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Canada spends over $400 million on medicine that harms seniors

Canada spends more than $400 million annually on drugs prescribed to seniors even though the medicines should be avoided for older patients, according to new UBC research.

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Business, Law and Society

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UBC experts available on Brexit

Britain votes June 23 on whether to leave the European Union. UBC experts are available to comment on issues related to Brexit.

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Arts and Humanities

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Citizens of democratic countries live 11 years longer: UBC study

Living in a democratic country may add 11 years to your life expectancy, according to new research from the University of British Columbia’s department of sociology.

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Science, Health and Technology

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New professorship boosts sustainable energy research

Advances in power conversion and renewable energy generation are crucial not only to Canadians as we try to reduce greenhouse emissions but also to the future on a global scale.

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University News

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Santa Ono comes home to UBC

For Santa Ono, starting his new job as president of UBC will be a heartfelt homecoming, and not just because he’s an ardent sports fan and certain to attend the Thunderbirds traditional Homecoming football game.

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Scientists unveil new sleep guidelines for kids

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A panel of pediatric specialists led by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) released their first sleep recommendations for children between four months and 18 years today.

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Genome sequencing helps determine end of tuberculosis outbreak

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Using genome sequencing, researchers from UBC and the Imperial College in London, now have the ability to determine when a tuberculosis outbreak is over.

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How to pick the right sunscreen—and use it properly

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When it comes to sunscreen, the average consumer could be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed by the array of choices and information available.

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Opinions

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How to include the excluded in electoral reform The Ottawa Citizen published an op-ed by Megan Dias, a master of arts student in political science at UBC, on the topic of electoral reform. Read it here.

Expert Spotlight

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Citizens of democratic countries live 11 years longer: UBC study

Living in a democratic country may add 11 years to your life expectancy, according to new research from the University of British Columbia’s department of sociology.

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UBC Athletics

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Five incoming Thunderbirds are at the Head of the Class

UBC Thunderbirds recruits have been named to The Province newspaper’s Head of the Class as the top high school graduates in their respective sports

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Feature Video

John Thistle wins 2016 Basil Stuart-Stubbs Book Prize at UBC Library

John Thistle’s book on the history of the grasslands of British Columbia’s interior is winner of the Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on B.C.

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UBC Events

UBC Public Scholars Initiative: Reporting on Mental Health and Illness

  • Mon Jul 4, 2016, 4:00 PM
  • Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Room 155
UBC Public Scholars Initiative presents a conversation with scholars from McGill University, India's SNDT Women’s University, and UBC about media representation of mental health.