Heart problems triggered by climate change could devastate Chinook salmon stocks

Chinook salmon can acclimate to a warmer environment with subtle changes to cardiac functions, but only up to a point.


Business, Law and Society


Mexico’s malaise

Forty-three students went missing in Mexico in September. UBC political scientist Agustin Goenaga discusses the implications of their disappearance.

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Arts and Humanities


From Middle Earth to worldwide phenom

The World Hobbit Project, a groundbreaking audience survey in multiple languages that involves 146 scholars in 45 countries, aims to tackle the topic of fantasy in the 21st century.

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Science, Health and Technology


UBC scientist finds genetic wrinkle to block sun-induced skin aging

A scientific team at UBC and Providence Health Care have genetically engineered mice with less wrinkled skin, despite repeated exposure to wrinkle-inducing ultraviolet (UV) light.

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University News


UBC releases its 2013 animal research statistics

For the fourth consecutive year, UBC has published extensive information on the animals involved in research at the university, including statistics categorized by major species groups.

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Not all Christmas trees are created equal


A UBC forestry expert on how to root out the right tree.


Guilt-free holiday eating


A UBC dietitian offers tips and recipe ideas for having a jolly—and healthy—holiday season.


UBC astronomer confirms a new “Super-Earth” planet

new exoplanet

A UBC astronomer who doubles as a mission scientist with Canada’s first space telescope is a key player in the discovery of a new exoplanet, out beyond our solar system.



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Long tenures for prime ministers are nothing to cheer

Stephen Harper shouldn’t be lauded for his long tenure as Prime Minister, says UBC political scientist David Moscrop, in a new Ottawa Citizen op-ed. Read more here..

Expert Spotlight


Toys for girls and boys? Not so fast

UBC developmental psychologist Andrew Scott Baron cautions the gifts children receive can send stifling messages about gender roles and stereotypes.

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UBC Athletics


Blake Nill named UBC Football Head Coach

The UBC Dept. of Athletics and Recreation is pleased to announce Blake Nill as the 18th head coach of the UBC Thunderbirds football program.

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Feature Video

What are you working on?

As UBC’s Horticulturist and Arboriculturist, it’s Collin Varner’s job to take care of all the trees on the Vancouver Campus. Here’s what he’s working on.

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UBC Events

Bon Voyage / Bon Appétit exhibition

  • Wed Dec 17 2014 - open 24 hours
  • Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Level 1, 1961 East Mall
Eye-catching and mouthwatering Canadian Pacific Railway Company menus from the 1890s through the 1980s from the Chung Collection.