Bowhead whales come to Cumberland Sound in Nunavut to exfoliate

Aerial drone footage of bowhead whales in Canada’s Arctic has revealed that the large mammals moult and use rocks to rub off dead skin.


Business, Law and Society

UBC experts on national housing strategy

The federal government is expected to announce details of its national housing strategy on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

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Arts and Humanities

UBC experts on new census data

Statistics Canada released its 2016 census data on housing, Aboriginal peoples, immigration and ethnocultural diversity today.

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Science, Health and Technology

What your tweets say about your commute

Urban planners need mobility data on how people move around the city, in order to improve transit service.

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University News

Future health professionals receive new training to better care for Indigenous people

Students from 11 of UBC’s health-related programs will come together for the first time on Thursday for a new learning experience designed to help them better serve Indigenous people.

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The significance of Trudeau’s apology to LGBTQ Canadians

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to make a formal apology on behalf of all Canadians to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people who have been imprisoned, fired from their jobs or


Study finds no added risk for home births in rural areas

Hospital closures and other changes to health care in rural communities mean that families no longer have access to the same maternity care as they once did.


Islamophobia is a systemic problem in Canada: expert

People are not born hating Muslims. Yet polls reveal nearly half of Canadians have negative opinions of Islam and Muslims, suggesting a systemic problem.



The Toronto Star published an op-ed by Ayesha Chaudhry, the Canada Research Chair in Religion, Law and Social Justice, about Quebec's Bill 62.

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Expert Spotlight

Experts available on extended parental leave

UBC experts are available to discuss the new 18-month parental leave that goes into effect on Dec. 3.

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UBC Athletics

UBC to take part in 2017 Canadian University Men’s Rugby Championship

The field is now officially set for the 2017 Canadian University Men’s Rugby Championship.

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Feature Video

Teaching KITT to drive in the rain

Self-driving cars are getting closer and closer to reality. UBC computer scientists are trying to ensure wet conditions don’t rain on the parade.

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UBC Events

Kazakhstan and Nuclear Disarmament

  • Thursday, November 23rd, 2017, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Research Unit, Liu Institute for Global Issues
Join us for a talk on Kazakhstan and nuclear disarmament with Alimzhan Akhmetov, founding director of the Center for International Security and Policy in Kazakhstan.