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Are we wired to sit?

The New York Times reported on UBC research into exercise and our attitudes towards it. Matthieu Boisgontier, a postdoctoral researcher at UBC, and his team found that while we want […]

World University Rankings 2019: UBC in top 40

Maclean’s reported that UBC was named one of the top three Canadian universities in the 2019 World University Rankings published by Times Higher Education. UBC came in at number 37. […]

BC Business Entrepreneur of the Year awards 2018

Shahrzad Rafati was featured in a BC Business article after winning the technology category of Entrepreneur of the Year. Rafati studied computer science at UBC and is the founder and CEO of BroadbandTV […]

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The Aga Khan to receive honorary degrees from UBC and SFU

The Vancouver Sun  reported on the news that the Aga Khan will be awarded honorary degrees from UBC and SFU next month. “We applaud His Highness the Aga Khan’s outstanding […]

Three people with colour blindness now seeing the world through special glasses

A UBC PhD candidate was one of three men given special EnChroma glasses that help with colour blindness, The Province reported. Israel Matos experienced difficulty with data presented in colour-graphic […]

Expert reveals the biggest office time waster

A UBC study was mentioned in a Daily Mail article about productivity at work. The research found that constant checking of email is not only stress-inducing, but it also fragments […]

New bike-share program Dropbike lets you park your ride anywhere

The Georgia Straight reported on UBC’s new bike share program, Dropbike. A fleet of 2,000 bicycles has started to be rolled out for use on the UBC campus, with potential […]

Kealoha, Hawaii’s poet laureate, comes to the Chan Centre

The Georgia Straight reported on an upcoming performance by Hawaii’s first official poet laureate at the Chan Centre. Kealoha will bring his innovative one-man show to UBC on Oct. 3 […]

Hardwired for laziness

Matthieu Boisgontier, a postdoctoral researcher at UBC’s Brain Behaviour Lab, was interviewed on CBC’s As It Happens about his research into how our brains are “hardwired for laziness.” The interview starts […]

Shaking the snow globe: Michael Pollan on the therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs

CBC Radio mentioned UBC in a program about author Michael Pollan and the therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs. UBC is one of many institutions involved in trials using LSD, magic […]

Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser has received death threats. How does the mind of a troll work?

Global News published an article about the allegations of sexual assault towards Brett Kavanaugh, and the death threats his accuser has been subjected to. “This speaks to the online disinhibition […]