Olympic speed skating champion now going for academic gold
Vancouver, Calgary and Sochi. Beijing, London and Rio. How does an Olympic host city fare after the fanfare fades and the stars and their adoring crowds go home? It’s a question that has fascinated Canadian long-track speed skating champion Christine Nesbitt for years.
Jan 18, 2018
Sharing extra spots could ease West End parking woes
Renting out unused residential parking could be the answer to chronic parking shortages in Vancouver’s West End, according to a new University of British Columbia study.
Mar 2, 2017
Another cut to Canada’s interest rate could make housing even more expensive
Canada’s slumping economy is leading some to speculate that the Bank of Canada will cut its interest rate from the already-low 0.75 per cent down to 0.5 per cent.
Jul 14, 2015
Graduation and honorary degree ceremonies begin
UBC confers degrees on 6,600 graduating students and four honorary degree recipients at the Vancouver campus’ Spring Congregation, May 22-29.
May 21, 2013
A missing link in Vancouver’s history
Shared past of Chinese farmers and Musqueam Nation unearthed by student Sarah Ling
Apr 3, 2013 - by Heather Amos
First Nations advocate and eco-activist among honorary degree recipients
The University of British Columbia will honour advocates who have fought for human rights and the environment at this year’s spring graduation ceremonies. The Honourable Steven Point, Tzeporah Berman, Lee Lakeman, and Ian Stirling will receive honorary degrees from UBC’s Vancouver campus.
Mar 19, 2013
Kindness key to happiness and acceptance for children
Children who make an effort to perform acts of kindness are happier and experience greater acceptance from their peers, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Riverside.
Dec 26, 2012
Affordable housing elusive for new Canadians in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal
With housing prices at record levels, a University of British Columbia-led study finds that new Canadians are struggling to find adequate and affordable housing in the country’s three largest cities.
Mar 14, 2012
UBC hosts largest site of global, 48-hour video-game programming marathon
Vancouver’s hottest young video-game talents face off this weekend at Vancouver’s Global Game Jam 2012, part of a 48-hour, world-wide programming marathon.
Jan 26, 2012
UBC experts available to comment on Greater Vancouver municipal elections
UBC experts are available to provide media commentary on a variety of topics – from Occupy Vancouver and bike lanes to voter turnout and diversity issues – in this weekend’s municipal elections.
Nov 17, 2011
2010 Winter Olympics provided economic and cultural boost
British Columbia’s economy grew in 2010 with new businesses, jobs and an increase in visitor spending, all likely related to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, says a University of British Columbia study that measured the impact of the Games.
Oct 25, 2011
Experts recommend high quality, zero-emissions public transportation system
Aggressive investments in B.C.’s transportation system will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lead to healthier and safer communities, says a new study by Patrick Condon, UBC chair in Landscape and Livable Environments, and an economist from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Apr 20, 2011