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UBC This Week

Upcoming Event Highlights July 30: International Night Aug. 1: Bach’s Sons: The Legacy of the Baroque – Vancouver Early Music Festival 2010 Aug. 2: A Sea of Puppets: Taiwanese Puppets […]

UBC student and alumni entrepreneurs invited to present in Silicon Valley

entrepreneurship@UBC invites students and recent alumni for an opportunity to present their UBC entrepreneur-founded companies to a panel of venture capitalists, members of the C-100, and distinguished UBC alumni in […]

Companies founded by UBC alumni receive Government of Canada investment

Companies founded by two UBC Engineering alumni received investments from the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) program. UBC spin-off Boreal Genomics Inc., founded by Andre […]

UBC engineering and science students win grand prize at Robot Racing 2010

The UBC Thunderbird Robotics Team Snowbots won the grand prize at the International Autonomous Robot Racing Challenge 2010 held in Windsor, Ontario. The team’s Blizzard robot won several individual awards […]

On the new Independent Investigation Office (IIO)

The government must take the task of restoring confidence in the police extremely seriously, and ensure the IIO is both properly funded and completely independent

John Helliwell: It's time for Canadians to stand up for the census

The federal cabinet’s recent decision to cancel the 2011 long-form census was so un-Canadian in both substance and method that it must be reversed, and as soon as possible.

On the decision to cancel the long-form census

The federal cabinet’s recent decision to cancel the 2011 long-form census was so un-Canadian in both substance and method that it must be reversed.

UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases July 22: UBC researcher discovers ancient “stress hormone” in pre-historic fish July 22: UBC professor credits diversified revenue for success of world’s top airports July 15: […]

UBC students visit mining regions of Portugal and Spain

Each year, the fourth-year graduating class of mining engineering fundraise for a field trip to mining regions overseas.  At this year’s trip to Spain and Portugal, the class visited three […]

UBC residents awarded international research grants

UBC medical residents Jacqueline Hudson, Danielle MacNeil, Monica Langer and Zaheer Kanji received the Branch for International Surgery research awards for this year. The four annual $2,500 research grants are […]

Materials engineering graduate student receives ASM Award

Beth Sterling, graduate student in the Dept. of Materials Engineering, will receive a 2010 American Society for Metals (ASM) Marcus A. Grossman Young Author Award. Sterling collaborated with a group […]

UBC joins international project on indigenous peoples’ health

The UBC Faculty of Medicine is participating in a new international collaboration launched to improve the care of chronic disease among indigenous peoples.  Betty Calam, associate professor in the Dept. of […]

UBC researcher discovers ancient “stress hormone” in pre-historic fish

A University of British Columbia zoologist has discovered a new corticosteroid hormone in the sea lamprey, an eel-like fish and one of the earliest vertebrates dating back 500 million years. […]

On Tamil boat-people

Which concern should trump? The fact that many of these people are genuinely at risk; or their associations with a rebel force that engaged in deplorable acts?

UBC Graduate School of Journalism garners three Emmy Award nominations

Ten students from UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism’s International Reporting class, led by former 60 Minutes producer and UBC Associate Professor Peter Klein, have been nominated for two Emmy Awards. […]