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

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

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Business, Law and Society

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Are corporations at pride parades simply self-serving?

With the Vancouver Pride Festival coming up this weekend, a growing number of corporations have been participating in the parade, as well as sponsoring Pride events and running ad campaigns featuring rainbows and same-sex couples.

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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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Aerobic exercise is as good for the older brain as it is for the body

Break out the sweatbands and the oldies - 60 minutes of good old-fashioned aerobic exercise may be more potent than any pill to reduce older adults’ risk of cognitive decline due to mini-strokes, according to research by Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and UBC.

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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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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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Majority rule: why conformity can actually be a good thing

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Like to go your own way? Most of us actually prefer to follow the pack, according to UBC research.

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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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