Pokémon Go could help people who struggle socially

Video games may have a reputation for attracting introverts, but when it comes to augmented reality games like Pokémon Go, extroverts tend to be better players.


Business, Law and Society

The stock market gets SAD in winter, too

When the mercury drops and daylight hours dwindle, winter blues set in for many people.

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Arts and Humanities

UBC experts on census data

Statistics Canada has released the final batch of 2016 long-form census data.

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Science, Health and Technology

‘Gut feeling’ spurs doctor to re-examine evidence on urinary tract infections in patients with spinal cord injury

People with spinal cord injuries rely on catheters to empty their bladder. When a well-respected publication concluded that catheters could be reused without an increased risk of infection, it didn’t sit right with a Vancouver clinician and researcher.

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University News

Harvard computer scientist recruited to UBC through federal research program

A top computer scientist and entrepreneur from Harvard University will join UBC next September, thanks to the federal government’s Canada 150 Research Chairs Program.

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Smartphone health apps miss some daily activity of users

If you use your smartphone to monitor your physical activity, you’re probably more active than it suggests.


Wedding bells ringing for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged to be married, the Prince of Wales announced today. Sarika Bose, UBC lecturer in Victorian literature and royal expert, discusses the nuptials.


Better policies could net more fish for Indigenous and coastal communities

Indigenous and coastal communities in Canada are increasingly finding that the ocean and marine resources are off limits, new research suggests.



The Province published an op-ed by Pitman B. Potter, a UBC law professor, about Prime Minister Trudeau’s visit to China to discuss the possibility of a future bilateral free trade agreement.

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Expert Spotlight

UBC experts on Site C

The B.C. government has announced that construction of the multi-billion-dollar Site C dam will proceed.

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UBC Athletics

Hailey Counsell signs with UBC women’s basketball

Hailey Counsell, a member of Basketball BC’s Under-17 provincial team, will be joining the UBC Thunderbirds women’s program next season.

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Feature Video

Lunch with Duncan McCue

Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by UBC Reads Sustainability and the R. Grant Ingram Distinguished Speaker Program.

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UBC Events

Holiday Central 2017 at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

  • Monday-Saturday
  • Until December 23, 2017
This December, the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre (6163 University Boulevard, UBC’s Vancouver campus) will become Holiday Central.