Supportive families and schools critical in protecting transgender youth health: UBC study

A new national study shows that while Canada’s transgender youth face significant physical and mental health issues, strong family, school and community connections are helping many of them navigate these challenges.


Business, Law and Society


Alberta votes: UBC experts available for comment

UBC experts are available for commentary on today’s hotly contested Alberta election.

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Arts and Humanities


Is the Cantonese language under threat?

The Cantonese language is spoken by millions around the globe, but UBC linguistics researcher Zoe Lam says societal and government pressures mean it could disappear within a couple generations.

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Science, Health and Technology


How your brain reacts to emotional information is influenced by your genes

Your genes may influence how sensitive you are to emotional information, according to new research by a UBC neuroscientist.

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University News


UBC’s international undergrads partner with local community groups

“A big part of it is that you’re helping yourself – you’re creating new experiences, you’re developing life skills, you’re learning so much,” says Kunashni Parikh. She’s part of a new annual program that links UBC’s international undergraduates with local community organizations.

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Gigantic whales have stretchy ‘bungee cord’ nerves


University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers have discovered a unique nerve structure in the mouth and tongue of rorqual whales that can double in length and then recoil like a bungee cord.


Researchers closer to being able to change blood types

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What do you do when a patient needs a blood transfusion but you don’t have their blood type in the blood bank? It’s a problem that scientists have been trying to solve for years but haven’t been able to find an


Epilepsy drug could help treat Alzheimer’s disease


University of British Columbia researchers say a new epilepsy drug holds promise as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.




Northwest Passage dispute invites Russian mischief

UBC professor Michael Byers says it’s time to resolve the Northwest Passage dispute, before it is used to divide Canada and the U.S. Read more here...

Expert Spotlight


Why employers should celebrate mothers

This Sunday, mothers will be celebrated with brunches, bouquets, and sappy cards.

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UBC Athletics


State of the art baseball training facility coming to UBC

A state of the art training facility will soon be a reality for the UBC Thunderbirds baseball program and players across the Lower Mainland, thanks to an anonymous $3.5 million donation.

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Feature Video

UBC Thunderbirds star in Canadian Tire commercial

The UBC Thunderbirds star in a Canadian Tire commercial for garden hoses.

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UBC Events

object approaching short blue waves: UBC MFA Graduate exhibition

  • Wed, May 6, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
Celebrate our beautiful, walkable campus by joining us for a Jane’s Walk, led by Director of Planning: Development Services, Joe Stott.