A guide to the August 21 total solar eclipse

A total solar eclipse over the United States on August 21 has people excited. Here in the Lower Mainland, we’ll see 87 per cent of the sun obscured by the moon.


Business, Law and Society

UBC experts available to comment on NAFTA negotiations

UBC experts are available to comment on a variety of topics related to NAFTA negotiations that begin Aug. 16, 2017.

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Arts and Humanities

First Canadian study examining patients’ use of cannabis dispensaries finds high satisfaction

Patients who use cannabis for therapeutic purposes (CTP) rate storefront dispensaries highly, but less highly for cost compared to some other cannabis sources, new research has found.

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Science, Health and Technology

Algorithms that can sketch, recreate 3D shapes

A University of British Columbia computer scientist has created a new software that can create a design sketch of an everyday object, addressing the challenge of accurately describing shapes.

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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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Every person counts in effort to reduce HIV infection

A recent study that reveals the most accurate estimate of the number of Metro Vancouver men who have sex with men (MSM) is providing a better understanding of the scope of HIV among this at-risk population.


UBC Library acquires first known account of British Columbia by an English woman

A handwritten journal that is the earliest known account of British Columbia by an English woman is coming to UBC.


Breakthrough software teaches computer characters to walk, run, even play soccer

Computer characters and eventually robots could learn complex motor skills like walking and running through trial and error, thanks to a milestone algorithm developed by a University of British Columbia researcher.



Rhinestone Cowboy shines spotlight on Alzheimer Disease
The Province published an op-ed by Dan Levitt, a UBC nursing professor and a professor of gerontology at Simon Fraser University.
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Expert Spotlight

B.C. announces end to grizzly bear trophy hunting

The British Columbia government has announced it will end grizzly bear trophy hunting throughout the province, effective Nov. 30, 2017.

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UBC Athletics

‘Birds score big ‘Victory’ with latest signing

The UBC men’s soccer team has signed a student-athlete who promises to be a dynamic piece of their attack in the 2017 season.

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Feature Video

Have you got what it takes to be UBC’s next host?

We are in search of the next stars of the This Week at UBC video series for the new school year.

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UBC Events

Summer on the Mall

  • August 14-18, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Martha Piper Plaza (The Fountain)
Get ready for a week-long summer celebration! During the week of August 14th to 18th, Main Mall is the place to socialize, get active or just relax in the sun.