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New president pledges to boost UBC research excellence

UBC’s new President Arvind Gupta pledged in his formal academic installation ceremony today to increase funding for research excellence by $100 million during his presidency.


Business, Law and Society

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Experts to comment on Ukraine crisis

UBC scholars are available to help assess the escalating military action in the Ukraine as NATO leaders meet to mull options.

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Arts and Humanities

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Finding a job that hasn’t been invented yet

UBC grads say a humanities degree is perfect for a rapidly evolving job market.

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Science, Health and Technology

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Chemical signals in the brain help guide risky decisions

A gambler’s decision to stay or fold in a game of cards could be influenced by a chemical in the brain, suggests new UBC research.

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University News


A massive experiment in learning

Four new online courses at UBC are attracting a new breed of students and changing teaching methods on campus.

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Globalization threatens benefits of an African ‘green revolution’

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A prospective “green revolution” in Africa could boost land use and carbon emissions globally, according to a study co-authored by a UBC researcher.


On alert for the Big One

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Placing earthquake sensors in 50 schools is step one of a UBC engineer’s vision for a life-saving warning network.


Diabetes researchers find faster way to create insulin-producing cells

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UBC, in collaboration with BetaLogics Venture, a division of Janssen Research & Development, LLC, has published a study highlighting a protocol to convert stem cells into insulin-producing cells.



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Explosion of information will change universities

UBC's David Ng writes about the evolution of knowledge in a new op-ed in The Globe and Mail. Read more...

Expert Spotlight


Scots free?

A UBC expert comments on whether voters will say ‘Aye’ or ‘Nae’ to independence in this month’s Scotland referendum.

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UBC Athletics


Homecoming 2014

Homecoming will feature a pep rally and BBQ, the 2nd Annual Great Thunderbird Trek, and a street party before the big game against the University of Calgary Dinos.

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Feature Video

UBC President Arvind Gupta accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge

With 6,800 first year UBC students as witnesses at the Imagine UBC Pep Rally, UBC’s 13th President and Vice Chancellor accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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UBC Events

Installation of Professor Arvind Gupta as the 13th President and Vice-Chancellor

  • Fri Sep 12 2014, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
The Installation Ceremony is a memorable and inspiring event featuring live music and greetings from around the world, welcoming Professor Gupta and celebrating the successes of UBC’s global community and its collective impact on the world.