UBC Library acquires copy of ‘the most beautiful of all printed books’ – the Kelmscott Chaucer

A new chapter in teaching is about to begin for the UBC Library with the acquisition of one of the world’s most extraordinary books: the Kelmscott Chaucer.


Business, Law and Society


The office can be a safe haven for women facing domestic abuse

Domestic abuse can be a barrier to career success for women, according to a new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business.

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Arts and Humanities


Why people hoard and how to provide compassionate help

Hoarding has been the subject of popular reality TV shows, but it’s a serious disorder that threatens people’s safety and can even land them on the streets.

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Science, Health and Technology


African bird shows signs of evil stepdad behaviour

An African desert-dwelling male bird favours his biological sons and alienates his stepsons, suggests research published today in Biology Letters.

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University News


Connected By Commitment Annual Report 2015-16

The year is summarized through a mix of storytelling and metrics that highlight the successes of our students, faculty, staff and alumni linked to the nine commitments of the university’s strategic plan Place and Promise.

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UBC researchers plumb the secrets of tissue paper

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Canada’s tissue manufacturers are now much closer to producing the perfect paper, thanks to new UBC research.


THC makes rats lazy, less willing to try cognitively demanding tasks: UBC study


New research from the University of British Columbia suggests there may be some truth to the belief that marijuana use causes laziness— at least in rats.


UBC experts on back-to-school issues


UBC experts are available to comment on back-to-school issues, including B.C.’s new K-12 curriculum, funding, bullying and more.



Why Trudeau should move to safeguard Northwest Passage

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed by Michael Byers, a UBC law professor and research chair in Global Politics and International Law.

Read it here.

Expert Spotlight

Rio de Janeiro waterfront

UBC experts on Rio 2016 Olympics

UBC experts are ready to comment on Games-related topics.

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UBC Athletics


T-Birds and Team Canada at Rio 2016

Follow our UBC Thunderbirds athletes making Canada proud at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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Feature Video

South Okanagan Family Practice Residency

The South Okanagan Family Practice Residency launched in the Spring of 2016. Participants talk about the opportunities it provides.

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UBC Events

Harry Potter Exhibition at UBC Library

  • Every Wednesday, 11am-12pm
  • Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC Point Grey Campus
Experience the Harry Potter Collection in person. Visit Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library for a hands on tour.