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On Canada’s new mission in Afghanistan

I would bet a dollar to a dime that most Canadians believe the lie that most Afghans want NATO forces to leave their country.

UBC J-school partners with The Globe and Mail

A team of 10 UBC journalism students investigating the global effects of shrimp farming has partnered with The Globe and Mail to produce a web video project for the paper’s food series.

On hormone therapy and breast cancer risk

Breast cancer is one of the more common cancers that women die of…if we can actually prevent extra cases of cancer, that’s wonderful.

UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Nov. 17: UBC researchers create iridescent glass that can reflect UV or infrared light Nov. 16: UBC professor named Canada’s Health Researcher of the Year Nov. […]

UBC Staff Pension Plan: 2010 Directors election

The UBC Staff Pension Plan 2010 Directors Election is now underway and members can cast their vote at  The deadline for casting ballots is midnight, Nov. 25. Members are […]

UBC Robson Square Rodeo

UBC Robson Square presents the UBC Robson Square Rodeo, an event to help raise awareness and funds for The United Way.  Each ticket ($15) will include a buffet dinner, one […]

Principal of Saint Mark’s College to receive honorary doctorate

John J. Stapleton, Principal of Saint Mark’s College at UBC and President of Corpus Christi College in Vancouver, will receive the honorary Doctor of Sacred Letters degree from Regis College, […]

UBC engineering students receive Canadian Federation of University Women awards

Undergraduate engineering students Jasna Jankovic (Chemical), Yaxi (Wendy) Chang (Chemical), Maxime Chin (Mechanical) and Sarah Tahermaram (Mechanical) have received the 2010 Canadian Federation of University Women West Vancouver Education Award. […]

International clinical trial on Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia underway in Vancouver

The UBC Hospital Clinic for Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders is participating in a large, international research study on Alzheimer’s Disease being funded by National Institutes of Health in the United […]

UBC alumna / faculty member part of team to win CDA Oral Health Promotion Award

The Canadian Dental Association has presented the Oral Health Promotion Award to the B.C. Oral Cancer Prevention Program (BCOCPP) and to one of its founding pioneers, Michele Williams, UBC alumna […]

Government of Canada awards two UBC research projects

The Government of Canada has announced support for nine research projects on physical activity and childhood obesity, including two from UBC: Mark Beauchamp, Dept. of Human Kinetics, will determine the […]

UBC alumna wins Governor General’s Award

Fishtailing, a teen novel by UBC alumna Wendy Phillips, has been awarded the 2010 Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Literature – Text.  The novel was originally written as her […]

Museum of Vancouver-UBC repatriation efforts

The repatriation of “The Sechelt image,” one of Canada’s best known prehistoric sculptures, to B.C.’s Sechelt Band, and a Maori cloak to New Zealand’s Wairoa Museum, was made possible by […]

Law prof takes campaign against human trafficking to Parliament Hill

Earlier this month, UBC law professor Benjamin Perrin met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper as well as Attorney General and Minister of Justice Rob Nicholson to make the case for […]

UBC professors receive Canada’s top health research honours

At an awards dinner in Ottawa on Nov. 16, two UBC researchers received Canada’s highest health research honours.  Clyde Hertzman, director of the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) and a […]