University of British Columbia

Magnetic Drug Implant Erases All Your Pill-Swallowing Fears

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 02.15.2017 | Canada British Columbia

The cool new invention allows doctors or even patients to dispense medication inside the body.

UBC Scientists Engineer Mice That Can't Get Addicted To Cocaine

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 02.14.2017 | Canada British Columbia

It has to do with a protein in the brain.

Canadian Universities Pull Ads From Ultra-Right Wing U.S. News Site

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Business

The University of British Columbia and the University of Montreal pulled ads after they became aware that their promotional material was appearing on the site.

Emma Paling

Vancouver Throws Out So Many Chopsticks, They Now End Up As Furniture

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Paling | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada British Columbia

“We’re creating something beautiful that is completely new...”

These Canadian Universities Will Make You The Most Employable

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Business

Six Canadian schools are in the top 100 worldwide.

UBC's Sex Assault Policies Need Complete Overhaul, Panel Says

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.11.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The panel repeatedly heard there was a "general mistrust'' of UBC's approach.

UBC Unveils Draft Sexual Assault Policy

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. recently passed a law requiring universities to have sexual assault policies, which comes into effect next May.

B.C. Is Forcing Universities To Adopt Sex Assault Policies

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada British Columbia

It's the second province in Canada to do so.

Emma Paling

Teen Survives Quake, Aces Classes, Flies Plane. Next: Med School

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Paling | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The doctors who treated Meihua Huang after earthquake in Sichuan, China changed her life.

Universities Dragging Heels On Sex Assault Policies: Students

CP | Laura Kane | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Advocates say most Canadian universities still lack crucial stand-alone sexual assault policies.

What Will Rent Cost You To Live Near These Canadian Universities?

The RentSeeker.ca Team | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Living
The RentSeeker.ca Team

Choosing which university to attend is a major life decision. Beyond the personal and academic realm, your choice will have financial implications as well. Aside from tuition and student loans, the city and neighbourhood of the school will affect your level of student debt, so it's wise to prepare and do your research.

UBC Won't Divest From Fossil Fuel Industry

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.15.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Instead, they'll create a "sustainable future fund."

UBC Profs Organize Sexual Assault Conference Amid Scandal

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.14.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Several former and current students held a news conference in November to allege UBC had dragged its heels on complaints.

CBD Is The Chemical Medical Marijuana Is Buzzing About

Marc Davis | Posted 02.11.2017 | Canada Living
Marc Davis

Marijuana's bad boy image has been getting a well-earned makeover in recent years, thanks in part to its surging popularity as a legitimate form of herbal medicine. In fact, it's not cannabis' infamous THC content that's creating a real buzz these days. Instead, it's a lesser-known chemical called CBD that is attracting much of the attention.

The 5 Best Canadian Universities For International Students

UniversityHub.ca | Posted 02.11.2017 | Canada Living
UniversityHub.ca

With a quality education system and reputation as a safe and multi-cultural country, Canada is rated at the top of the list of places for international students to study. Canada is indeed a very open and welcoming community for international students of all nationalities; however, some cities offer a more seamless transition than others.

UBC Faculty Apologizes To Students For Sexual Assault Policies

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Over two dozen faculty signed, saying they're sorry for "not demanding better."

Rare Video Of Wild Seahorse Giving Birth Filmed By UBC Students

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Most videos of male seahorses giving birth are shot in aquariums.

The Big Perk Of Spending Money On Others

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Living

Buying for yourself is nice. Buying for someone else? Even better.

Studying Abroad Sets Students Up For Career Success

Mandy Mail | Posted 12.09.2016 | Canada Business
Mandy Mail

Many students today are recognizing that there is more to education than lectures, essays and exams. Some of the most important lessons can be learned by investing time outside the classroom walls, in communities across Canada and around the world.

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 11.27.2016 | 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 11.25.2016 | 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 11.22.2016 | 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 11.21.2016 | 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 11.20.2016 | 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.