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A rare fossil clue to pre-historic Canada

A 5-million year old paleo wolverine bone discovered 14 years ago provides insight into how the highlands of Alberta were formed


Business, Law and Society


Summer McJobs are good for kids, says Sauder study

A new UBC Sauder School of Business study shows that teenagers who work at summer or evening jobs gain a competitive advantage later in life.

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Arts and Humanities

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UBC Opera keeps hitting the high notes

The UBC Opera Ensemble is more relevant than ever, thanks largely to a strong vision.

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Science, Health and Technology

A power drill cover developed by UBC students could help doctors in developing countries.

Power drills go from the toolbox to the operating room

Engineering students develop simple alternative to expensive surgical tool for developing world.

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University News


New science camp sparks eureka moments

The MiniMinds summer camp helps the youngest of students discover the wonders of science.

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Co-ops can be a ‘golden ticket’ for career success

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Whether at Facebook, Google or local charities, students are discovering work they love through UBC’s co-op program.


A passport to a green future

A page from the passport handed out to athletes at the Special Olympics 2014 Canada Summer Games

UBC aims to make the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games the greenest sporting event ever, with a little help from the athletes.


Stand up for hip health research

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UBC team uses world’s only research-focused Upright Open MRI to shed new light on joint pain.




Ramadan - It's not about food

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan reminds us that many people around the world go hungry, says UBC student Maryam Baksh. Read more ...

Expert Spotlight


Everyone’s a winner

As host venue for the 2014 Games, UBC has much to gain from its partnership with Special Olympics Canada, and vice-versa, says Louise Cowin.

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UBC Athletics


UBC rowers selected for international competitions

Ten UBC Thunderbirds have been chosen to represent Canada at the 2014 World Rowing Under-23 Championships and the World University Rowing Championships.

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Feature Video

Standing up for joint pain research

World’s first research-focused MRI to shed new light on hip health.

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UBC Events

Welcome to Screenland Opening Reception

  • Thu Jul 10 2014, 6 PM - 9 PM
  • Satellite Gallery
What do we go onto the Internet to experience? As televisions and computers have found their way into the privacy of our living rooms, and smart phones are now our constant companions, how these devices virtually restructure our personal, emotional, and psychic lives has become an urgent question.