Media Release | September 25, 2012
University of British Columbia researchers have received $4.5 million in federal support for multidisciplinary initiatives that combine science, engineering and medical expertise.
Media Release | September 12, 2012
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.
August 30, 2012
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 […]
August 15, 2012
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 […]
August 3, 2012
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.
Media Release | August 1, 2012
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.
Media Release | July 31, 2012
People who worry about workplace rejection or sabotage can end up bringing it upon themselves, according to University of British Columbia research.
Media Release | July 24, 2012
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 […]
Media Release | July 5, 2012
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.
June 12, 2012
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.
June 6, 2012 - by Basil Waugh
UBC researchers are using novel tools like the Ouija board as a window into our “second intelligence.”
June 6, 2012 - by Heather Amos
Prof. Sally Aitken is learning how trees adapt to local climatic conditions by studying their genes.
Media Release | May 17, 2012
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.
Media Release | May 7, 2012
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.
Media Release | April 26, 2012
A new University of British Columbia study finds that analytic thinking can decrease religious belief, even in devout believers.
Media Release | March 28, 2012
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.
Media Release | March 28, 2012
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.
Media Release | March 19, 2012
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.
March 14, 2012
Media are invited to a sneak peek of a new app that turns an iPhone or iPod Touch into an instrument for choir singing.
Media Release | March 14, 2012
The University of British Columbia now ranks 25th among the world’s top 100 universities, according to the 2012 Times Higher Education Reputation Rankings.