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Aboriginal Doctors' Program Beats Graduate Target 5 Years Early

CBC | Posted 05.23.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The UBC medical school has already reached its 2020 goal of 50 aboriginal graduates.

'Bungee Cord' Nerve Allows Whales To OPEN WIDE To Feed

CP | Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"It stretches more than double its length. For a nerve it is absolutely remarkable."

This Bus Driver May Be The Only Person Who Loves The 99 B-Line

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"It's a long long bus with the joint in the middle. And people get amazed on the road how it wiggles."

Man's Death Outside Home Of UBC President Is Suspicious

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The property is located near popular trails that connect to local beaches.

Up To 80% Of Western Canada's Glaciers Could Melt Away By Next Century: Study

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"This is not a trivial amount."

UBC Sex Assault Suspect Arrested

CBC | Posted 05.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Man's arrest not related to series of 2013 sex attacks and one earlier this year.

Witness To Alleged SkyTrain Groping Uses Power Of Internet To Find Victim

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"She looked like she was going to cry. I touched her hand and made eye contact with her to let her know she's not alone."

Vancouver Has Some Pretty Cool Tunnel Stories, Too

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia

From a 1960s passageway for mail to an illegal tunnel to smuggle pot.

Garbage Diet Slashes Southern B.C. Seagull Population

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Gulls historically ate mostly small fish and shellfish, but gradually began eating more land-based food like garbage and earthworms.

Woman Walking At UBC Attacked: RCMP

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 02.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia

This latest incident does not appear to be linked to six sexual assaults of women on the UBC campus in 2013.

Former UBC Prof Sentenced For Secretly Recording People Change

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia

James Rupert pleaded guilty to voyeurism and apologized in provincial court.

770-Year-Old Religious Document Now In UBC Collection

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The so-called papal bull document is believed to be the oldest of its kind in Canada.

B.C. Clinical Trials Oversight Shows Need For Health Sheriffs

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Until Health Canada chooses to honour its commitment to the auditor general, the FDA and OHRP may be the only health sheriffs in town.

Goldie Hawn's Program Makes B.C. Kids Better At Math: UBC

CBC | Posted 03.29.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A mindfulness program for children, co-developed by actor Goldie Hawn, resulted in less stress, more optimism, and improved math abilities for Grade...

UBC Telescope Searching For 'Smoking Gun' Of How Universe Began

CBC | Posted 03.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia

UBC scientists in Antarctica have launched a telescope that will hopefully reveal what happened at the very beginning of the Big Bang. SPIDER — ...

Chinook Salmon Could Be Wiped Out By 2100: Study

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - New climate-change research involving a University of British Columbia scientist predicts that one of the West Coast's most prized salmon ...

'Super-Earth' Confirmed By Canadian Astronomer

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A team of astronomers, including one from the University of British Columbia, has confirmed the existence of a new "Super-Earth" planet in a galaxy fa...

B.C. Post-Secondary Presidents Are Spending Like Rock Stars

Jordan Bateman | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

If these expenses are an example of presidents acting frugally in the face of funding shortfalls, taxpayers should be very concerned.

Only Rich International Students Can Apply To B.C. College

CBC | Posted 01.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The University of British Columbia is building an exclusive new college at a cost of more than $127 million, but Canadian students need not apply. T...

For Pete's Sake: 4th Car Gets Stuck On UBC Stairs

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

We are running out of jokes and puns. On the same day that the University of British Columbia installed pylons to prevent more cars from driving down ...

This Is Getting Ridiculous

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The University of British Columbia may add hardware to some exterior stairs where three vehicles have managed to get stuck in the last two weeks. O...

This Happened TWICE On The Same Stairs Within A Week

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The University of British Columbia may want to look into some new signage. Or more bollards. For the second time in a week, a car got stuck on a se...

B.C. ISIS Research Centre Changes Name Over Other ISIS

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

What started out as a reference to an Egyptian goddess has turned into an association with a terrorist group. The ISIS Research Centre at the Unive...

Former B.C. Premier's Alzheimer's Prompts $9.1 Million Donation

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Canadian diamond miner is donating $9.1 million for Alzheimer's research because his longtime friend — and former B.C. premier — Bill Bennett is...

LOOK: B.C.'s Big Beautiful Trees Are Online

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Here in B.C. we have an abundance of large, gorgeous trees. But some are so big and beautiful that we can't get them out of our heads (who could fo...