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Air pollution exposure during pregnancy linked with asthma risk

Babies born to mothers exposed to air pollution from traffic during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing asthma before the age of six, according to new UBC research.

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Business, Law and Society

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Why the Super Bowl is still the biggest day in advertising

Year after year, corporations shell out millions of dollars on Super Bowl ads, and the price tag keeps on rising.

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Arts and Humanities

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UBC-led study finds beliefs about all-knowing gods fosters co-operation

Beliefs about all-knowing, punishing gods may have played a key role in expanding co-operation among far-flung peoples and led to the development of modern-day states, according to a UBC-led study published in Nature.

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Science, Health and Technology

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UBC study finds men with depression often their own toughest critics

Society views men struggling with depression with compassion and understanding, while men view their problems in a very negative light, according to a new study from UBC, funded by the Movember Foundation.

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University News

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UBC receives $27 million from federal government to support researchers

UBC received a $27.2-million boost today when 31 professors were appointed Canada Research Chairs.

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First Nations artists use technology to carve out new business model

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Local First Nations artists are working with UBC in the hopes technology can help carve out a new niche for their work in the art market.

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First Nations’ ancient medicinal clay shows promise against today’s worst bacterial infections

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Naturally occurring clay from Kisameet Bay, B.C. exhibits potent antibacterial activity against multidrug-resistant pathogens.

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$1-million donation helps UBC Botanical Garden’s Asian Garden grow

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A $1.05 million gift from the Franklinia Foundation will nearly double the size of the UBC Botanical Garden’s Asian Garden, and provide additional educational and training opportunities to future horticulturalists.

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Opinions

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Bank of Canada’s inflation targeting has evolved a commodity currency
A new op-ed in the Globe and Mail by two UBC economists criticizes the Bank of Canada’s focus on inflation and its hands-off approach to exchange rate movements. Read more here.

Expert Spotlight

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Digital diplomacy: governing for the 21st century

In today’s always-on, digital world, governments are keen to connect with citizens where they spend a significant part of their day: social media.

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UBC Athletics

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UBC Thunderbirds Winter Classic

Look forward to music, community booths, prizes, food, drinks and an epic hockey game!

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Feature Video

UBC Football Pump-Up 2016-17

Fan video chronicling the UBC Thunderbirds’ Vanier Cup Run.

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UBC Events

LFS Centennial Session — Temple Grandin: maintaining high standards in animal welfare

  • Thursday, February 25, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, Jack Poole Hall, 6163 University Blvd