Loss of big predators could leave herbivores in a thorny situation

Global declines in carnivore populations could embolden plant eaters to increasingly dine on succulent vegetation, driving losses in plant and tree biodiversity.


Business, Law and Society

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Almost no way out

New UBC prof explores the grip of Aboriginal gang life in the Prairies

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Arts and Humanities


Learning from the horrors of the past

In a new international research program, undergrad students bring home tales of courage and lessons for society.

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Science, Health and Technology

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Dissecting assisted suicide

A UBC doctor says crossing the line from alleviating suffering into assisted suicide could lead us into murky waters.

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University News

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UBC gets $11.6M boost for 16 Canada Research Chairs

UBC has received $11.6 million for 16 new and renewed federally funded Canada Research Chairs.

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Enzyme may be key to stopping fatal sepsis outcomes

Red blood cells. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

UBC led research has discovered that controlling levels of the human enzyme PCSK9 could be the difference between life and death for patients with severe sepsis.


The binner takes it all

Learning Exchange

A conference on binning is one way UBC’s Learning Exchange, now in its 15th year, is connecting with Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside


Suffering in silence over infant loss

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A UBC staff member teams up with a nursing professor to ensure parents who lose their babies get support.



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Let scientists share their research knowledge

Sarah Otto says scientists should be allowed to speak freely about their work and Canada must support science communication, in the Toronto Star. Read more here...

Expert Spotlight

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Spread the news

A UBC Journalism prof’s new book explores social media and the power of sharing.

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UBC Athletics


Thunderbirds continue early season cross country dominance in Oregon

The No. 1-ranked women's cross country team won the team title for the Charles Bowles Invitational in Salem, Ore. for the fourth consecutive year.

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Feature Video

Epigenetics explained with stop-motion animation

UBC professor Steven Barnes uses stop-motion animations to explain epigenetic mechanisms

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UBC Events

Big Gods, Cooperation and the Emergence of Large-Scale Societies

  • Fri Oct 17 2014, 5 PM - 7 PM
  • C.K. Choi Building
This talk will discuss the attempt to provide a cultural evolutionary explanation for the rise of the world’s major civilizations within the broader context of religious studies and the history of religion.