University of British Columbia

How I Became Hipster Kryptonite

Josh Bowman | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada
Josh Bowman

I hope I can ride this one out. I like my plain t-shirts, and I'm getting to old to try to find a new thing. I guess I will be "normcore". A fashion rebel. An iconoclast, thumbing my nose at those consumerist sheep. I will wear my khaki pants as a badge of honour, my t-shirts as a flag of allegiance to the state of bland.

Scientists Are Using Ouija Boards

CBC | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Researchers at the University of British Columbia are using Ouija boards to test human intelligence. Docky Duncan with UBC's Visual Cognition ...

The Best Schools In Canada For Making Money

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Business

It’s been named one of the best party schools in North America by such illustrious sources as Playboy magazine, and now Ontario’s Western Universi...

This Shirt Could Charge Your Cellphone

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - It's research that gives new meaning to the term power suit: clothing that charges cellphones or monitors the wearer's heart rate or blood...

Who's To Blame When A Sperm Freezer Defrosts?

CBC | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living

A man who says his sperm was destroyed when power was cut to a freezer at University of B.C. is one step closer to his day in court. Howard Lam is t...

'Cycles' Hopes To Get Teens Talking About Pot

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The dialogue on pot is too preachy, according to an educational film from the University of British Columbia (UBC) -- and its filmmakers want to chang...

Payback Over Frosh Rape Chant

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The University of British Columbia says that "tangible amends" are to be made following the reporting of a pro-rape chant being sung on buses during p...

LOOK: Graffiti Talks Rape Culture At UBC

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The furor over a Frosh week rape chant at UBC has motivated some to post graffiti on the university's walls and pathways. Reddit user Charlie Expre...

Student Leaders Resign Over UBC Rape Chant

Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The co-chairs of one of UBC's Frosh week orientation programs have resigned following reports of a pro-rape chant heard on student buses during the ev...

UBC To Probe Pro-Rape Chant

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Officials at the University of British Columbia say they will investigate reports that a chant endorsing non-consensual sex was recited du...

Another School Under Fire For Rape Chant

CBC | Posted 11.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The University of British Columbia is under fire after it emerged its students sang a chant advocating rape during frosh week, only days after a video...

Grouse Grind Record 'Took Blood, Sweat, and Tears'

Vivien Chang | Posted 10.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Vivien Chang

Oliver Bibby decided to make the record-breaking attempt merely five days before the event. Once he made the decision, however, he began loading up on carbohydrate-rich foods and made sure he had a 3-day tapering period, during which he cut back on training and caught up on sleep. His effort has raised more than $3,200 so far, with all proceeds going to the B.C. Children's Hospital through "Grind for Kids". His goal had been $600.

What Is Going On At UBC?!

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Don't be alarmed if gunfire echoes from several buildings on the University of BC campus, or if victims are carried out as fully uniformed...

Money Can Buy Happiness When You Invest in Giving

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Imagine if someone walked up to you on the street today and handed you a $20 bill. You'd probably be pretty happy, right? That will get you a good lunch. But you'd be even happier if you used the $20 to buy someone else lunch. It's true, and it's been scientifically proven.

UBC Student Group Acts as Apologists For a Convicted Palestinian Terrorist

Mike Fegelman | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Politics
Mike Fegelman

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is under criticism by Jewish advocacy group B'nai Brith Canada for "abdicating its responsibility to stop con...

Innovation Hub Propells B.C. Social Entrepreneurs

John F. Gray | Posted 06.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia
John F. Gray

The Innovation Hub recently held the a conference featuring great speakers, panel conversations, and networking opportunities. The knowledge exchange was valuable, but it was shining the spotlight on the current cohort of companies calling the Hub home that proved to be the real highlight.

Why It's A Bad Idea To Make These People Mad

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Travel

It looks like revenge really is a dish best served cold in the hotel industry. While it's always a good idea to treat your fellow human being with ...

UBC Is Heating Up and Getting Green

David Dodge | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada
David Dodge

The creaking, turn of the century steam pipes at the University of British Columbia are transforming into a modern, modular low-carbon Lego style hot water system. The new hot water style heating system at UBC can now integrate renewable energy systems like biomass, geoexchange, solar thermal and waste heat into this natural gas system all because the barrier for entry is lower.

UBC Takes On The Harlem Shake

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The latest viral dance craze known as the "Harlem Shake" has reached the University of British Columbia (UBC) as more than 1,000 students took to the ...

Is This the Greenest Building in Canada?

David Dodge | Posted 04.13.2013 | Canada
David Dodge

The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, or CIRS, building on the University of British Columbia campus is a building that nearly lives and breathes. Determining what the greenest building in Canada is a bit of a fool's errand. But if green is a journey to architecture that regenerates and repairs the environment around it then the CIRS building is something to aspire to.

B.C. Scientists Build 'Time Machine'

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Construction has begun on a new radio telescope in British Columbia's south Okanagan that will act like a type of time machine and help as...

How Kids Can Combat Bullying

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - New research from the University of B.C. has found that children who perform small acts of kindness tend to boost their own happiness and ...

Online Learning Brings Democracy In Education

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 12.30.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Nikolas Badminton

The advancements in online learning have meant that more and more high-quality education is available to all Canadians and students around the world. In this article I want to highlight some visionary companies that are pursuing education that takes society towards a more democratic approach to education.

Stop Being a Bag Lady (or Bag Guy)

David Suzuki | Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada
David Suzuki

Canadians use between nine and 15 billion plastic bags a year, enough to circle the Earth more than 55 times, according to Greener Footprints. (U.S. citizens use about 100 billion a year!) Few plastic bags are recycled. Plastic bags are bad and for the most part unnecessary. Many of us older folks remember a time, only a few decades ago, when we didn't have them. Sure, they're convenient, but is that an excuse to damage the environment and the life it supports?

Which Three Canadian Schools Have The Best Reputation Worldwide?

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 03.19.2012 | Canada Living

Universities might be called post-secondary institutions, but they often find themselves in high school-style popularity contests. Times Higher Educat...