Renowned quantum physicist joins UBC from Harvard as new Canada Excellence Research Chair

UBC welcomed quantum physicist Jennifer Hoffman today as its newest Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC). She joins a team of leading-edge quantum matter researchers at UBC, building a critical mass of expertise in this emerging field.


Business, Law and Society


Counterfeiters push fashion labels to new heights

The presence of counterfeiters in the market can drive innovation in the fashion industry, according to a new UBC study.

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Arts and Humanities


UBC experts available to comment on Ramadan

UBC experts are available to comment on the most sacred month of the Islamic calendar, and its related subjects.

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Science, Health and Technology


Single-celled predator evolves tiny, human-like ‘eye’

A single-celled marine plankton evolved a miniature version of a multi-cellular eye, possibly to help see its prey better, according to University of British Columbia (UBC) research published today in Nature.

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University News


Greece debt crisis: UBC experts available for comment

UBC experts are available for commentary on the increasingly tense Greece debt crisis.

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Freshwater and ocean acidification stunts growth of developing pink salmon


Pink salmon that begin life in freshwater with high concentrations of carbon dioxide, which causes acidification, are smaller and may be less likely to survive, according to a new study from UBC.


Tackling the trauma: Male survivors of sexual abuse hope for more understanding


As Canada marks Men’s Health Month, a UBC nursing researcher is calling for greater understanding and support for male survivors of sexual abuse.


UBC experts available to comment on hot weather, forest fires, drought


UBC experts are available to comment on a variety of issues related to hot weather, including droughts, wildfires and heat waves.



Forgiving the unforgivable
Karl Aquino, a professor at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, argues the virtues of forgiveness. Read more..

Expert Spotlight

Paul Gross

For dudes, by DUDES

The DUDES Club creates a safe, supportive place for men to talk about health, both physical and mental.

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UBC Athletics


Former Major Leaguer Chris Pritchett named head coach of UBC baseball

The UBC Thunderbirds’ new baseball head coach replaces the only man who has patrolled the T-Bird dugout since the program was resurrected in 1997.

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Feature Video

Why reducing your middle matters

What is the most important thing to know about obesity and cancer? Dr. Murphy explains maintaining a healthy body weight throughout life is key.

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UBC Events

c̓esnaʔəm, the city before the city
  • Tue, June 30: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Museum of Anthropology
The Museum of Anthropology, the Musqueam First Nation, and the Museum of Vancouver partner on a groundbreaking exploration of an ancient landscape and living culture in a series of exhibitions entitled c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city.