UBC fall honorary degree recipients recognized for research and community work

A man who brought education programs to refugee camps in Kenya, an occupational therapist who works with marginalized people and two scientists will receive honorary degrees from UBC during fall graduation ceremonies.


Business, Law and Society


Spend away on infrastructure, but be wary of spiralling deficits: UBC economist

Now that Bill Morneau has been chosen as Canada’s minister of finance, he has a lot of promises to live up to, centred on a plan for building infrastructure, financed with deficit spending, plus a rebalancing of the taxation system.

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Arts and Humanities


UBC project highlights plight of Europe’s minorities

Last week’s terror attacks in Paris have brought issues of immigration and xenophobia to the forefront.

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Science, Health and Technology


UBC researchers study football hits with head impact sensors

UBC researchers are studying the effects of head impacts on football players using xPatch, a small sensor worn behind the ear.

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University News


UBC professor honoured for research into children’s language acquisition

For the first time, a UBC professor has won the highest research honour from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

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UBC raises more than $1.6 billion in historic fundraising and alumni engagement campaign

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The University of British Columbia has announced the results of its start an evolution campaign – the most ambitious fundraising and alumni engagement campaign in Canadian history.


Light therapy effective for depression: UBC study


New research finds that light therapy can treat non-seasonal depression and improve the overall wellbeing of people suffering from the disease.


Research pokes holes in police tactics to obtain confessions of crime


If you’ve ever watched a TV crime drama, or even the national news, you’ve likely witnessed a suspect, after endless police questioning, breakdown in tears to confess to a crime.



The way forward for Canadian digital diplomacy
UBC professor Julian Dierkes calls on the new Liberal government to embrace digital diplomacy to support its foreign policy. Read more here.

Expert Spotlight

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UBC experts available to comment on Canada’s refugee plan

The federal government will announce today details of its plan to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the year's end.

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UBC Athletics


Thunderbirds claim national title with dominant 3-0 win over Spartans

The UBC Thunderbirds stand atop CIS women’s soccer for the sixth time in program history, as they claimed the Gladys Bean Memorial Trophy.

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Feature Video

Thank You – UBC’s start an evolution Campaign

Thank you to UBC’s alumni, donors and friends for making the start an evolution campaign a success.

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UBC Events

Flute Masterclass with Susan Hoeppner

  • Tue Nov 24 2015, 7 - 9 PM
  • Gessler Hall, Room 116, Music Building
Faculty member at the Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School and the University of Toronto, Susan Hoeppner leads a free flute masterclass.