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Yeast, the final frontier

UBC researcher is sending yeast to the International Space Station to learn about genetics and the environment.


Business, Law and Society


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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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

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Seven UBC professors elected to Royal Society of Canada

Seven University of British Columbia faculty members have been inducted into the Royal Society of Canada.

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New president pledges to boost UBC research excellence

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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.


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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It’s time for QP 2.0

Canadian politics, specifically Question Period in the House of Commons, should embrace the digital age, says UBC's David Moscrop. Read more...

Expert Spotlight

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Mind the parental work gap

Vancouver School of Economics expert Kevin Milligan sheds light on the employment gap between mothers and fathers.

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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

Earthquake early-alert systems installed at 50 B.C. schools

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

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UBC Events

Scotland, Quebec, Catalonia: Must Nations Become States?

  • Tue Sep 16 2014, 5 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Piano Lounge, Graham House, Green College, 6201 Cecil Green Park Rd.
What are some of the common characteristics of nationalism in these three national communities? What are some of the obstacles to their becoming independent states?