Dairy farmers should rethink a cow’s curfew, says UBC researchers

Dairy cows housed indoors want to break curfew and roam free, suggests new UBC research.

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Business, Law and Society

UBC Sauder’s election prediction markets take on pollsters

The UBC Sauder School of Business’s Prediction Markets are up and running, with traders speculating on who will win B.C. provincial election on May 9.

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Arts and Humanities

How birthplace and education influence marriage choices in China

Many people choose their spouse based on shared values and interests. But in China, another important, relatively unknown factor plays a role: hukou, and it may be contributing to growing socioeconomic disparity in the country’s largest city, according to a new UBC study.

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Science, Health and Technology

Inactive teens develop lazy bones, study finds

Inactive teens have weaker bones than those who are physically active, according to a new study.

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University News

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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New flexible sensor holds potential for foldable touch screens

Picture a tablet that you can fold into the size of a phone and put away in your pocket, or an artificial skin that can sense your body’s movements and vital signs.

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Brain patterns cannot reveal end-of-life decisions for patients with severe brain injuries

A growing field of research is examining the brain patterns produced by people with severe brain injuries who can no longer communicate and appear to be in a vegetative state.

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Scotiabank funds $2-million cybersecurity and financial data initiative at UBC

UBC is poised to accelerate cybersecurity and financial risk research in Canada and beyond, thanks to a $2-million donation from Scotiabank.

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Opinions

How American democracy could slowly fade away
David Moscrop, a UBC political science PhD candidate, wrote an op-ed for Maclean’s about the slipping away of democracy in America.
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Expert Spotlight

UBC experts available to comment on federal budget announcement

UBC experts are available for commentary on the federal budget, to be tabled on Wednesday, March 22. Topics include housing, taxation, retirement income, infrastructure and more.

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UBC Athletics

Boughn and Saxvik shine as UBC triumphs over Queens

The tournament host Queen’s Gaels put in a valiant effort but ultimately fell 2-1 to the No.1 seed UBC Thunderbirds in Thursday night’s championship.

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Feature Video

Measuring well-being using social media

Social media such as Twitter and Facebook provide a rich, if imperfect portal onto people’s lives.

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UBC Events

Sexual Health 2017: Conversations that Matter

  • Friday March 31 and Saturday April 1, 2017
  • Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
This popular conference seeks to expand the conversation around sexual health for health professionals.