"Even the positive labels — like being so-called gifted or intelligent — prevents you from being able to act or feel a certain way because you are always expected to be a perfect student. We wanted to find a way to combat that."
Two incoming UBC students — Lasya Vankayala and Noah Tajwar — have won Canada’s largest undergraduate STEM scholarship. The Schulich Leadership Scholarship was founded in 2012 with a $100 million dollar donation.
The team launched the boat from Newfoundland and was headed towards Ireland. It doesn't, however, look like Ada will complete the journey. The boat likely suffered a mechanical failure on Monday evening and is unable to turn.
Krebs, who has students “leave the classroom in tears,” produced a series of not boring but still education videos about anatomy for struggling UBC med students that feature a “nerd-chic” professor, a violinists, a Monty Python animation and tea.
You know the type — unmotivated, lazy, no work ethic, stoner. Now there might be some evidence to support the stoner stereotype, at least in rats. UBC research showed that rats who were under the influence of THC were "cognitively lazy."
The published the building's frame and exterior are not yet complete, which means those wishing to rubberneck still have the opportunity to witness the final structural elements of the world's largest wooden building being placed.
UBC engineering physics students spend their summer building autonomous robots to compete in the program's annual competition (it's also their final exam for the course). The second year students had five weeks to build a robot with their teams.
UBC Forestry professor Suzanne W Simard, who studies forest ecology and the relationship between trees and microbes, was featured in Radiolab's (a described podcast about "curiosity") newest episode From Tree to Shining Tree. She talks about her re
We all have biases, whether they are implicit or explicit. New research from UBC showed that it is possible to reduce racial bias in older children by telling them positive stories of marginalizes groups.
Did you know President Ono got his start in academia as a scientist. We chatted with President Ono about his interest in science, the future of research at UBC and Star Trek. Check out the condensed interview here.
The virus tricks the bacteria’s security guard into letting it in, then hands the guard a note of all of the virus’s competition and tells the security guard not to let them in, eliminating any competition the virus would have.
Do people keep bringing up NASA's Juno spacecraft in small talk and leave you looking foolish because you didn't know Jupiter was a planet? We have you covered with Small Talk Science: everything you need to know about Juno so you don't look dumb.
“We did a program evaluation and looked at our pattern of results over the last 12 years and we want to raise the bar with the volleyball program. We needed to make a change to do that,” said Gord Hopper.
The Thunderbirds football team will take to the field for the first time since winning the Vanier Cup on August 26. The ’Birds will take of the University of Manitoba in neutral territory, Westhills Stadium in Langford, BC on Vancouver Island.
The conversation around abortion is filled with misconceptions and these myths make meaningful discussion on an already contentious issue all the more difficult. What does science have to say about abortions?