THC makes rats lazy, less willing to try cognitively demanding tasks: UBC study

New research from the University of British Columbia suggests there may be some truth to the belief that marijuana use causes laziness— at least in rats.


Business, Law and Society


The office can be a safe haven for women facing domestic abuse

Domestic abuse can be a barrier to career success for women, according to a new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business.

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Arts and Humanities


Why people hoard and how to provide compassionate help

Hoarding has been the subject of popular reality TV shows, but it’s a serious disorder that threatens people’s safety and can even land them on the streets.

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University News


Connected By Commitment Annual Report 2015-16

The year is summarized through a mix of storytelling and metrics that highlight the successes of our students, faculty, staff and alumni linked to the nine commitments of the university’s strategic plan Place and Promise.

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Why your kids should play in the dirt


Kids are urged to wash up before dinner, and a bottle of hand sanitizer on the desk is de rigueur for elementary-school teachers. But could all this hygiene actually be harming children?


Montreal households the greenest in Canada: UBC study


Montreal households are the greenest in the country, and Edmonton’s the least, according to a new UBC study.


UBC experts on back-to-school issues


UBC experts are available to comment on back-to-school issues, including B.C.’s new K-12 curriculum, funding, bullying and more.



Why Trudeau should move to safeguard Northwest Passage

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed by Michael Byers, a UBC law professor and research chair in Global Politics and International Law.

Read it here.

Expert Spotlight

Rio de Janeiro waterfront

UBC experts on Rio 2016 Olympics

UBC experts are ready to comment on Games-related topics.

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UBC Athletics


T-Birds and Team Canada at Rio 2016

Follow our UBC Thunderbirds athletes making Canada proud at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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Feature Video

South Okanagan Family Practice Residency

The South Okanagan Family Practice Residency launched in the Spring of 2016. Participants talk about the opportunities it provides.

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UBC Events

Harry Potter Exhibition at UBC Library

  • Every Wednesday, 11am-12pm
  • Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC Point Grey Campus
Experience the Harry Potter Collection in person. Visit Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library for a hands on tour.