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Structure of UBC’s tall wood building now complete
Sept. 16, 2016

Structure of UBC’s tall wood building now complete

The mass wood structure and façade has been completed for UBC’s Brock Commons student residence—the world’s tallest wood building at 18 storeys (53 metres, about 174 feet)—four months ahead of schedule, showcasing the advantages of building with wood.



UBC PhD student recycles chopsticks for home décor startup

A research interest in bamboo and a love for sushi has inspired a UBC student to launch a line of home décor products made from recycled chopsticks.

Bike trips up, car use down along Vancouver greenway

The two-kilometre Comox-Helmcken Greenway in downtown Vancouver cost more than $5 million and took two years to complete, but the time and expense were worth it, according to a UBC study that examined local residents’ behaviour and health before and after completion.

Lind Initiative talks explore drama of the 2016 U.S. election

High profile speakers come together this fall at UBC for the Fall 2016 series of the Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies to spark a national conversation around U.S. election issues, from hyper conservativism to widening rifts in the two major American political parties.



Tips on getting Canadians engaged in electoral reform

Megan Dias, a master’s student in political science at UBC, believes town halls aren’t working and the Liberals need to come up with a better way to engage Canadians in electoral reform.



Showdown as Homecoming 2016 promises all out offence

Here we go! UBC Homecoming 2016 is upon us. The biggest night of the year for UBC sports fans with an all-important football game to be played at Thunderbird Stadium.



Harvest Feastival

Kick off the new school year in style by treating your taste buds to an epic outdoor feast, followed by six exclusive shows and exhibits in UBC’s Arts and Culture District.



World’s tallest wood building nearing completion at UBC

Brock Commons is 18 storeys tall and was built faster than traditional concrete or steel construction.
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