UBC-Yale team help translate Facebook’s Safety Check tool after Nepal quake

UBC linguist Mark Turin helped translate Facebook's Safety Check tool into Nepali.


Business, Law and Society


McJobs pay off later in career success

When school lets out for the summer, many young students will be facing a tough choice: get a summer job or take on extra studies?

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Arts and Humanities


Zambian children report happiness levels on par with Canadian counterparts: UBC study

Spirituality and connection to nature are good predictors of Zambian children’s well-being, according to a UBC study published in the current issue of the Journal of Happiness Studies.

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Science, Health and Technology


Canada building less social housing despite risk of increased homelessness: UBC study

The first 20-year survey of public housing trends in North America, Europe and Asia has highlighted the decline in Canada’s public-housing investment.

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University News


Graduation and honorary degree ceremonies begin

UBC will award degrees to 8,500 graduating students and five honorary degree recipients at the Vancouver campus’ Spring Congregation, May 20-22 and May 25-27, 2015.

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NSERC awards UBC $3.3 million to train young researchers of tomorrow


UBC students and postdoctoral fellows in the fields of biological engineering and bioinformatics have received $3.3 million in grants from NSERC.


Satellite mapping reveals agricultural slowdown in Latin America: UBC study


For the first time, satellite mapping of Latin America shows that the continent’s agricultural expansion has waned in the wake of the global economic downturn, according to UBC research.


Congress approval rating tanking over poor choice of words


U.S. Congress approval ratings are at record lows. Now a new study suggests that this may be partly due to a decline in the use of warm, agreeable language in the House.




What’s love got to do with sex ed? Maybe everything

Carrie Jenkins, Canada Research Chair in Philosophy at UBC, says while sex can be taught to some degree in schools, teaching an understanding of love is a more complicated undertaking, Read more...

Expert Spotlight


Canada pledges to cut greenhouse gases by 30%: UBC experts available for comment

UBC experts are available to comment on the federal government’s announcement that it will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent.

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UBC Athletics


Three T-Birds named NAIA All-Americans

The NAIA has announced the 2015 NAIA Women’s Golf All-America teams, as selected by the NAIA-Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-America Committee.

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Feature Video

The Orange Chair Sessions: Dr. Julio Montaner

Dr. Julio Montaner is a global leader in the treatment and prevention of an otherwise deadly disease.

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UBC Events

Chantal Bian, cello – DMA Solo Recital
  • Monday, May 25: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

  • Roy Barnett Recital Hall