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Study debunks claims that acne drug causes digestive disorder

Doctors should not be discouraged from prescribing isotretinoin to adolescents for inflammatory acne, according to a new study by Canadian and U.S. scientists showing the drug does not increase the […]

Professor awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

UBC Zoology Asst. Prof. Mary I. O’Connor has been selected as a 2013 Alfred Sloan Research Fellow. The two-year fellowships recognize the achievements of outstanding young scholars in science, mathematics, […]

Science associate dean to receive award for marine virology work

Curtis A. Suttle, UBC Science’s associate dean, Research and Graduate Studies, is being recognized for his pioneering work in marine virology with the G. Evelyn Hutchinson award. Suttle is among […]

World Health Organization recognizes Division of Mathematical Modeling as collaborating centre

The Division of Mathematical Modeling at the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, which brings together “complexity science” and health systems decision-making, has won recognition as a World Health (WHO) Collaborating […]

Development and Alumni Engagement team wins six CASE VIII Communications Awards

UBC’s Development and Alumni Engagement team was recognized with six Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) VIII communications awards including a gold and a silver for Trek magazine, […]

School of Music members receive Juno nominations

Alumni, faculty and students of UBC School of Music have been nominated for the Juno Awards. The Junos are presented annually to Canadian musical artists and bands to acknowledge their […]

UBC This Week 14-Feb-2013

  Recent UBC Media Releases Feb. 14 Bilingual babies know their grammar by seven months Feb. 11 Computerized ‘Rosetta Stone’ reconstructs ancient languages Upcoming Event Highlights Feb. 14 Cognitive Capital: […]

2013 International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Experts from 33 countries will meet in Vancouver over four days to present the latest findings on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). For the last eight years, UBC Health Services, […]

UBC teams sweep podium at 2013 Enterprize Canada Business Plan Competition

Three engineering and business student teams from UBC’s New Venture Design course swept the podium at 2013 Enterprize Canada Business Plan Competition: Agile Monitoring Equipment (first), Aaisth (second), SoundIT (third) […]

UBC alumna selected Gate Cambridge Scholar

UBC alumna Genevieve Barrons has been selected as one of 39 new Gates Cambridge Scholars who will take up a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge, […]

Dementia Knowledge Translation Network website launched

The Canadian Knowledge Translation Network (CDKTN) has launched the Dementia Knowledge Translation Learning Centre website, developed by UBC’s National Core for Neuroethics and the Clinic for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related […]

Engineering research featured on Canada Foundation for Innovation website

UBC Mechanical Engineering professor Peter Cripton’s research on concussions and spinal injury was featured in an article on the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s website titled “Putting Our Heads Together Safely.” […]

UBC neurologist calibrates blood pressure targets for preventing recurrent stroke

Stroke patients who lowered their systolic blood pressure below a certain threshold were significantly less likely to have a recurrent stroke caused by a brain bleed compared with those who […]

Computer Science prof selected 2013 Alfred Sloan Research Fellow

UBC Computer Science assistant professor Nick Harvey has been selected as a 2013 Alfred Sloan Research Fellow. The two-year fellowships seek to recognize the achievements of outstanding young scholars in […]