Teaching Learning and Research Excellence
Here’s how to conquer math anxiety and succeed this semester
So many people struggle with mathematics that there’s a term for the dread you feel when faced with a calculation: math anxiety. But the good news is, math doesn’t have to be scary.
Dr. Lindsey Daniels (she/hers), an assistant professor of teaching in the UBC department of mathematics, has some tips for high school and beyond to help students overcome their fear of fractions and succeed in the classroom.
Aug 29, 2023
UBC experts on back-to-school season
UBC experts are available to comment on various school- and education-related topics as students head back to class.
Aug 28, 2023
Just how smart are ‘trash pandas’? Volunteer your backyard to help scientists find out
This summer, you can turn your backyard into a raccoon IQ test to help researchers figure out just how brainy your average ‘trash panda’ is.
Aug 14, 2023
Star with two faces discovered thousands of light years from Earth
With one side composed fully of hydrogen and the other of helium, the star has been dubbed Janus after the two-faced Roman god of transition, and described in a new study published in Nature today.
Jul 19, 2023
The future of drug testing at festivals
UBC researchers are bringing a prototype drug testing robot to Shambhala Music Festival.
Jul 18, 2023
Canadian scientists celebrate launch of Euclid satellite
Mission will explore the evolution of the dark Universe.
Jul 1, 2023
Changes in the tick of ‘cosmic clocks’ reveal gravitational waves
Using part of the Milky Way as an antenna, researchers have found evidence for gravitational waves that undulate over periods of years to decades by measuring changes in the tick of ‘cosmic clocks.’
Jun 28, 2023
UBC jumps to 34th in QS World University Rankings 2024
The University of British Columbia has risen to 34th from 47th position in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings released today.
Jun 27, 2023
Learning doesn’t stop when summer vacation begins
We spoke with Prof. David Anderson of UBC’s department of curriculum and pedagogy about the learning opportunities summer presents.
Jun 27, 2023
Biodegradable gel shows promise for cartilage regeneration
A gel that combines both stiffness and toughness is a step forward in the bid to create biodegradable implants for joint injuries, according to new UBC research.
Jun 21, 2023
Teenage orcas could be roughhousing with boats off the coast of Spain
Killer whales are in the news for sinking boats off the coast of Spain. The reason is a mystery, but one theory is that teenage bad behaviour is to blame, according to UBC researchers Dr. Andrew Trites, Taryn Scarff and Josh McInnes.
May 29, 2023
He used to climb mountains. Now he wants to move them for others
When UBC mechanical engineering student Yi Yi Du came out of a two-month-long coma after being struck by a car in the fall of 2021, no one knew what the next stage of his life would look like.
May 29, 2023
From science fiction to classroom reality: How UBC instructors are using AI as a teaching tool
UBC instructors are finding innovative ways to integrate generative AI into their course curriculum to enhance student learning.
May 24, 2023
UBC celebrates graduates who defy age and time to complete their degrees
Meet the slowest, youngest and oldest students to graduate from UBC this year, proving age and time constraints are no barriers to success.
May 17, 2023
Why humans respect hard work regardless of results
Have you ever had a co-worker make a big show of how hard they work—even though they don’t get great results? They do this because people attach moral value to hard work, something Dr. Azim Shariff calls “effort moralization.”
May 11, 2023
Astronomers double the number of repeating cosmic probes
A Canadian-led research team has doubled the number of repeating fast radio bursts, adding 25 new ‘cosmic probes’.
Apr 26, 2023
German president’s visit to UBC highlights clean energy and climate change solutions
The University of British Columbia today hosted Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the president of Germany, as part of his first state visit to Canada.
Apr 25, 2023
Event: UBC to welcome German President to Vancouver campus
Media are invited to join the UBC community in welcoming German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Tuesday, April 25 at UBC’s Vancouver campus.
Apr 24, 2023
Earth prefers to serve life in XXS and XXL sizes: UBC research
Life comes in all shapes in sizes, but some sizes are more popular than others, new research from the University of British Columbia has found.
Mar 29, 2023
UBC experts on President Biden’s first official visit to Canada
U.S. President Joe Biden will be making his first official visit to Canada this week. UBC experts are available for comment.
Mar 22, 2023