Glimpse of early galaxy formation captured for the first time

Hidden within images of some of the oldest light in the universe, researchers have identified what they believe are scenes of galaxies clumping together into massive structures known as galaxy clusters.


Business, Law and Society


Information privacy at threat by Bill C-51

Bill C-51 has drawn criticism for provisions that many feel are excessive and open to abuse. A UBC Sauder School of Business prof weighs in on the privacy risks.

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Arts and Humanities


A loss for us all: the destruction of Iraq’s cultural heritage

The recent destruction of cultural heritage in Iraq by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) shocked the world. The head of UNESCO, the United Nations cultural agency, described destruction at the heritage site of Nimrud as a “war crime.” Archaeologists at UBC and Simon Fraser University have also condemned the actions.

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Science, Health and Technology


Universal public drug coverage would save Canada billions

Canada could save $7.3 billion annually with universal public coverage of medically necessary prescription drugs.

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University News


Experts available to comment on electric vehicles

UBC experts are available to speak about B.C.'s new incentive program for electric vehicles.

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Non-invasive device instantly diagnoses urinary tract infections


A UBC medical researcher has developed a high-tech, non-invasive method that shows promise in the diagnosis of lower urinary tract infections (UTIs).


Out of the box thinking fostered at unique school founded by tech giants


A UBC applied scientist explains how her experience at Singularity University transformed her thinking, and what engineering and business can teach each other.


UBC and Indian government commit nearly $2 million to support new science and engineering scholarships


The Indian government has committed $1.92 million to support PhD students in science and engineering research programs at the University of British Columbia.




A Yes vote is a vote for healthy aging

Heather McKay, professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Family Practice, frames the transit plebiscite in terms of Metro Vancouver residents’ health and mobility. Read more here...

Expert Spotlight


Could our outdoor play spaces be too safe?

With temperatures heating up and spring already underway, it’s time for children to play outside again. But are our play spaces good enough, or could they actually be too safe?

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UBC Athletics


Yari sparks offensive surge as UBC sweeps OIT

The UBC Thunderbirds baseball team swept the Oregon Tech Hustlin’ Owls in a four-game NAIA West weekend conference series in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

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Feature Video

Behind the scenes at UBC MedPlay

Every year, during the last two weeks of February, UBC medical and dental students put on a theatre production that raises money for charity.

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UBC Events

Nurturing Innovation Across Boundaries

  • Tue, March 31 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Michael Smith Laboratories, 2185 East Mall
Keynote speaker, Al Etmanski, will share stories about individuals and groups who have successfully piloted their proven solutions from the margins to the mainstream. Find out more here