First Canadian study of gender-affirming surgery highlights a long and frustrating journey for transgender patients

Access to gender-affirming surgery has improved in British Columbia over the past couple years, but transgender people needing to access surgery still face complex and often unclear pathways.


Business, Law and Society

The effect of out-of-town buyers on Vancouver home prices

Vancouver has attracted a flurry of out-of-town homebuyers, but little is known about their impact on real estate prices.

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Arts and Humanities

The future of journalism lies in collaboration

UBC associate professor Peter Klein and recent Asper visiting professor Sandra Bartlett discuss the importance of collaborations between journalists at different news organizations in an increasingly challenging media landscape.

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Science, Health and Technology

Herbivores help protect ecosystems from climate change

Plant-eating critters are the key ingredient to helping ecosystems survive global warming, finds new UBC research that offers some hope for a defence strategy against climate change.

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University News

Putting new tools in the hands of leading Canadian scientists

More than $67.5 million at the University of British Columbia for new labs and equipment to help Canadian researchers discover, innovate, and train the next generation of scientists.

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UBC researchers develop earthquake-resistant concrete

A new seismic-resistant, fibre-reinforced concrete developed at the University of British Columbia will see its first real-life application this fall as part of the seismic retrofit of a Vancouver elementary school.


A lesson for Canada: Quebec pharmacare system creates winners and losers

Quebec spends $200 more per person than the rest of Canada to provide prescription drug coverage to everyone in the province, finds new research that could inform plans for a nationwide universal drug plan.


Lower education and income linked to higher suicide risks for gay and bisexual men

Gay and bisexual men making less than $30,000 a year and without a university degree have more than five times the odds of attempting suicide compared with their more advantaged peers, according to new research from



Benjamin Perrin, professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail about the challenges of prosecuting crime committed on social media.

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Expert Spotlight

UBC experts on B.C. marijuana legalization framework

Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth has outlined B.C’s next steps in the legalization of recreational marijuana. UBC experts are available to comment.

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UBC Athletics

Thunderbirds travel to Alberta in final road swing

As the playoffs approach, the T-Birds are heading to Alberta for their final road trip of the regular season.

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Feature Video

UBC Medicine’s Integrated Community Clerkships

Medical students travel to far flung BC communities in search of an education. They discover so much more.

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UBC Events

UBC Studio Sessions

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • UBC Arts & Culture District, Faculty of Arts
UBC Studio Sessions is an exciting showcase featuring UBC’s Performing Arts clubs.