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Amazon could be giving out your address to strangers

The non-technical theft of personal identification details–a practice known as social engineering–is the focus of a new Motherboard article. According to UBC security researcher Hasan Cavusoglu, security is a moving […]

The truth about Flint

A Salon article analyzed the events that lead to the poisoning of Flint, Michigan’s water supply, and linked it to a “state-level attack on democracy.” UBC geography professor Jamie Peck’s thoughts […]

Electric scooter sharing planned for Vancouver

UBC is the testing ground for an electric scooter sharing program planned for Vancouver, reports CBC News. Between 50 and 100 scooters will be available on campus, probably starting June. […]

Ministers making millions as property values surge

UBC professor Paul Kershaw told CTV News that Vancouver is becoming a “generational ghost town.” With Vancouver now the third most unaffordable housing market in the world, younger Canadians can’t […]

Exclusive all-girls’ school embraces trans graduates

A new article in the Toronto Star highlighted two former students of an all-girls’ school in Toronto who now identify as men. The article mentioned a 2015 national survey led […]

Energy East: It’s not the only contentious pipeline

The Globe and Mail’s daily politics briefing highlighted pipeline debates in B.C. UBC energy politics specialist George Hoberg noted that eastern Canada may not appreciate how strongly people feel about pipeline […]

Reading, writing, coding

Coding will become part of B.C.’s K-12 curriculum over the next three school years and more than 100 elementary and high school students across the Okanagan are a step ahead. […]

What’s the weather in Burkina Faso?

A UBC study on rainfall and agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa was featured on the Thomson Reuters Foundation news site The study discovered that clearing land for agriculture in Burkina […]

Theatre UBC presents Eurydice

UBC Reports | January 22

UBC Reports | January 22

More funding needed for earthquake early warning system

Ocean Networks Canada, a non-profit that operates an offshore earthquake sensor array west of Vancouver Island, told News 1130 that it needs more funding to realise the system’s full potential. […]

One Day @ UBC Centennial Lecture: Ready-to-Wear Electronics

The troubling shrinking of Canada’s space industry

The troubling shrinking of Canada’s space industry

The troubling shrinking of Canada’s space industry UBC political science professor Michael Byers decried the possible sale of Canada’s second largest space company, Com Dev International, to an American conglomerate.Read […]

CMHF 2016 Keith Brimacombe Tribute Video

A video tribute to 2016 Canadian Mining Hall of Fame inductee, J. Keith Brimacombe.

‘Birds keep the Boot with exciting victory over Vikes

‘Birds keep the Boot with exciting victory over Vikes

The UBC Thunderbirds lifted their third straight Wightman Boot on Saturday afternoon, defeating university rivals Victoria Vikes 37-30 in the Premier League season opener.

Faculty diversity: A quarter-century hiring report card

UBC film studies professor Brian McIlroy reviews the last 25 years of hiring in academia in an op-ed for University Affairs. He notes that much progress still needs to be […]