Canada’s image of Oka, 24 years later

A professor searches for new meaning in one of the country’s most iconic photographs.


Business, Law and Society


Experts to comment on Scottish referendum

On Thursday, September 18, voters will decide whether Scotland should separate from the United Kingdom and become an independent country. UBC scholars are available to discuss the implications of the Scottish vote.

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Arts and Humanities

Henry Sugiyama at his graduation from Medical School, at the University of Manitoba

An acceptance letter 69 years late

An 87-year-old Canadian doctor of Japanese ancestry is the first student in a new UBC program on Asian Canadian studies.

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Science, Health and Technology

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Kids eat better if their parents went to college

Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar according to a new study from UBC.

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University News

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Seven UBC professors elected to Royal Society of Canada

Seven University of British Columbia faculty members have been inducted into the Royal Society of Canada.

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Yeast, the final frontier

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UBC researcher is sending yeast to the International Space Station to learn about genetics and the environment.


On alert for the Big One

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Placing earthquake sensors in 50 schools is step one of a UBC engineer’s vision for a life-saving warning network.


Diabetes researchers find faster way to create insulin-producing cells

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UBC, in collaboration with BetaLogics Venture, a division of Janssen Research & Development, LLC, has published a study highlighting a protocol to convert stem cells into insulin-producing cells.



Fresh Solutions for Food Security. Kofi Annan

Leadership lesson from Kofi Annan

People can learn a lot about how to lead from Kofi Annan, says UBC Sauder School of Business Dean Robert Helsley. Read more...

Expert Spotlight

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Internet killed the TV star

Ahead of the new TV season, a UBC media expert discusses how must-see TV is a thing of the past.

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UBC Athletics

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UBC volleyball players to lead Canada at World Championship

Four past and present UBC Thunderbirds women's volleyball players will lead Canada at the 17th FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship.

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Feature Video

Earthquake early-alert systems installed at 50 B.C. schools

Placing earthquake sensors in schools is step one of a UBC engineer’s vision for a life-saving warning network.

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UBC Events

Mapping the Deep: First Discoveries from the Outer Solar System Origins Survey

  • Mon Sep 22 2014, 4 PM - 5 PM
  • Hennings 318
Learn about the CFHT MegaPrime telescope’s four-year mission to explore our outer Solar System.