University of British Columbia

UBC Grad Students Create Their Own Harassment Reporting Website

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.28.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Society president Tobias Friedel says the website's launch is merely coincidental to students' recent complaints.

UBC Failed Its Sexual Assault Victims On Every Level

Michael Stewart | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Michael Stewart

The women Mordvinov allegedly assaulted made multiple complaints at the departmental level, at UBC's Equity Inclusion Office, to Associate Vice-President of Equity and Inclusion Sara-Jane Finlay, the UBC ombudsperson and Student Conduct and Safety Services. There were likely more. Every office failed these women.

Ottawa Sues UBC Over Dentist's Alleged Misuse Of Funds

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The lawsuit has been filed at the B.C. Supreme Court.

UBC Students To Respond To Sexual Assault Claims

CBC | CBC News | Posted 11.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A group of current and former UBC grad students says it will announce the launch of an external process "intended to hold the university to account and pressure the university to implement needed reforms."

UBC Athletes To Wear Sensors To Track Head Injuries

CBC | Posted 11.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"What we're trying to do is get a little more info on what's occurring in head trauma and football."

Universities Can Afford To Provide All Workers With Fair Pay

Larry Rousseau | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Business
Larry Rousseau

More and more, administrators are squeezing their workers as much as possible to cover teaching and research. Sessional lecturers are being used as low-cost labour for the former while the latter is now increasingly being undertaken by postdoctoral scholars.

10 Canadian Universities With the Best Food | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada Living

In a world where fast, fresh food is the new norm, universities across the country have stepped up their game to feed large minds and appetites. These universities have proven that restaurant-quality plates are here to stay.

Market Changes Its Mind On Who Will Win Canadian Election

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Business

A majority government seems out of reach for any party.

One Of World's Tallest Wooden Buildings Planned For UBC

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The tower will be 18 storeys tall once complete.

The 10 Best Universities for 'Hippies' and 'Hipsters' | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Living

Do you rock skinny jeans and dark-rimmed glasses on a near-daily basis? Or are you someone who's passionate about the environment and sustainability? If so, you're probably interested in what Canadian universities are doing to foster and support these sub-cultures.

Here's Who The Market Says Will Win Canada's Election

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Business

There’s a theory out there that if you want the most accurate possible forecast of election results, ask the people who have money riding on it. ...

10 of Canada's Best University Residences | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Living

University residence (a.k.a. "res") is an important topic -- it can make a real impact on your first-year experience. UniversityHub has surveyed over 1,000 Canadian university students to see how their residences stacked up. Let's see if yours made the top 10.

UBC Feud Casts Light On Who Sits On University, Agency Boards

Dermod Travis | Posted 08.31.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

When so many agencies that most see as local or regional are, in fact, controlled by the B.C. government it puts the very idea of local autonomy into doubt.

Prof Who Collected Bottles For 25 Years Leaves $1 Million To UBC

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 08.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Wilbert "Ted" Danner created the Beer-Pop Can-Bottle Deposit Refund Award in 1989.

This Website Aims to Help Men Struggling With Depression

Alison Tedford | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada Living
Alison Tedford

The design is clean, sleek and inviting. It discusses emotional content without emasculating the reader in a very cool, practical way. It's an electronic representation of talking to your best buddy who knows a few things about mental health.

Search On For UBC Voyeur Who Climbed Into Student's Bed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The suspect has been prowling two dorms at the Point Grey campus.

UBC Proposes Micro Apartments To Ease Student Housing Crunch

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The 145 sq.-ft. units would feature a bathroom, kitchen, and sleeping area.

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.

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 ...

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...

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...