UBC positioned as global leader in quantum materials research with $66.5-million federal government investment

A $66.5-million investment from the Government of Canada—the largest government investment in a single UBC research program—will enhance UBC’s standing as a global leader in quantum matter research and help connect university research with industry.


Business, Law and Society


Are corporations at pride parades simply self-serving?

With the Vancouver Pride Festival coming up this weekend, a growing number of corporations have been participating in the parade, as well as sponsoring Pride events and running ad campaigns featuring rainbows and same-sex couples.

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Arts and Humanities


New UBC program prepares future video game writers

Action and graphics alone don’t make a good video game great – a strong plot and smart dialogue are just as important.

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Science, Health and Technology


Aerobic exercise is as good for the older brain as it is for the body

Break out the sweatbands and the oldies - 60 minutes of good old-fashioned aerobic exercise may be more potent than any pill to reduce older adults’ risk of cognitive decline due to mini-strokes, according to research by Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and UBC.

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University News


Connected by Commitment: The 2014-2015 UBC Annual Report

All great achievements are the product of commitment. Explore how students, faculty, staff, and alumni are bringing UBC's commitments to life.

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Quantum materials at UBC


UBC’s Quantum Matter Institute (QMI) is a world-class centre of excellence in quantum research. Read more about quantum research at UBC.


Majority rule: why conformity can actually be a good thing


Like to go your own way? Most of us actually prefer to follow the pack, according to UBC research.


Global markets focus of UBC and BC wine industry collaboration


An innovative partnership between the University of British Columbia and BC’s wine industry has received $630,000 from Western Economic Diversification Canada to help strengthen cooperation in the industry, enhance




Ocean science capacity limited

Two UBC professors are among 40 Canadian researchers who have been diverted from research projects years in the planning after their Coast Guard vessel was reassigned to break ice. Read more...

Expert Spotlight


The declining Canadian dollar: UBC experts available for comment

UBC experts are available for commentary on the Canadian dollar, which has fallen to its lowest level in more than a decade.

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UBC Athletics


Current T-Birds & alumni win 38 Pan Am medals

When Team Canada marched into the Pan Am Games opening ceremony, there were 39 current and former Thunderbirds among the 715 athletes dressed in red and white.

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Feature Video

Quantum physics

VIDEO: Dr. Andrea Damascelli is generating new knowledge about quantum materials and their exciting potential.

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