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Peter A. Allard, Q.C., donates $30 million to UBC Faculty of Law

UBC Law alumnus Peter A. Allard, Q.C., has donated $30 million to UBC’s Faculty of Law, the largest gift ever to a Canadian law school.

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Business, Law and Society

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Crowdsourcing and chaos: how social media can save the day

When a powerful earthquake devastated China’s Sichuan province in 2008, the disaster was too catastrophic for authorities to stay on top of events as they unfolded.

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Arts and Humanities

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Decades-old documents to be transformed into easily sharable digital data

This May, Crompton’s specialized computer lab will allow her and a team of digital humanist researchers to embark upon the creation of cutting-edge encoding of historical materials.

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Science, Health and Technology

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UBC receives $1.7 million from Canada Foundation for Innovation

Fourteen projects at UBC have received a combined $1.7 million in federal funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

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University News

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Professorship in Sustainable Health Care established at UBC

UBC’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences has established the Initiative for Sustainable Health Care, a partnership between industry, government and academia.

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#AskArvind Twitter town hall

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On Thursday, January 29 at 3 p.m., join UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Arvind Gupta in his first ever Twitter Town Hall.

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Taking the pain out of waiting

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For patients dealing with chronic, debilitating headaches, the wait to be seen by the UBC Headache Clinic can seem like an eternity.

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New program to make it easier for internationally-educated midwives to get licensed in B.C.

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Midwives who trained and practised outside Canada will soon have a new opportunity to provide their services to women in B.C., thanks to the creation of a new program at UBC.

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Opinions

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Answer to hunger is to raise incomes

While the answer to hunger and food insecurity might appear to be food, it is not. It is a matter of income poverty, says UBC Emeritus professor of social work, Graham Riches, in a Times Colonist op-ed. Read more here...

Expert Spotlight

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2015: Year of the Planet

Climate change will dominate politics and international relations in 2015, say experts at UBC.

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UBC Athletics

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UBC hockey sets new school attendance record

In front of a school record-breaking crowd of 3,049, the UBC Thunderbirds gave up a three-goal lead in the third period to fall 4-3 to Saskatchewan.

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Feature Video

Twitter Town Hall with UBC President Arvind Gupta

On Thursday, January 29 at 3 pm, join UBC President Arvind Gupta in his first ever Twitter Town Hall.

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UBC Events

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Suicide Awareness Day: You can thrive
  • January 28
  • Reaching out early and preventing suicide requires the help of everyone in the UBC community