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Goodbye Gayborhood: study finds gay neighbourhoods ‘straightening’

New research finds that traditionally gay neighbourhoods are becoming increasingly “straight” places, and could be at risk of losing their distinct cultural identity.


Business, Law and Society

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Study reveals how African dictators stay in power

Dictators in postcolonial sub-Saharan Africa cling to power by keeping senior ministers in check and manipulating ethnic divisions, according to research from UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics.

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Arts and Humanities

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Co-ops can be a ‘golden ticket’ for career success

Whether at Facebook, Google or local charities, students are discovering work they love through UBC’s co-op program.

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Science, Health and Technology

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Bamboo sprouts up in the concrete jungle

UBC researchers are part of an international team that wants to see city skylines filled with buildings made of bamboo.

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University News


New science camp sparks eureka moments

The MiniMinds summer camp helps the youngest of students discover the wonders of science.

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Astronomers measure weight of galaxies, expansion of universe

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UBC astronomers have collaborated with international researchers to calculate the precise mass of the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies, dispelling the notion that the two galaxies have similar masses.


The return of El Niño

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A UBC expert says an El Niño this year could be warmer than usual and have harsh consequences for world farmers.


Study reveals ‘unhappiest’ cities in the U.S.

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New research identifies the unhappiest cities in the U.S., but finds some young people are still willing to relocate to them for a good job opportunity or lower housing prices.



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Court ruling means Tsilhqot’in lands never belonged to Crown

The Supreme Court decision to affirm the aboriginal title of B.C.’s Tsilhqot’in is a “game-changer,” says UBC's Millicent Nickason in The Vancouver Sun. Read more...

Expert Spotlight

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Teach your children well

A UBC expert reflects on how education has changed during her 46-year career and how some things have remained the same.

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UBC Athletics


T-Birds deliver at the Commonwealth Games

UBC Thunderbird athletes representing Canada in swimming, rugby, rowing and field hockey continue to impress at the 20th Commonwealth Games.

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Feature Video

Save the Elephants

How Save the Elephants uses Google Earth software to track the movements of African elephants in Kenya and across Africa.

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UBC Events

Bon Voyage / Bon Appétit exhibition

  • Mon Apr 14 - Wed Dec 24
  • Irving K Barber Learning Centre Level 1, 1961 East Mall
Eye-catching and mouth-watering Canadian Pacific Railway Company menus from the 1890s through the 1980s from the Chung Collection.