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
A new generation of solar power, Part 2.
UBC researchers have discovered a potential new way to trap heat with nanotechnology that promises more efficient solar power.
Dec 18, 2012 - by Alireza Nojeh, Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
A new generation of solar power, Part 1.
Organic solar cells are the basis of a new class of materials and may be the key to abundant, accessible solar energy.
Dec 18, 2012 - by Sarah Burke, Assistant Professor, Depts. of Physics & Astronomy and Chemistry
A stem cell solution to diabetes in 10 years
The discovery of new sources of stem cells may herald the end of insulin injections.
Dec 18, 2012 - by Tim Kieffer, Head, Diabetes Research Group
Neuroscience and the eradication of brain injuries
In the world of brain injury, a trifecta of technologies is driving the translation of research into real hope for patients, soldiers and athletes of all ages.
Dec 18, 2012 - by Jane Roskams, Professor, UBC's Brain Research Centre and Life Sciences Institute
The ethical robot
From playrooms to bedrooms to battlefields, robots are part of modern life. And they are about to create some novel dilemmas for humans.
Dec 18, 2012 - by AJung Moon, PhD student, CARIS Lab
Medical maggots: back to the future with limb-saving larvae
Larvae can clean dead tissue from wounds, and may be a more effective treatment than drugs.
Dec 18, 2012 - by Chris Harvey-Clark, Director, Animal Care Services