On Dec. 16 UBC will launch its annual Next Big Thing package of ten stories featuring research experts describing novel ideas that are bound to help advance research and change our world.
To make sure you see these stories, which will be published twice a week from Dec. 16 through January 15, go to this page and choose the UBC Reports subscription option to receive our weekly news and feature highlights.
Subscribe by Dec. 13, and win a Culinary Tour for two on campus
Hear from our experts about game-changing advances
UBC’s Next Big Thing edition was first launched in January 2006. That year research experts predicted prescription pets, conscious cars and the discovery of planets capable of life. By 2012, UBC experts were talking about medical maggots, ethical robots and the eradication of diabetes. For a full retrospective on past editions, click here.
More than 70 innovative ideas submitted in 2013
This year UBC Public Affairs threw open the online doors to solicit ideas from our community about what is cool in their field in 2013. We received more than 70 ideas, and guest editors Paul Cubbon (Sauder School of Business) and David Ng (Michael Smith Laboratories) helped us choose ten to feature starting Dec. 16. To view all submissions, click here.
About the draw — Thank you UBC Food Services!
Culinary Tour for Two: a dining experience on UBC campus.
The winner and a friend will have the opportunity to experience diverse culinary offerings on campus. From street food at the Hungry Nomad food truck to fine dining at the newly renovated Sage, casual dining with a fresh and local menu at Point Grill and the Cucina Italiana of Mercante. Approximate total retail value is $160.
– For information about UBC Food Services, please visit food.ubc.ca