The surprising psychological benefits— and risks— of Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go fever has officially taken over. Nintendo’s new augmented reality smartphone game is enticing millions of players to get outside and walk around in search of characters and reportedly helping people with depression and social anxiety.


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


Do think-tanks matter? A UBC professor says ‘think again’

A UBC professor is suggesting government policy makers and advisors need to do a re-think when it comes to giving validity to reports coming across their desks.

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Science, Health and Technology


Scientists develop painless and inexpensive microneedle system to monitor drugs

Researchers at UBC and the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in Switzerland have created a microneedle drug monitoring system that could one day replace costly, invasive blood draws and improve patient comfort.

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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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Gay, lesbian and bisexual youth have higher rates of disordered eating behaviours: UBC study


Sexual minority boys and girls are more likely to purge or take laxatives, use diet pills, or fast to lose weight than their straight peers, and those disordered eating trends may not be improving, according to new


Hummingbird vision wired to avoid high-speed collisions


Hummingbirds are among nature’s most agile fliers. They can travel faster than 50 kilometres per hour and stop on a dime to navigate through dense vegetation.


Astronomers discover new distant dwarf planet beyond Neptune


An international team of astronomers including researchers from the University of British Columbia have discovered a new dwarf planet orbiting in the disk of small icy worlds beyond Neptune.



How routine testing can help end AIDS
Dr. Julio Montaner is the director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, and writes about the success of the Treatment as Prevention (TasP) concept.
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Expert Spotlight


How to keep young minds active this summer

As another school year comes to a close, the task of filling long, summer days lies ahead.

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UBC Athletics


Three more WHLers join UBC Thunderbirds hockey

The UBC men’s hockey team continues to bolster its line-up in the lead up to the 2016-17 CIS season.

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Feature Video

Rick Hansen on the Future of Accessibility

Rick challenges audiences to check their own attitudes and question the barriers to success that hold them back from reaching their full potential.

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UBC Events

Buddhism in the Global Eye: Beyond East and West

  • August 10-12, 2016
  • St. John’s College, 2111 Lower Mall, Point Grey Campus
We will re-examine the widely held assumption that modern Buddhism is Buddhism with Western characteristics and to attempt to map out a better paradigm for explaining the modernization of Buddhism.