Start an Evolution
UBC generates ideas that start evolutions. Ideas that change the way people think and the way the world works. We see this change as an evolution, one that improves upon what has come before and inspires the generations that follow.
Canada’s Northwest Passage
This summer, 41 UBC alumni and friends participated in expeditions to the Canadian Arctic and the legendary Northwest Passage.
Letter from the Arctic
Michael Byers holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC and is the author of Who Owns the Arctic? He is a member of ArcticNet, a federally funded research network that exists to study the impacts of climate change in the coastal Canadian Arctic. This summer, he explored the region in a Canadian Coastguard icebreaker.
Plight of the Honey Bee
The ongoing decline of honey bees in the developed world is a serious threat to food security, yet there is no consensus on the cause and scientists are still searching for a solution.
Sex, Drugs, and Rocking Chairs
Baby boomers account for nearly a third of Canada’s population and now they’re starting to retire. Arguably the subject of more attention than any other generation, what makes boomers different and how will this influence their experience of later life?
How a UBC janitor, loved by students and admired by faculty, became curator for one of Canada’s most important museum collections.
UBC professor Frank Tester thinks a community-based system of restorative justice is an effective method for addressing and reducing crime, and restoring healthy social relationships.
The Last Word with Camille Sullivan
Camille Sullivan studied acting at UBC and returned to town this fall for the Vancouver International Film Festival and the premiere of Sisters & Brothers, in which she co-stars alongside actors such as Glee star Cory Monteith and Canadian theatre icon Gabrielle Rose. She also made time to visit UBC and talk with current theatre students about her experiences as a working actor.
UBC people are documenting global access to morphine, cleaning up the aftermath of mining activities and helping youth to quit smoking.
Messages from the Editor, the President, the Executive Director and the Association Chair.
Winter highlights include UBC Dialogues events in the North Shore, Surrey and the Tri-Cities. There are also some great events taking place in the Okanagan...Lively dinner parties and a curling funspiel.
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