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.


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 team finds a glitch in hummingbird hovering

Two UBC researchers have found a glitch in the hummingbird's hovering system, something the tiny birds are powerless to control.

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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.


D’oh! The Simpsons turns 25


UBC prof speaks about The Simpsons' longevity in the face of a morphing industry, as the series turns 25.



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China-US axis takes center stage

The global economic order hinges on the US-China connection, says UBC political scientist Yves Tiberghien in a new 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

Rubik’s cube solving robot

UBC engineering student Kris De Asis has created a Rubik’s cube solving robot.

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UBC Events


  • Tue Dec 2, 2014 - all day
  • UBC - Vancouver and Okanagan campuses
Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. GivingTuesday is a relatively new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday.