Why a minority government is a win for Canadians

As our political parties vie for a majority government in next week’s election, UBC political science professor Max Cameron argues that minority and coalition governments can actually better represent the interests of Canadians.


Business, Law and Society

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UBC awarded $4.7 million in SSHRC funding for terrorism and democracy research

UBC professors received $4.7 million in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to lead projects to examine terrorism and democracy.

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Arts and Humanities


Are election polls trustworthy?

Canada’s federal election is approaching fast, and there’s little sign of a break in the three-way race.

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Science, Health and Technology


Destructive disease shows potential as a cancer treatment

Scientists at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health and the BC Cancer Agency have discovered a protein from malaria that could one day help stop cancer in its tracks.

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University News


New UBC student residence to be among world’s tallest wood buildings

One of the tallest wood buildings in the world will soon be constructed at UBC, providing housing for hundreds of students.

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UBC celebrates 100 years of learning, research and community engagement


UBC launches its Centennial year and marks the official opening of the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre today, exactly 100 years after welcoming its first class of 379 students.


Babies need free tongue movement to decipher speech sounds

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Inhibiting infants’ tongue movements impedes their ability to distinguish between speech sounds, researchers with the University of British Columbia have found.


UBC experts available to comment on top federal election issues


With the election less than one week away, Canadians are looking to the parties for their platforms and performance on important issues like the economy and political reform.




Comparing climate policies

UBC political science professor Kathryn Harrison compares the four national parties’ election platforms and says the Greens offer the clearest program to fight climate change. Read more here.

Expert Spotlight


Fuel cells are the future: UBC expert

The recall of 11 million Volkswagen diesel vehicles highlights the challenges of reducing emissions from fossil fuel-powered cars.

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UBC Athletics


T-Birds and Vikes set to clash in CIS top-10 showdown

A clash of titans is in the cards for this weekend, the UBC Thunderbirds women’s soccer team will take on the Victoria Vikes.

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Feature Video

Planted forests shape our natural landscape

Prof. Sally Aitken helps choose seedlings for our planted forests to shape our future natural landscape.

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UBC United Way Kickoff: A Week of Caring

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