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.
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
Cultural barriers crunched by numbers
Melania Alvarez addresses stereotypes to help Aboriginal kids achieve in math.
Dec 5, 2012 - by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
How UBC is working to provide access and positive experiences for students with developmental disabilities.
Dec 5, 2012 - by Heather Amos
Creating an oasis in the Downtown Eastside
UBC graduate Kim Villagante worked with the residents of the Oasis to create a community-building mural that would spruce up their inner city alley
Dec 5, 2012 - by Lorraine Chan
Examiners tend to grade relative to work already seen: UBC research
How well you fare on a subjective evaluation – whether it’s of you treating a patient, auditioning for a play or even interviewing for a job – may depend largely on the person who was examined just before you. And the worse the person before you did, the better for you.
Dec 4, 2012
UBC celebrates Royal Society inductees
The Royal Society of Canada recognizes scholarly, research and artistic excellence across the country.
Nov 22, 2012
Largest class of Aboriginal doctoral students graduate from UBC Faculty of Education
Eleven Aboriginal doctoral students will graduate from the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Education this year – the largest number to graduate from an education faculty in any Canadian university in one year.
Nov 20, 2012
UBC’s commitment to science education underlined by $75M facility
The University of British Columbia today officially opens the new Earth Sciences Building, a state-of-the-art facility that will provide modern learning spaces for more than 7,000 students each year and leading-edge laboratories for hundreds of researchers.
Nov 16, 2012
UBC leads alliance to improve science education with Sloan grant
The University of British Columbia is partnering with seven top North American universities to study how to speed up the adoption of improved teaching techniques in science classrooms.
Nov 15, 2012
UBC gains two new Canada Excellence Research Chairs
The University of British Columbia will be home to two more Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC), valued at $20-million over seven years, in the areas of quantum materials and devices and digital media research and innovation.
Nov 8, 2012
Top Canadian, Indian institutions form $30M partnership to improve water and infrastructure safety, eradicate diseases
Scientists from the University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, University of Toronto and 11 leading institutions in India are joining forces to tackle urgent issues in both countries with a $30-million partnership.
Nov 6, 2012
A university library for the 21st century
Academic libraries worldwide are facing seismic shifts in how users access and create knowledge. University Librarian Ingrid Parent talks about re-thinking the future.
Nov 1, 2012 - by Lorraine Chan and Linda Ong
Good food. Good grades.
Place Vanier residence chef Steve Golob knows that healthy food keeps students alert in class.
Nov 1, 2012 - by Heather Amos
Vij’s Kitchen spices up UBC
Vancouver’s celebrity chef Vikram Vij has made possible an extensive culinary lab makeover.
Nov 1, 2012 - by Lorraine Chan and Jennifer Honeybourn
UBC deans take one for the team: First to get flu shots from students
Students from UBC medical, nursing and pharmaceutical sciences programs will give flu shots to university leaders, students, staff and faculty at a media event.
Oct 29, 2012
Park and charge: UBC researchers invent safe wireless vehicle charging technology
University of British Columbia researchers have invented a safe, efficient technology to wirelessly charge electric vehicles using “remote magnetic gears” – and successfully tested it on campus service vehicles.
Oct 26, 2012
UBC unveils interactive kiosks for Chinese Canadian stories
UBC is unveiling interactive kiosks that offer compelling stories of Chinese Canadian communities, a searchable Chinese Head Tax Register of 97,000 digitized records and Gold Mountain Quest, an educational videogame.
Oct 12, 2012
Faculty of Education kicks-off Year of Indigenous Education
UBC’s Faculty of Education kicks-off the Year of Indigenous Education with the Musqueam Lecture: Excellence in Education
Oct 11, 2012