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Canadian diamond pioneer donates $9.1 million for Alzheimer’s research

UBC's quest to understand and treat Alzheimer’s disease is being bolstered intellectually and technologically thanks to three gifts from philanthropist Charles Fipke.


Business, Law and Society

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Experts to comment on Hong Kong protests

UBC experts are available to comment on the so-called “Umbrella Revolution” as Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests continue.

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Arts and Humanities

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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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Big trees bring out our inner tree hugger

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The BC Big Tree Registry, which aims to chronicle B.C.’s most majestic forest giants, has found a new home in the Faculty of Forestry.


Canada’s image of Oka, 24 years later


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


Chalk it up to experience

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UBC’s Steven Barnes has created chalkboard animations designed to shed light on complex topics neurophysiology, epigenetics and neuroanatomy. Psychology instructor’s stop-motion animations bring blackboard to



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How Hong Kong’s protesters stay ahead of China’s social media censors

Alfred Hermida of UBC's Graduate School of Journalism explains how Hong Kong protesters are trying to sidestep the Great Firewall of China. Read more...

Expert Spotlight

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How technology can help you stay exercising

A UBC researcher is looking at how apps and other devices can keep you moving.

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UBC Athletics

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First career CIS victory for men’s hockey coach

New UBC head coach Tyler Kuntz collected his first win when the UBC Thunderbird's men's hockey team beat Alberta 5-2 on Saturday night.

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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

Outcomes - Artist Talk

  • Wed Oct 1 2014, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Audain Art Centre
An exhibition showcasing recent works by our studio faculty, adjuncts and staff.