University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a public university in Canada's western most province, British Columbia. UBC has campuses in Vancouver, Kelowna and British Columbia. UBC was originally part of the McGill University system, but was established in 1908 as the University of British Columbia. Teaching at UBC began in 1915. UBC distinguishes itself with exceptional research work at the Barnfield Marine Science Centre, The Peter Wall Institute for Advance Sciences, medical research and is rated 2nd among all public universities in Canada. UBC has a global influence and attracts students from al over the world. The undergraduate and graduate programs at UBC has nearly 40,000 students. UBC public outreach is superior and media questions are welcome.

Address
310 - 6251 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1
Website
http://www.ubc.ca/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_British_Columbia
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Consumer & Gadgets

How you lock your smartphone can reveal your age: study

Older smartphone users tend to rely more on their phones' auto lock feature compared to younger users, a new UBC study has found. They also prefer using PINs over fingerprints to unlock their phones.

Consumer & Gadgets

Researchers find ways to hackproof smart meters

Smart electricity meters are useful because they allow energy utilities to efficiently track energy use and allocate energy production. But because they're connected to a grid, they can also serve as back doors for malicious ...

Engineering

Researchers develop new class of anti-ice surfaces

Scraping an icy windshield can be a seasonal struggle for those that live in colder climates. But engineers from UBC's Okanagan campus are aiming to ease that winter frustration with a new surface coating that can shed ice ...

Engineering

Spherical display brings virtual collaboration closer to reality

Virtual reality can often make a user feel isolated from the world, with only computer-generated characters for company. But researchers at the University of British Columbia and University of Saskatchewan think they may ...

Energy & Green Tech

Halogens can increase solar cell performance by 25 per cent

New research from the University of British Columbia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that using halogens—a class of elements that include fluoride, bromine, chlorine and iodine—in a dye-sensitized ...

Engineering

Researchers develop earthquake-resistant concrete

A new seismic-resistant, fibre-reinforced concrete developed at the University of British Columbia will see its first real-life application this fall as part of the seismic retrofit of a Vancouver elementary school.

Consumer & Gadgets

Mixed reality gives neuroanatomy lessons a boost

With its unique hemispheres and intricate connections, the brain is one of the most exceptional, yet complex organs in the human body. The intricate structure has posed a unique challenge for generations of students looking ...

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