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UBC’s biggest move-in weekend of the year

Thousands of students moved into their new homes at UBC’s Vancouver campus over the weekend. A similar story appeared in The Province and CBC News.

Pills may put babies at risk

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy may do more harm than good, says a UBC professor. “If antidepressants made such a big difference, and women on them were eating better, sleeping better […]

‘Gayborhoods’ fade with acceptance of LGBT

Historically gay neighbourhoods across the United States are becoming increasingly straighter as more heterosexual couples move in, suggests new UBC research. “We have to ask the question, ‘What will happen […]

Rethinking frosh week

A number of Canadian universities have revamped their first-year orientation events in light of last year’s reported incidents of questionable behaviour on campuses across the country.  The rape chants sung […]

Is mapping the North Pole seabed worth the time and money?

Canada’s plan to map an area of the Arctic Ocean seabed is a waste of time and money, says UBC’s Michael Byers. “There is no plausible way in which Canada […]

Government plan is to outlast teachers

A UBC education professor weighs in on the ongoing labour dispute between the province and the striking teachers in a new article in the Vancouver Sun. “Of those two forces, […]

New scholarship would strengthen Canada

UBC President Arvind Gupta proposes a national exchange program as a way to reinforce Canadian identity in a submission to The Globe and Mail. “The program would be simple: Recipients would […]

Back to school: Looking beyond the 3 R’s

A new education project hopes to measure how well schools promote and teach social-emotional skills, citizenship and creativity. “These are the things schools say they have been doing for the […]

Former UBC coach reaches out-of-court settlement

An out-of-court settlement has been reached with UBC and Marc Rizzardo, the man who filed a lawsuit against the university after being let go as head coach of the university’s […]

Vince Ready walks away from B.C. teacher dispute

Mediator Vince Ready has stepped back from negotiating the ongoing dispute between the BC Teachers’ Federation and the province. UBC Sauder School of Business professor emeritus Mark Thompson says Ready […]

Women not to blame for doctor shortage

Female physicians are being unfairly blamed for the family doctor shortage, says two UBC researchers in a new op-ed in the Victoria Times Colonist. “Although female physicians do work somewhat […]

Twelve healthy ways to brighten up your fall back-to-work attitude

A UBC psychiatry professor suggests increasing the light in your office as one of twelve ways to improve your attitude at work this fall. “Studies find that increasing office lighting […]

Industrious teens better prepared for workforce: study

Teens who work while in high school are more likely to have better careers later in life, according to a new UBC study. “Prior work experience sets adolescents apart in […]

Special needs in the classroom

The issues facing students with special needs are the focus of a new article in the Vancouver Sun. The article mentions a 2012 Supreme Court of Canada ruling that found […]

Canada and Russia twitter spat comes amidst Arctic conflict

The conflict between Canada and Russia over the Arctic Ocean is the focus of a new article in IB Times after a Twitter feud broke out between the two countries’ […]

09/02/14 – 2

You studied/napped here, and 36 other signs you went to #UBC  pic

What’s your job? David Lo, amusement ride engineer

Yahoo Canada Finance interviews David Lo, a UBC civil engineering master’s graduate, on his current job as an amusement ride engineer. Lo owns an amusement ride designing company, Dynamic Structures, which is […]

09/02/14 – 3

It’s move-in day for 4,000 new #UBC #Vancouver students. More at @GlobalBC @BC1

09/02/14 – 1

VO’s Orchestra & UBC Opera Ensemble to play La Boheme at Bard on the Beach.

09/02/14 – 4

“#Africa doesn’t need money, it needs people,” says #Rwanda-born #MCFScholar at @ubcaplaceofmind  #education