UBC Reports

UBC has a new president

A Vancouver-born biomedical researcher who is a pioneer in experimental medicine with an established track record as a senior leader at U.S. universities, has become the 15th President and Vice...

UBC astronomy student discovers four new planets

Michelle Kunimoto’s bachelor degree in physics and astronomy sent her on a journey out of this world—and led to the discovery of four new worlds beyond our solar system. The planets, designated “...

UBC develops marijuana breathalyzer

The smell of your breath is the science behind a new device that will determine if you’re too stoned to be behind the wheel. UBC Okanagan engineering professor Mina Hoorfar has developed a handheld...

UBC-Vancouver cuts greenhouse gas emissions 30 per cent

The University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent in 2015 compared with 2007 levels, the university announced today at the GLOBE 2016...

A fund to combat housing unaffordability in B.C.

Experts ask the provincial government to create a B.C. Housing Affordability Fund

Climate change could cut First Nations fisheries’ catch in half

First Nations fisheries’ catch could decline by nearly 50 per cent by 2050, according to a new study examining the threat of climate change to the food and economic security of indigenous communities...

Climate change-caused droughts take toll on global crops

Drought and extreme heat slashed global cereal harvests between 1964 and 2007 – and the impact of these weather disasters was greatest in North America, Europe and Australasia, according to a new...
UBC professor Alanaise Goodwill

New UBC prof explores the grip of Aboriginal gang life in the prairies

The Prairie provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are home to a thriving agriculture industry, an abundance of natural resources and many of the country’s First Peoples. It’s also home to...

Big trees bring out our inner tree hugger

The BC Big Tree Registry, which aims to chronicle B.C.’s most majestic forest giants, has found a new home in the Faculty of Forestry We go searching for them, we hug them, we’re often speechless in...

MasterCard Foundation Scholars from Africa hope to return home to make a difference

Patrick Munyurangabo was just an infant when up to a million Rwandans were killed in a genocide that lasted 100 days. Now he's studying at UBC.