What is flex learning?
Flexible learning, has many components, one of which is to blend technology and online tools together with more traditional classroom elements. The “flipped classroom” model, for example, provides students access to pre-recorded lectures, reading and other course materials in advance and uses class time for active learning activities.
Sep 3, 2013 - by Loren Plottel
‘Trojan’ asteroids in far reaches of Solar System more common than previously thought
UBC astronomers have discovered the first Trojan asteroid sharing the orbit of Uranus.
Aug 30, 2013
Lights! Camera! Learn!
Flexible learning initiatives are “flipping” lectures and homework to dramatically change learning.
Aug 30, 2013 - by Brian Lin
Poverty impairs cognitive function
Poverty consumes so much mental energy that those in poor circumstances have little remaining brainpower to concentrate on other areas of life, new research finds.
Aug 29, 2013
Whose City Is It, Anyway?
Whose City Is It, Anyway? Patrick Condon of UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture says that in Vancouver and around the world, middle-class citizens rage over planning that favours profit […]
Aug 28, 2013
New paths to community care
More newly graduated doctors will be completing their training in communities outside of Vancouver.
Aug 20, 2013 - by Daniel Presnell
How I spent my summer vacation
A field course in India taught Joanna Lee the challenges of conservation in the developing world.
Aug 19, 2013
Anti-homophobia measures reduce binge drinking for all students
Canadian high schools with long-standing anti-homophobia policies or gay-straight alliances (GSAs) have a positive effect on gay and straight students’ problem alcohol use.
Aug 15, 2013
Chemists discover 23 new molecules in red wine
Scientists have long espoused the health benefits of red wine. Now UBC chemists have discovered 23 new molecules that could mean there are even more vino virtues.
Aug 12, 2013
Study paints complex health portrait of single-room occupancy hotel tenants in DTES
A new study is revealing multiple health concerns faced by an tenants in Vancouver’s SRO hotels.
Aug 9, 2013
Study reveals role of “peacekeeper” in the gut
A new study has shone a spotlight on the peacekeeping mechanisms in our intestines.
Aug 8, 2013
Prof. George Sawatzky says UBC physicists are helping develop quantum materials that will usher in the next generation of information technology.
Aug 7, 2013 - by Eric Mills
Whac-A-Mole; sci-fi robot edition
Autonomous robots designed by UBC engineering students will go head to head in a “whac-a-mole” competition at the 13th Annual UBC Engineering Physics Robot Competition.
Aug 7, 2013
Marine life outracing land animals toward cooler habitats
Marine species are migrating toward the poles as much as 12 times faster than land-based species as a result of the warming climate, according to a new study.
Aug 4, 2013
Q&A on bug bite protection
Prof. Murray Isman on natural ways to keep the bugs away during the dog days of summer.
Aug 2, 2013
Q&A on summer food safety with Siyun Wang
Keep your hot foods hot and your cold foods cold, says Siyun Wang, an assistant professor of food safety engineering.
Jul 31, 2013
One size doesn’t fit all: Ethnic birth weight chart better for infant care
One size chart doesn’t fit all when it comes to evaluating birth weight and health outcomes of newborns, according to UBC researchers.
Jul 31, 2013
How wildfires can do more good than harm
Lori Daniels explains how forest fires can contribute to landscape diversity.
Jul 29, 2013
Impaired visual signals might contribute to schizophrenia symptoms
By observing the eye movements of schizophrenia patients, a UBC researcher has discovered a potential explanation for some of their symptoms.
Jul 29, 2013
Women in rural areas have less access to abortion services than their urban counterparts, says UBC’s Dr. Wendy Norman.
Jul 25, 2013 - by Brian Lin