UBC researchers aim to find out how patients are accessing medical marijuana

One year ago, UBC nursing professor Lynda Balneaves and PhD student Rielle Capler launched the Cannabis Access Regulations Study, (CANARY), to investigate how the end of homegrown medical marijuana would affect patients.


Business, Law and Society


Is the Canadian dollar a petrocurrency?

Since last summer, the price of oil has plummeted to its lowest point in years – and so has the Canadian dollar, sparking debate as to how closely they’re linked.

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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. Archaeologists at UBC and Simon Fraser University have also condemned the actions.

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Science, Health and Technology


Why more men should take on female-dominated roles

Did you know that more women volunteer than men? Or that more women work in so-called communal roles – jobs that are more focused on caring for others – than their male counterparts?

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University News


UBC names new vice president, finance

The University of British Columbia’s Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Andrew Simpson as the new vice president, finance.

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Attention men: Get out of your mancave and into the men’s shed


If UBC researcher John Oliffe had his way, more “men's sheds” would be built in the Lower Mainland and across Canada.


How a UBC researcher helped Lisa Genova write her latest book


Lisa Genova is a wildly successful author whose first book, Still Alice, was recently adapted into an Oscar-winning film.


UBC welcomes $2 million for research on antibiotic resistance


Research into new ways of fighting antibiotic resistant bacteria has received a $2 million boost from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).




A rare moment of legal accountability in Chad serves notice across Africa

The recent incursions of Boko Haram have challenged already fragile African countries. Read more here...

Expert Spotlight


Income splitting: taxpayer’s dream or policy nightmare?

As the tax deadline nears for Canadians, some plan to take advantage of a new income-splitting tax break for families.

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UBC Athletics

Canada West Football (CIS): October 19, 2014 - UBC Thunderbirds host Regina Rams

Richardson and Sadowski named to 13th annual East West Bowl

Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced Monday the rosters for the 13th annual East West Bowl.

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Feature Video

David Rummel on the International Reporting Program

David Rummel on the International Reporting Program at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism and what makes the program one-of-a-kind for journalism students.

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UBC Events

Capture Photography Festival Feature Exhibition: Images That Speak

  • Fri Apr 17 2015, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Satellite Gallery, 560 Seymour Street
The exhibition showcases ten local and international contemporary artists, many showing in Vancouver for the first time, whose works call into question how photographic images speak to us.