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UBC event explores challenges faced by professional female immigrants

Despite being trained professionals in fields including engineering, law, medicine and education, Pakistani women who have immigrated to Toronto experience high levels of unemployment and poverty.

In Memoriam: Dr. Blair Spearman

Flags at UBC Okanagan will be lowered on Friday, October 6, 2017, in memory of Dr. Blair Spearman, Professor of Mathematics in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, who passed away on October 1, 2017. Dr. Spearman earned a PhD in mathematics from Pennsylvania State University in 1981. After working for the […]

Science says you can boost your happiness

World-renowned psychologist Ed Diener says there is a lot more to happiness than simply being able to recognize it.

The economics of back to school

Economist Ross Hickey, who teaches at UBC’s Okanagan campus, discusses the reasoning behind back to school sales.

Three UBC Okanagan students capture Killam Doctoral scholarships

A trio of UBC Okanagan researchers have each been awarded the UBC Killam Doctoral Scholarship, marking the first time in three years any nominee from UBC’s Okanagan campus has captured the most prestigious award available to graduate students.

UBC hosts candidate forum for upcoming election

In an effort to generate student interest in provincial politics, a UBC professor is organizing an all-candidates forum well in advance of the May 9 provincial election.

UBC students debate: Have personalities overtaken issues in politics?

The Donald is in the White House. And people are wondering—has the political world been colonized by celebrity culture?

Scotiabank funds $2-million cybersecurity and financial data initiative at UBC

UBC is poised to accelerate cybersecurity and financial risk research in Canada and beyond, thanks to a $2-million donation from Scotiabank. Over the next five years, The Scotiabank Cybersecurity and Risk Analytics Initiative will support research and educational initiatives, including internships, speaker series, engagement activities like “hackathons,” and other collaborative events to advance our understanding […]

Historian, scholar Pieter Lagrou visits UBC to discuss post-war Europe

The end of the Second World War witnessed massive border changes across Central and Eastern Europe.