Private premiums add up to largest out-of-pocket health expense for Canadians
Private insurance premiums are Canadians’ single largest out-of-pocket health expense, averaging $1,200 a year per affected household, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia.
Feb 19, 2013
Arrhythmia culprit caught in action
Using powerful X-rays, University of British Columbia researchers have reconstructed a crime scene too small for any microscope to observe – and caught the culprit of arrhythmia in action.
Feb 17, 2013
As predators decline, carbon emissions rise
University of British Columbia researchers have found that when the animals at the top of the food chain are removed, freshwater ecosystems emit a lot more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Feb 17, 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
Mining the possibilities
How UBC engineers are leading a more sustainable approach to resource extraction
Feb 6, 2013 - by Brian Lin
Smoke signals: Medical marijuana in Canada
Research is helping to shape the therapeutic potential of pot
Feb 6, 2013 - by Zach Walsh
Idling on the job
Grad student helps the VPD to reduce squad car emissions
Feb 6, 2013 - by Salina Marshall
New tool helps towns assess resources needed for bioenergy plant
For B.C. communities considering investing in a bioenergy heating system, it can be expensive and time-consuming to weigh the pros and cons.
Feb 6, 2013
Body language can predict outcomes for recovering alcoholics
To predict whether a problem drinker will hit the bottle again, ignore what they say and watch their body language for displays of shame, a new UBC study finds.
Feb 4, 2013
When food porn holds no allure: the science behind satiety
New research from the University of British Columbia is shedding light on why enticing pictures of food affect us less when we’re full.
Jan 28, 2013
Construction begins on Canada’s largest radio telescope
$11M UBC-led CHIME project to attempt largest survey of observable universe
Construction is now under way in Penticton, B.C. on Canada’s largest radio telescope – and the first research telescope to be built in the country in more than 30 years.
Jan 24, 2013
UBC Engineering hosts two competitions this week showcasing students’ design ingenuity
From all-terrain, remotely operated vehicles to concrete toboggans, UBC engineering students are competing this week in two competitions for marks and bragging rights. Media are invited to cover both events.
Jan 23, 2013
Master switch discovery could provide road map for treatment of arthritis and other inflammatory diseases
Scientists trying to create drugs to treat chronic inflammation in diseases like arthritis now have a new culprit known as MMP2. New University of British Columbia research shows that this enzyme works as a master switch to activate inflammatory diseases.
Jan 22, 2013
Live for the Moment: A research-based photo exhibit about life, death, and young men
Following up on a study from last year on how young men grieve for a friend who died accidentally, UBC researchers have taken their project to Whistler to examine this issue in the resort community.
Jan 15, 2013
Kindness key to happiness and acceptance for children
Children who make an effort to perform acts of kindness are happier and experience greater acceptance from their peers, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Riverside.
Dec 26, 2012
Cloud U – UBC ventures boldly into the virtual university
Three leaders talk about the brave new world awaiting UBC students in ten years.
Dec 18, 2012 - by A Q and A with Pierre Ouillet, Vice President, Finance; Wes Pue, Provost, UBC’s Okanagan campus; Hugh Brock, Associate Provost, Academic Innovation, UBC’s Vancouver campus
Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
Increased access may equal a complete rethink of higher education.
Dec 18, 2012 - by Rosie Redfield, Professor, Dept. of Zoology and instructor of one of UBC’s first MOOCs, Useful Genetics.
Water efficient food exports: less beef, more crops
Planetary water shortages and the demand for more food should lead to changes in farming and exports.
Dec 18, 2012 - by Hans Schreier, Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Revolutionizing road design
New technologies from UBC’s Okanagan campus are tackling the high cost of building highways.
Dec 18, 2012 - by Warren Hare, Assistant Professor, Mathematics