Scientists pinpoint brain-swelling mechanism

A team of UBC researchers has made a significant discovery uncovering the cause of brain swelling after trauma to the head.


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


Art project helps veterans cope with PTSD

Two wood caskets lie on the floor of the Foster Eastman Gallery in Vancouver. They’ve been gutted and stripped. Satellite images of Kandahar, Afghanistan cover their exteriors.

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Science, Health and Technology


UBC students to take unmanned drones to national competition

University of British Columbia students are putting the finishing touches on an unmanned drone aircraft that they will enter in next week’s Unmanned Systems Canada Student Competition in Quebec.

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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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Why are so many new teachers burning out?


As the school year winds down, the anticipation of summer break is a welcome respite for many elementary and high school teachers.


Spring surprise: UBC expert on the effects of this year’s early spring


While most of Canada spent February and March buried under snowdrifts, the west coast has been enjoying cherry blossoms and balmy breezes for weeks.


How “time is money” thinking can hurt the environment: UBC research


Thinking “time is money” can be a barrier for people to act in environmentally friendly ways, even for tasks like recycling that take mere seconds, according to UBC research.




A new era of engagement in China

China is opening its doors to meaningful two-way engagement at an unprecedented level, says UBC President Arvind Gupta. Read more here...

Expert Spotlight

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Experts available to comment on Nepal earthquake

UBC researchers are available to speak about the earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

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UBC Athletics

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Bernard No. 10 in the world in steeplechase

Maria Bernard’s 3,000-metre steeplechase victory highlighted a Friday full of superb performances by members of the UBC Thunderbirds track and field team.

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Feature Video

Talk Data to Me

UBC statistician John Petkau’s research seeks to improve the evaluation of multiple sclerosis (MS) treatments.

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UBC Events

Matthew McPhalen Cello - 4th Year Solo Recital

  • Friday, April 24, 2015 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Music Building, UBC Point Grey Campus