Highlights / University of British Columbia

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

University of British Columbia researchers working on marijuana breathalyzer

Law enforcement might soon be able to have a better way for testing drivers who may be high.  Dr. Mina Hoorfar, an engineering professor, who runs the Advanced Thermo Fluidic Lab, at the University of British Columbia, and her research »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Study finds gaps in Canadian students’ climate change courses

A new study finds that a great majority of high school students in Canada may not be getting the full story about climate change. The study found that students are taught that climate change is happening and that it is »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

David Strangway, educator and scientist, dead at 82

David Strangway, one of Canada’s leading educators and scientists, has died at the age of 82. Before becoming the only person to serve as president of both the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia, Strangeway was chief »

Arts & Entertainment

Canadian professor created Kryptonian language for Man of Steel

After years teaching a course that examines constructed languages such as Star Trek’s Klingon and Avatar’s Na’vi, Christine Schreyer got the unique opportunity of creating a new language herself. In 2011, the assistant professor of linguistic anthropology at the University »