UBC Sailbots embark on journey to defend first place win
The UBC Sailbots will be testing their two-metre, robotic masterpiece in preparation for the 2013 International Robotic Sailing Regatta this June.
May 24, 2013
Read UBC Reports’ full interview with Eva Kwan
How do you interact with Hadfield? I am part of Chris’ medical support team. Specifically, I am co-op student with the Operational Space Medicine team of the Astronauts, Life Sciences, […]
Apr 4, 2013 - by By Basil Waugh
Earth to Commander Chris
Student Eva Kwan keeps Canada’s favorite astronaut grounded
Apr 3, 2013 - by By Basil Waugh
Largest number of medical residents to be trained in British Columbia
A record number of medical school graduates from across Canada will soon commence their residency training at teaching hospitals and clinics around the province through University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine’s postgraduate medical education program.
Mar 14, 2013
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 building wins prestigious Wallpaper* Magazine design award
Design and lifestyle magazine Wallpaper* has bestowed its 2013 ‘Best Lab’ award to the University of British Columbia’s new Pharmaceutical Sciences Building.
Jan 28, 2013
UBC releases 2011 statistics of animals involved in research
For the second year, the University of British Columbia has published the total number of animals involved in research, their major species groupings, as well as their purpose of use and the degree of invasiveness of the research activities.
Dec 14, 2012
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 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
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
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
First video footage of unstudied West African seahorse released
Researchers from the University of British Columbia’s Project Seahorse today released the first-ever footage of a little-known seahorse species.
Oct 10, 2012
UBC opens new $133M Pharmaceutical Sciences Building
The University of British Columbia today officially opens the new Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, a state-of-the-art learning and research facility that will enable UBC to graduate 224 new pharmacists per year by 2015 – a 47 per cent increase – and more than double the research space for drug discovery and health care innovation.
Sep 18, 2012
Seabirds study shows plastic pollution reaching surprising levels off coast of Pacific Northwest
Plastic pollution off the northwest coast of North America is reaching the level of the notoriously polluted North Sea, according to a new study led by a researcher at the University of British Columbia.
Jul 4, 2012
UBC researcher wins 2012 Trudeau Foundation scholarship
Daniel Werb, senior research assistant at the Addiction and Urban Health Research Initiative (UHRI) at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), has been awarded the 2012 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship for his PhD research project investigating initiation and cessation of injection drug use among street youth in Vancouver.
May 15, 2012