August 26, 2015
Along with notebooks and pencils, students are also increasingly packing smartphones and tablets in their school backpacks.
August 25, 2015
Talking in class is often frowned upon, but what if student chatter is actually beneficial?
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.
August 4, 2015
As UBC biologist Tony Farrell explains, this year’s lack of snow melt coupled with record-high water temperatures mean sockeye salmon heading to the Fraser River to spawn might not make it at all.
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 30, 2015
With the Vancouver Pride Festival coming up this weekend, a growing number of corporations have been participating in the parade, as well as sponsoring Pride events and running ad campaigns featuring rainbows and same-sex couples.
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.
July 22, 2015
UBC experts are available for commentary on the Canadian dollar, which has fallen to its lowest level in more than a decade.
July 21, 2015
Providing HIV care at local health clinics in South Africa has led to a massive increase in the number of people there receiving vital HIV treatment, according to UBC research.
July 15, 2015
Imagine a city with better transit, more green spaces, and more diversity in housing types.
July 14, 2015
Canada’s slumping economy is leading some to speculate that the Bank of Canada will cut its interest rate from the already-low 0.75 per cent down to 0.5 per cent.
June 26, 2015
As Canada marks Men’s Health Month, a UBC nursing researcher is calling for greater understanding and support for male survivors of sexual abuse.
June 17, 2015
The DUDES Club creates a safe, supportive place for men to talk about health, both physical and mental.
June 10, 2015
A UBC engineering professor will be the first to teach a new online lab course that sees students build and test a computer chip in just six weeks.
June 9, 2015
Infectious diseases specialist David Patrick discusses the misinformation about ticks and Lyme disease.
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.