UBC’s urban miners keep LEDs out of landfills

Light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs last much longer and use less energy than fluorescent lights and are becoming a popular choice for holiday lighting, indoor lights and many other uses.


Business, Law and Society


UBC experts on Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce a cabinet shuffle on Tuesday. UBC experts are available to comment.

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Arts and Humanities


iPad apps teach kids just as well as humans: UBC study

Young children learn just as well from interactive media as from face-to-face instruction, a new University of British Columbia study has found.

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Science, Health and Technology


HIV therapy could be contributing to syphilis outbreak: UBC study

Drugs used to treat HIV could affect how the body responds to syphilis, inadvertently contributing to a current outbreak, a new study suggests.

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University News


UBC reinstates John Furlong as keynote speaker

UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa Ono announced today the reinstatement of John Furlong as the keynote speaker at the university’s 18th Annual ZLC Millennium Scholarship Breakfast on February 28, 2017.

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UBC Expert: Some B.C. kids at risk of falling behind in digital literacy

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With smartphones in their pockets and tablets in their backpacks, students growing up in the digital era are the most connected generation yet.


The future of climate policy under Trump


While Canada’s climate policy is steadily moving in the direction of carbon pricing, policy south of the border is in disarray with the Trump administration taking office this month.


UBC discovery opens up new treatments for problem gamblers

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After looking at images of slot machines and roulette, problem gamblers experience increased activity in the same part of the brain that lights up when drug addicts have cravings, according to a new UBC psychology study.



My $125,000 MBA investment: Was it worth it?
The Globe and Mail published an op-ed by Aubrey Chapnick, a graduate student at the UBC Sauder School of Business on his MBA experience.
Read it here.

Expert Spotlight


UBC experts on Berlin attack, assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey

UBC experts are available to talk about various aspects of terrorism in the wake of the incidents.

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UBC Athletics


T-Birds host Manitoba in third annual Winter Classic

The UBC Thunderbirds (6-10-2) are home for the first time in 2017 this Friday, January 13th, hosting the Manitoba Bisons (8-9-1) in the third annual Winter Classic.

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Feature Video

Royal Society: Roman Krems

Roman Krems, professor in the Department of Chemistry, is a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists 2016.

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UBC Events

Indigenous Bio-Cultural Heritage: Health, Wellness, and Land with Julian Napoleon

  • Tuesday January 17 2016
  • Webinar
In this session, Julian will explore the intersection of Indigenous land, food, culture, and sacred relationship within Treaty 8 and discuss parallels between the health and well-being of our communities, land, and water and the cumulative impacts of industry.