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UBC experts to comment on veto of Keystone XL legislation

UBC experts are available to comment in the wake of U.S. President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Business, Law and Society

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Q&A: $7.5B transit plan goes to referendum this Spring

Professor Robin Lindsey, CN Chair in Transportation and International Logistics at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, says the proposed Congestion Tax is far from perfect, but may be better than the alternative.

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Arts and Humanities

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UBC Okanagan students examine social phenomenon of Cristiano Ronaldo

With more than 100 million Facebook fans, his own museum, and a blossoming career as a male model with his own line of clothing, there’s no doubt Portuguese soccer sensation Cristiano Ronaldo is known for more than just his skills on the pitch.

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Science, Health and Technology

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Salish Sea seagull populations halved since 1980s

The number of seagulls in the Strait of Georgia is down by 50 per cent from the 1980s and UBC researchers say the decline reflects changes in the availability of food.

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University News

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RCMP seek public’s assistance in assault

The RCMP has released a statement advising the community of an assault that occurred on Sunday, February 22, 2015 in the South Campus area. We are providing the full text of the RCMP advisory inside.

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Branding the Oscars: how marketers leverage the social media buzz

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A UBC marketing and behavioural science professor discusses how businesses will be utilizing social media during the Oscars to reach consumers.

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UBC graduate student helps unravel the genetic foundation of her own family’s tragedy

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The master’s degree that Samantha Hansford received from the University of British Columbia last spring was more than a personal academic achievement.

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New online support tool for victims of partner violence

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When you’re at the receiving end of partner abuse, it can be tough knowing exactly what to do or how to turn the situation around.

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Opinions

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Canadians should take privacy into their own hands

UBC political scientist David Moscrop reviews recent legislation that impact Canadians’ privacy rights. Read more here...

Expert Spotlight

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Year of the Sheep: What is Lunar New Year?

February 19 is Lunar New Year, marked by lion dances, lucky red envelopes and firecrackers. It's also a time for tradition, celebration and family reunions.

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UBC Athletics

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Annual breakfast raises over $11M for UBC Student-Athletes

1,000 alumni and friends of UBC will gather at the Vancouver Convention Centre Tuesday morning to reconnect over breakfast and raise money for student-athletes.

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Feature Video

Odyssey to the Sacred Headwaters

Prof. Wade Davis describes the beauty of the Sacred Headwaters, the threats to it, and the response of native groups and concerned citizens.

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UBC Events

UBC's Largest Yoga Class

  • Fri Feb 27 2015, 12 PM - 1 PM
  • Student Recreation Centre
Physical activity, including yoga, can be a great way to build positive mental health, feel good, and help you achieve your goals. Mats will be available at the recreation centre front desk, but numbers are limited – so bring your own if you have one!