Media Release | September 23, 2015
A Nobel Prize-winning economist and expert on inequality is the first of many exceptional American scholars who will visit UBC, thanks to a $3-million donation from alumnus and long-time supporter Phil Lind.
Media Release | September 22, 2015
The Royal Society of Canada honoured nine UBC professors this month for their outstanding achievements and contributions to their fields.
Media Release | September 10, 2015 - by Glenn Drexhage
Joash Gambarage didn’t put on his first pair of shoes until his Grade 7 graduation ceremony.
September 9, 2015
A new professional program at UBC will train students to address the pressing issues of the 21st century, including human rights, climate change, poverty, security and risk.
September 1, 2015
Academic university libraries have come a long way since the early days of the card catalogue system, microfiches, and rows of book stacks.
August 31, 2015
The start of a new school year can be especially daunting for children who are starting kindergarten or high school.
Media Release | August 26, 2015
UBC is improving mental health literacy among its teacher candidates, arming them with the knowledge and skills they need to act as an intervenor in the battle against teen mental illness.
August 25, 2015
Talking in class is often frowned upon, but what if student chatter is actually beneficial?
Media Release | August 21, 2015
A $1.1-million estate donation by geologist Wilbert R. “Ted” Danner will increase support for geology students at UBC.
August 6, 2015
Seventy years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki were devastated by atomic bombs, the nightmarish scale of destruction and radiation left behind continue to haunt us.
August 5, 2015
More than half of the world’s population is now living in cities. According to UBC’s Distinguished Practice Professor of Planning Larry Beasley, retired chief planner for the City of Vancouver, that number is only set to increase.
July 31, 2015
Children’s literature fans everywhere rejoiced this week as the newly discovered book What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss hit bookstores. UBC professor of language and literacy education Margot Filipenko explains why the beloved late author continues to inspire such devotion among children and educators alike.
July 31, 2015
In 2014, UBC sociology professor Amin Ghaziani published There Goes the Gayborhood?, which discussed the assimilation of traditionally gay neighbourhoods into the mainstream.
July 29, 2015
Housing and transit are always hot topics in the Lower Mainland. Craig E. Jones, a PhD student in UBC’s department of geography, delved into these issues for his master’s thesis.
July 28, 2015
Action and graphics alone don’t make a good video game great – a strong plot and smart dialogue are just as important.
Media Release | July 21, 2015
New research shows that HIV treatment for illicit drug users improves their social and socioeconomic wellbeing as well as their health.
July 15, 2015
Imagine a city with better transit, more green spaces, and more diversity in housing types.
Media Release | July 6, 2015
A reminder for a dinner invitation and a touching letter from a young man to his mother offer a rare glimpse of daily life in ancient Egypt, thanks to a recent rediscovery at UBC Library.
June 10, 2015
UBC’s Alfred Hermida says journalists need an entirely new approach to delivering the news if their role is to continue.
June 3, 2015 - by Jessica Werb
The Magna Carta has been revered for centuries as the basis of modern democratic constitutions. 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the landmark charter between King John and his nobles.