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Earthquake alert system comes to BC schools

UBC engineers have created an earthquake detector that warns of tremors as much as 30 seconds before the ground shakes. The advanced notice could be potentially life saving. The detectors […]

Monkey puzzle tree dies in Vancouver

One of the Vancouver’s oldest monkey puzzles, a rare tree native to Chile and not usually grown in Canada, has died. “There’s either too much moisture in the winter, the […]

Gallant’s tax rate on rich would be Canada’s highest, expert says

A UBC economist says the promise by New Brunswick Liberals to raise taxes for the wealthy would push the province past Quebec for the highest tax rate on the rich […]

By tinkering with neurotransmitter, scientists ‘remote-control’ rats

UBC scientists have manipulated dopamine levels in rats to influence their decision-making behaviour. “We could remote-control them to a certain extent,” said UBC psychology professor Stan Floresco. The study is […]

Faster way to create insulin-producing cells for diabetics

A UBC team has made a breakthrough in diabetes research, developing a fast way to turn stem cells into insulin-producing cells. “We are a step closer to having an unlimited […]

New Colorado poet laureate

A UBC MFA alumnus is Colorado’s newest poet laureate. Joe Hutchison studied creative writing at UBC.

The E80 effect

A UBC law professor weighs in on the contentious E80 clause of the ongoing labour dispute between the B.C. teachers’ union and the province. The clause concerns class size and […]

Installation of Professor Arvind Gupta as the 13th President and Vice-Chancellor

Installation of Professor Arvind Gupta as the 13th President and Vice-Chancellor Fri Sep 12 2014, 10 AM – 11:30 AM Chan Centre for the Performing Arts The Installation Ceremony is […]

Installation of Professor Arvind Gupta as the President and Vice-Chancellor

Strike has parents ‘unschooling’ kids

A UBC education professor talks about “unschooling” in light of the ongoing labour dispute between the BC Teachers’ Federation and the province.  Unschooling is an educational philosophy that focuses on […]

New president lays out vision for UBC

UBC President Arvind Gupta will be joined by students, faculty, staff and representatives from peer institutions in his installation ceremony, The event is a formal academic tradition where he will share for the first time his vision for the university.

UBC This Week 11-Sep-2014

  Recent UBC Media Releases Sep 11 Scots free? UBC expert comments on this month’s Scotland referendum Sep 11 Diabetes researchers find faster way to create insulin-producing cells Sep 11 […]

Theatre and opera season opens with Twelfth Night

Director Stephen Heatley and his design team have amped up the fun factor by setting Shakespeare’s romantic comedy in modern day New Orleans. The hilarity of the play’s gender bending […]

Live music, food and farm tours at FarmAde

UBC Farm is holding its 12th annual UBC FarmAde as part of AMS FirstWeek. This family-friendly event features local musicians, local and sustainable food and beverages, a children’s play area, […]

Dentistry celebrates 50th anniversary

This year marks 50 years since eight students registered for the first dental class at the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC. On September 19 and 20, events will celebrate milestones […]

Faculty profiled in CIHR fall newsletter

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is featuring research by UBC’s Teresa Liu-Ambrose and Howard Feldman in their Show Me the Evidence Fall 2014 newsletter. The publication highlights CIHR funded […]

UBC joins edX

UBC recently joined edX, a non-profit MOOC platform that also provides a community of peers with whom UBC can conduct research in how students learn and how best to use […]