University of British Columbia

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...

37 Signs You Went To UBC

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Buchanan. Gage. Mahony's. Wreck Beach. If you know what we're talking about, you probably went to UBC. And those are just a few things that make t...

15-Year-Old Wins $80,000 B.C. University Scholarship

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A 15-year-old student has been awarded an $80,000 scholarship to attend the University of British Columbia. Cheng Xie is the youngest of 40 Canadia...

Prof Accused Of Taping Students Undressing

CBC | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A former associate professor of kinesiology at UBC has been charged for allegedly secretly recording video of students as they were getting changed fo...

Four Canadian Schools Make It Onto Top Academic List

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Living

Four Canadian universities have made it onto a prestigious list of the top schools in the world. The University of Toronto, The University of Brit...

UBC Improves Safety Features Following Sex Assaults

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The University of British Columbia says along with new professors and new courses, students at the institution's Point Grey campus will se...

Police On Twitter Not Totally A Good Thing: UBC Study

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - When a gunman killed three Mounties, wounded two others and then led police on a manhunt through Moncton, N.B., Twitter quickly emerged as...

The Coolest Classroom Yet

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

How would you like to take a university class in a centuries-old Asian structure? The University of British Columbia has built a 65 square-metre yu...

UBC Grad's Greatest Memory

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Well, that kind of backfired. To get students excited about graduation, the University of British Columbia created a #UBCGrad hashtag and posted la...

Paper That FOLDS ITSELF

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

You'll never have to feel shame over your sad-looking paper crane again. A Vancouver master's student has created a form of paper that — wait for...

How I Became Hipster Kryptonite

Josh Bowman | Posted 05.14.2014 | 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 05.04.2014 | 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...