The psychological impact of wildfires

Nearly 40,000 British Columbians have been displaced due to wildfires in B.C. In this Q&A, a UBC professor discusses the psychological impact of wildfires.


Business, Law and Society

What rising interest rates could mean for the housing market

The Bank of Canada is expected to hike the key interest rate Wednesday for the first time in nearly seven years.

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Arts and Humanities

UBC experts on the new B.C. government and cabinet

The B.C. NDP cabinet was sworn in on Tuesday. UBC experts are available to comment on the new government and its stated priorities: education, the opioid crisis and softwood lumber negotiations with the U.S.

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Science, Health and Technology

Programs that teach emotional intelligence in schools have lasting impact

Social and emotional learning programs for youth not only immediately improve mental health but also continue to benefit children years later, according to new research.

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University News

UBC’s 2016-2017 Annual Report

UBC’s 2016-2017 Annual Report has launched in a new downloadable format, it includes top highlights, high-level performance measures and financial information. 

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Ga-ga, goo-goo, why a baby likes you

By the age of one, infants already prefer speakers of their native tongue, but do not necessarily view speakers of an unfamiliar language negatively, according to new UBC research.


$6-million donation creates largest ever endowed scholarship at UBC

The University of British Columbia has created its largest ever endowed scholarship, thanks to a $6-million donation from the Constance Livingstone Friedman and Sydney Friedman Foundation.


UBC experts available to comment on forest fires and air quality

UBC forestry and health experts are available to discuss forest fires in B.C., and health risks associated with wildfires and heat throughout the summer.



Canada could lead the fight for life in a post-antibiotic world Bob Hancock, a UBC professor of microbiology and immunology, co-wrote an op-ed for The Conversation about a “post-antibiotic world.” Read more.

Expert Spotlight

UBC experts on children’s summer activities

School’s out for the summer and sometimes, for parents, it can feel like forever.

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UBC Athletics

Four track and field alumni to compete at World Championships

Four UBC Thunderbirds track and field alumni have been chosen to represent Canada at the upcoming IAAF World Championships.

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Feature Video

The Thing with Feathers

From ‘snarge’ to unidentified museum artifacts, forensic ornithologist Ildiko Szabo investigates bird mysteries big and small.

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Learn to meditate

  • Wednesday, July 12, noon - 1 p.m.
  • TEF 3 Building (6190 Agronomy Rd.) at UBC Point Grey
Learn meditation and mindfulness techniques! This three-part course is designed for those both new and experienced in meditation. Click here to learn more.