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Parks, big and small, needed for public health

Feeling stressed? Research suggests you should to head to your local park as the surrounding greenery may help you relax.

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Business, Law and Society

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UBC experts on Trump’s inauguration

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Jan. 20. UBC experts are available to comment on a variety of issues related to the Trump administration.

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Arts and Humanities

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Angela Merkel and the fight to maintain liberal order during Trump’s presidency

Less than a week before Donald Trump takes office, Germany chancellor Angela Merkel is being hailed by many as the new leader of the free world.

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Science, Health and Technology

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One in five adults secretly access their friends’ Facebook accounts

Most people are concerned about the prospect of their social media accounts being hacked, but a new study finds that it’s actually people we know who frequently access our accounts without our permission.

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University News

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Video: Santa Ono and his vision for UBC

In Conversations That Matter, veteran interviewer Stuart McNish discusses the issues that shape our world with thought leaders. In this edition of the program, he sits down with UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa J. Ono.

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HIV therapy could be contributing to syphilis outbreak: UBC study

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Drugs used to treat HIV could affect how the body responds to syphilis, inadvertently contributing to a current outbreak, a new study suggests.

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UBC’s urban miners keep LEDs out of landfills

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Light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs last much longer and use less energy than fluorescent lights and are becoming a popular choice for holiday lighting, indoor lights and many other uses.

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Anthropologists search NASA data for migration and land use patterns in the Himalayas

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Mark Turin and Sara Shneiderman know what it’s like to have a home reduced to rubble.

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Opinions

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My $125,000 MBA investment: Was it worth it?
The Globe and Mail published an op-ed by Aubrey Chapnick, a graduate student at the UBC Sauder School of Business on his MBA experience.
Read it here.

Expert Spotlight

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UBC experts on Berlin attack, assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey

UBC experts are available to talk about various aspects of terrorism in the wake of the incidents.

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UBC Athletics

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T-Birds host Manitoba in third annual Winter Classic

The UBC Thunderbirds (6-10-2) are home for the first time in 2017 this Friday, January 13th, hosting the Manitoba Bisons (8-9-1) in the third annual Winter Classic.

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Feature Video

Aquatic centre building timelapse

Watch a timelapse video of construction of UBC’s new, $40 million aquatic centre which opens to the public January 23, 2017.

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UBC Events

Food, The Future, and You

  • Thursday January 26, 2017
  • 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • UBC Ponderosa Ballroom
Food, the Future, and You, presented by the UBC Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, is a food and sustainability symposium that brings together students, faculty, and staff for a dialogue about what it takes to create and manage a just and sustainable food system.