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Master of Library and Information Studies students selected as ARL Diversity Scholars

A record four Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) students in the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies have been awarded scholarships from the Association of Research Libraries’ […]

UBC Library, Korea’s National Assembly Library to collaborate

Users of the UBC Library can now access one of the largest library collections in Korea, thanks to an agreement with their National Assembly Library (NAL).  NAL, located in Seoul, […]

Do It in the Dark: UBC’s first energy-saving contest

More than 1,000 student residents of Totem Park will compete in Do It in the Dark, UBC’s first ever energy-saving contest. For three weeks starting Nov. 1, the students will […]

Campaign to end modern-day slavery reaches millions of Canadians

In October, UBC’s Prof. Benjamin Perrin travelled across the country to reach Canadians with the compelling call to action in his new book Invisible Chains: Canada’s Underground World of Human […]

UBC prof named 2010 “Albert Einstein” World Award of Science

The 2010 “Albert Enstein” World Award of Science will be presented to Julio Montaner, professor of Medicine and Chair in AIDS Research at UBC, Director of the B.C. Centre for […]

UBC members make B.C.’s 100 most influential women list

The Vancouver Sun has published a list of B.C.’s 100 most influential women.  Women with connections to UBC include:  Tyseer Aboulnasr, Dean of Applied Science Clinical Prof. Penny Ballem, Hematology […]

Prof. Stephen Toope off to India with 14 other Canadian university presidents

UBC President Prof. Stephen Toope is off to India this week with the presidents of 14 other Canadian universities to strengthen educational relationships on the subcontinent. The mission has been […]

On the next leader of the B.C. Liberal party

It strikes me (that) one leadership candidate will emerge who is opposed to the HST.

Vol. 56 | No. 11

Highlights of UBC media coverage in October 2010

Tennis grunters ‘gain advantage’ The New York Times, the BBC, the Daily Mail, Agence France Presse, CBC and other media outlets related research results from UBC and the University of […]

Corporate criminal intent

Guilty minds and criminal intent are not just for people, says UBC Philosophy prof. Roger Shiner. He’s making a case that these legal concepts ought to apply to corporations.

Growing inequality: Prof sees warning signs in Canada

Canadians have lived in a cohesive society for the past 60 years, but one UBC researcher recognizes the signs that it’s fracturing.

Researchers create video-highlighting tool

A new UBC learning tool helps students to “virtually highlight” key moments in class without having to take notes.

Cancer’s toll on child survivors

For thousands of children and young adults in British Columbia who have survived cancer, growing up can be an ongoing battle with long-term effects from life-saving treatments. Milestones that their peers take for granted—graduation, first job, marriage, and children—may seem unattainable.

Protecting HIV-exposed babies

Every year, approximately 1.5 million babies are born to HIV-infected mothers around the world. In South Africa, where as many as 30 per cent of women of childbearing age are HIV-positive, an estimated 300,000 HIV-Exposed but Uninfected (HEU) babies are born annually.

Diet anxiety can weaken bones

A fresh box of Timbits appear in the office kitchen. selects a chocolate and a honey glazed to go with Her colleague hovers over the treats, fretting and She pulls herself away, but returns later to claim Who enjoys better health?

Dean of inspiration

Gage Averill, the new dean of
UBC’s Faculty of Arts, can’t help but bring
a little rock-and-roll attitude with him.

A new breed of road engineers

Current standards guiding highway design and planning stem from the 1950s when mobility and standardization rather than safety evaluation were priorities.

Building safer roads

Close calls on the road can do more than just smarten up bad drivers.