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The secret life of trees: Is nature less selfish than we think?

CNN interviewed Suzanne Simard, a UBC ecologist, about her research on communication among organisms in forests. She found that trees communicate using an underground “mycorrhizal network,” a symbiotic association between a […]

Canada’s Trump? ‘Shark Tank’s’ O’Leary runs for Tory leadership

After celebrity investor Kevin O’Leary declared he would enter the federal Conservative leadership race, CNN quoted David Moscrop, a UBC political scientist, for a story comparing Donald Trump and O’Leary. Moscrop said both […]

Many asexual people still fantasize about sex, study finds

CNN featured a study from UBC’s sexual health lab that found nearly half of asexual women and three quarters of asexual men are just as likely to fantasize about fetishes and […]

Denmark recovers top spot on world happiness ranking

The New York Times and other media outlets highlighted the results of the new World Happiness Report, prepared by an international panel of social scientists including UBC economist John Helliwell. Denmark […]

Obama finds a world leader in his own image in Trudeau

With their similar values and world outlook, Justin Trudeau and Barack Obama make for natural political allies, reports CNN. Michael Byers, a professor of international politics at UBC, said relations […]

The Bacchae 2.1

The Bacchae 2.1 Jan 22 – Feb 7, 2015 Expect the unexpected from American playwright Charles L. Mee’s subversive and richly poetic creation The Bacchae 2.1.

Global Connectivity E-Mentorship Program launch: Conversation on Difference Making

Students, faculty and staff are invited to an event that celebrates the launch of the Global Connectivity E-Mentorship Program, a student initiative that focuses on the empowerment and development of […]

UBC This Week 4-Sep-2014

  Recent UBC Media Releases Sep 4 Experts to comment on Ukraine crisis Sep 4 Better schools through unschooling? Sep 4 Green neighbourhoods lead to higher birth weights: study Sep […]

UBC This Week 19-June-2014

  Recent UBC Media Releases Jun 19 Lululemon’s downward dogfight: how boardroom politics can impact the bottom line Jun 18 Mobile app reads kids’ respiratory rate faster, more accurately Jun […]

UBC This Week 6-Feb-2014

  Recent UBC Media Releases Feb 6 UBC experts on Citizenship Act changes Feb 6 Beatlemania, 50 years later Feb 6 Want brand loyalty? Scare your customers Feb 5 UBC […]

UBC This Week 30-Jan-2014

  Recent UBC Media Releases Jan 30 Pixel powerhouse Jan 30 Security challenges and the Sochi Games Jan 29 Staff contains MOA flood: Museum open for business on Thursday Jan […]

UBC This Week 23-Jan-2014

  Recent UBC Media Releases Jan 23 Balancing act Jan 22 Stephen Toope to lead U of T’s Munk School of Global Affairs Jan 21 Monuments man Jan 21 UBC […]

Inter UBC places second at 2013 World Clubs Tournament

The Inter UBC Over-50s Football team placed second out of 12 international teams at the fifth World Clubs (over 50s) Tournament in Barcelona. Led by player-coach Harry Hubball, a professor […]

Continuing Studies recognized

Transformations: A History of UBC Continuing Studies, published in 2012 in tandem with the 75th anniversary of Continuing Studies, was recognized with an Honorable Mention by the 2013 Philip E. […]

ORW gives endowment to UBC

ORW Opportunities through Rehabilitation and Work Society, a non-profit advocating for persons with disabilities, donated $50,000 to endow the ORW Opportunities through Rehabilitation and Work Society Graduate Award. The award […]