Gulf Islands plant evolves to protect itself from deer

A plant on BC's Gulf Islands has genetically evolved to avoid being eaten by herds of hungry deer, according to UBC research.


Business, Law and Society


McJobs pay off later in career success

When school lets out for the summer, many young students will be facing a tough choice: get a summer job or take on extra studies?

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Arts and Humanities


How racial stereotypes impact the way we communicate

Racial stereotypes and expectations can impact the way we communicate and understand others, according to UBC research.

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Science, Health and Technology


New data on reported and unreported marine catches now available online

Researchers with UBC’s Sea Around Us project have launched a new open-source web platform that provides the first comprehensive coverage of both reported and unreported fish.

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University News


Graduation and honorary degree ceremonies begin

UBC will award degrees to 8,500 graduating students and five honorary degree recipients at the Vancouver campus’ Spring Congregation, May 20-22 and May 25-27, 2015.

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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation boosts ultra-fast quantum materials research at UBC


Researchers at UBC will be able to probe the mysteries of quantum materials with a new state-of-the-art ultrafast laser, thanks to a $1.4 million US grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.


UBC-Yale team help translate Facebook’s Safety Check tool after Nepal quake


UBC linguist Mark Turin helped translate Facebook's Safety Check tool into Nepali.


NSERC awards UBC $3.3 million to train young researchers of tomorrow


UBC students and postdoctoral fellows in the fields of biological engineering and bioinformatics have received $3.3 million in grants from NSERC.




What’s love got to do with sex ed? Maybe everything

Carrie Jenkins, Canada Research Chair in Philosophy at UBC, says while sex can be taught to some degree in schools, teaching an understanding of love is a more complicated undertaking, Read more...

Expert Spotlight


Canada pledges to cut greenhouse gases by 30%: UBC experts available for comment

UBC experts are available to comment on the federal government’s announcement that it will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent.

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UBC Athletics


Three T-Birds named NAIA All-Americans

The NAIA has announced the 2015 NAIA Women’s Golf All-America teams, as selected by the NAIA-Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-America Committee.

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Feature Video

The Orange Chair Sessions: Dr. Julio Montaner

Dr. Julio Montaner is a global leader in the treatment and prevention of an otherwise deadly disease.

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