A mother tongue for the Man of Steel
UBC linguist Christine Schreyer worked with producers of the Hollywood blockbuster Man of Steel to develop a new language for Superman’s home planet of Krypton.
Jul 4, 2013 - by Paul Marck
Winning robot sets sail
The UBC SailBot team will be showcasing their winning two-metre robotic masterpiece that took home the top prize at this year’s International Robotic Sailing Regatta for the second straight time.
Jul 4, 2013
Up against the best
Nineteen UBC athletes will be heading to the 2013 Universiade in Kazan, Russia, including runner Lucas Bruchet, who nearly gave up the sport due to injury.
Jul 3, 2013 - by Heather Amos
Higgs boson is just the beginning: UBC prof
One year after discovery, Prof. Colin Gay describes how Canadian scientists helped sort through mountains of data to help pinpoint the Higgs boson
Jul 2, 2013 - by Eric Mills
Q&A on how Canadians feel about their country
Sonnet L’Abbé has crossed Canada as an Artist in Motion.
Jun 26, 2013
A new speech pathology course focused on First Nations communities gets students talking about cultural differences.
Jun 26, 2013 - by Brian Kladko
Primary health care evaluation gets $2.4M boost
Research to improve performance measurement and reporting of community-based primary health care received a boost today when federal Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq awarded funding to 12 innovation teams.
Jun 26, 2013
UBC heart and stroke research gets $35M boost
An unprecedented $35-million funding commitment from the Heart and Stroke Foundation to UBC will advance life-saving research and intervention programs in B.C.
Jun 25, 2013
UBC experts on Canada’s National Household Survey
UBC experts are available to comment on National Household Survey findings on labour, education and transportation, which Statistics Canada will release on Wednesday, June 26.
Jun 24, 2013
Hundreds of children have some new UBC summer camp options thanks to the creative ideas of graduate students.
Jun 21, 2013 - by Chris Lane
The graveyard shift
With the support of the Canadian Cancer Society, UBC researchers are examining whether improved sleep habits can reduce the risk of breast cancer in women who work night shifts, such anurses, emergency dispatchers and casino workers.
Jun 21, 2013 - by Anne McCulloch
Are thrill seekers hardwired to take risks? PhD candidate Cynthia Thomson studies the role of genetics, psychology and other factors in extreme athletes.
Jun 19, 2013 - by Heather Amos
Tune in to clean wood
With the same technology that carries tunes through the airwaves into your old AM/FM radio, Stavros Avramidis decontaminates wood. It’s a new solution to an old problem.
Jun 17, 2013 - by Heather Amos
The rise of the rant
Prof. Dina Al-Kassim explores the evolution of a complaint culture. From lukewarm lattes to political manifestos, she looks at what people complain about – and what public griping can tell us about society.
Jun 12, 2013 - by Basil Waugh
New imaging technique holds promise for speeding MS research
UBC researchers have developed a MRI technique to detect multiple sclerosis.
Jun 12, 2013
Retailers should referee customer conflict
A new UBC study says retailers should consider admonishing queue jumpers and thoughtless store browsers to ease aggression between shoppers.
Jun 11, 2013
Electrifying campus drivers
New charging stations pump up UBC’s fleet of electric cars and give drivers more choices
Jun 10, 2013 - by By Salina Marshall
Canada’s space telescope turns 10
The 10th anniversary of Canada’s first space telescope could have you doing more than just wishing upon a star – you could be taking 100,000 snapshots of it – for free.
Jun 7, 2013 - by Corey Allen