UBC educates future teachers in mental health literacy

UBC is improving mental health literacy among its teacher candidates, arming them with the knowledge and skills they need to act as an intervenor in the battle against teen mental illness.


Business, Law and Society


Armchair political pundits put their money where their mouth is in election stock market

UBC’s Sauder School of Business Prediction Markets are up and running with traders already speculating on who will win Canada’s federal election this October.

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Arts and Humanities


Why student chitchat can actually be a good thing

Talking in class is often frowned upon, but what if student chatter is actually beneficial?

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Science, Health and Technology


Botanists conduct first large-scale genetic study of marijuana, hemp

A study by Canadian researchers is providing a clearer picture of the evolutionary history and genetic organization of cannabis, a step that could have agricultural, medical and legal implications for this valuable crop.

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University News

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UBC health researchers receive more than $73M in CIHR funding

Health researchers at the University of British Columbia have received a combined total of $73.6 million in grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to bolster cutting-edge medical research.

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UBC researchers develop drug to treat scarring and autoimmune diseases


An anti-scarring drug invented by UBC researchers will soon complete testing to determine its safety in humans as a topically administered drug.


Prof collected bottle refunds for 25 years, donates $1M to support UBC geology students


A $1.1-million estate donation by geologist Wilbert R. “Ted" Danner will increase support for geology students at UBC.


Stock market volatility: UBC experts available for comment


UBC experts are available for commentary on global stock markets, which have plummeted in recent days.




Canada absent on climate change

China and the U.S. have both recently announced ambitious targets to combat climate change, but Canada still has no meaningful plan to reduce carbon emissions, says UBC professor Rashid Sumaila. Read more...

Expert Spotlight


Hands off my Internet, Dad

Along with notebooks and pencils, students are also increasingly packing smartphones and tablets in their school backpacks.

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UBC Athletics


Distance stars Au and Symonds join UBC women’s track and field

A pair of distance runners make up the first group of recruits for the UBC Thunderbirds women’s track and field team for the upcoming 2016 season.

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Feature Video

Lara Boyd: Stroke recovery

Neuroscientist and physical therapist Dr. Lara Boyd discusses her work in stroke recovery.

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UBC Events

Aboriginal History Month exhibit at UBC Library: c̓əsnaʔəm
  • Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
  • Through January 2016
Exhibit at the Library highlights the history of the Musqueam people before and since Vancouver. A collaboration between the Museum of Anthropology, the Musqueam First Nation, and the Museum of Vancouver.