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Testing UBC’s spelling skills

The United Way spelling bee took place Thursday – ahead of the fundraising event, we hit the pavement to test out UBC’s spelling skills.

UBC buildings no longer expected to be impacted by natural gas shortage, university says

Several media outlets reported on the pipeline explosion in northern B.C. in relation to UBC’s Vancouver campus. CBC News said that several hours after the university issued an emergency warning, […]

Many Canadian universities’ policies on legal cannabis too restrictive: advocates

CTV News published an article on Canadian universities’ approach to cannabis legalization. Many are banning cannabis use which advocates say is too restrictive. Hubert Lai, university counsel at UBC, said […]

Rising temperatures may cause insects to eat more plants

UBC was mentioned in a Boston Globe article about insects and climate change. A Harvard study in conjunction with UBC and the University of Vermont looked at plant specimens dating […]

Vancouver election 2018: Eight hot topics

The potential project to run the SkyTrain to UBC was mentioned in an article in the Vancouver Sun. It was one of eight hot topics put to the Vancouver mayoral […]

Bike thieves target UBC students at start of school year

The Vancouver Sun and The Province reported on a wave of bike theft at UBC since the start of the school year. Rob McCloy, executive director of campus security said […]

Canadian universities tackle legal cannabis with wildly different policies

Maclean’s published an article about the differing cannabis policies at Canadian universities, and where each university ranks in terms of cannabis use. UBC students came in at 40.5 per cent […]

UBC named one of the world’s most innovative universities

Vancouver is Awesome reported that UBC was ranked number 61 in Reuters’ 2018 list of the world’s most innovative universities. The list “identifies and ranks the educational institutions doing the […]

North Vancouver’s Kristian Yli-Hietanen catches fire for UBC Thunderbirds

North Shore News published an article about UBC student Kristian Yli-Hietanen who is on a winning streak with the UBC Thunderbirds soccer team. Yli-Hietanen scored four goals in a 7-0 […]

A National Plastics Pollution Strategy for Canada


Brains of lazy people reveal why humans can’t help avoiding exercise

An article appeared on Inverse about recent research from UBC that found humans are hardwired to be lazy. Matthieu Boisgontier, a postdoctoral researcher at UBC, said that the study is […]