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UBC first Canadian university to produce clean heat and electricity from biofuel

Today, the University of British Columbia officially opened a pioneering $34-million clean energy facility, making it Canada’s first university – and one of a few institutions worldwide – to produce both clean heat and electricity for its campus from renewable bioenergy […]

Funding for neglected global diseases research at UBC exceeds $20M

Researchers with the Neglected Global Diseases Initiative (NGDI) at the University of British Columbia have attracted more than $20 million in funding to find ways to eliminate diseases and conditions that kill millions of people in developing countries worldwide […]

Combination of blood thinning drugs shown to be ineffective as stroke preventer

An international team led by UBC professor of neurology, Dr. Oscar Benavente, and Vancouver Coastal Health, has shown that a combination of common blood thinners, aspirin and clopidogrel, does not prevent recurrence of a common type of stroke, and may even pose serious risks […]

UBC student wins Paralympic bronze

Josh Vander Vies, a UBC law student, won a bronze medal in boccia at the 2012 London Paralympic Games […]

Prescription database helps check use of addictive drugs: UBC research

A centralized prescription network providing real-time information to pharmacists in BC resulted in dramatic reductions in inappropriate prescriptions for opioid analgesics and benzodiazepines, according to a study led by, Colin Dormuth, assistant professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics […]

UBC classes start with largest enrolment ever at Okanagan campus

With a focus on building faculty expertise and ensuring student access to scholarships, the seven-year-old campus has reached capacity with 8,307 full-time enrolments […]

Itty bitty particles play a big role at UBC’s Okanagan campus

The new Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) Fabrication facilities at UBC’s Okanagan campus support research and industry collaborations […]

UBC project examines the LGBT experience with breast and gynecological cancers

UBC researchers are leading the first nationwide project on how sexual and gender minorities experience cancer, highlighting previously overlooked communities’ perspectives on cancer care […]

Being paranoid about office politics can make you a target: UBC research

People who worry about workplace rejection or sabotage can end up bringing it upon themselves, according to a UBC Sauder School of Business study […]

Widely prescribed MS treatment may not slow progression of disease: Vancouver Coastal Health and UBC Research

Researchers with the UBC Hospital MS Clinic and Brain Research Centre at Vancouver Coastal Health and UBC have published important research findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association about the impact of a common drug therapy on the progression of multiple sclerosis for people with the relapse-remitting form of the disease […]


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