UBC professor of computer science Ivan Beschastnikh and colleagues found that 25 out of 46 relationships survived one partner snooping in the other’s phone, while 21 relationships ended.


Current female enrolment rate in UBC’s school of biomedical engineering, which is fast closing in on a milestone of student gender parity.

75 oldest
15 youngest

Ages of Katja Nell, UBC’s youngest current student, and Murray Forbes, UBC’s oldest current student.

+40min men
-65min women

Research led by UBC sociology professor Neil Guppy, based on a study of over 5,000 heterosexual couples between 1986 and 2015, found that the number of daily minutes spent by women on housework dropped by 65 minutes over the 30-year study period, while it rose by 40 minutes for men.

15 to 17

Number of therapy dogs who visited UBC campus weekly during exams to provide a little canine therapy for anxious students. Survey research led by Professor John‑Tyler Binfet, the director of UBC Okanagan’s Building Academic Retention through K9’s (B.A.R.K.) program, showed that students who interacted with the therapy dogs experienced a significant reduction in stress.

< 25%

Percentage of nations that are close to reaching international sustainability goals, according to the Green Growth Index, to which UBC business professor Jose Pineda was a contributor.

600 years

Age of the oldest tree in Vancouver (a red cedar in Stanley Park), according to Ira Sutherland, a PhD student in UBC’s Faculty of Forestry.


Amount by which UBC has reduced its annual water consumption over the last 20 years, even as enrolment has increased by 24,000 students.


Number of cake slices served in one week of UBC graduations this May on the Vancouver campus.


The amount of money over the last 10 years left unclaimed by BC winners of the lottery, according to a study from UBC psychology prof Peter Graf.


Number of books that have been banned or censored somewhere in the world but are now on a searchable online database co‑created by UBC’s Florian Gassner, a senior instructor in UBC’s department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European studies. (kasselerliste.com/the-list/)


The extent to which Halloween is more deadly for pedestrians than average autumn nights, according to a UBC study.


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