Mindfulness-based program in schools making a positive impact: UBC study

A social and emotional learning program started by Academy Award winning actress Goldie Hawn to help school children improve their learning abilities, be more caring, and less stressed is now backed by new scientific evidence.


Business, Law and Society


Crowdsourcing and chaos: how social media can save the day

When a powerful earthquake devastated China’s Sichuan province in 2008, the disaster was too catastrophic for authorities to stay on top of events as they unfolded.

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Arts and Humanities


Decades-old documents to be transformed into easily sharable digital data

This May, Crompton’s specialized computer lab will allow her and a team of digital humanist researchers to embark upon the creation of cutting-edge encoding of historical materials.

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Science, Health and Technology


Robot cars to sniff out ‘bombs’ in UBC engineering competition

UBC students will showcase their engineering design talents in a robotic vehicle competition on Wednesday, January 28.

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University News


Experts advisory: 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

UBC experts are available to comment on the Holocaust and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, January 27, 1945.

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#AskArvind Twitter town hall


On Thursday, January 29 at 3 p.m., join UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Arvind Gupta in his first ever Twitter Town Hall.


Wilde times: rare book coup for UBC


UBC Library has scored a rare book coup by acquiring two exceptional examples of early gay literature that share a connection with famed Victorian writer Oscar Wilde.


New program to make it easier for internationally-educated midwives to get licensed in B.C.


Midwives who trained and practised outside Canada will soon have a new opportunity to provide their services to women in B.C., thanks to the creation of a new program at UBC.




Answer to hunger is to raise incomes

While the answer to hunger and food insecurity might appear to be food, it is not. It is a matter of income poverty, says UBC Emeritus professor of social work, Graham Riches, in a Times Colonist op-ed. Read more here...

Expert Spotlight


2015: Year of the Planet

Climate change will dominate politics and international relations in 2015, say experts at UBC.

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UBC Athletics


UBC hockey sets new school attendance record

In front of a school record-breaking crowd of 3,049, the UBC Thunderbirds gave up a three-goal lead in the third period to fall 4-3 to Saskatchewan.

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Feature Video

Twitter Town Hall with UBC President Arvind Gupta

On Thursday, January 29 at 3 pm, join UBC President Arvind Gupta in his first ever Twitter Town Hall.

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UBC Events

Suicide Awareness Day: You can thrive
  • January 28
  • Reaching out early and preventing suicide requires the help of everyone in the UBC community