Parents’ reasons for not vaccinating children influence public attitudes toward them

Mothers are viewed negatively if their child hasn’t been vaccinated, no matter the reason.


Business, Law and Society

How the B.C. election platforms stack up on minimum wage

How do the parties fare when it comes to arguments about the minimum wage? UBC Sauder professor Mark Thompson examines their political platforms.

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Arts and Humanities

Making bins more convenient boosts recycling and composting rates

Want to recycle or compost more? Try moving the bins closer, new UBC research suggests.

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Science, Health and Technology

Researchers uncover potential risks of common MS treatment

In one of the most comprehensive studies to date, UBC researchers have identified potential adverse reactions of a commonly used multiple sclerosis drug.

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University News

Innovative software converts Wi-Fi data into energy savings

For the first time in Canada, a University of British Columbia engineer has found a way to use Wi-Fi to determine the number of building occupants and adjust ventilation accordingly.

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Believing a cocktail contains an energy drink makes you feel more drunk

New research suggests that simply telling a young man that an energy drink has been added to his alcoholic beverage can make him feel more intoxicated, daring and sexually self-confident.


Computer scientists put some skin in the game of visual effects

UBC computer scientists are examining exactly how skin folds, stretches, wrinkles and bounces, with the goal of creating a realistic computer model of the human body.


Red light, green light invention prevents work interruptions

A UBC computer scientist has invented a unique desk light that automatically switches from green to red when you are ‘in the zone’ and shouldn’t be disturbed by colleagues.



How to get the wealthy to donate
The New York Times published an op-ed about UBC research that aimed to change the discussion about charities in order to encourage more wealthy people to donate.
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Expert Spotlight

UBC experts on flooding and landslide risk

Canadians across the country are battling flooding especially in Eastern Canada where heavy rain has caused major problems. UBC experts are available to comment on the issue.

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UBC Athletics

Four Thunderbird alumni named to Team Canada

Volleyball Canada announced it’s Women’s National Team roster for 2017 and four Thunderbird alumni were amongst names called to represent their country.

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Feature Video

2017 Kootenay Healthcare Travelling Roadshow

A group of university students from across Canada recently spent a week in rural BC to inspire high school students to pursue careers in healthcare.

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UBC Events

Joy of Feeding

  • Saturday June 24, 2017 from 5:99 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • 3461 Ross Drive, UBC
Join us for Joy of Feeding, an inter-generational, international food festival and fundraiser for the UBC Farm that celebrates home-cooked dishes from around the world.