Distrust is the central motivating factor behind why religious people dislike atheists, according to a new study led by UBC psychologists.
The University of British Columbia welcomes a $2.2 million donation from BMO Financial Group to support education and outreach for successful family business as well as innovative research and education to benefit dairy farms – most of them family-run.
The biodiversity loss caused by climate change will result from a combination of rising temperatures and predation – and may be more severe than currently predicted, according to a study by University of British Columbia zoologist Christopher Harley.
The ISIS research centre at UBC’s Sauder School of Business is partnering with the Province of British Columbia and other business and non-profit organizations on a dynamic initiative to fund social innovation in B.C.
UBC experts are available to speak about the 17th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17/CMP7) in Durban, South Africa, beginning Nov. 28.
UBC experts are available to provide media commentary on a variety of topics – from Occupy Vancouver and bike lanes to voter turnout and diversity issues – in this weekend’s municipal elections.
In advance of a major United Nations climate conference, University of British Columbia researchers are recommending how to manage a $100 billion annual commitment made by the international community last year to help the developing world respond to climate change – a funding promise almost equal to all existing official development aid from major donor [...]
The University of British Columbia Senate voted tonight to honour students and Canadians affected by a dark period in Canada’s history, and will be awarding them special degrees next spring as part of a three-pronged program to mark the 70th anniversary of the internment policy.
Vancouver, November 16, 2011 – Today UBC and Bell announced a $1M gift to establish the Bell Youth Mental Health IMPACT project. This initiative will enable researchers from the University of British Columbia to conduct mental health outreach to youth in need.
Humans play a far greater role in the fate of African elephants than habitat loss, and human conflict in particular has a devastating impact on these largest terrestrial animals, according to a new University of British Columbia study published online in PLoS ONE this week.
The University of British Columbia is deepening its commitment to India by opening offices in Bangalore and New Delhi and establishing partnerships with leading universities and research institutions across India.
Fuel made from wood could become a competitive commercial alternative to fuel made from corn by 2020 if the wood biofuel industry is supported, according to a new University of British Columbia study.
For the first time, more than 45,000 pages chronicling B.C.’s storied past are available online following the completion of a British Columbia Historical Newspapers Project.
Seven University of British Columbia professors have been elected Fellows by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and were honoured at a ceremony yesterday at the University. The 2011 fellowships were awarded to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the sciences, social sciences and the arts and humanities.
University of British Columbia researchers have developed new technology for monitoring brain aneurysms – an approach that is potentially less invasive and more accurate than current methods, and one that is simple enough for patients to use at home for frequent monitoring.
UBC has opened the most sustainable building in North America, a $37-million “living laboratory” that will help to regenerate the environment and advance research and innovation on global sustainability challenges.
The University of British Columbia opens today on its Vancouver campus the Wayne and William White Engineering Design Centre, which will boost collaboration and hands-on innovation among students from 11 engineering disciplines.