University of British Columbia

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 | 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 Team | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Living
The 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 02.11.2016 | 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 | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Living

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 12.09.2015 | 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 11.27.2015 | 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 10.21.2016 | 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 10.02.2016 | 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. ...