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UBC electric car first to beetle across Canada

An electric-powered 1972 Volkswagen Beetle will be the first electric car to travel across Canada thanks to a group of engineering students from the University of British Columbia. The students, […]

UBC researchers unveil “toolbox of MiniPromoters” for gene research and therapy

University of British Columbia researchers have led the development of a new “toolbox of MiniPromoters” for research and future therapies on brain, spinal cord and eye function.

Sixth year of Okanagan campus growth increases opportunities for UBC degree

Strong demand for a University of British Columbia degree has resulted in the sixth straight year of enrolment growth at UBC’s Okanagan campus, which will welcome 1,832 first-year students, up by 22 per cent. UBC’s Vancouver campus has met its enrolment target and will have 5,666 new first-year students, a slight decrease from 2009.

UBC This Week

Upcoming Event Highlights Aug. 27: Listen to the Whispers: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Aug. 31: UBC Freshmen Reception Sept. 1: UBC Farm Wednesday Market Sept. 2: WordPress Basics I Find out […]

UBC profs present in Sept. 23 Public Salon

Prof. Max Cynader, Director of Brain Research Centre and Prof. Bill Rees, Community and Regional Planning and developer of the ecological footprint concept, will participate in the Sept. 23rd Public […]

Institute of Asian Research launches Asia Pacific Memo

The Institute of Asian Research (IAR) at UBC has launched Asia Pacific Memo, a new online publication on contemporary Asia. The current feature story is an IAR seven-part video interview […]

UBC Library launches Abacus

UBC Library in partnership with Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria and the University of Northern British Columbia has launched Abacus, a platform to access research data from a […]

UBC undergraduate researchers shine at poster competition

Seven UBC students were among the undergraduates recognized for their research at the 2010 Rising Stars of Research (RSR) national undergraduate research poster competition on Aug. 19.  Showcasing their work […]

UBC prof launches new medical textbook on understanding the heart

Assoc. Prof. Carol-Ann Courneya, UBC Faculty of Medicine, together with Dr. Michael Parker, Harvard University, recently launched a new textbook Cardiovascular Physiology: A Clinical Approach, to be used for the […]

New Nike soccer ball tested by UBC Aerolab

The new Nike Total 90 Tracer soccer ball was tested in the wind tunnels of UBC’s Aerolab.  The UBC-tested ball, found to be the most aerodynamically efficient ball in the […]

UBC study on WEIRD societies featured in NY Times

A study on what UBC researchers call Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic (WEIRD) societies was in yesterday’s global edition of the New York Times.  Psychology and Economics Prof. Joe […]

World ranking puts UBC at 36

The University of British Columbia ranks 36th in the recently released 2010 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), prepared by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. UBC has consistently been ranked at […]

On apology to Inuit

They were moved because the government looked at the welfare costs

Inuit youth travel to Vancouver in search of their history

Six young Inuit from Nunavut Territory have travelled some 2,400 km to the University of British Columbia to re-examine the history of their communities. Many of their Elders were subjects […]

UBC This Week

Upcoming Event Highlights Aug. 19: Rising Stars of Research – National Undergraduate Research Poster Competition Aug. 19: Reading Group on Improvisation and Listening Studies Aug. 20: Providence Heart + Lung Institute Summer Student Research […]

UBC Wrestling Club holds third annual alumni dinner

UBC’s Wrestling Club held their third annual alumni dinner on Aug. 17.  The dinner provided an opportunity for current female and male student wrestlers to meet and engage with alumni […]

Inuit youth travel to UBC in search of their history

Six young Inuit from Nunavut Territory have travelled some 2,400 km to the University of British Columbia to re-examine the history of their communities.   Many of their Elders were […]

On smuggling humans from Sri Lanka to Canada

Canada should be quite concerned that we are being targeted by an operation that appears to be quite sophisticated

National undergraduate research poster competition to be held at UBC

From Aug. 18 – 21, UBC will host the third Rising Stars of Research (RSR) Conference, a cross-disciplinary undergraduate research event that will give 117 Canadian and three Hong Kong […]