Drug created from malaria parasite shows promise as bladder cancer treatment

A drug created from a malaria protein stopped tumour growth of chemotherapy-resistant bladder cancer, offering hope for cancer patients not responding to standard treatments.


Business, Law and Society

Report says Site C business case is ‘weak,’ calls for project to be suspended

A new report looking at the economic impact of Site C led by UBC researchers is calling for the B.C. government to hit pause on the project.

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Arts and Humanities

Making bins more convenient boosts recycling and composting rates

Want to recycle or compost more? Try moving the bins closer, new UBC research suggests.

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Science, Health and Technology

Medical history reveals multiple sclerosis begins to impact patients sooner

People with multiple sclerosis can show signs of something wrong five years before the onset of disease, much earlier than previously thought, according to a new analysis of health records from people with the condition.

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University News

Innovative software converts Wi-Fi data into energy savings

For the first time in Canada, a University of British Columbia engineer has found a way to use Wi-Fi to determine the number of building occupants and adjust ventilation accordingly.

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Reconciliation Pole installed on UBC Vancouver campus

Thousands of copper nails are important markers on a carved pole installed on UBC’s Vancouver campus.


Consumer behaviour causing premature deaths from air pollution

A UBC researcher is drawing attention to the human cost of our consumer behaviour by examining the number of deaths caused by air pollution from manufacturing goods.


Researchers identify genes that give cannabis its flavour

UBC scientists have scanned the genome of cannabis plants to find the genes responsible for giving various strains their lemony, skunky or earthy flavours, an important step for the budding legal cannabis industry.



Dangerous minds: Societal fears revealed by off-script books
The Globe and Mail published an op-ed by Carrie Jenkins, the Canada Research Char in philosophy and UBC professor, about attempts to remove or restrict certain books. Read here.

Expert Spotlight

UBC experts on B.C. election

The writ has officially dropped, marking the official start of the B.C. provincial election campaign.

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UBC Athletics

T-Bird Tell All: The 1969-70 Thunderettes

The 1969-70 UBC Basketball Thunderettes opened an era of dominance for women’s basketball at UBC. They were inducted Wednesday into the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

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Feature Video

UBC Doggo Meetup

Video from the first UBC DOGGO meet up in the UBC Arts & Culture District. Meet some of UBC’s furriest faces!

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UBC Events

Wesbrook Village Book Donation, Swap and Sale

  • Saturday, April 22 2017 from 12:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wesbrook Village, UBC
To celebrate Earth Day, Wesbrook Village is hosting a book donation, swap, and sale! Give your gently used books a second life and meet other book enthusiasts.