of Canada’s inflation targeting has evolved a commodity currency
A new op-ed in the Globe and Mail by two UBC economists criticizes the Bank of Canada’s focus on inflation and its hands-off approach to exchange rate movements. Read more here.

Expert Spotlight


Low oil prices here to stay, says UBC Sauder economist

With oil dipping below $30 U.S. a barrel, a UBC business prof discusses how low prices impact the Canadian economy and offers some predictions for the road ahead.

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UBC Athletics


UBC Thunderbirds Winter Classic

Look forward to music, community booths, prizes, food, drinks and an epic hockey game!

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Feature Video

UBC Football Pump-Up 2016-17

Fan video chronicling the UBC Thunderbirds’ Vanier Cup Run.

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UBC Events

UBC Centennial Lunar New Year Festival

  • February 5, 2016 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • AMS Student Nest, 6133 University Boulevard
Celebrate the Year of the Monkey at the largest Lunar New Year event in UBC history! The UBC Centennial Lunar New Year Festival takes place Feb 5 at the Nest.