Top photographer and much-loved poet to receive honorary degrees
Recipients of honorary degrees at UBC’s Vancouver campus were announced in March…
Apr 25, 2013
Anxious about life? Tylenol may do the trick
UBC researchers have found a new potential use for the over-the-counter pain drug Tylenol. The study suggests the drug may also reduce the psychological effects of the fear and anxiety over the human condition, or existential dread.
Apr 16, 2013
UBC experts for B.C. election
From politics to pipelines, UBC experts are available to comment on the upcoming 2013 B.C. election campaign.
Apr 15, 2013
Student helps First Nations bring parenting values to life
Aftab Erfan was intrigued when she learned that a Vancouver Island First Nation band had approached UBC’s School of Community & Regional Planning (SCARP) for help drafting and implementing their community plan.
Apr 8, 2013
Teacher ed comes to the world’s largest refugee camp
The University of British Columbia will soon be offering teacher education programs in the Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya, through a partnership that will increase access to education for resident children and youth.
Apr 4, 2013
The fight against mould, rot and decay
A trip to China helps preservation librarian Alvan Bregman save UBC’s ancient treasures
Apr 3, 2013 - by Glenn Drexhage
Turn left here
A Q and A with Prof. Neil Gross on universities and liberal thinking
Apr 3, 2013 - by A Q and A with April van Ert
Earth to Commander Chris
Student Eva Kwan keeps Canada’s favorite astronaut grounded
Apr 3, 2013 - by By Basil Waugh
UBC experts for comment on budget 2013
UBC experts are available to provide media commentary and analysis on the March 21 federal budget.
Mar 20, 2013
Friend or foe: Babies choose sides early
Babies have a dark side under their cute exteriors, according to UBC study that finds infants as young as nine months embrace those who pick on individuals who are different from them.
Mar 12, 2013
Protecting land, protecting people
New UBC Prof. Janette Bulkan will focus on the issues facing indigenous and community forestry
Mar 6, 2013 - by Heather Amos
Sustainable by design
A UBC study finds that the greener the building, the greener its inhabitants
Mar 6, 2013 - by Salina Marshall
Find your political match
UBC researchers partner on B.C. Vote Compass to help people assess provincial party platforms
Mar 6, 2013 - by Basil Waugh
$2M from BCLC and the Province creates Centre for Gambling Research at UBC
A $2-million investment from the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) and the Government of B.C. will create a major new Centre for Gambling Research at UBC to advance our understanding of gambling psychology and help reduce problem gambling behaviours.
Feb 27, 2013
Doing good is good for you: Volunteer adolescents enjoy healthier hearts
Giving back through volunteering is good for your heart, even at a young age, according to University of British Columbia researchers.
Feb 25, 2013
Bilingual babies know their grammar by seven months
Babies as young as seven months can distinguish between, and begin to learn, two languages with vastly different grammatical structures, according to new research from the University of British Columbia and Université Paris Descartes.
Feb 14, 2013
Social media: Where business and journalism intersect
A new UBC course connects two schools to prepare students for the real world
Feb 6, 2013 - by Bethan Williams
Fashion is a feminist issue
UBC prof. studies style to shed light on wider issues in society
Feb 6, 2013 - by Jody Jacob
Meet Mary Chapman, literary sleuth
UBC prof. uncovers lost works by Asian-American author, Edith Eaton
Feb 6, 2013 - by Basil Waugh
Blowing hot and cold: U.S. belief in climate change shifts with weather
A UBC study of American attitudes toward climate change finds that local weather – temperature, in particular – is a major influence on public and media opinions on the reality of global warming.
Feb 5, 2013