Majority rule: why conformity can actually be a good thing

Like to go your own way? Most of us actually prefer to follow the pack, according to UBC research.


Business, Law and Society


Another cut to Canada’s interest rate could make housing even more expensive

Canada’s slumping economy is leading some to speculate that the Bank of Canada will cut its interest rate from the already-low 0.75 per cent down to 0.5 per cent.

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Arts and Humanities


New UBC program prepares future video game writers

Action and graphics alone don’t make a good video game great – a strong plot and smart dialogue are just as important.

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Science, Health and Technology


Aerobic exercise is as good for the older brain as it is for the body

Break out the sweatbands and the oldies - 60 minutes of good old-fashioned aerobic exercise may be more potent than any pill to reduce older adults’ risk of cognitive decline due to mini-strokes, according to research by Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and UBC.

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University News


Connected by Commitment: The 2014-2015 UBC Annual Report

All great achievements are the product of commitment. Explore how students, faculty, staff, and alumni are bringing UBC's commitments to life.

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Why we live on Earth and not Venus

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Compared to its celestial neighbours Venus and Mars, Earth is a pretty habitable place. So how did we get so lucky? A new study sheds light on the improbable evolutionary path that enabled Earth to sustain life.


Global markets focus of UBC and BC wine industry collaboration


An innovative partnership between the University of British Columbia and BC’s wine industry has received $630,000 from Western Economic Diversification Canada to help strengthen cooperation in the industry, enhance


One stop health care model transforms HIV treatment in South Africa


Providing HIV care at local health clinics in South Africa has led to a massive increase in the number of people there receiving vital HIV treatment, according to UBC research.




Ocean science capacity limited

Two UBC professors are among 40 Canadian researchers who have been diverted from research projects years in the planning after their Coast Guard vessel was reassigned to break ice. Read more...

Expert Spotlight


The declining Canadian dollar: UBC experts available for comment

UBC experts are available for commentary on the Canadian dollar, which has fallen to its lowest level in more than a decade.

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UBC Athletics


Current T-Birds & alumni win 38 Pan Am medals

When Team Canada marched into the Pan Am Games opening ceremony, there were 39 current and former Thunderbirds among the 715 athletes dressed in red and white.

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Feature Video

Quantum physics

VIDEO: Dr. Andrea Damascelli is generating new knowledge about quantum materials and their exciting potential.

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