Archives by date

You are browsing the site archives by date.

Why it’s critical to attract more women in science and engineering

Why it’s critical to attract more women in science and engineering

To mark International Women’s Day this year, UBC is hosting an event that examines female leadership in science, engineering and medicine.

Another coffee perk? Reduced risk of MS

Discovery News featured a new study out of Sweden which showed that drinking a lot of coffee is associated with a reduced risk of developing multiple sclerosis. The results were published […]

Universities dragging heels on sex assault policies: students

Critics say most Canadian universities still lack stand-alone sexual assault policies, which would allow them to respond faster to attacks and support victims better, reports the Canadian Press. The article […]

Two more First Nations courts proposed in B.C.

Dana-Lyn Mackenzie, associate director of indigenous legal studies at UBC, commented on reports that two aboriginal groups are exploring plans for First Nations courts in their communities. Mackenzie told the […]

Embrace Aging – So, YOU are in the hospital

Embrace Aging – So, YOU are in the hospital Mon Mar 7 2016, 12 – 1 PM Reichwald Health Sciences Centre, UBC Okanagan This presentation will discuss how to prepare […]

Tbirds win second Canada West championship in 4 years

Tbirds win second Canada West championship in 4 years

The UBC Tbirds won their second Canada West women’s hockey banner by recording a 2-1 victory over the Manitoba Bisons over the weekend.

UBCO Heat earn spot at Nationals

The UBC Okanagan Heat women’s volleyball team defeated the UBC Thunderbirds Friday night to earn a spot at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport National Championships in Brandon on March 11.

International Students try Skiing and Snowboarding

UBC students from around the world try skiing and snowboarding for their first time.

Canada’s best companies find strength in diversity

UBC has been named among Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2016, reports the Globe and Mail. The school was cited for its annual Gender Diversity in Leadership Forum, which connects […]

Putting a price on carbon

UBC political science professor Kathryn Harrison was interviewed in a Global News segment about setting a national price on carbon. Harrison spoke about B.C.’s carbon tax, started eight years ago, […]

The secret to happiness? Stop trying to be happy.

UBC psychology professor Paul Hewitt is quoted in a Macleans article on the pursuit of happiness. Hewitt believes people are looking outward instead of inward to capture happiness as society […]

Opinion: 100 years of wise women

In a Vancouver Sun op-ed, Judy Illes, director of the National Core for Neuroethics at UBC; Elizabeth Croft, associate dean for education and professional development at UBC’s applied science faculty; […]

UBC brings water-quality solutions to remote communities

Mobile water treatment plants developed by UBC researchers are bringing safe drinking water to B.C.’s remote rural communities, reports the Vancouver Sun. UBC engineering professor Madjid Mohseni and his team […]

New scanning technique reveals how concussion damages the brain

An advanced brain scanning technique developed at UBC shows that athletes should not play less than two weeks after a concussion, reports the Vancouver Sun. The researchers scanned the brains […]

Is this the next botox?

The Province highlighted a new cosmetic treatment for double chins offered in Vancouver. UBC sociology instructor Andrea Polonijo was quoted as saying that there is less stigma around cosmetic procedures […]

The Duel: Coddled millennials whine too much

UBC professor Paul Kershaw’s Generation Squeeze campaign was highlighted in a 24 Hours column on millennials. A study authored by Kershaw found that government is spending far less on Canadians […]

Water ways: Understanding the past, navigating the future

Technology changes could make smartphones better for brains

Peter Reiner, a professor at the National Core for Neuroethics at UBC, is calling for redesigning the smartphone to promote healthier connections between humans and technology, reports Kelowna Now. Reiner […]