Water, water everywhere
UBC engineers are working with First Nations communities to improve access to clean water.
Sep 25, 2013 - by Heather Amos
Ancient soils reveal clues to early life on Earth
Oxygen appeared in the atmosphere up to 700 million years earlier than we previously thought.
Sep 25, 2013
Pulp industry energy research gets $2.7M in funding
UBC’s Pulp and Paper Centre has received $2.7 million to reduce energy and greenhouse gas emissions of one of B.C.’s largest industries by 50 per cent before 2020.
Sep 23, 2013
Songbirds may have “borrowed” DNA to fuel migration
A common songbird may have acquired genes from fellow migrating birds in order to travel greater distances, according to a UBC study in the journal Evolution.
Sep 19, 2013
Easing the pain
A UBC program helps women identify and treat vulvodynia, an oft-overlooked condition that causes chronic genital pain.
Sep 19, 2013 - by Brian Lin
Researchers sound warning over heart attack symptoms
New study findings warn the public and physicians that relying on traditional symptoms for heart attacks in young people and women can lead to dangerous misdiagnoses.
Sep 17, 2013
Micronutrients lead to big changes
UBC Prof. Judy McLean and her students help Rwanda launch Africa’s first national home-based nutritional fortification program for children.
Sep 10, 2013 - by Corey Allen
New hospice opening at UBC Vancouver
St. John Hospice, a new comprehensive palliative care facility in Vancouver providing 14 bedrooms for individuals in need of end-of-life care, officially opened today.
Sep 6, 2013
What is flex learning?
Flexible learning, has many components, one of which is to blend technology and online tools together with more traditional classroom elements. The “flipped classroom” model, for example, provides students access to pre-recorded lectures, reading and other course materials in advance and uses class time for active learning activities.
Sep 3, 2013 - by Loren Plottel
‘Trojan’ asteroids in far reaches of Solar System more common than previously thought
UBC astronomers have discovered the first Trojan asteroid sharing the orbit of Uranus.
Aug 30, 2013
Lights! Camera! Learn!
Flexible learning initiatives are “flipping” lectures and homework to dramatically change learning.
Aug 30, 2013 - by Brian Lin
Poverty impairs cognitive function
Poverty consumes so much mental energy that those in poor circumstances have little remaining brainpower to concentrate on other areas of life, new research finds.
Aug 29, 2013
Whose City Is It, Anyway?
Whose City Is It, Anyway? Patrick Condon of UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture says that in Vancouver and around the world, middle-class citizens rage over planning that favours profit […]
Aug 28, 2013
New paths to community care
More newly graduated doctors will be completing their training in communities outside of Vancouver.
Aug 20, 2013 - by Daniel Presnell
How I spent my summer vacation
A field course in India taught Joanna Lee the challenges of conservation in the developing world.
Aug 19, 2013
Anti-homophobia measures reduce binge drinking for all students
Canadian high schools with long-standing anti-homophobia policies or gay-straight alliances (GSAs) have a positive effect on gay and straight students’ problem alcohol use.
Aug 15, 2013
Chemists discover 23 new molecules in red wine
Scientists have long espoused the health benefits of red wine. Now UBC chemists have discovered 23 new molecules that could mean there are even more vino virtues.
Aug 12, 2013
Study paints complex health portrait of single-room occupancy hotel tenants in DTES
A new study is revealing multiple health concerns faced by an tenants in Vancouver’s SRO hotels.
Aug 9, 2013
Study reveals role of “peacekeeper” in the gut
A new study has shone a spotlight on the peacekeeping mechanisms in our intestines.
Aug 8, 2013
Prof. George Sawatzky says UBC physicists are helping develop quantum materials that will usher in the next generation of information technology.
Aug 7, 2013 - by Eric Mills