Universities establish joint centre to use data for social good in Cascadia region

In an expansion of regional cooperation, the University of British Columbia and the University of Washington today announced the establishment of the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative.

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Business, Law and Society

Jan Hare

‘The little MOOC that could’: Online course promotes indigenous ways of knowing

In classrooms across Canada, some children learn about colonialism for the first time by standing on dozens of blankets strewn across the floor.

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Arts and Humanities

International students’ concept of “home” shapes post-graduation plans

How international university students think about home significantly influences their migration plans upon graduation, according to a new study from UBC.

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Science, Health and Technology

Gay, lesbian and bisexual teens half as likely to play sports as straight youth

While participation in sports has been declining among high school students in B.C. overall, even fewer gay, lesbian and bisexual teens are involved in sports than 15 years ago, says a new UBC study.

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University News

Video: Santa Ono and his vision for UBC

In Conversations That Matter, veteran interviewer Stuart McNish discusses the issues that shape our world with thought leaders. In this edition of the program, he sits down with UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa J. Ono.

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UBC study links slot-machine addiction to immersion in the game

Gamblers who feel like they enter into a trance while playing slot machines are more likely to have gambling problems, according to new research from the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC.

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Researchers begin clinical trial for rare yet devastating condition among pregnant women

Early intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a rare condition where the baby does not grow properly inside the womb.

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Vancouver “teardown index” predicts which houses are at risk

Approximately one-quarter of detached homes in Vancouver’s red-hot housing market could be torn down between now and 2030, according to a new forecasting tool developed by a UBC researcher and industry collaborator.

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Opinions

Canada doesn’t deserve its reputation as a defence laggard
Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in global politics and international law at UBC, wrote a Globe and Mail op-ed about Canada’s national defence spending. Read it here.

Expert Spotlight

UBC experts on NASA discovery of potentially Earth-like planets

Today, NASA announced that scientists have found seven potentially Earth-like planets orbiting a star about 40 light years away. UBC experts are available to comment.

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UBC Athletics

Red hot ‘Birds open playoffs in Calgary

The UBC Thunderbirds are riding some serious momentum into this weekend’s Canada West quarter-final against the Calgary Dinos as the best-of-three series kicks off Friday.

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Feature Video

Open Kitchen at Orchard Commons

Open Kitchen serves up to 3,000 meals every day to hungry UBC students, staff and campus visitors.

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UBC Events

Life Sciences Startup Competition

  • February 23, 2017, 3-6 pm
  • UBC Life Sciences Institute (2350 Health Sciences Mall), room LSC3
The teams were working hard for the last several months preparing business plans for their ventures. The 11 finalists will be giving 3-minute pitches at the final competition on February 23.