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An acceptance letter 69 years late

An 87-year-old Canadian doctor of Japanese ancestry is the first student in a new UBC program on Asian Canadian studies.


Business, Law and Society


Experts to comment on Scottish referendum

On Thursday, September 18, voters will decide whether Scotland should separate from the United Kingdom and become an independent country. UBC scholars are available to discuss the implications of the Scottish vote.

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Arts and Humanities

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Finding a job that hasn’t been invented yet

UBC grads say a humanities degree is perfect for a rapidly evolving job market.

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Science, Health and Technology

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Kids eat better if their parents went to college

Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar according to a new study from UBC.

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University News

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Seven UBC professors elected to Royal Society of Canada

Seven University of British Columbia faculty members have been inducted into the Royal Society of Canada.

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Yeast, the final frontier

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UBC researcher is sending yeast to the International Space Station to learn about genetics and the environment.


On alert for the Big One

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Placing earthquake sensors in 50 schools is step one of a UBC engineer’s vision for a life-saving warning network.


Diabetes researchers find faster way to create insulin-producing cells

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UBC, in collaboration with BetaLogics Venture, a division of Janssen Research & Development, LLC, has published a study highlighting a protocol to convert stem cells into insulin-producing cells.



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Leadership lesson from Kofi Annan

People can learn a lot about how to lead from Kofi Annan, says UBC Sauder School of Business Dean Robert Helsley. Read more...

Expert Spotlight

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Internet killed the TV star

Ahead of the new TV season, a UBC media expert discusses how must-see TV is a thing of the past.

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UBC Athletics

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2014 Great Thunderbird Trek

The 2nd Annual Great Thunderbird Trek during Homecoming was a huge success.

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Feature Video

Earthquake early-alert systems installed at 50 B.C. schools

Placing earthquake sensors in schools is step one of a UBC engineer’s vision for a life-saving warning network.

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UBC Events

Chief Roger William (Xeni Gwet'in) Presents

  • Thu Sep 18 2014, 1 PM - 3:20 PM
  • First Nations Longhouse
In session one, Chief William will be speaking about the Tsilhqot'in Title case win, and its importance. In session two, he will speak to the environmental and cultural concerns raised by his community and nation, leading to a second rejection of the proposal New Prosperity Mine Project.