UBC Library acquires 800-year-old medieval Papal document

An extraordinary Papal document that’s nearly 800 years old has become a valuable teaching and research tool at UBC, thanks to a history instructor’s passion and the university library’s restoration efforts.


Business, Law and Society


Peter A. Allard, Q.C., donates $30 million to UBC Faculty of Law

UBC Law alumnus Peter A. Allard, Q.C., has donated $30 million to UBC’s Faculty of Law, the largest gift ever to a Canadian law school.

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Arts and Humanities


Decades-old documents to be transformed into easily sharable digital data

This May, Crompton’s specialized computer lab will allow her and a team of digital humanist researchers to embark upon the creation of cutting-edge encoding of historical materials.

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Science, Health and Technology


UBC physician does an about-face, based on her own research

Throughout her career as a physician, Laura Magee has taken a restrained approach to use of blood pressure-lowering medication in her pregnant patients.

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University News


$1 million in new scholarships for UBC athletes

UBC graduate and noted philanthropist Ken Woods has donated $1 million to establish a scholarship for gifted athletes.

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#AskArvind Twitter town hall


On Thursday, January 29 at 3 p.m., join UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Arvind Gupta in his first ever Twitter Town Hall.


Mindfulness-based program in schools making a positive impact: UBC study


A social and emotional learning program started by Academy Award winning actress Goldie Hawn to help school children improve their learning abilities, be more caring, and less stressed is now backed by new


Crowdsourcing and chaos: how social media can save the day


When a powerful earthquake devastated China’s Sichuan province in 2008, the disaster was too catastrophic for authorities to stay on top of events as they unfolded.




Answer to hunger is to raise incomes

While the answer to hunger and food insecurity might appear to be food, it is not. It is a matter of income poverty, says UBC Emeritus professor of social work, Graham Riches, in a Times Colonist op-ed. Read more here...

Expert Spotlight


2015: Year of the Planet

Climate change will dominate politics and international relations in 2015, say experts at UBC.

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UBC Athletics


UBC hockey sets new school attendance record

In front of a school record-breaking crowd of 3,049, the UBC Thunderbirds gave up a three-goal lead in the third period to fall 4-3 to Saskatchewan.

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Feature Video

This Week at UBC: January 25-31

This week Liam lets you know about the Twitter Town Hall, UBC Faculty Cup, Chew on This, and Suicide Awareness Day.

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UBC Events

#AskArvind Twitter Town Hall
  • January 29 3pm - 4pm
  • What’s in store for UBC’s second century? Join UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Arvind Gupta in his first ever Twitter Town Hall.