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TV turns 75

The first television was introduced 75 years ago. UBC's Tiffany Potter looks at how it changed us, and how it will change in the future.

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Business, Law and Society

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Levelling the playing field

New UBC Sauder School of Business professor Jennifer Berdahl will examine the value of gender equity in the workplace.

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Arts and Humanities

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The new pulse of digital music

Music is supposed to make you move, but UBC’s Laptop Orchestra takes it to a whole other level.

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Science, Health and Technology

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Eye of the beholder – improving the human-robot connection

Researchers are programming robots to communicate with people using human-like body language and cues, an important step toward bringing robots into homes.

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University News

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Community and business leader Lindsay Gordon to be next UBC Chancellor

The University or British Columbia Board of Governors today appointed business and community leader, and double alumnus Lindsay Gordon to become the university's 18th chancellor on July 1, 2014.

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Canada Foundation for Innovation awards UBC $2.2M to boost research

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More than $2.2 million has been pledged by the federal government to help fund projects ranging from stroke therapy to tissue regeneration at the University of British Columbia.

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Yeast provides genetic clues on drug response

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Why do people respond differently to the same drug? Researchers are bringing us a step closer to predicting how a drug will affect us.

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Researchers design trees that make it easier to produce pulp

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Researchers have genetically engineered trees that will be easier to break down to produce paper and biofuel, a breakthrough that will mean using fewer chemicals, less energy and creating fewer environmental pollutants.

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Opinions

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A case for the Jim Flaherty excellence in research fund

In a Globe & Mail op-ed, UBC Pres. Stephen Toope says the Canada First Research Excellence Fund should be renamed in honour of the Hon. Jim Flaherty, who championed excellence in education and research. Read more...

Expert Spotlight

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Learning the lessons of Columbine

A UBC expert says promoting empathy is an important way to prevent tragic school shootings like the one that took place at Columbine High School 15 years ago.

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UBC Athletics

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Volleyball player nominated for CIS athlete of the year

Lisa Barclay, a fourth-year outside hitter for the UBC Thunderbirds, is a finalist for the female CIS athlete of the year award.

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Feature Video

The UBC Laptop Orchestra

Pairing the arts and science, UBC’s Laptop Orchestra transforms the human body into a musical instrument.

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UBC Events

“Sensory” Interventions for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Wed Apr 16 2014, 1 PM - 2:30 PM
  • 2125 Main Mall, Neville Scarfe Building, Room 310
This presentation will provide an overview of the current research related to interventions such as sensory integration therapy, among others, that aim to address challenges related to sensory hypo- or hyper-sensitivity in people with autism, and the implications for practice.