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UBC welcomes 7,400 new first-year students

The University of British Columbia is preparing to welcome 7,400 new first-year undergraduate students to its campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna.

Runaway Girls Reap Strong Benefits from Nurse Interventions: UBC-Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Study

A nurse intervention program that helps sexually exploited runaway girls re-connect to family, school and health care reduces trauma and restores healthy behaviors, according to a new study led by […]

UBC This Week | August 27, 2009

UBC Feature Web Site Office of the President Research: www.research.ubc.ca/ UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event highlights. […]

UBC hosts world's leading bioenergy experts

The latest advances in bioenergy and the feasibility of biofuels in the commercial marketplace are being discussed and debated this week as the world’s leading experts gather at the UBC.

The company you keep influences how much you eat

Thin friends who eat a lot could put your waistline in danger. That’s the warning from researchers studying how other people’s weight and food choices influence how much we eat.

UBC This Week | August 20, 2009

UBC Feature Web Site UBC Events & Orientation: www.events.ubc.ca/orientations/ UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event highlights. UBC […]

UBC This Week | August 13, 2009

UBC Feature Web Site Irving K. Barber Learning Centre: www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/ UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event highlights. […]

UBC scientists find new way to extract diluted and contaminated DNA

University of British Columbia researchers have developed a new way to extract DNA and RNA from small or heavily contaminated samples that could help forensic investigators and molecular biologists get […]

Vol. 55 | No. 8

UBC This Week | August 6, 2009

UBC Feature Web Site University-Industry Liaison Office: www.uilo.ubc.ca UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event highlights. UBC This […]

Students poised to become stars

Pamela Lincez is a fifth year student in the Biotechnology Honors program at UBC who was chosen to participate in this year’s Rising Stars of Research – photo by Martin […]

Two new master’s degrees for our times

Graduate students enrolled in the new Master of Food and Resource Economics (MFRE) at the faculty of Land and Food Systems will discuss world grain prices and other related issues […]

International Service Learning programs grow

UBC Engineering students learn from community partners in Lesotho – photo is contributed UBC Reports | Vol. 55 | No. 8 | August 6, 2009 By Sean Sullivan Students wishing […]

Fostering innovation in a tough economy

Cloudburst Research co-founder Matthew Brown took this panorama of Serratus Mountain, B.C. using the company’s new Autostitch iPhone application – click for a larger version UBC Reports | Vol. 55 […]

Imagine that: UBC plans a big new orientation day

The majority of first day classes for 35,000 undergraduates are being replaced by orientation activities. UBC’s student development team is helping organize the expansion – photo by Martin Dee UBC […]

New University Centre a hub for student activity

Ian Cull, Associate Vice President of Students at UBC Okanagan, says the new University Centre has been designed as a central hub of activity and services for students – photo […]

Okanagan growing in graduate studies

UBC Reports | Vol. 55 | No. 8 | Aug. 6, 2009 By Jody Jacob The very first doctoral degree to be completed at UBC Okanagan – a PhD in […]

Emperor and Empress of Japan visit UBC

Emperor and Empress of Japan visit UBC – photo by Goh Iromoto UBC Reports | Vol. 55 | No. 8 | Aug. 6, 2009 By Brian Lin More than half […]

UBC Child Care adds five new daycare centres

UBC Child Care Services serve about 500 children, making it Vancouver’s largest daycare provider – photo by Martin Dee UBC Reports | Vol. 55 | No. 8 | Aug. 6, […]