Behind the scenes with UBC’s gardeners
Every year, UBC’s campus erupts in bloom, from delicate cherry blossoms and magnificent magnolias to brightly coloured alliums and richly scented lilacs. It’s not just the work of Mother Nature that’s responsible for bringing the university landscape to life. A dedicated staff of 35 gardeners, arborists and horticulturists, divided into five crews, work year-round to maintain the university’s 172 hectares of varied landscapes.
Jul 23, 2019
UBC campuses ready for snow
On the Vancouver campus, the Building Operations group has equipped its vehicles for winter weather. More than 50 people are working to clear the campus as quickly as possible.
Dec 11, 2018
Who will be mayor?
CBC British Columbia and the University of British Columbia invite the public to three mayoral debates in Surrey, Kelowna, and Vancouver
Sep 25, 2018
Mindfulness at work: UBC study first to uncover positive benefits for teams
Challenges and differences in opinion are inevitable when working in a team. But new research from the UBC Sauder School of Business has found that some of these conflicts can be reduced – or even avoided – through team mindfulness.
May 3, 2018
UBC receives $4.9 million for global Buddhist academic network
The University of British Columbia will lead an international network of universities to advance the study of Buddhism and East Asian cultures, thanks to a $4.9-million donation from the China-based Liuzu Temple of Chan Buddhism.
Jan 9, 2018
Programs that teach emotional intelligence in schools have lasting impact
Social and emotional learning programs for youth not only immediately improve mental health but also continue to benefit children years later, according to new research.
Jul 12, 2017
Childhood asthma research receives $2 million to investigate genetic and environmental factors
Research into the impact of a child’s upbringing and social and physical environments on the development of asthma will receive $2 million to tackle the condition that affects as many as one in three Canadians.
May 2, 2016
Metro Vancouver and UBC formalize collaboration
Metro Vancouver and the University of British Columbia have signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that strengthens their ongoing collaboration.
Dec 10, 2015
UBC health researchers receive more than $73M in CIHR funding
Health researchers at the University of British Columbia have received a combined total of $73.6 million in grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to bolster cutting-edge medical research.
Jul 31, 2015
Get over it! UBC students, community gather to Storm the Wall
Family fun and community camaraderie are on the agenda this weekend as part of Storm the Wall, one of UBC’s most iconic experiences.
Mar 20, 2015
Universal public drug coverage would save Canada billions
Canada could save $7.3 billion annually with universal public coverage of medically necessary prescription drugs.
Mar 16, 2015
UBC President Arvind Gupta to head delegation to China to strengthen research and educational ties
UBC President Arvind Gupta announced plans today to visit China in early April to deepen the university’s commitment to developing partnerships with China that encompass research, teaching and student learning.
Mar 10, 2015
Post-secondary leaders: Transit expansion needed to ensure campus access and boost region’s innovation economy
The presidents of the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University are saying “yes” in the coming transportation and transit funding plebiscite.
Mar 3, 2015
Pick a card, any card: Researchers show how magicians sway decision-making
Magicians have astonished audiences for centuries by subtly, yet powerfully, influencing their decisions. But there has been little systematic study of the psychological factors that make magic tricks work.
Feb 11, 2015
UBC and University of Copenhagen share international professorship
A $1.9 million CAD donation from a Danish foundation will fund a joint professorship for pharmaceutical research at UBC and the University of Copenhagen.
Feb 10, 2015
Putting risks of cycling, walking and driving in context
Putting risks of cycling, walking and driving in context UBC Prof. Kay Teschke co-authors a piece on the risks and rewards of cycling. Read more…
Jul 9, 2013
Dose of reality
UBC Okanagan nursing student Avneet Khela helped implement the Take Home Naloxone project, which has proven to save the lives of at-risk people.
Jul 8, 2013
UBC gears up for 2014 Special Olympics
The Special Olympics Canada Summer Games will take place at UBC Vancouver in 2014. Here are a few facts about the competition.
Jul 8, 2013
Eyes on the prize
Kinesiology grad Raymond Wong helped athletes prepare for the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games, which take place at UBC’s Vancouver campus in July 2014.
Jul 8, 2013 - by Corey Allen
Swimming with sharks
Amanda Vincent of Project Seahorse discusses Japan’s rejection of CITES trade regulation for sharks and the perils of overfishing.
Jun 26, 2013