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
Social media: Where business and journalism intersect
A new UBC course connects two schools to prepare students for the real world
Feb 6, 2013 - by Bethan Williams
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
BC Skills deficit looming in 2016: More jobs than qualified people unless post-secondary capacity expanded
A skills shortage will hit British Columbia in 2016 and continue to grow, unless immediate action is taken to improve access to all types of post-secondary education – university, college and trades.
Jan 29, 2013
UBC MBA up 25 places in Financial Times Global MBA Ranking
Up 25 places over its 2012 ranking, the MBA at the University of British Columbia ranks 57th among the world’s top 100 MBA programs in the 2013 Financial Times Global MBA Ranking, published today.
Jan 28, 2013
UBC research: Forget about fair – it’s better when bosses pick favourites
A new study from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business shows that bosses should pick favourites if they want top performing teams.
Jan 21, 2013
UBC and Fraunhofer Society enter $4.9 million clean energy partnership
A $4.9-million research partnership between UBC and Germany’s Fraunhofer Society – Europe’s largest applied research institution – will advance clean energy research in five critical areas, from wind energy to zero emission vehicles.
Jan 15, 2013
For power and status, dominance and skill trump likability
Finding the next Barack Obama or Warren Buffett might be as simple as looking at who attracts the most eyes in a crowd, a new UBC study finds.
Dec 19, 2012
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 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