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UBC study finds psychedelic drugs may reduce domestic violence

Psychedelic drugs may help curb domestic violence committed by men with substance abuse problems, according to a new UBC study.

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Business, Law and Society

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Product info online can boost sales, even if shoppers never visit website: UBC study

A new UBC Sauder study finds that telling customers there’s additional product information online makes people more likely to buy it – even if they don’t actually go to the website.

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Arts and Humanities

UBC experts available to comment on Vancouver School Board budget vote

The Vancouver School Board votes tonight (April 28) on a budget that addresses a $24-million funding shortfall. UBC experts are available for comment.

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Science, Health and Technology

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UBC research aims to clear the haze on cannabis use in Canada

As Canada prepares for the expected legalization of cannabis, a new study will examine cannabis use and provide clear guidance for creating regulations and policies.

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University News

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Earth Day: Convenience, real-time feedback makes us more environmentally aware

Earth Day is April 22, an annual reminder to reflect on the impact of our actions and to consider how we can lighten our footprint on our earth.

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UBC develops marijuana breathalyzer

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The smell of your breath is the science behind a new device that will determine if you’re too stoned to be behind the wheel.

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Mushrooms hold potential for sustainable building materials

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We slice them on pizza, toss them in salad and sauté them in stirfry. But have you ever thought about using mushrooms as furniture? According to the work of a team of researchers, the humble fungus is ready to leave

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Kids more active, less depressed when playgrounds include natural elements

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Adding natural elements like sand, bricks and bamboo can transform a dull outdoor play space into an imaginative playground for children and even reduce depression signs, according to a new UBC study.

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Opinions

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Arctic cruises: fun for tourists, bad for the environment
Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC, argues that Arctic cruises involve great hazards and have major environmental impacts. Read it here.

Expert Spotlight

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UBC dietitian on the possibilities and pitfalls of meal replacements

Kara Vogt, registered dietitian and clinical instructor in the faculty of land and food systems, helps explain meal replacements.

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UBC Athletics

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Thunderbirds prepare to leave ‘The Nest’ and ‘Attack the Transition’

The competitive fire inside an athlete never burns out. But the fire requires a different fuel type when an athlete transitions to competition.

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Feature Video

#EarthDay Reflections on Why It Matters

UBC student leaders discuss the importance of preserving our earth for future generations, its natural beauty and our own wellbeing.

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UBC Events

Brilliant: The science of how to get smarter

  • May 5, 9:30am to 11:30am
  • Room 1013, Earth Sciences Building, 2207 Main Mall, Vancouver
A UBC Centennial Session (Part of Celebrate Learning Week): In this keynote address, Annie Murphy Paul refutes the idea that intelligence is determined by genetic inheritance or an individual’s upbringing by revealing the impact of the microenvironment.