New flu drug stops virus in its tracks
A new class of influenza drug has been shown effective against drug-resistant strains of the flu virus, according to a study led by University of British Columbia researchers.
Feb 21, 2013
UBC experts for B.C. budget analysis
UBC experts are available for commentary on today’s B.C. budget, which is expected around 2 p.m.
Feb 19, 2013
Social media: Where business and journalism intersect
A new UBC course connects two schools to prepare students for the real world
Feb 6, 2013 - by Bethan Williams
Mining the possibilities
How UBC engineers are leading a more sustainable approach to resource extraction
Feb 6, 2013 - by Brian Lin
Smoke signals: Medical marijuana in Canada
Research is helping to shape the therapeutic potential of pot
Feb 6, 2013 - by Zach Walsh
BC Skills deficit looming in 2016: More jobs than qualified people unless post-secondary capacity expanded
A skills shortage will hit British Columbia in 2016 and continue to grow, unless immediate action is taken to improve access to all types of post-secondary education – university, college and trades.
Jan 29, 2013
UBC MBA up 25 places in Financial Times Global MBA Ranking
Up 25 places over its 2012 ranking, the MBA at the University of British Columbia ranks 57th among the world’s top 100 MBA programs in the 2013 Financial Times Global MBA Ranking, published today.
Jan 28, 2013
UBC building wins prestigious Wallpaper* Magazine design award
Design and lifestyle magazine Wallpaper* has bestowed its 2013 ‘Best Lab’ award to the University of British Columbia’s new Pharmaceutical Sciences Building.
Jan 28, 2013
UBC research: Forget about fair – it’s better when bosses pick favourites
A new study from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business shows that bosses should pick favourites if they want top performing teams.
Jan 21, 2013
UBC campaign hits $1 billion
The University of British Columbia’s start an evolution campaign crossed the $1 billion mark and is now two-thirds of the way toward its fundraising and alumni engagement targets – to raise $1.5 billion and to involve 50,000 alumni annually in the life of the university by 2015.
Jan 18, 2013
UBC receives $22.7M for research from the Canada Foundation for Innovation
University of British Columbia research in areas ranging from astronomy to cancer, quantum materials to plant evolution, received a $22.7M boost from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
Jan 15, 2013
UBC and Fraunhofer Society enter $4.9 million clean energy partnership
A $4.9-million research partnership between UBC and Germany’s Fraunhofer Society – Europe’s largest applied research institution – will advance clean energy research in five critical areas, from wind energy to zero emission vehicles.
Jan 15, 2013
Four UBC professors appointed to Order of Canada
Four University of British Columbia professors, four alumni and two honorary degree recipients have been named to the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest civilian honours.
Jan 2, 2013
For power and status, dominance and skill trump likability
Finding the next Barack Obama or Warren Buffett might be as simple as looking at who attracts the most eyes in a crowd, a new UBC study finds.
Dec 19, 2012
Single spill could wipe out economic gains from Northern Gateway
UBC researchers estimate losses of $300-million, cleanup costs of up to $9.6-billion.
Dec 11, 2012
Improving conditions for Mumbai’s slum workers
Unsanitary, dangerous conditions hamper the personal and professional survival of women and girls, says Prof. Kanchan Sarker.
Dec 5, 2012 - by Jody Jacob
The economics of sex
Marina Adshade has turned an economics course into a successful blog and a soon-to-be published book. Her agent believes Hollywood will be calling soon.
Dec 5, 2012 - by Marina Adshade
Taking the pulse of the Mexican drug trade
Prof. Shaylih Muehlmann argues that decriminalization of drugs is the only way to stop the cycle of fear and poverty that rules Mexico.
Dec 5, 2012 - by Basil Waugh
UBC’s new Vancouver School of Economics to educate global economic policy leaders
An expansion of Canada’s top-ranked economics department will create the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, a new global centre for research and learning on the world’s most pressing economic issues.
Dec 5, 2012
Inviting customer complaints can kill business: UBC research
Giving customers a chance to complain can be a bad idea if customers believe they’re to blame for a product’s failure, a new study from the Sauder School of Business at UBC shows.
Nov 29, 2012