Trees can make or break city weather

Even a single urban tree can help moderate wind speeds and keep pedestrians comfortable as they walk down the street, according to a new UBC study.


Business, Law and Society

What rising interest rates could mean for the housing market

The Bank of Canada is expected to hike the key interest rate Wednesday for the first time in nearly seven years.

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Arts and Humanities

First Canadian study examining patients’ use of cannabis dispensaries finds high satisfaction

Patients who use cannabis for therapeutic purposes (CTP) rate storefront dispensaries highly, but less highly for cost compared to some other cannabis sources, new research has found.

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Science, Health and Technology

Climate change jaw dropper: Great white shark could one day prowl B.C. waters

Great white sharks could one day be swimming in British Columbia waters, according to William Cheung, associate professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries at UBC.

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University News

UBC’s 2016-2017 Annual Report

UBC’s 2016-2017 Annual Report has launched in a new downloadable format, it includes top highlights, high-level performance measures and financial information. 

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UBC experts on Vancouver Pride

As Vancouver’s Pride celebration approaches, UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to the event, including those highlighted in a recent report by the Vancouver Pride Society.


Using money to buy time linked to increased happiness

New research is challenging the age-old adage that money can’t buy happiness.


UBC experts available to comment on forest fires and air quality

UBC forestry and health experts are available to discuss forest fires in B.C., and health risks associated with wildfires and heat throughout the summer.



Canada could lead the fight for life in a post-antibiotic world
Bob Hancock, a UBC professor of microbiology and immunology, co-wrote an op-ed for The Conversation about a “post-antibiotic world.”
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Expert Spotlight

UBC experts on Pacific NorthWest LNG project cancellation

Pacific NorthWest LNG will not be proceeding with the $36-billion liquefied natural gas project it had planned to build in British Columbia.

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UBC Athletics

Four track and field alumni to compete at World Championships

Four UBC Thunderbirds track and field alumni have been chosen to represent Canada at the upcoming IAAF World Championships.

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Feature Video

The Thing with Feathers

From ‘snarge’ to unidentified museum artifacts, forensic ornithologist Ildiko Szabo investigates bird mysteries big and small.

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UBC Events

UBC Farm Wednesday Campus Market

  • Wednesday July 26, 2017
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • UBC Bookstore
The UBC Farm Wednesday Campus Market features an assortment of fresh UBC Farm produce and flowers. Click here to learn more.