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Hot, dry weather spells trouble for sockeye salmon

The hot, dry weather is hard enough on people — but it’s even harder on sockeye salmon. As UBC biologist Tony Farrell explains, this year’s lack of snow melt coupled with record-high water temperatures mean sockeye salmon heading to the Fraser River to spawn might not make it at all.

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Business, Law and Society

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UBC political experts available to comment on federal election

UBC experts are available to comment on the 2015 federal election and can speak to issues including politics, public opinion, election campaigns, elections and polling.

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Arts and Humanities

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One book, two books, old books, new book

Children’s literature fans everywhere rejoiced this week as the newly discovered book What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss hit bookstores. UBC professor of language and literacy education Margot Filipenko explains why the beloved late author continues to inspire such devotion among children and educators alike.

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Science, Health and Technology

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New weapon in the fight against malnutrition

UBC scientists have opened the doors to new research into malnutrition by creating an animal model that replicates the imbalance of gut bacteria associated with the difficult-to-treat disease.

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University News

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UBC health researchers receive more than $73M in CIHR funding

Health researchers at the University of British Columbia have received a combined total of $73.6 million in grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to bolster cutting-edge medical research.

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Quantum materials at UBC

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UBC’s Quantum Matter Institute (QMI) is a world-class centre of excellence in quantum research. Read more about quantum research at UBC.

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UBC positioned as global leader in quantum materials research with $66.5-million federal government investment

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A $66.5-million investment from the Government of Canada will enhance UBC’s standing as a global leader in quantum matter research and help connect university research with industry.

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Still proud: UBC expert on why Pride is still relevant in an era of acceptance

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In 2014, UBC sociology professor Amin Ghaziani published There Goes the Gayborhood?, which discussed the assimilation of traditionally gay neighbourhoods into the mainstream.

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Opinions

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Ocean science capacity limited

Two UBC professors are among 40 Canadian researchers who have been diverted from research projects years in the planning after their Coast Guard vessel was reassigned to break ice. Read more...

Expert Spotlight

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The declining Canadian dollar: UBC experts available for comment

UBC experts are available for commentary on the Canadian dollar, which has fallen to its lowest level in more than a decade.

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UBC Athletics

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Current T-Birds & alumni win 38 Pan Am medals

When Team Canada marched into the Pan Am Games opening ceremony, there were 39 current and former Thunderbirds among the 715 athletes dressed in red and white.

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Feature Video

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VIDEO: Dr. Andrea Damascelli is generating new knowledge about quantum materials and their exciting potential.

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