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Canadian diamond pioneer donates $9.1 million for Alzheimer’s research

UBC's quest to understand and treat Alzheimer’s disease is being bolstered intellectually and technologically thanks to three gifts from philanthropist Charles Fipke.


Business, Law and Society

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First-in-Canada university program offers bachelor plus grad business degree in 4.5 years

UBC students will be the first in Canada to be able to study toward a bachelor degree in arts and sciences while also earning a Master of Management.

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Arts and Humanities

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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.

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Science, Health and Technology

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Hospitalization rates double for older male motorcyclists

Motorcycle-related hospitalizations and associated health care costs have increased sharply for older men, according to a new UBC study.

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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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Big trees bring out our inner tree hugger

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The BC Big Tree Registry, which aims to chronicle B.C.’s most majestic forest giants, has found a new home in the Faculty of Forestry.


Canada’s image of Oka, 24 years later


A professor searches for new meaning in one of the country’s most iconic photographs.


Chalk it up to experience

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UBC’s Steven Barnes has created chalkboard animations designed to shed light on complex topics neurophysiology, epigenetics and neuroanatomy. Psychology instructor’s stop-motion animations bring blackboard to



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How Hong Kong’s protesters stay ahead of China’s social media censors

Alfred Hermida of UBC's Graduate School of Journalism explains how Hong Kong protesters are trying to sidestep the Great Firewall of China. Read more...

Expert Spotlight

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How technology can help you stay exercising

A UBC researcher is looking at how apps and other devices can keep you moving.

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UBC Athletics

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First career CIS victory for men’s hockey coach

New UBC head coach Tyler Kuntz collected his first win when the UBC Thunderbird's men's hockey team beat Alberta 5-2 on Saturday night.

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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

Ideas Fair on Outdoor Spaces

  • Thu Oct 2 2014, 10 AM - 2PM
  • UBC Bookstore
UBC is in the process of redesigning the outdoor areas between Wesbrook Mall, Student Union Blvd, East Mall and University Blvd. As the design process moves forward, UBC wants to hear from students on how you would like to use these outdoor areas.