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UBC’s ‘robot kindergarten’ trains droids of the future

Less than 100 years from now, robots will be friendly, useful participants in our homes and workplaces, predicts UBC mechanical engineering professor and robotics expert Elizabeth Croft.

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Business, Law and Society

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Indigenous mother-son duo overcome odds, graduate from UBC – together

Watching a loved one graduate from university is a proud moment, but for Jocelyne and Randy Robinson, the pride will be twofold as the mother and son graduate from UBC a day apart.

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Arts and Humanities

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“Kill chain” war lawyers vs. Donald Trump

UBC PhD candidate Craig A. Jones has personally interviewed more than 50 military lawyers as part of his research on the function of law in modern warfare.

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Science, Health and Technology

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Engineer yogi releases breath device

For Cindy Gu, a mechanical engineer and certified yoga teacher who graduates from UBC at the end of this month, mindfulness was key to coping with campus life.

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University News

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UBC receives $27 million research boost from provincial government

The University of British Columbia has received more than $27 million in funding from the provincial government for a number of research infrastructure projects, announced today by Honourable Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services.

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Parents struggle with EpiPen during anaphylaxis

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Autoinjectors like EpiPens are crucial to treating anaphylaxis, a severe reaction usually due to an allergy that can cause a dramatic drop in blood pressure, narrowing of the airways or vomiting.

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Salmon smolts find safety in numbers

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Using tags surgically implanted into thousands of juvenile salmon, UBC researchers have discovered that many fish die within the first few days of migration from their birthplace to the ocean.

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UBC experts available for comment on NEB Kinder Morgan pipeline report

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The National Energy Board (NEB) is expected to release a report today on Kinder Morgan’s proposal to expand its TransMountain pipeline.

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Opinions

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Base cannabis use warnings on scientific evidence
A letter from UBC’s Stephanie Lake and M-J Milloy was published in response to an op-ed that said adolescent cannabis use increases the risk of developing schizophrenia.
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Expert Spotlight

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The Internet of Things is a hacker’s dream

UBC Sauder School of Business professor Hasan Cavusoglu discusses the security threats posed by the Internet of Things, and how consumers' daily online activity is being tracked.

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UBC Athletics

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Jesse Symons named new UBC women’s soccer coach

UBC Thunderbirds have found the coach who will lead their women’s soccer program in 2016, as they defend their CIS National Championship.

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Feature Video

Engineer yogi releases breath device

Cindy Gu, a mechanical engineer and certified yoga teacher, has developed a smart belt that promotes a meditative state of mind.

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UBC Events

Rare Books and Special Collections Tours

  • Wednesday, June 1, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC Point Grey Campus
Attend a personalized tour of the Rare Books and Special Collections department at Irving K Barber Learning Centre! Experience rare and highly valuable items from the library's collections up close.