UBC research unearths Canadian sapphires fit for a queen

New research from UBC mineralogists could make it easier to find high-quality Canadian sapphires, the same sparkling blue gems that adorn Queen Elizabeth II’s Sapphire Jubilee Snowflake Brooch.


Business, Law and Society

Why everyone loses at the workplace blame game

A new UBC Sauder School of Business study finds the demoralizing effects of what researchers call “swift blame” not only hurts employees, but also the bottom line.

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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

Hostage situation or harmony? Researchers rethink symbiosis

Relationships where two organisms depend on each other, known as symbiosis, evoke images of partnership and cooperation.

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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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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.


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.



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

Beekeeping Workshop: Bees and Wax

  • Wednesday August 2 2017
  • 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • UBC Farm
We are hosting a short course (four workshops) on various aspects of bees and beekeeping at the UBC Farm this summer. Click here to learn more.