A promising litigator, Dustin Paul aims to make a difference in the courtroom
May 1, 2013 - by Basil Waugh
New life in old growth forests
Carlos Molina arrived from Spain to be among the first Master’s of Sustainable Forest Management graduates
May 1, 2013 - by Heather Amos
Let the shredding begin: North America’s first campus skatepark opens at UBC
UBC has opened the first campus skatepark in North America, giving students, campus residents and Metro enthusiasts a new place to get radical on their skateboards, BMX bikes and rollerblades.
May 1, 2013
UBC bootcamp helps aspiring politicians shape up for government
A new UBC program will give aspiring politicians the training to thrive as future elected officials and handle the challenges of government life.
Apr 29, 2013
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
Vancouver campus deploys new $5.1M ‘smart grid’ energy storage system
UBC President Stephen Toope today unveiled a new energy storage system, or prototype smart grid, created in partnership with Alpha Technologies Ltd. and Corvus Energy.
Apr 19, 2013
$25M grant brings African students to UBC
More than 110 students from Africa will receive comprehensive scholarships to live and learn at the University of British Columbia thanks to a $25 million grant from The MasterCard Foundation.
Apr 18, 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
Expedition team releases photographs of threatened double-barrier reef
A rare double-barrier reef in the Philippines is facing grave threats and urgently needs increased protection, according to new photographic evidence released today by a team of marine conservationists and photographers organized by Project Seahorse, a partnership of the University of British Columbia and the Zoological Society of London.
Apr 15, 2013
Spinal cord researchers to benefit from $20 M investment from Rick Hansen Foundation
Spinal cord injury research at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health will be accelerated by a 10-year, $20 million contribution from the Rick Hansen Foundation.
Apr 12, 2013
Doctors not informed of harmful effects of medicines during sales visits
Family doctors receive little or no information about harmful effects of medicines in the majority of drug promotions during visits by drug company representatives, according to an international study involving Canadian, U.S. and French physicians.
Apr 10, 2013
Canada loses out on drug pricing: UBC study
Health systems worldwide are increasingly negotiating secret price rebates from pharmaceutical companies and Canadians risk losing out on the deal.
Apr 8, 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
Healthy doctors make healthy patients, study finds
Patients are more likely to follow preventive health practices like getting a flu shot or mammography if their doctors do likewise, researchers at the University of British Columbia and in Israel have discovered.
Apr 8, 2013
Blood pressure medication may cause fainting when used for other ailments
An international UBC-led study has found that a common blood-pressure drug can cause lightheadedness and possible fainting in some patients.
Apr 5, 2013
UBC International College program gets Board of Governors’ support
The University of British Columbia Board of Governors gave its support yesterday to the creation of a new Vancouver campus program that will attract a greater diversity and number of international students, helping them to succeed in a North American academic environment.
Apr 4, 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
Stretching – is it really good for you?
Human kinetics student Carey Simpson finds the answer is not the same for men and women
Apr 3, 2013 - by By Paul Marck