University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and questioned the status quo. With close to 63,000 students from 160 countries and more than 5,400 faculty on two campuses in Vancouver and the Okanagan, UBC is a place where bold thinking develops into ideas that can change the world. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning.


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Regional Chief Terry Teegee speaks to the press n Victoria on Oct. 24, 2019 after Premier John Horgan announced Indigenous human rights will be recognized in B.C. with new legislation . THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolit

B.C. takes historic steps towards the rights of Indigenous Peoples, but the hard work is yet to come

British Columbia recently introduced groundbreaking legislation to implement the rights of Indigenous Peoples. It’s impossible to overstate the importance of this historic achievement.
La recherche démontre que l’usage du cannabis chez des personnes atteintes de troubles de stress post-traumatique pourrait diminuer l’éventualité d’une dépression ou d’un suicide. La Presse Canadienne/Ryan Remiorz

Le cannabis pourrait aider à traiter le trouble de stress post-traumatique

La consommation de cannabis est courante chez les survivants de traumatismes et peut améliorer certains des symptômes des personnes atteintes du TSPT.
Memory can serve as a heavy reminder of the past. Indigenous people gather in Shubenacadie, N.S., in June 2008 to remember the residents of a former residential school and the abuses they suffered. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Dembeck

The importance of personal memory on Remembrance Day

Memories can be powerful tools to address humanity’s most difficult political, sociological and environmental problems
Research shows that cannabis use by people living with post-traumatic stress disorder may reduce their likelihood of depression and suicide. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Cannabis shows potential for treating PTSD: New study

Cannabis use is common among trauma survivors, and may improve some of the symptoms of those with PTSD.
Drones are increasingly used to gather information and inform research. As technology develops longer-lasting batteries and more sensitive cameras, the role of drones in research will continue to grow. (Shutterstock)

Drones help track wildfires, count wildlife and map plants

Drones have proven extremely useful for research, collecting detailed data to help monitor hard-to-access areas.
Des partisans du Bloc Québécois célèbrent l'élection de 32 députés lors de la soirée électorale, à Montréal. La Presse Canadienne/Graham Hughes

Les Libéraux ont pavé la voie au retour du Bloc Québécois. Voici comment

La stratégie des libéraux visait à effrayer les électeurs et à les éloigner des conservateurs en établissant des comparaisons avec leurs politiciens provinciaux. Ça n'a pas marché au Québec.
Bloc supporters react as results come in on federal election night in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

How the Liberals paved the way for the Bloc’s return

The Bloc surged because the Liberal campaign focused on attacking premiers from other provinces and promised initiatives that already exist in Québec.
Des études ont montré qu'une alimentation diversifiée et variée est importante pour le maintien d'une bonne santé. shutterstock

Varier son alimentation diminue le risque de maladie. Mais qu’entend-on par « variété » ?

Une revue de la littérature liée à la diversité dans l’alimentation a révélé que la consommation d’une grande variété d'aliments améliore la santé et le bien-être.
User agreements are often long, complex and inaccessible texts that don’t help users understand what exactly is being done with their information. Shutterstock

Plain language about health data is essential for transparency and trust

As more data are collected, it's important for the public to understand how their health information is being used. But user agreements are often complex, lengthy and written in inaccessible language.
Without an understanding of the complexities of medically assisted dying, it’s difficult for patients and families to make good decisions. (Shutterstock)

Why people choose medically assisted death revealed through conversations with nurses

Nurses who surround the process of medically assisted dying are an important source of insight into the real conversations our society needs to have about what it's really like.
Participants in the Women’s March gather near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington in January 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Is the United States on the brink of a revolution?

The United States is exhibiting several of the signs that have historically resulted in uprisings and revolutions. Is another American revolution looming?

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