UBC fall honorary degree recipients recognized for research and community work

A man who brought education programs to refugee camps in Kenya, an occupational therapist who works with marginalized people and two scientists will receive honorary degrees from UBC during fall graduation ceremonies.


Business, Law and Society


Envy key motivator behind many Facebook posts, but site hurts mental well-being

A new study by Sauder School of Business Professor Izak Benbasat and his collaborators shows that envy is a key motivator behind Facebook posts and that contributes to a decrease in mental well-being among users.

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Arts and Humanities


UN climate change conference turns up the heat on Canada

The new Liberal government faces pressure to strengthen Canada’s climate change commitments at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, beginning Nov. 30.

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Science, Health and Technology


UBC researchers study football hits with head impact sensors

UBC researchers are studying the effects of head impacts on football players using xPatch, a small sensor worn behind the ear.

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University News


Paris Climate Change Conference: UBC experts available for comment

The world gathers in Paris next week for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, which runs from Nov. 30 – Dec. 11.

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UBC raises more than $1.6 billion in historic fundraising and alumni engagement campaign

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UBC has announced the results of its start an evolution campaign – the most ambitious fundraising and alumni engagement campaign in Canadian history.


Light therapy effective for depression: UBC study


New research finds that light therapy can treat non-seasonal depression and improve the overall wellbeing of people suffering from the disease.


Research pokes holes in police tactics to obtain confessions of crime


If you’ve ever watched a TV crime drama, or even the national news, you’ve likely witnessed a suspect, after endless police questioning, breakdown in tears to confess to a crime.



Who is part of Canada’s cultural mosaic?
Mabel Ho, a sociology PhD student at UBC, discusses her research on the experiences of individuals with different ethnic backgrounds in Canada.

Expert Spotlight


UBC experts to comment on rejection of Keystone XL

UBC experts are available to comment in the wake of U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

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UBC Athletics


T-Birds to face Dinos in final matches of 2015

The UBC Thunderbirds are preparing for their last games of the calendar year against the Calgary Dinos this weekend in southern Alberta.

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Feature Video

What are you working on?

Go behind the scenes with Andrew Riter at the Chan Centre for the Perfoming Arts as they prepare for UBC’s graduation ceremonies.

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UBC Events

Seasonal Concert: Beijing Central Conservatory Opera Centre and Orchestra, UBC Opera Ensemble

  • Thursday, December 3, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Old Auditorium, 6344 Memorial Road, Vancouver
All members of the UBC community are invited to join us in celebrating UBC’s Centennial and the holiday season at this noon hour seasonal concert