UBC receives $4.5M federal boost for health research
University of British Columbia researchers have received $4.5 million in federal support for multidisciplinary initiatives that combine science, engineering and medical expertise.
Sep 25, 2012
UBC partners with Vietnamese hospital to create $8M oral health research centre
The Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia has received an in-kind gift of $8 million from the Ho Chi Minh City National Hospital of Odonto-Stomatology to create an oral health research centre.
Sep 12, 2012
Eighteen UBC students win prestigious Vanier Canada Scholarship
Eighteen doctoral students from the University of British Columbia have been awarded the 2012 Vanier Canada Scholarships. Vanier scholars receive $50,000 annually for up to three years to support their […]
Aug 30, 2012
Award-winning ideas for affordable housing
Ian Ross McDonald, adjunct faculty at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA), received an award of excellence for his affordable housing idea in the recent City of Vancouver re:THINK HOUSING […]
Aug 15, 2012
Sauder Prof helps 2012 Canadian Olympic team go carbon neutral
As the 2012 Olympics swing into action, the world’s attention turns to athletes striving for medals, but what many overlook is the event’s long term impact on the environment.
Aug 3, 2012
Students trading sex for drugs or alcohol happens also in rural B.C.: UBC research
Just over two percent of teens in rural schools who have ever tried alcohol, marijuana or other drugs report they have also traded sex for these substances, according to University of British Columbia research published today in the Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality. This is the first study to track this issue among rural students.
Aug 1, 2012
Being paranoid about office politics can make you a target: UBC research
People who worry about workplace rejection or sabotage can end up bringing it upon themselves, according to University of British Columbia research.
Jul 31, 2012
$1.4 M study on using plants to recover rare metals from mine waste: UBC research
Researchers at the University of British Columbia and an international team have received $1.4 million to explore the use of plants to recover precious metals from mine tailings around the […]
Jul 24, 2012
Workplace bullying witnesses consider quitting more than the victims: UBC study
New University of British Columbia research reveals that workers who witness bullying can have a stronger urge to quit than those who experience it firsthand.
Jul 5, 2012
Dads and kids’ safety: UBC study on injury prevention
Men can differ greatly from women in how they parent, especially during playtime. Fathers tend to think of themselves as less cautious than mothers, says Asst. Prof. Mariana Brussoni, lead investigator of the University of British Columbia study, Fathering and Injury Prevention.
Jun 12, 2012
Mysteries of unconsciousness
UBC researchers are using novel tools like the Ouija board as a window into our “second intelligence.”
Jun 6, 2012 - by Basil Waugh
Forestry: the new high-tech frontier
Prof. Sally Aitken is learning how trees adapt to local climatic conditions by studying their genes.
Jun 6, 2012 - by Heather Amos
Parents are happier than non-parents, new research suggests
New research by psychologists at three North American universities, including the University of British Columbia, finds that parents experience greater levels of happiness and meaning from life than non-parents.
May 17, 2012
Hedge funds more like guardian angels than vultures: UBC research
New University of British Columbia research shows that – contrary to popular opinion – hedge funds have a positive influence when investing in U.S. companies filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
May 7, 2012
Analytic thinking can decrease religious belief: UBC study
A new University of British Columbia study finds that analytic thinking can decrease religious belief, even in devout believers.
Apr 26, 2012
Coffee and other stimulant drugs may cause high achievers to slack off: UBC study
While stimulants may improve unengaged workers’ performance, a new University of British Columbia study suggests that for others, caffeine and amphetamines can have the opposite effect, causing workers with higher motivation levels to slack off.
Mar 28, 2012
Asian Canadian LGB teens face greater health risks as dual minorities: UBC research
Asian Canadian teenagers who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are 30 times more likely to face harassment than their heterosexual peers – a factor that is linked to higher rates of alcohol or drug use, according to University of British Columbia research.
Mar 28, 2012
UBC animal research vindicated by Canadian Council on Animal Care
In a letter sent Friday, March 16, to the activist group Stop UBC Animal Research, the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) finds no evidence to support allegations of animal cruelty made against a University of British Columbia research team.
Mar 19, 2012
Let your iPhone do the singing: ChoirMob sneak peek at UBC
Media are invited to a sneak peek of a new app that turns an iPhone or iPod Touch into an instrument for choir singing.
Mar 14, 2012
UBC’s reputation moves up six spots to 25th in global ranking
The University of British Columbia now ranks 25th among the world’s top 100 universities, according to the 2012 Times Higher Education Reputation Rankings.
Mar 14, 2012